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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

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!



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 >>

Take Back the Night--TONIGHT

Women's Collective will hold its annual Take Back the Night event on Monday, Oct. 6 to raise awareness and help eradicate sexual violence. William Smith women and gender-queer people are invited to meet on the Smith Green at 7 p.m. for a march around campus and through Geneva. Marchers will place carnations at various places where sexual assault and rape have been reported. The event will conclud...  More >>

Steward Earns Top ECAC Honor

The Eastern College Athletic Conference recently named William Smith College Director of Athletics Deb Steward the 2013-14 ECAC Division III Female Administrator of the Year. She was among the honorees at the ECAC Honors Dinner in North Falmouth, Mass., on Sunday, Sept. 28. "I'm deeply honored to have been selected as a recipient of this award," Steward said. "There are many hand prints on thi...  More >>


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

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