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The Office of Student Activities is your one-stop shop for getting involved at HWS! We work hard to provide a calendar full of exciting programs and events for the entire campus.

What We Do!

Plan and Support Campus-Wide Events!

Whether it’s the Latin American Organization’s annual Masquerade Ball, or Homecoming and Family Weekend’s Quad-a-Palooza and CABaret, there is always something fun going on around campus! Learn more about all our programs here!

Student Clubs and Organizations

Student Activities is home to over 90 organizations, there’s literally something for everyone! On the rare occasion that you can’t find a club that’s perfect for you, we are more than willing to help you start your own.

Student Organizations are a vital part of the HWS student learning experience. Members learn critical leadership, inter-personal and cultural competency skills that augment the academic mission of the Colleges.

Start a New Club or Student Organization

2014 Student Organization and Club Manual

HWS CollegiateLink Manual for Clubs & Student Organizations

Contact the Student Activities Student Publicist for assistance with developing club and student organization publicity materials!

Scandling Center Resources

Reserve a table or window in the Scandling Center by visiting the HWS Student Activities CollegiateLink page and using your HWS credentials to log-in!

Looking to advertise your event via the twice-weekly poster route? Drop off 14 posters to the Student Activities Office on the 2nd floor of Scandling by 10am Mondays and Thursdays!

Reserve a table or window



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Office of Student Activities
Scandling Center
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3513
Fax: (315) 781-3511