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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



Castro Joins Trias Series

Adrian Castro, the Cuban-Dominican poet, performer and interdisciplinary artist, will read from his work as a guest of the Trias Series, curated by Trias Writer-in-Residence Chris Abani. Castro's talk will take place on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hirshson Ballroom; it is free and open to the public. "Adrian Castro weaves myth, history, music, courage, spirit and a heart deep with know...  More >>

Berkowitz '15 Interns at Top Real Estate Firm

Michael Berkowitz '15 spent the summer before his senior year as an intern with CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), the number one commercial real estate company in the world. Working in CBRE's Broker Services sector at the company's Washington D.C. headquarters, Berkowitz's responsibilities included assisting local brokers with keeping up-to-date listings of their agreements on office leases. He also assis...  More >>

Janet VanLone Honored

The Boys & Girls Club of Geneva (BGCG) will honor Janet VanLone, personal empowerment instructor for the Center for Counseling and Student Wellness, at its annual dinner October 16. VanLone will be recognized as the 2014 Volunteer of the Year. According to an article in the Finger Lakes Times, VanLone "has served as a board member for Happiness House and Geneva Reads, and she volunteers as a ...  More >>

Italian Culture Event at The Smith

The HWS Center for Global Education and the Geneva Sons of Italy Lodge are co-sponsoring "Paradise, Italian Style: A Night of Culture, Entertainment, Food and Wine," a special event focused on Italian culture and cuisine that will be held at the Smith Center for the Arts in downtown Geneva. Featuring an Academy Award-winning film, food, music and exhibits, "Paradise, Italian Style" will take plac...  More >>

Shelden '13 Shares Peace Corps Insights

For Emily Shelden '13, the study of Africa became a significant and influential part of her academic pursuits at Hobart and William Smith. As a double major in political science and Africana studies, it was Shelden's educational experiences at HWS that became a critical launching point for her service in Guinea's Haute region as a member of the Peace Corps. From coursework to enriching conversati...  More >>


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

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