William & Mary

Clubs and Organizations

Being busy just got a lot more fun.

Forgive us if we get a little intense about our interests. We were born that way. With over 400 campus clubs and organizations to choose from, staying active and engaged at W&M isn't an afterthought; it’s a way of life.

The astounding number of student clubs and organizations at W&M is a reflection of the broad diversity of thought, experience and background of our students. There are well over a hundred special interest clubs inspired by political engagement, religious faith, ethnic and cultural pride, environmental protection and endless geekery from quiz bowl to ping pong to heavy metal.

Arts clubs and organizations thrive at W&M. Choose from 11 award-winning a cappella groups, classical and experimental theater, international dance troupes (yes, we have belly dancing), sketch comedy clubs and visual arts collectives.

Our dozens of sports clubs—more competitive than intramurals without the time commitment of varsity—are perfect for a campus full of closet athletes. Whether your passion is running, rock-climbing, basketball or sailing, there are teams for every athletic interest and every level of play.

Little known fact: W&M students invented Greek life. Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society, was founded at W&M in 1776 and was the first Greek-letter organization in America. Now nearly 30 percent of W&M students are members of our 17 fraternities and 14 sororities, including seven historically black fraternities and sororities.

When we talk about service at W&M, we tend to think big. Clubs like AIDS Tanzania, Global Village Project and Students Helping Honduras plan annual trips to developing countries to offer medical aid, build homes and support schools.

Our dozens of media clubs publish literary and fashion magazines and academic journals, run the W&M TV and radio stations and edit a variety of news publications, including the Flat Hat, our most established campus newspaper.

Check out the Office of Student Leadership Development and a full list of clubs and organizations at W&M. Or think about starting your own.