Purpose: To increase awareness among W&M students about issues of mental health, symtoms of mental illness, and available resources in and around the W&M community.
African American Male Coalition
Purpose: To provide support for the African American males on campus as well as promotes intellectual and spiritual growth among the African American male community.
African Cultural Society
Purpose: To promote awareness of Africa from an African perspective by providing information about history, current events and culture. The group will also serve as a liason for African students at William & Mary.
Alliance of Sexual Assault Prevention
Purpose: To provide a coordinating body for student organizations that are currently involved in preventing sexual assault at the College of William & Mary. Also provides resources and organizational support as well as encouraging communication among ASAP organizations
Alma Mater Productions (AMP)
Purpose: To offer a wide variety of activities in the Sadler Center and other campus locations including mainstream music, a weekly film series, lectures and debates, hypnotists, acoustic style music and comedians.
American Indian Student Association
Purpose: The purpose of the American Indian Student Association is to increase awareness of Native American history and culture within the student body and local community. The association will serve as a gathering place for native and non-native students to share and learn about tribes, customs, and traditions of Native Americans and other indigneous cultures. Finally, the American Indian Student Association will strive to form healthy relationships with local Virginia tribes, and advocate for their political, economic, and social equality.
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Purpose: The purpose of the organization is to revolutionize the political process by adding a third Presidential Candidate to the ballot in all fifty states, chosen by popular vote through online nominations across the country.
American Sign Language
Purpose: The goal of this club is to raise awareness of Deaf Culture and American Sign Language (ASL) within the WM community by providing and promoting opportunities to improve language skills by offering outreach projects, and social events within the Williamsburg area.
Description: WMAS meets weekly to watch Japanese animation and through it gain a greater understanding of Japanese language and culture. They also engage in translation of Japanese texts.
Purpose: The purpose of Apolis is to: • Educate the student body of national and international current affairs • Promote awareness for national and international current affairs • Fundraise for Apolis • React towards national and international issues by taking effective action • Encourage relations between Apolis and other social justice and service organization on campus • Build a sense of community with Apolis and the College of William & Mary
Architecture and Design Club
Purpose: The purpose of this organization is to hold weekly, in-depth discussions to share common interests in architecture and design In addition, we will strive to inform students about the educational and career options in architecture.
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps)
Description: A program which offers college students the opportunity to graduate as officers and serve in the U.S. Army Reserve. In addition to the course offerings in Military Science, there are several organizations affiliated with the ROTC program.
Art House Film Club
Purpose: The purpose of the organization is to bring together a dynamic group of students interested in serious films and thus, to bring about a greater understanding of art film on campus.
Association of Computing Machinery
Purpose: The chapter is organized and will be operated exclusively for educational and scientific purposes and in furtherance thereof. The group will promote an increased knowledge of the science, design, development, construction, languages, and applications of modern computing machinery. We will promote a greater interest in computing machinery and its applications. We will provide a means of communication between persons having interest in computing machinery.
Purpose: The purpose of the Astronomy Club is to foster an interest in astronomy on campus, to visit local sites of astronomical relevance, to hold regular observing sessions which members and non-members can attend to gain experience with observational astronomy, and to provide a series of lectures on astronomical topics outside the current William and Mary curriculum.
Purpose: To foster a community of flyers and those interested in aviation.
Bird Club of W&M
Purpose: The purpose of this organization is to unite those with a passion, interest, or curiosity in the oberservation, study, or enjoyment of birds and to promote the opportunity to learn and experience these birds with a group of similarily motivated individuals.
Purpose: This organization is to serve as a vehicle through which traditionally underrepresented ethnic groups, clubs, and organizations can voice their concerns and opinions about conditions and decisions, which affect their existence at The College of William & Mary. The Black Caucus is committed to representing the concerns of these groups and to the enhancement of their social environment, political involvement and heightening cultural awareness for all students, faculty and staff at The College of William & Mary.
Purpose: The Blacksmithing Guild is meant to provide a safe community and facility for those students interested in the art of blacksmithing. The guild will be open to people of all experience levels to introduce and hone their skills. Simple tools and art projects will be made for practice. Larger projects involving the entire guild will be directed towards philanthropy and art.
Black Student Organization
Description: An organization whose primary objective is to promote black thought and awareness at the College of William & Mary and throughout the College community.
Purpose: Board games are a wonderfu social and mental activity. The only problem with board games is it can be difficult to find the people needed to play these games on a regular basis. It is also difficult and expensive to try out new games. Board Game Club will attempt to solve both of these issues, by allowing students at William and Mary to meet other board game players, try out each other's games, and find the players needed to play games.
Description: A group whose purpose is to increase the academic and practical knowledge of the participants with regards to all forms of botanical life, to provide a forum for the discussion of and care for all manner of plants, and to assist the W&M community as well as the greater Williamsburg community with landscaping and other horticultural needs
Purpose: Bridge club hosts casual weekly games open to anyone. All skill levels are welcome; most new members are new to the game. The club periodically attends tournaments in the Hampton Roads area.
Purpose: This organization serves to bring a fun, social, and safe way of expressing creativity to the school and community in the form of live action role playing. Its major goals are to allow people who enjoying LARPing together to discuss their interests and bring enjoyable, fair game on to campus so that students and guests may become involved.
Purpose: The purpose of Camp Kesem is to provide safe, supportive and exciting camp experience for children ages 6-13, who have a parent who had died from cancer, is currently in treatment for cancer, or is in remission from cancer. By doing so, Camp Kesem gives them a chance to be kids and to connect with peers that are facing a similar hardship.
Purpose: The purpose of Campus Ignite at the College of William & Mary will be to gather and establish a Christ-centered missional community that is devoted to a lifestyle of prayer, worship, learning and discipleship, authentic relationships and caring works of justice. Our general goal will be to glorify and make know the name of Jesus Christ on the campus and lead people into a personal and deepening relationship with Him.
Campus Kitchen at William & Mary
Purpose: To provide hunger-relief to the surrounding community while simultaneously helping to reduce food waste.
Purpose: To play the card game known as “Magic: The Gathering,” to provide the opportunity for free cards to members, to have regular magic tournaments, to build a friendly community of players.
Purpose: The Catan club exists so students interested in playing the board game “Settlers of Catan” can gather and play Catan. This should lead to camaraderie and fun.
Celtic Dance Club
Purpose: The purpose of the Celtic Dance club will be to educate the William & Mary community about Scottish and Irish dance, to promote physical fitness through Celtic dance, and to provide an outlet for dance performance for club members.
Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: The Student Chamber of Commerce is a student-run organization created with the intent of bridging the gap between the student community and the business community.
Purpose: The purpose of this organization will be to gather fellow cheese lovers in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere where we can explore the world of cheese by discussing and tasting the many varities of chesse, learn their history, and learn about the cheese making process.
Purpose: To promote interest in the game of chess for fun and in preparation for competition
Chicas Latinas Unidas
Purpose: The purpose of Chicas Latinas Unidas is to establish a Hispanic/Latina sorority on the college campus of William & Mary, attracting potential members, motivating and encouraging each member to stay motivated in execution of these goals.
Purpose: The China Impression is a quarterly student magazine which strives to bring in different perspectives on Sino-related topics and promote unlit-cultural communication and understanding. The magazine is to explore China in the eyes of both Chinese and Non-Chinese, so as to provide a comparison of views and create an opportunity for cross-cultural discussion and debate.
Chinese Student Organization
Purpose: To create create a social environment and supportive community which would serve the needs of students with a Chinese background and to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the Chinese culture and experience in a fashion enjoyable by the entire William & Mary community.
Chinese Student Scholar Association
Purpose: To promote the exchange between American and Chinese students. The group also assista Chinese scholars in achieving their academic goals.
Chinese Undergraduate Students Association
Purpose: The purpose of this organization shall be to 1. Provide necessary transitional support for newly arriving Chinese international Students. 2. Enhance the communication and understanding between Chinese students and American students. 3. Establish a communication platform for Chinese students to grow and branch out together. 4. Spread the name and the reputation of The College of William & Mary in mainland China. 5. Provide services and support for Chinese language learning program on campus.
Classic Movies Club
Purpose: To encourage an appreciation of classic cinema and cultivates a knowledge and understanding of iconic films, directors and actors
Coast Guard Auxiliary, Detachment of Flotilla 67
Purpose: To provide all student members an opportunity to obtain valuable training, experience and mentorship from the United State Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary
Purpose: To develop all College Republicans on the campus into an intelligent, aggressive, and cooperative Republican group that promotes the platform and candidates of the Republican party.
Colleges Against Cancer
Purpose: To fight cancer, volunteering for the American Cancer Society, and improving college communities in instating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society
Purpose: To bring speakers to campus and provides conservative viewpoints to the campus on many issues facing the nation today
Collegiate Tea Drinkers' Society of William & Mary
Purpose: The Collegiate Tea Drinkers’ Society of The College of William & Mary is a group dedicated to all aspects of tea and tea culture. The Society aspires to continue the glorious tradition of tea consumption that has been passed down through the ages. In addition to passionately loving tea, members of this organization attend regular tea events and wear appropriate attire – teawear.
Common Sense Action at W&M
Purpose: Created by and for millennials, CSA brings youth voices to the policy making table to fight for generational fairness. The group is bipartisan and is open to anyone. This allows students to come together and see a common ground on issues that affect all college students. This can be a first effort to loosen the gridlock in our country and the government.
Purpose: We are mobilizing students across the state to help Virginians gain access to healthcare. By spreading awareness of affordable insurance options and assisting with enrollment, we will leverage the energy and drive of students to cover our Commonwealth. This is also a great opportunity to correctly inform interested students about the healthcare system and its' inner-workings.
Competitive Gaming Club
Purpose: For the betterment of gamers and gaming experience, and increasing pulic awareness of gaming and its' benefits and rewards.
Conduct and Honor Advisor Program
Purpose: The purpose of CHAP shall be to provide student counsel for students charges with or accused of honor or conduct charges at the College.
Purpose: The purpose of this organization is to provide an outlet for the baking population of students of William & Mary. Outside of this population, the group would also set up monthly, seasonal, and charity bake sales that allow for the general W&M community to have a source of freshly baked goods.
Craft Brewers Association
Purpose: The Craft Brewers Association seeks to promote the small, independent, and local breweries, and serve the needs of craft beer and brewing enthsusiasts within the community. The Craft Brewers Association is intended to provide a fourm for craft beer and homebrew enthsusiasts to engage in discussion and understanding of the brewing industry and its institutions.
Purpose: To spread the joy and curiosity of the culinary arts
Cupcakes for a Cause
Purpose: The purpose of this organization will be to raise awareness and funds for the CancerCare for Kids program.
Design Thinking Club
Purpose: To create a community for students with an interest in design thinking and sustainability. To foster an environment for students to learn and explore innovative solutions and challenges in the business world and other industires, and to provide a setting for students to share their insights and thoughts on design thinking and sustainability.
Purpose: To include undergraduates in the College's efforts of university advancement which involves raising funds for projects of identified student interest, participating in major university campaigns, educating students about major needs and priorities of the College to maintain its excellence, and promoting the concept that giving has an important effect on the quality of life at William & Mary.
Purpose: The intention of the Diagnostic Society revolves around augmenting the clinical problem-solving capacity of Basic Sciences students through case-based practice. Members will meet to cover a true medical case, either obtained by the students or by the overseeing physician, based on his/her experience; simulating a true clinical experience. The organization will allow student's to apply the knowledge they have learned and to gain experience as well as learn how to think creatively.
Doctor Who Club
Purpose: This organization will provide interested members of the Williamsburg community with a venue to gather, watch, and discuss episodes of the British television show Doctor Who.
Electronic Dance Music Club
Purpose: The purpose of this club is to serve students who are interested in electronic dance music (EDM) by introducing them to the music and cultures of the genre; providing transportation to EDM concerts; conducting workshops to teach them how to DJ and produce music; promoting a healthy, positive environment to de-stigmatize EDM culture; and holding events to enrich the diversity of the Tribe community.
Purpose: To promote the knowledge of the language Esperanto and to create opportunities to learn, speak, and appreciate the language
Purpose: To rebuild and create a stronger community among the women of color on campus. It serves four major purposes: as a social outlet, educational outlet, discussion group, and support group.
Every 2 Minutes
Purpose: An all-female, sexual assault, peer-education group that seeks to educate women, primarily freshmen, about sexual assault and inform them of the resources available on and off campus and the skills necessary to help a friend recover from a sexual assault experience
Eyes Wide Open to Film
Purpose: We plan to promote cultural, political, and aesthetic appreciation of “fringe film” – broadly defined as foreign, avant-garde, and art film that exists outside the established canon of great film art.
Purpose: A student movement in the fight against AIDS in Africa.
Farmers and Gardeners
Purpose: To farm and garden with fellow agricultural enthusiasts.
Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance
Purpose: An organization dedicated to furthering the causes of women and of equality between all people, at W&M and beyond.
Filipino-American Student Association
Purpose: To promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the Filipino-American culture through programs open to the College community which create an awareness of the presence of Filipino-Americans, their issues and their contributions to American society.
Film Club of William & Mary
Purpose: To organize those individuals interested in the art of filmmaking. It will attempt to bring together interested actors and writers in order to help W&M students come together to use their talents on a worthwhile project.
Purpose: This organization seeks to bring together students for the discussion of issues with the food industry and animals rights and welfare in the setting of a weekly potluck dinner. We hope that this discussion leads to additional club sponsored events and service among the campus community.
Free Intracampus Football Association
Purpose: The purpose of the organization shall be twofold, First, to celebrate and revel in the culture of football. Second, to hold weekly pick-up matches for any and all students interested.
Purpose: To establish a positive social environment for students who are rationalists, non=theists, agnostics, deists, humanists, or skeptics, enrich campus life by sponsoring educational events and fostering student dialogue on matters of faith, science and reason, engage students in issues of national and international import surrounding freedom of conscience and secular education
Game Design Club at W&M
Purpose: The purpose of this organization is to foster collaboration amongst students with a passion or interest in video game development with the goal of producing video games.
Purpose: The Purpose of this organization is to increase student awareness and knowledge of relevant economic and political issues, in an entertaining manner. Gen FKD is a non-partisan institution dedicated to content creation and social media intergration in order to cultivate an economically conscious student body.
Girl Scouts of the College
Purpose: A group whose purpose is to enrich the lives of the young girls of our community while showing the Williamsburg community that women and mean are motivated, skilled leaders devoted to making a difference in the area.
Purpose: The purpose of this organization will be to glean. Gleaning is to collect food which has been left behind by a gardener or gardener after a harvest. This food is high-quality and healthful; often the farmer simply doesn’t have sufficient funds to run equipment a second time to collect the extra food. The William & Mary Gleaning club would collect this food and arrange for it to be donated to local agencies, such as Campus Kitchens, etc.
Global Architecture Brigades
Purpose: The purpose of this organization will be to educate about and promote architecture projects in various countries such as Panama, Nicaragua, and Honduras.
Purpose: This organization aims to be a community of learning, support, and activism for those living the gluten free lifestyle or hoping to learn more about it!
Purpose: "The mission of Greatness is to conduct forums to explore themost fundamental questions regarding the human person today through an understanding of the theology of the body and a reflection upon our won experiences."
Green and Gold Affair
Purpose: To organize, promote and execute one ball annually during the fall semester.
Purpose: This group raises awareness and funds for the Sierra Club and One-by-One working toward a solution of the global environmental and women's health problems.
Purpose: HARK Williamsburg will promote three main goals: I.To engage William & Mary students through on-campus outreach and communications II. To advocate for the common interests and goals of students and the wider City of Williamsburg III. To support partnerships of the College and the rest of the city that foster a positive and productive town-gown relationship.
Her Campus William & Mary
Purpose: The purpose of the Her Campus William & Mary organization is to provide an online hub for William & Mary’s women by providing content that is both a resource and a source of entertainment, highlighting campus news, events, interesting students, faculty, alumni, campus photos, and fashion and lifestyle content specifically tailored for women at William & Mary. Staff members will gain journalism, marketing, publicity, and digital media experience, and all students at Her Campus William & Mary will gain a new and fun online resource through this online publication.
Heritage Language Learners of W&M
Purpose: To establish and perpetuate Heritage Language eduction. HeLLo will educate the student body on the benefits of strengthening the multicultural community through multilingual initiatives that will foster identity and strengthen respect for culture.
Historic European Martial Arts Club: Griffin Fechtschule
Purpose: This organization aims to teach the martial practices of medieval-renaissance europe through the study of period texts and their modern interpretations. The Griffin Fechtschule will blend history and athletics to recreate authentic period combat focusing primarily on the German and Italian schools of longsword, dagger, grappling, and single-sword, and staff. We will also briefly look at some other Wester martial arts including Greek pankration, 18th century small sword, and British Bartitsu.
Purpose: To provide our college community with up-to-date and reliable health information. Members present programs, conduct awareness campaigns, and sponsor health related events in the areas of Mental Health, Sexual Health, and Substance Abuse. Peer education is a great way for students to get involved on campus and gain valuable experience.
Humans for Animal Liberation and Vegetarian Alliance
Purpose: To provide a social network for vegetarians, educates the college community about vegetarianism, sponsors a vegetarian dinner, and provides vegetarian resources for the college community.
Purpose: The IF Fund is a financial resource for women’s, LGBT and feminist-friendly groups at the College of William & Mary and in the surrounding Williamsburg area.
Immigration Advocacy Group
Purpose: The purpose of our organization is to educate the William and Mary community about the struggles faced by immigrants and their families but, more specifically, examine the prizes and pitfalls of the assimilation process through discussion of immigrant experiences (collecting the stories first, second, and subsequent generation children from around the world). We want to celebrate the positive qualities and cultural diversity gained by the entry of immigrants into America. We will host fundraisers and reading nights to not only gather funds for our proposed actions, but also facilitiate campus discussion/awareness of immigrant voices.
Purpose: To raise awareness about microfinance on campus, teaching students waht they can do on a small scale level to help in the fight against poverty
Purpose: This is a club to engage in improv, work on skills for improv, and to have fun while doing so.
Purpose: To increase campus awareness in International Affairs and participate in Model United Nations conferences. Also involved in W&M High School Model United Nations Conference
Purpose: To further a greater understanding and/or increase knowledge of this special area of finance through activities designed as rewarding educational experiences
Japanese Cultural Association
Purpose: To promote awareness of Japanese culture and society of William & Mary. It will also strive to provide a forum for exchange of ideas concerning the culture and society of Japan and offer instruction in language skills.
John Locke Society
Purpose: An educational, policy-oriented organization devoted to conservative issues and philosophies.
Juggling and Circus Skills Society
Purpose: To provide regular meetings and contact for anyone on campus who is interested in juggling and related circus skills.
Justice in Palestine
Purpose: The club will seek to promote awareness of the Palestinian cause – including culture, language, history, and politics.
Purpose: Kidogo,Kidogo, and by extension KKSG, is dedicated to lifting the financial barrier which prevents women in Tanzania from having access to life-changing mobile technology. In lifting this barrier, we hope to empower women, enabling them to improve their lives, business, health, and individual efficacy.
Knot Your Grandma's Yarn Club
Purpose: The purpose of this organization will be to bring together students who have an interest in crocheting and knitting. This organization will offer a place for students to learn how to crochet and/or knit, as well as allow for the exchange of tips and patterns. The main goal of this organization will be to further the techniques of our ancestors as they pertain to crocheting and knitting.
Korean American Student Association
Purpose: To promote awareness and appreciation of Korean culture
L.E.A.D. Collegiate (Leadership, Education, Action, and Development
Purpose: The purpose of L.E.A.D. Collegiate is to create a partnership between W&M students and WJCC School system. W&M students will receive training in leadership strategies and implementation. The goal is to extend program opportunities to all interested W&M student participants.
Purpose: The Lambda Alliance is an organization dedicated to creating a supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning individuals and allies. We strive to be politically and socially active in our community through weekly meetings and popular annual events like Drag Ball, Gay? Fine By Me, National Coming Out Day, and many more. Email us at email@example.com with questions, suggestions, or just to talk
Latin American Student Union
Purpose: The LASU is a leadership student coalition. Our mission is to bring a new perspective on Latin America to both the William & Mary and Williamsburg communities.
Purpose: To increase libertarian awareness, foster a forum for debate amongst like-minded individuals, work with existing political and interest groups to present a variety of views
Purpose: To serve as a forum and resource for members who are interested in linguistics and related fields
Purpose: To allow individuals interested in modeling to gain experience in the field, while at the same time, raise awareness on health issues in America. It will also serve to promote a positive self image among both men and women on campus.
Macintosh User Group
Purpose: To increase campus support for the MacIntosh platform and to help MacIntosh users make their computing experiences productive and enjoyable.
Purpose: To play and enjoy the game of Mahjong
Marine Science Society
Purpose: The Marine Science Society (MSS) will be for students currently enrolled in the Marine Science minor program and students who are interested in the subject of marine science. The Society will help students in the minor connect to other undergraduates and to professors and graduate students at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. (VIMS).
Purpose: The purpose of The Mason Alliance, established in 2012, shall be to provide support for LGBTQ students and their allies with an interest in business, with a broader goal of creating an accepting environment for LGBTQ workers in the business world workers in the business world. The Mason Alliance aims to accomplish this by : 1. Providing LGBTQ undergraduates with a variety of activities including workshops and regular meetings where they establish a network with those who share their professional interests. 2. Facilitating networking opportunities with corporate recruiters to provide LGBTQ undergraduates with a background of these recruiting firms with regards to issues that concern them. 3. Setting up/holding events involving mentoring with LGBTQ Mason Alumni, speakers’ series, and mentoring partnerships between alumni and current members.
Mason Entrepreneurship Club
Purpose: To pursue the field of entrepreneurship through semester presentations, business plan competitions and various other outlets. Students will interact with alumni, faculty, and business partners to learn more about entrepreneurship and its applications in various industries.
Purpose: To help students relax and de-stress. The group will teach various techniques of massage, including self-massage
Purpose: To provide a venue for group meditation and teaches basic meditation techniques as well as Far Eastern methods of self-discovery.
Purpose: Located on Boundary St., this coffeehouse offers a selection of gourmet coffee and pastries and live entertainment.
Purpose: To provide a community for those students and faculty interested in the metal and hard rock music genre.
Middle Eastern Student Association.
Purpose: The purpose of the Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA) is a student organization whose mission is to promote solidarity among Middle Eastern students at William & Mary, as well as provide a platform for open discussion of political issues and cross-cultural understanding. MESA will sponsor Middle Eastern social and cultural activities and events open to the entire campus community. A primary goal of MESA will be to explore issues relating to the Greater Middle East, recognizing the unique sociopolitical ties between the Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. MESA welcomes and respects students of all ethnic, religious, and political affiliations.
Mock Trial Team
Purpose: A competitive team which simulates real court room experience. The goal is to provide students an in depth knowledge of the legal process.
Model Arab League
Purpose: The goal of the Model Arab League will be to further the understanding of Arab history, politics, and culture. Furthermore, Model Arab League will venture to attend Model Arab League Conferences is such a way that is affordable for all participants.
Purpose: To provide a hands-on learning experience in government, immersing students in the legislative branch of the US government. Sponsors a conference for middle and high school students to play out law making as it excists on Capitol Hill.
Model Rocketry Club
Purpose: The mission of the Model Rocketry Club will be to provide students with an opportunity for hands-on-experience in designing, building, and launching model rockets. Rocketry is an excellent tool for learning about diverse concepts including physics, geoscience, project management, artistic design, and shop techniques. There are aslo many competitions and projects in this field both regionally and nationally for the collegiate level, and these would provide additional incentive and excitement to learn about the principles and construction of model rockets.
MUSE (Museum & University Student Exchange)
Purpose: To heighten student awareness and involvement in their own college museum. Members work closely with Museum staff to publicize Museum functions and organize special events.
NAACP College Chapter
Purpose: To improve the political, education, social and economical status of minority groups; to eliminate racial prejudice; to keep the public aware of the adverse effects of racial discrimination
Purpose: NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illness and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases. NAMI will provide and enhance mental health support on campus. We will educate students, faculty, administrators, and other members of the campus community about mental illness. We will serve as a resource for mental health information and work in collaboration with peer organizations including, but not limited to those dedicated to mental health. We will advocate to improve mental health care services on campus and promote education about mental illness amongst students. We will receive funds in support of all the above.
National Novel Writing Month Club
Purpose: Intended to build awareness of and support for people participating in the National Novel writing Month program on the William & Mary campus.
National Organization for Women William & Mary Campus Action Network
Purpose: The purpose of NOW CAN is simple: to empower the young women of William & Mary to make changes in our community. The women of Now Can will raise awareness of the positive need for greater women’s rights activism as well as participating in collective action. NOW CAN of William & Mary will advocate six priority issues listed below. A. Abortion Rights and Reproductive Justice B. Violence Against Women C. Constitutional Equality D. Ending Racism and Advocating Diversity E. LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex) Rights F. Economic Justice
Native American Student Association
Purpose: To increase awareness of Native American culture, provide a gathering place for Native American and non-Native American students to share and learn more about all Native American cultures, and to form a healthy relationship with the local Native American communities
Purpose: The purpose of this organization is to provide entertainment for nerf gun enthusiasts.
Purpose: The purpose of Net Impact is to empower students and provides them with the skills, knowledge, and resources to challenge social problems by integrating social entrepreneurship, business, and sustainability.
Network of Enlightened Women
Purpose: The Network of enlightened Women is dedicated to fostering the education and leadership of conservative university women.
Purpose: The Neuroscience Club shall exist to unite the interested students of the College of WM in pursuit of a Neuroscience major. This group shall provide support, information, and connections necessary and sufficient to improve the quality and performance of students considering the major.
New Forest William & Mary
Purpose: The first student chapter of the non-profit New Forest Earth is focused on furthering the mission of this organization to empower people to preserve and restore their forests through sustainable community development.
Non-Traditional Student Body
Purpose: To provide support, resources, and information to non-traditional students enrolled at the college. Works with the Office of Admissions, the Transfer Student Ambassadors, and the Dean of Students office to provide a resource of information about campus life from the perspective of a non-traditional student
Purpose: To provide recognition for those students living in the residence halls who have shown outstanding service and who have provided important leadership in the advancement of residence halls. They also act as a resource for the groups desiring information about leadership in the residence halls.
Purpose: To make the philosophy of Ayn Rand more accessible to the student body.
Purpose: The ONE Campaign at the Colllege of William and Mary is a group of students who share the belief that with a US commitment to debt relief, fair trade, gender equality, health care, and economic development, our generation will see the end to global AIDS and extreme poverty. As a branch of the national ONE campaign (www.one.org), our goal is to educate the community about the issuss stated above as well as gain support for the national organization. Because we are affiliated with the national group we shall remain non-partisan through all of our activities.
One Life Campaign
Oxfam at William & Mary
Purpose: A non-profit dealing with poverty and social justice issues internationally. It is the goal of the cliv to increase awareness of these issues on campus and empower students to create change.
Purpose: Playing the game of Paintball
Pan-Asian Culture Council
Purpose: The purpose of the council is fivefold: To act as a forum for communication among the Asian student organizations and for the coordination of their opinions and activities. To foster unity and camaraderie among Asian student organizations at the College. To nuture understanding and pride in Asian cultures and promote education and awareness of Asian culture at the College and in the community. To maintain relations with the College administration, other cultural organizations at the College, Asian associations at other uiversities, alumni, and the Asian community locally, nationally and, internationally.
PAWS Pet and Animal Welfare Society
Purpose: To be a link to Heritage Humane Society. Members are active with a special place in their hearts for helping abandoned animals
Purpose: A military science rifle group
Phi Beta Lambda
Purpose: The mission of PBL at the College of William and Mary is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
Purpose: To provide a common ground for amateur photographers of all levels to develop their abilities, interests and skills in photography.
Pocket Billiards Club
Purpose: This organization will primarily exist to give its members regular opportunities to play pool together. It will also exist to raise interest in pocket billiards games at the College.
Purpose: The purpose is to give WM students, faculty, and staff who share a common interest in Pokemom the opportunity to interact with one another. We provide a place to talk, trade, and compete at any level of competition they desire. Our main goal is to host an annual Pokemon tournament for the members of the group and the students of the College.
Purpose: The purpose of the W&M Poker Club is to teach people how to play Texas Hold’ Em and other forms of poker, teach people basic and intermediate poker strategy, and organize poker tournaments.
Purpose: To provide camaraderie between those interested in animals, in animal health careers, and especially those interested in a career in veterinary medicine
Project on America’s Global Role
Purpose: PAGR is an umbrella organization for the students involved in planning and executing the programs of the Williamsburg Forum on America’s Global Role. Its mission is to work in collaboration with the College and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to make the Forum a success.
Public Health Brigades
Purpose: The purpose of this organization will be to educate about and promote public health projects in various contries such as Panama, Nicaragua, Ghana, and Honduras
Public Policy Club
Purpose: The purpose of this association shall be to foster professional development, academic pursuits, and social interaction among its members.
Purpose: A military science organization
Purpose: This organization will meet to play the International Quidditch Association’s version of the game Quidditch. Goals of this club are 1) to foster a spirit of camaraderie among players. 2) To engage in friendly competition with quidditch teams of other universities. 3) To foster an appreciation of quidditch among the William & Mary Community.
Purpose: A team which competes at the collegiate level
Purpose: The purpose of RealFood is to provide the William & Mary community with an educational resource about sustainable agriculture and healthy eating practices, through workshops, speakers, educational literature, and partnering with the larger Williamsburg network of sustainable diners.
Residence Hall Association
Purpose: The umbrella organization which connects the individual residence hall councils. The RHA sponsors programs including the community service event Green and Gold Christmas, the year - end Moonbounce, and educational hall programs. The group also serves as liaison between residential students and various administrative offices. Every student living in a Residence Hall is a member and is encouraged to attend and participate in weekly meetings and RHA events.
Robotics Club at W&M
Purpose: To develop personal creativity and problem solving capabilities through designing and building robots, to engage in the study of STEM education through the same means, and to conduct this study in a cooperative environment to represent the school in robotics competitions.
Purpose: The purpose of the organization will be to extend the activities of the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network at William & Mary through their mission to , “engage new generations in a unique form of progressive activisms that empowers young people as leaders and promotes their ideas for change.” This will be accomplished by encouraging debate among students over prevalent policy issues in order to foster a community of active citizens.
Rubik’s Society of William & Mary
Purpose: A mission of the Rubik’s Society of William & Mary is to help interested students learn how to solve a Rubik’s Cube, to improve the time it takes for them to solve the cube, and help interested cubers prepare for Rubik’s Cube competitions. Additionally, we aim to not only encourage others, both inside and outside the Society, to develop an appreciation for Rubik’s Cube theory and culture, but also to apply their knowledge to similar puzzles. Ultimately, our goal is to help others fully understand that given time and dedication, solving a Rubik’s Cube is a relatively easy task.
Purpose: The purpose of the Salsa Club is to instruct and teach mainly Salsa, but also Merengue, Bachata, and Tango.
School House Block
Purpose: This organization seeks to provide educational opportunities to all students and to promote awareness of global need for improved childhood education. Our goals are to fund the project of building a new school abroad, to promote awareness of the lack of access to education, to advocate a change in the global status of women and children, and to volunteer in the community to address local needs for improvements in education. This organization desires to engage students involved to think critically of solutions to global illiteracy by integrating ideas of sustainability, public health, global awareness, and gender equality into its missions.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Club
Purpose: A group of people interested in all forms of science fiction and fantasy, sponsoring Videofest, a weekend-long, non-stop video showing each semester. Activities include a writers group and attending various area conventions.
Shark Upon The Gail Productions
Purpose: This organization will function to send a play written by a William & Mary student to the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C. every summer.
Sigma Iota Alpha
Purpose: Strive toward the expansion of awareness of Latino culture to our members and the community at large. To promote sisterhood and leadership amongst ourselves which is the basis of our precious and rare foundation. To stand for the accomplishments of excellence and education among women. While we endeavor to work as sisters in these common goals, we value person identity and individualism.
Social Entrepreneurship Club
Purpose: The mission of the College of William & Mary Social Entrepreneurship Club is to provide, through unity and collaboration, a socially responsible club that informs, prepares, and otherwise assist and encourage William & Mary students who are interested in careers in not-for-profit and/or socially minded organizations.
Social Venture Club
Purpose: This club will aim to cultivate students' knowledge and awareness of social ventures. The organization will educate members on developing and implementing social ventures that address community needs and sustainable development. Members will be supported in the development of their own social venture ideas.
Society for Creative Anachronism
Purpose: To further the study of American government and politics on the campus of William and Mary.
Society for the College--Student Association
Purpose: The purpose of this organization is to promote good governance at the College; preserve the Colleges' history, and traditions; and promote academic excellence in a classical liberal arts education at the College.
Someone You Know
Purpose: Our mission as Someone You Know is to empower all individuals to end sexual violence through peer education programs in order to create a more supportive, healthy and aware campus.
South Asian Student Association
Purpose: To promote awareness of the South Asian culture to all members of the W&M College community; to provide social and educational activities for all interested individuals; to promote identity and unity among the South Asian students
Purpose: The purpose of Spectrum will be to provide a social space for graduate students and non-traditional students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or allies. This will include organizing social events and providing resources for support. As secondary purposes, Spectrum will look into professional development for students and education for the community in relation to lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) concerns.
Sports Business Club
Purpose: The purpose of this organization will be to foster growth of students’ knowledge of the sports industry and to provide them with opportunities for internships and or future careers in similar fields.
Stage Combat Student Association
Purpose: To provide training to students based on internationall recognized techniques in stage combat.
Stitch and Share
Purpose: Our purpose is to gather fellow knitters with the purpose of benefiting cancer patients either through donations of money or scarves/hats etc.
Student Alumni Council
Purpose: The service and programming student organization of the Society of the Alumni whose purpose is to provide a link between alumni, students, and the College community.
Student Education Association
Purpose: a. To allow Students the opportunity to explore the profession of education. b. To assist its members in preparation as future educators. c. To educate members in understanding the importance of quality educators in the Commonwealth of Virginia. d. To aid its members in developing an appreciation for the teaching profession. e. To encourage its members’ success as future educators by providing informative workshops and by building and maintain strong contacts within the Commonwealth of Virginia. f. TO obtain and maintain support from the National Educations association and the Student Virginia Educations Association with the creation of The College of William & Mary as a local chapter. g. To show support and appreciation for the Professors at The College of William and Mary by sponsoring “Professor Appreciation Week” every April.
Student Ethical Fashion Organization
Purpose: Raises Awareness on campus about sweatshop labor especially as it pertains to college apparel.
Student Parents on Campus
Purpose: A support group for students on campus with children.
Students Defending Democracy
Purpose: To promote education and awareness on terrorism through lectures and campus events. At the core of Students Defending Democracy is the belief that there is a clear distinction between acts of terrorism and fighting in the name of "freedom," and all democracies have an inherent right to defend themselves from those who would seek to use terrorism as a weapon against freedom and human rights. The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies is a non-partisan, non-profit, Washington DC based think-tank that conducts research and education on terrorism and counterterrorism policy.
Students for a Better Williamsburg
Purpose: To empower students of the College. The group will raise awareness about student-relevant issues in the community, and is committed to supporting student-friendly candidates in the Williamsburg City Council elections.
Students for a Democratic Society
Purpose: Strives to create a more democratic society, free of all forms of oppression.
Students for Animals
Purpose: Students for Animals will bring students together under the united purpose of improving the lives of animals while respecting all life, human and non-human alike. Students for Animals will also be a forum for discussing the groudbreaking field of Critical Animal Studies, a realm of thought relevant to those studying everything from biology to philosophy to art history. Its' goals will include involvement in the local community of animals, from wildlife to livestock to pets; exploration of Critical Animal Studies worldwide; and the foundation of academic initiatives relating to Critical Animal Studies for future W&M students.
Students for Criminal Justice Reform
Purpose: a. SCJR will proved a way for William and Mary students to advocate for criminal justice reform, both on a statewide and a national level. b. SCJ will connect students with various organizations and their advocacy efforts c. SCJR will foster relationships with other on-campus organizations that may be interested in working towards criminal justice reform d. SCJR will seek to educate the student body about the issues of our criminal justice system including voter disenfranchisement and mass incarceration.
Students for Education Reform
Purpose: The mission of SFER is to close the achievement gap and ensure and excellent education for all children by mobilizing a new generation of leaders in education reform. We envision a country where all children have access to a high-quality education and all stakeholders, especially young leaders, are guided by high expectations and commitment to student news. We aim to lead education reform awareness, understanding, and engagement activities on campus and amplify student voice in the policy-making process.
Students for Effective Policy
Purpose: The purpose of this organization is to promote bipartisanship and pragmatic policy in governmental bodies across the country. This will contribute to the University's educational purposes by giving students political experience as they support the purpose of the organization.
Students for Fair Trade
Purpose: To provide options of fair trade products to W&M students through the forms of sales on campus and to educate the W&M community about fair trade, free trade and socially responsible business and the global economy
Students for Life
Purpose: The preservation of the right to life for the unborn. Provides education through literature, speakers, and debates and supports other local and national pro-life organizations through fund raising and volunteer counseling.
Students for Peace in Israel and Palestine
Purpose: The organization will seek to promote awareness in the student body of the history of both the Israeli-Palestinian and Arab-Israeli conflicts. It will seek to educate the William & Mary community about current events in the region of Palestine, pertaining to culture, religion, and politics. The organization will seek to promote a just, equitable and lasting resolution to the conflicts. It’s policy prescriptions will be expressed in a Declaration of Goals.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Purpose: This organization is committed to providing education on the harms caused by the War on Drugs, working to involve youth in the political process and promoting an open, honest and rational discussion of alternative solutions to our nation’s drug problems.
Students for Stop Hunger Now
Purpose: To end hunger in our lifetime and whose mission is to provide food and life saving aid to the most poor and hungry throughout the world in the most rapid, efficient and effective manner. The club's primary responsibilities will be to raise funds and to host food packaging events.
Students of the Caribbean
Purpose: To serve as an outlet for students of the Caribbean and those interested in learning more about the Caribbean culture. One goal is to network with other Caribbean groups in Virginia.
Purpose: To promote swing dancing, particularly lindy hop, as a social dance.
Purpose: This organization bring in professionals that work in the marketing field tto speak with students and provide contacts and career information.
Purpose: To offer an outlet for dedicated distance runners who are not on the Varsity XC/Track teams for whatever reason, but still want to train and race competitive;y on the collegiate level.
Purpose: We aspire to provide a space for artists to be able to share with and learn from another.
The College Company
Purpose: The College Company is an American Revolution historical reenactment club dedicated to recreating the militia company of students and professors raised from the College in 1777. Our activities range from firing muskets at home football games when the Tribe scores to attending off-campus living history and battle reeanactments.
The Front Porch Society
Purpose: To promote and educate the campus on all forms of good music. To strengthen the tradition of philanthropy at the College. To promote solidarity at William & Mary through campus wide events, projects, and concerts. To build a real, live, breathing music scene at the College.
The Little Things
Purpose: The Little Things is about being there for one another, reminding each other of the beauty and love around us, taking the time to take a step back for a second, and realizing that there is more to life than the hustle and bustle.
The Storm Chasers at W&M
Purpose: The main goal of this meteorological group is to make our own forecasts. We will teach individuals how to predict any weather event. Virginia weather can be unpredictable at times, even for the locals. Our group will intrepret the same weather models professional meteorologists use to determine weather patterns.
The Tribe Society for Paranormal Research
Purpose: TSPR is devoted to the scientific, logical investigation of paranormal and unexplained phenomena.
Third Culture Kids Club
Purpose: The purpose of the TCK Club is to bring together third culture kids at W&M. TCKs are people who grew up in countries other than their passport country and culture of their parents. Often times these students' sense of belonging is within groups of people with similar upbringings. This club aims to bring together a TCK community at W&M. The club will be a space to share stories, celebrate global identities, discuss experiences growing up abroad, and meet likeminded people. As most families' of TCK students live outside the country, this club will serve as a home away from home and help TCK students transition back into life in the United States.
Tidewater Labor Support Committee
Purpose: To provide a forum supportive to those interested in the history and culture of the labor movement.
Transfer Student Ambassadors
Purpose: To assist transfer student's transition into the College. Also hosts prospective transfer student day in February.
Purpose: The official fan club of Tribe athletics.
Purpose: To support and cheer for all intercollegiate sports teams.
Tribe Club Ambassadors
Purpose: Tribe Club Ambassadors is a student run organization which supports the William & Mary Athletic programs by sponsoring special events, such as fundraisers, receptions, gold tournaments and auctions. The organization strives to connect students with the Tribe Athletics community and the William and Mary alumni base with the goal of building networks and giving back.
Tribe College Outreach
Purpose: To provide information about the college application process to intelligent and motivated low-income, first-generation high school students throughout Virginia.
Purpose: We're a student run clubhouse and community of designers, programmers, and creatives. Activities include tutorials/classes, speakers, show and tells, pitches, and other creative endeavors. Essentially, we are a co-working space for students to share their knowledge, ideas, and endeavors.
Tribe Rides Car Club
Purpose: To discuss their interests with like-minded individuals and to participate and create events that celebrate the aforementioned vehicles.
Tribe Society for Paranormal Research
Purpose: To research phenoma which have generally been labeled as "paranormal," both in theory and in practice. This includes active search and investigation as wel as personal development of beliefs.
Trippin on Brix
Purpose: The purpose of Trippin on Brix is to expand the practice of comedy on campus through improv and sketch workshops, we well as perform shows with a variety of comedy acts including improv, sketch, and musical performances.
Purpose: Dedicated to providing a fun, laidback environment for W&M ukelelists to rehearse and perform.
Purpose: The Untitled Society is a student run writing club that features twenty-minute writing prompts within meetings. Meetings will also give students the opportunity to share or workshop any writing from past or present meetings. The Untitled Society will give students a safe place to discuss writing and implement new processes without convention criticism or the obligation for continuity.
Purpose: Variety will be created to provide a community for students to showcase unique talents. These talents might vary from skills that have taken a long time to master to inborn innate abilities. All students are invited to join. Students that do not have a unique talent will come and learn one. When the club meets, members will practice their own skills, teach others their talent, learn other talents, or appreciate the performances of other members. The mission is to give individuals an opportunity to display and develop their hidden talents, which they might not have been able to do in the past. At the end of the year, certain members will be chosen through a process of auditions to perform in a show for the school.
Purpose: A network of veterans within the W&M community
Purpose: This nonpartisan organization will spread information regarding state legislation that affects students and will encourage students to participate in Virginia21’s statewide lobbying activities and events.
Virginia Organizing Project
Purpose: The VOP is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives.
Virtual Library of Freedom
Purpose: Working to build a website that promotes political moderation. The site will post documents on topics such as human rights, good governance, and political campaign organization. These documents and the site in general will be available in Arabic and English and will allow for open discussion through comments and a blog.
Purpose: Voice is a group dedicated to the improvement, advancement, and equality of all. Voice will provide an outlet for poetry with an emphasis on spoken word dealing with issues of social equality, with a focus on Pan-African issues, but open to various causes. We want to increase awareness of social issues as well as provide a space for discussion, education, and expression.
Voices for Planned Parenthood
Purpose: To educate the university community about reproductive health and rights
W&M Consulting Group
Purpose: W&M Consulting is a club committed to developing the professional skill set of students and exposing them to opportunities in the field of consulting. We organize teams to compete in case competitions and offer the chance to network with professionals from various firms.
W&MStA Student Partnership
Purpose: Our golad is to provide academic, social, and professional support to students in the Joint Degree Programme at the College of William and Mary and the University of St. Andrews. We aim to contribute to the academic support of these unique students by providing tailored resources to their special circumstances.
Washington Redskins Club
Purpose: To provide a social outlet for anyone interested in the Washington Redskins.
William and Larry
Purpose: The purpose of the organization is to be a gay-straight alliance that will raise awareness of existing discriminatory statutes against gays in the Virginia Constitution and legal code at the College of William & Mary and Williamsburg Community. The club willl lobby Virginia Assembly for gay rights and to repeal existing discriminatory statutes. The club will also create dialog with other clubs and religious organizations to foster mutual respect and tolerance. The club is non-partisan, rights based association that emphasizes equality and equal protection under Virginia law.
Purpose: A competitive winter guard.
Purpose: This society helps to promote the discovery and enjoyment of wine through tastings.
Wizards and Muggles
Purpose: To foster the appreciation of Harry Potter through service projects and various social events
Purpose: The club exists to bring together people who either currently practice yoga or would like to begin practicing yoga. The goal is to practice and learn yoga together so that we may individually improve.
Yomenieva I Sima
Purpose: To spread the love and knowledge of works of J. R.R. Tolkien to any who desire knowledge thereof.
Purpose: Committed to the high ideals of the Democratic party who work actively in national and state elections, as well as taking a lead role in educating the campus on important political issues.