There are a variety of organizations you can join at Sarah Lawrence. Our registered student organizations include a wide range of clubs, identity groups, sports organizations, and publications. For more information about Student Organizations, please contact Valerie Romanello, Assistant Director of Student Activities, at email@example.com.
Here's a look at the clubs and organizations that are up and running this year!
The 24 hour Shakespeare Festival
Mission: Once a semester we meet, actors and non-actors alike, and together perform as many of Shakespeare's plays as we can in 24 hours, culminating in Hamlet.
Mission: Discussions around Africa have seldom been neat projects. We welcome the chaos as an opportunity to engage in talks and writing sessions that do not ignore contradictions. We will comb through the kinks and coils of topics such as media, art, sexuality, identity, and yes even dictatorships. We wish to facilitate a post-dark continent discussion that does not shy away from difficult issues but attempts to negotiate answers from places and people often overlooked. Drawing from films, YouTube videos, blogs, songs, artists, and ourselves, we will try to unravel static ideas about the continent and find new ways to speak, hear and write about Africa. Our space will be for chatting, feeling, laughing, and pounding fufu.
American Chemical Society (ACS) Student Chapter
Mission: The Sarah Lawrence Student Chapter of the ACS aims to spark an interest in chemistry at SLC and in the Yonkers community. Through a variety of educational events and service projects (particularly those involving green chemistry) for the campus, K-12, and general communities, we hope to shed light on the vital role chemistry plays in our everyday lives and longevity of our environment. Additionally, we wish to provide professional development opportunities to prepare and encourage students considering a career in chemistry or related fields.
American Sign Language Club
Mission: Sarah Lawrence College's American Sign Language (ASL) Club strives to learn and practice communication through American Sign Language. ASL is not offered through Sarah Lawrence's curricular classes, and the ASL club feels that it is still extremely important to have on campus. We hope to expand our ability to communicate with the deaf population, and explore deaf culture.
Mission: Coming soon!
Mission: Brainwashed is about a group of individuals who are passionate about both the psychology and biology of the brain. We will approach the exploration of the brain based on our interests, learning about the diverse effects of all activities from dance to psychiatry while focusing on everything from ethical issues to philosophical issues. This is a space in which we can learn about the brain by reviewing groundbreaking research through dialogue and interactive activities. A major goal of this group is to provide a platform in which individuals can pursue initiatives in an interdisciplinary context to spread our knowledge of the brain to the rest of the community in ways that will improve how we see and interact with the world.
Mission: ¡Bienvenidos! Café Latino facilitates the consolidation of the Latin American community as an effort to make SLC an even more richly diverse institution. Through respectful dialogue, members will be able to share and explore their own identities within the vast cultural spectrum generalized as "Latinoamerica". Every good fiesta needs plenty of guests. That is why Café Latino will organize events in order for the whole SLC community to share and celebrate vibrant aspects of Latin American culture.
The Capoeira Collective
Mission: The Capoeira Collective aims to provide quality and accessible Capoeira programming (classes, rodas, workshops, field trips, lectures and film screenings) to the Sarah Lawrence Community. We work to use the philosophy and practice of Capoeira to promote community and generate discussion around issues of social justice and community concern. We work to provide opportunities for community members to grow and build with each other through the study of Capoeira. The Capoeira Collective works collaboratively with FICA New York, the Brooklyn-based non-profit study group of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation.
Caribbean Student Union
Mission: Coming soon!
Mission: The goal of Chinese Table as a student organization is to offer the SLC community a chance to get to know both Chinese culture and Chinese language better in close conversational settings, supplemented with fun events that avail students to more culture experiences.
Contemporary Film Club (CFC)
Mission: CFC is a platform for the collective exhibition and examination of film, with a particular focus on contemporary global cinema. Screenings will consist of a monthly double feature introduced by club members, faculty, and special guests.
Sarah Lawrence Christian Union (SLCU)
Mission: Sarah Lawrence Christian Union is an authentic community that is about changing lives as we get to know who God is and aspire to serve the campus. We're not just for Christians, but for anyone to bring honest questions to explore God and faith. We host community engagement events, social outreach programs, and a weekly van to a nondenominational church in NYC.
Comic Book Club
Mission: We provide an environment for students to share comics that they both create and read. Here students will also be able to aid others in their journey by editing each other’s work. Readers of all genres are welcome, from indie to mainstream, to share what they love with others.
Creative Arts Thinking Space (C.A.T.S.)
Mission: The Creative Arts Thinking Space is a student-run arts collective focused on exposing, engaging, and encouraging the artistic community on the Sarah Lawrence campus. Our primary goals are to facilitate discussion about student work and promote cross-disciplinary collaboration that will initiate the development of a self-sustaining community. Through monthly student-curated shows, themed collaborative events, installations around campus and collaborations with other campus organizations, we establish a means of bringing student work to all students. The monthly shows will be led by a rotating group of student curators who choose a theme and organize the show with the help of a C.A.T.S. administrative staff. We also host student-led critiques that enable a critical discussion of student work outside of classes, exposing students to new mediums and new perspectives. Through talks from practicing artists, workshops, and field trips to museums, galleries, and other arts institutions we can connect our community of Sarah Lawrence artist to the larger art world in New York City.
SLC Dance Team
Mission: The SLC Dance Team is here to promote school spirit! We show off our moves dancing to cool mash ups and popular songs, try to wow the crowd with some awesome moves, and boost the energy of the audience to help cheer for our amazing Gryphons!
Dangers Of A Single Narrative
Mission: We, the Dangers of a Single Narrative collective, are in solidarity with members of the Sarah Lawrence Community who are consistently working for a fuller realization of a safe community. This committee is comprised of students who are concerned about the lack of community engagement with the multiplicities of inequality, exclusion and lack of safe space to speak of race and sexual assault without dismissing and silencing others voices. This collective and the members of the Sarah Lawrence community who support our mission and demands seek to affect tangible and concrete change within the Sarah Lawrence College Community.
Mission: Dark Phrases is an annual publication whose main mission is to highlight and showcase the artistic work of people of color at Sarah Lawrence College, which includes students, alumnae, faculty, and staff, and those members involved in Common Ground's identity groups (i.e. WoCo, Harambee, APICAD, Unidad, QPOC, Voices of Palestine, etc.).
SLC Development Collective
Mission: The Development Collective hosts the annual Undergraduate Development and Post Colonial Studies Conference that allows students from all over the country to present their original research. It is an organization that encourages critical discussions.
Mission: Disability Alliance is dedicated to advocating for accessibility and respect on campus for people with disabilities. We work to raise awareness of disability issues and build a proud, supportive community of students with disabilities and their allies.
Mission: Enviro-Earth is a weekly club and student-led initiative out of the Office of Community Partnership that works in collaboration between SLC students and the downtown Yonkers community at several community gardens. Primarily, our work at the gardens includes creating and maintaining the community gardens, participating in community celebrations/activities, and instructing a wide age range on a variety of environmentally-themed subjects.
Environmental Awareness Organization
Mission: The aim of this organization is to raise awareness about environmental issues such as global warming and animal endangerment. One of our main goals is to fundraise for charities that deal with environmental and animal conservation. We also hope to make some positive changes on campus. There will be regular meetings to plan events and discuss ways we can make SLC more environmentally friendly.
SLC Figure Drawing Club
Mission: The SLC Figure Drawing Club is a space and time dedicated to providing an informal place for artistic growth both for visual art and non-visual art students on campus. While students have access to a live model it is also an opportunity for student volunteers to have artistic modeling experience, and as a part of our mission we are dedicated to fostering the creative community and network at SLC.
Film Networking Cooperative
Mission: The purpose of the Film Networking Cooperative is to facilitate collaboration between students interested in Directing, Producing, Screenwriting, Animation, and Production (Editing, Light & Sound Design, and Camera Operation) and provide outlets for success. We seek to inform these filmmaking students and the broader community (Actors, Musicians, Dancers, Writers and other Visual Artists) about film projects that are being developed by Sarah Lawrence students and that need the assistance of students in on or more of these fields in order to be fully realized.
SLC Folk Club
Mission: The SLC Folk Club aims to support a community of folk music makers and lovers. We arrange the yearly Folk Festival in Slonim Living Room, pairing well-known musicians and groups from around the country with student and local musicians. We will do our best to increase the presence of a warm, loving, and awesome music community on the Sarah Lawrence campus, and also the presence of our famous baklava.
SLC Food Co-op
Mission: Everyone eats food. Few like to do it alone. Many think about it frequently, some not at all. We have memories and curiosities. Food changes us, our minds and our bodies. We are a student group longing for community around food, eager to demystify what it takes to cook good and wholesome meals and, most of all, to make eating a celebration. Whether our time is spent planning for a bulk foods "pantry," discussing food issues, or gathering for potlucks to eat and share recipes, we believe that food in all forms has the power to heal, liberate, entertain, and connect us to one another.
Mission: Harambee provides a safe space for Black students and their allies on the SLC campus to explore all different expressions of Blackness. There will be bi-weekly discussion meetings in addition to an array of programming that examines various aspects of Black culture. While we encourage dialogue surrounding Black identities and race, discussions are not limited to such topics. We encourage members to bring ideas and themes to explore. Everyone is welcome!
Harts for Hope
Mission: Our mission is to promote biopsychosocial healing in a creative, interactive manner. We believe in healing rather than treating. The mind and body are two wonders that work together—and utilizing arts that brings them together is our overall objective. We work with persons of all ages, ill and not ill, and persons of all cultures. We want to bring the whole picture of healing and promote it to the people we work with.
Health & Science for Kids’ Afterschool Program
Mission: This club connects Sarah Lawrence students with local elementary school students to discuss health topics and do simple science experiments that may not be addressed in a school setting. Our primary aim is to work with these school students in Yonkers to develop the skills necessary for education enrichment through hands-on exploration of science and health.
Hillel @ SLC
Mission: Hillel's mission is to provide and promote a Jewish community and voice on campus. The club tries to give students who are either Jewish or interested in Judaism an outlet to express their religious beliefs. Ultimately, Hillel acts as a home away from home.
Iglesia Scholars: The Saturday Enrichment Program at Iglesia San Andres
Mission: The mission of Iglesia Scholars Program is to provide a weekly curriculum, designed by students, to provide avenues for program participants to develop relationships, discover creative outlets, and become life-long learners. Our goal is to make learning fun, approachable, and easy.
Sarah Lawrence for Immigration Advocacy
Mission: The main mission of SLC for Immigration Advocacy is to work with members of the SLC community and members of the wider Yonkers and NYC communities to organize for greater justice around immigration issues.
International Students Union (ISU)
Mission: ISU is an organization that supports relationships, activism and communication within the international student community at Sarah Lawrence College. We understand that international students have unique backgrounds and diverse interests and strive to provide a support system to help every international student on campus flourish and succeed: academically and socially.
Mission: Sarah Lawrence is a college with a wonderful dance program, and yet students outside of this program rarely experience movement. We walk by studios filled with sweaty moving bodies, but are rarely invited inside and more importantly do not consider entering. And yet, even the simplest movement holds the power to transform. People who move, who dance, feel better, discover different parts of themselves, and connect with others in new and profound ways. Movement is a language unto itself, transcending spoken words while providing a means to expression and communication. Given these facts, we feel something radical is needed for our bodies and our campus. We want to bring accessible, joyous, judgement-free movement to the entire Sarah Lawrence community. Our mission is to create an at-least-weekly movement hour that is open and accessible to anyone who is willing to risk finding movement in their body. We want dancers, first-time dancers and those who might call themselves non-dancers when they first join. We want students, faculty, and staff. Through a combination of dance, mindfulness, and creative exercises we aim to create something enriching for this community and all its members. Won't you join us?
Mission: Kamikazes Anonymous exists to bring nerds from all corners of SLC together to bond over epic fight scenes, ridiculous hairstyles, and giant robots. Our mission is to make the SLC campus aware of how awesome it is to be a card carrying geek and enjoy one another's company while yelling at fictional Japanese people on the screen. We intend to rock hard and watch a ton of anime.
Mission: The mission of Language Partnerships is to create a sufficient and fun learning experience between Spanish speaking staff members on campus and students. Students once a week meet with staff and educate each other. The purpose of Language Partnerships is to create an enjoyable learning experience and strengthen the relationships between students and staff members through a tutoring process of language.
LARPers' Union (LARPU)
Mission: The goal of LARPers' Union is to rekindle the spirit of childhood in a productive team-building way that allows for stress relief through fantasy reenactment and physical activity.
LUMINA Literary Journal
Mission: LUMINA’s mission is to provide a journal where emerging and established writers and visual artists come together in exploration of the new and appreciation of the traditional. We want to see sonnets sharing space with experimental prose; we want art that pushes boundaries and bends rules with eloquence. LUMINA, established in 2000, is the annual print publication of the Sarah Lawrence College graduate writing program. The journal is run entirely by graduate student volunteers who are committed to giving proper consideration to each unsolicited entry and publishing new artists and writers alongside their established counterparts.
Mission: We are Sarah Lawrence's all-gender a cappella group. The SLC Majors strive to have talented vocalists of all genders come together to create beautiful music.
Martial Arts Club (M.A.S.T.E.R.S)
Mission: This year, the Martial Arts Club will be teaching Judo and Sport Karate. We will tie in mindfullness and meditation practices as well. Our intentions are three-fold:
1. Gain physical fitness through the practice of martial arts
2. Gain technical knowledge in judo and sport karate
3. Learn and put into practice the philosophies and belief systems of our martial arts
While both the club’s leaders have been and are international competitors in their art, they intend to create a fun and recreational environment open to questions and individual growth. Martial Arts are about knowing one’s body and its extreme capabilities. We cordially open the doors to our club to any and all abilities. All that is required is an open mind.
The Melancholy Players
Mission: Established in 2006, The Melancholy Players is the longest running student produced, non-departmental theatre company on campus. We are a group of artists, producers, directors, performers, playwrights, technicians, and designers who hope to achieve a common goal of theatre dedicated to equality, community, and creativity. Our plays often highlight the poetics and lyricism of language, and are interested in the female experience. Our productions are both student written and published works, straight plays and musicals, classic and contemporary, all performed on campus in traditional and non-traditional theatre spaces. We adhere to a strict policy of inclusion and kindness.
Men’s Naked Shakespeare
Mission: To explore and perform Shakespeare’s text in its rawest form so as to open the door for new textual possibilities for the benefit and entertainment of the student body.
Mission: Come one, come all aspiring actors, playwrights, screenwriters, comedians, dancers, musicians, and any of those who possess a love of the spotlight, to be a part of Midnight Cabaret! Open to any student who wishes to participate, regardless of concentration or experience, Midcab provides a safe, relaxed, and enjoyable environment for students to explore all forms of entertainment, working together to create a short, weekly show comprised primarily of skits and comedic shorts, but also any other entertainments they see fit.
Model United Nations
Mission: Sarah Lawrence Model United Nations seeks to raise awareness to the important role the United Nations play in our global community. We aim to encourage students to take leadership roles in tackling global issues. We strive to develop both public speaking and debates skills through conference simulations. Most importantly, we desire students who wish to work as a team to support each other as we tackle both new and unfamiliar roles and national challenges.
Mission: NKDfruits is an architectural experiment. It is a chance to bring students from different disciplinarians together to creatively address the concept of performance-oriented architecture through monthly exhibitions, campus installations, and collaborative events. By using architecture as a compass for social interactions and interdisciplinary collaborations, NKDfruits hopes to investigate the changing relationship between architecture and art in the 21st century.
Mission: The Oudoors Club's mission is to bring people together through nature activities and outdoor sports. One of the main ideas is to bring people back to nature and to have sport activities that will also connect you with your body. The strongest idea is that we love people, we love nature, and we are here to have fun and enjoy ourselves. Free our minds from the academic stress and do the most important thing. The club invites all to be a part of our activities.
People Eating Tasty Animals (PETA)
Mission: We stand for your right to eat meat! Through the art of eating animals we seek to establish a strong foundation of enthusiastic carnivores within the SLC community. Our cookouts are free for all and we guarantee you leave a little more sated than when you came. Stay hungry friends.
Mission: Learning and producing ceramics, pottery, and glazing.
Mission: To create a community that not only offers opportunities for those interested in a career related to psychology, but to also serve as a discussion group on psychology, or the “study of the soul”; open to the whole Sarah Lawrence community.
Mission: We embrace the incomplete. What exactly does that mean? Here we like it short and sweet. The Cliffhanger designates a space for the so-called in-between. This experimental pocket-sized zine is the parenthetical limbo of creativity. Finally there is a home for the underdeveloped, those rootless shards of verse, sketches-in-progress. The interlude of consciousness, so to half-speak. Simplicity. Brevity. Here the fleeting or still-born ideas may retreat. (Mid-sneeze!) Submit your bits of dialogue, micro fiction, run-on sentences that cling to suspense or nonsense, and fragments of poetry. You get it. Postcard riddles. Broken refrains that end far too…
The PHIL Project
Mission: The PHIL Project is philanthropy for students by students. Working with the SLC Student body, the PHIL project educates the college campus about giving back, inspiring an excitement for student fundraising while simultaneously providing valuable experiences and opportunities to learn about philanthropy at SLC
Mission: The Phoenix is a non-profit, student-run publication representing the voices and opinions of Sarah Lawrence College community members. We aim to provide the students, faculty, and staff of SLC with up-to-date news, sports, features, editorials, and special interest stories both in print and online. We consider ourselves a journalism pre-professional organization.
Queer People of Color (QPOC)
Mission: Queer People of Color or QPOC’s mission is to serve students, faculty, and staff of color who assume a queer or questioning sexual identity by creating a safe space for their intellectual thought. This is especially important on a campus and in a society where that thought has been given credence or validity as an entity of its own worthy of individual study. QPOC exists as a way to correct this and to reaffirm the legitimacy of its club body. QPOC proposes to be an inclusive group, allowing for open discussions among those of varying sexual, social, ethnic and gender identities. An ultimate focus, however, will remain anchored on issues of non-heteronormative queer sexuality and gender that we often complicate by the perceptions and realities of racial identity. QPOC also proposes to be a sort of mobile group, with the various SLC clubs. This is an attempt to further engage the greater SLC community with its issues.
Queer Voice Coalition (QVC)
Mission: The Queer Voice Coalition's primary goal is to create a safe space on campus for students to gather and discuss issues related to queer identities, and strives to connect the campus's queer community with a wider, global queer community.
Mission: Reading Buddies is an organization of student volunteers who are dedicated to creating a relationship between Sarah Lawrence College and the greater Yonkers community through tutoring kids between the ages of 5 and 10. We partner with the Iglesia Elementary School’s after school program, and volunteers are expected to pair up with the children at every visit to tutor them throughout the semester. Reading Buddies not only offers a great opportunity to work on your communication skills while getting to know the surrounding community, but the children are thankful for the opportunity as well.
Sarah Lawrence College Review
Mission: As the oldest running annual literary magazine on campus, the Sarah Lawrence College Review is an honorable publication for writers and artists in the SLC community to be a part of—whether you join our staff and participate in readings, get selected for publication, attend events, or even draw us a poster! In our upcoming 39th issue, we will seek to maintain the same caliber of excellence in student, staff, and faculty work. Everyone in the Sarah Lawrence community is welcome and encouraged to submit poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and/or visual art. Our staff is solely made up of students, with editors who excel in their respective genres. All submissions are presented to editors anonymously and are read and selected with an air of openness and respect. We believe that Sarah Lawrence College is ripe with talent, and such talent deserves to be immortalized in print for all to see.
Rock Climbing Club
Mission: The SLC Rock Climbing Club is dedicated to making sure that all Sarah Lawrence students have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sport of rock climbing. We provide thrice weekly transportation to and from the nearby "The Rock Club" climbing gym, and plan climbing trips in Upstate NY.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadow Cast Production
Mission: The Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Production aims to put on a fun and sexy shadow-cast production of the cult classic film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" the weekend of Halloween, guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. Rocky is an amazing experience, a wild adventure in fishnets, lip-synching, cross-dressing, and body-positive silliness. Everyone is welcome to audition and no acting or dancing experience is required whatsoever!
The RPG Collective
Mission: The RPG Collective aims to bring players old and new together to create stories through the unique format of role-playing games. As well, we look to teach new players the basics to classic and new systems, giving even those with no experience an opportunity to play.
Sarah Lawrence Activities Council (SLAC)
Mission: The Sarah Lawrence Activities Council (SLAC) is a student-run organization of volunteers that organizes and plans a variety of campus events. Our goal is to host events that reach all of the student body’s interests. Our event series include: Films, Coffeehouse, Live Music, Dance Parties, etc.
Sarah Lawrence Art Club
Mission: Creative endeavors to de-stress together.
Mission: The Scandal Revue is a workshop and performance troupe centering on the art of burlesque. Meeting weekly, troupe members will learn a range of basic burlesque techniques, from glove and stocking peels to chair and fan dance choreography, and develop their character or stage persona. Members then adapt choreography to their preferences, whether that be classic, neo-burlesque, or something in-between, and after workshopping routines with their troupemates, have the choice to perform in the variety of shows hosted by the troupe. Body positivity is strongly advocated, and all gender identities are encouraged to join.
Mission: Screenwriters Workshop is a club designed to support screenwriters of any level in the workshopping of their short form or feature length screenplays. Screenwriters Workshop's goal is to create a non-judgmental place to foster creativity and encourage the development of its members. In addition, Screenwriters Workshop will invite professional screenwriters to help advise students on their work.
Slam Poets; Reclaim Your Space
Mission: This group is to represent ALL voices on campus that are less than theater but more than spoken word. We are slam poets, dedicated to taking a crowd on a journey with our words and body language. We want to get away from the trending cadence of our generation and focus on our original rhythms. Our club creates a safe space for students where all people gather to feel comfortable and to be vulnerable. On a campus with so many micro- and macro-aggressions and ways to make a student feel like she, they, or he do not belong, Reclaim Your Space is about giving students the opportunity to reclaim and broadcast their right to be here. We want to have a club that ensures all voices on campus are represented.
Mission: SLC++ is Sarah Lawrence's official computer science club. We will be hosting weekly programming sessions and occasional hackathons. Our goal is to build community within a traditionally underrepresented academic department at Sarah Lawrence by fostering a collaborative work environment. All computer scientists, interactive media artists, and mathematicians with an interest in computation are encouraged to join and participate.
Mission: In a city where competition between aspiring musicians is fueled by the cut-throat industry, we have formed a positive community of creation that inspires, encourages, and supports its members. Through weekly workshops and monthly showcases we will provide an environment where music is not only made, but also shared with the campus. The Songwriters Collective at Sarah Lawrence College brings together students who have any interest in creating music; whether you sing, play an instrument, compose, or jot lyrics on the backs of napkins at coffee shops, may this group be a place where we can collaborate and jam like we’ve never jammed before!
Mission: SLC Speaks is a Web-based, student run publication that brings together the voices of an individualized campus. We intentionally reach out to every social group and student with a combination of interesting, thoughtful content and creative presentation. See our platform at slcspeaks.com.
Spoken Word Collective
Mission: The Sarah Lawrence Spoken Word Collective exists in order to introduce the Sarah Lawrence community to outstanding voices from the contemporary spoken word and slam poetry movement and to further the dialogue between academic and slam poetry. We host weekly poetry open mics, each followed by a 30-40 minute performance by a new featured slam poet or spoken word artist from around the country. Students are welcome to read/perform either their own or someone's else poetry, and are also welcome to participate simply through listening. It is our goal for Spoken Word Collective to be a safe space for any and all students who would like to attend, and we ask all participants to please be aware of and attentive to the implications of their own work and presence in the space.
Sarah Lawrence Quiz Association
Mission: The Quiz Association seeks to hold a variety of intellectually stimulating general knowledge quiz competitions.
SLC Stitch ‘n Bitch
Mission: Stitch n' Bitch is Sarah Lawrence's resident knitting club. People of all experience levels are welcome to join, which builds a wonderful community where everyone is learning from everyone else. New knitters will be taught all of the basics, from how to properly hold the needles to fundamental stitches used to create every knitting project. Yarn and needles are available for students to use if they do not have their own. The club is structured very loosely; it functions more as a weekly get-together for craft-makers of all sorts. While knitting is the main focus of the club, people who would like to work on other crafts, such as crocheting or embroidery, will also be encouraged to join. It's the perfect venue to schedule a reprieve from homework for creativity, fun, and conversation among fellow artsy people. Knitting isn't just for grandma anymore!
Students for Justice in Palestine at SLC
Mission: Coming soon!
Student Microfinance Chapter
Mission: We aim to empower the community around us by issuing micro loans to small "unbankable" entrepreneurs, and supporting them in their endeavors through business coaching.
Swing Dance Club
Mission: Our mission is to promote the expression of the individual through swing dance and allow people to connect through a unique shared experience.
The Annual (Yearbook)
Mission: The SLC Annual desires to compile a book of memories for students to take with them and keep long after their time here is done. Our vision is to capture the daily life of the community and all of the beautiful scenery in which these events take place. We aim to have every aspect of the student life noted and preserved.
Mission: Trans Action seeks to serve as a space for transgender and gender-variant people as well as their allies to build an outward-facing community committed to creating a more accepting world. Trans Action strives toward an education-based activism that is intersectional and compassionate.
Mission: The mission of The Transfer Connection is to bring a greater level of engagement between all who have transferred into SLC. We’ll provide support, transfer specific events, and guest appearances from important people on campus that will aid in acclimation. Furthermore, transfer friendly allies are more than welcome to attend if they want.
Treble in Paradise
Mission: Treble in Paradise is SLC's all-female a capella group. The group seeks to provide members with not only the opportunity to perform and arrange music, but also to be a part of a close community of talented musicians.
Mission: UNIDAD is a safe space for the Latino/a community at Sarah Lawrence and its allies to share a dialogue about identity, while also empowering our communities through knowledge and support. We are a resource of unity, support, and solidarity to any students wanting to discuss issues relevant to the racialization and marginalization of our community on campus as well as in the United States as a whole. We strive to promote awareness and an ever deeper understanding of the language, images, and policies that impact and define us as a people. We celebrate the diversity of Latinas/os and our own intersecting identities, while remaining critical of the construction of race, class, ethnicity, language, sexuality, gender, orientation, and self-image within our own identities and the communities to which we belong.
Mission: UUREKA is a student interfaith group, mainly consisting of students who have a background as Unitarian Universalists, however students of any faith (or no particular faith) are welcome and encouraged to join. We are an open group, and everyone is welcome. We meet once weekly together are are hoping to engage more fully with the broader SLC community this year.
Mission: Venture Club is an organization that connects ambitious students that have business oriented goals. We aim to build a strong shared network of contacts across a multitude of industries while working together to improve proposed business models and find partners to help us put plans into action. By capitalizing on the diverse knowledge and aptitude for discussion in Sarah Lawrence's student body, our ideas will be refined to a level that is worthy of professional recognition. Members will not only benefit from the group analysis but will also gain valuable experience in giving convincing arguments and incorporating the advice of others. Furthermore, we hope that by simulating real business interactions we will ease the transition from liberal arts college to the workforce. The ultimate objective is to make us and our ideas more effective now and in our professional lives after graduation.
Visual Art Review
Mission: The SLC Visual Art Review is a student-run annual publication showcasing the creative work and community of Sarah Lawrence. We welcome multiple submissions from any student, regardless of enrollment in a visual arts class. We also welcome new media art, video art, or other work that might not translate to print. Work is submitted under a blind submissions policy and accepted after viewing and discussion with a select group of students.
Mission: The testosterone trifle of liberal arts, the he-men of harmony, Vocal Minority is the premier (and only) all-male a cappella group at Sarah Lawrence College.
SLC VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood
Mission: VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood is a Planned Parenthood affiliate that aims to educate and mobilize students and youth in support of reproductive health. VOX works with the Hudson Peconic Planned Parenthood to educate the SLC community about sexual health and reproductive rights. VOX coordinates events that provide sexual health education and address governmental policies that affect access to sexual healthcare. We offer volunteer and advocacy opportunities ranging from canvassing, to voter registration, to community outreach, to petitioning, and to event planning. VOX at SLC is an excellent way to keep yourself informed; get involved in a community interested in women's health and sexual education; and affect change throughout campus, the local community, and nationwide.
Mission: The Doctor Who club exists to create for fans a place and community on campus to share their love for the show by watching new and old episodes, as well as participating in discussions about the show and its culture.
Women of Color Affinity Group (WoCo)
Mission: WoCo is an organization for women of color and their allies. We seek to celebrate and challenge preconceived notions of one’s identity as well as to collectively raise awareness of one’s own privilege. Our mission is to encourage long lasting relationships between the members of our group and our Sarah Lawrence community, while also providing a safe space for members. Everyone is welcome!
Women's Naked Shakespeare
Mission: We're an all female ensemble dedicated to the honest and authentic (naked) portrayal of Shakespeare's works. We seek to honor the integrity of his texts while allowing opportunities for women to play traditionally male roles.
Worker’s Appreciation Dinner Club
Mission: The Worker’s Appreciation Dinner is an annual even coordinated by students to celebrate the hard work and importance of the many workers on this campus. In the past years we have given out invitations to the following departments: AVI, Maintenance, Security, ABM, Bookstore, Post Office and Duplication. Each department is vital is making sure this campus functions properly. We cater the event to the workers and their families and friends, making sure that they have as enjoyable a time as possible. Previously, this event was sponsored by UNIDAD, Harambee, and other Common Ground organizations. However, this year we are truly trying to outreach to the greater SLC community, while still maintaining ties to Common Ground to encourage a greater participation in planning and Putting on This event. Ultimately we want to demonstrate our immense gratitude to the workers and their families by strengthening the bond between students and workers.
SLC Workers Justice
Mission: Coming soon!
SLC Writers Block
Mission: Writer's Block aims to build a stronger writing community on campus by providing peer-to-peer help with academic writing and open writing hours for those who need some time and space to work on their writing outside of class. In peer-to-peer tutoring, students can bring in their academic writing (conference projects, plays, poems, PowerPoints, etc) and receive feedback. Our peer consultants will be students who understand how to discuss and collaborate with their fellow writers and create a comfortable environment to discuss the writer’s work. Peer consultants understand the SLC workload, the writing atmosphere on campus, and of course the special burden of a conference paper. If you've ever had writer's block, needed someone to bounce ideas off of, or just needed someone to look over your paper and tell you it makes sense, this would be the thing for you! Writer's Block also aims to create a more tangible writing community by hosting open writing hours. These will be part group writing games and prompts to get ideas going, and part quiet writing time for those who just need a place to sit and work. Our open writing sessions will be held during evenings, at times that are convenient for undergrads, and are welcome to writers of any genre.
Mission: The SLC radio station!