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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



Students Help at Accessible Halloween Event

With Halloween just around the corner, a group of HWS students volunteered at an accessible trick-or-treat event for the community members that's sponsored by the Center for Disability Rights. Held in conjunction with the Geneva Halloween Parade, the accessible event took place from 6 to 8 p.m. at 34 Castle St. in Geneva. The trick-or-treating experience gave children and young adults with or wit...  More >>

Latin American Organization Hosts Fundraiser

The Latin American Organization will host the annual Heritage Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 1 in the Vandervoort Room from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will fund supplies for elementary schools within the Geneva community. "The Latin American Organization has helped bridge the gap between campus life and life in the community," says LAO President Stephanie Perez '15. "Our volunteer work in t...  More >>

HWS Regatta Honors Arnoff '82

In memory of the late David Lee Arnoff '82, a loyal Hobart alum and passionate sailor, the HWS Fall Regatta has been renamed the David Lee Arnoff Regatta in his honor. The HWS sailing team recently gathered with members of the Arnoff family, who are establishing the David Lee Arnoff Endowment Fund, for a special dinner event earlier this month to celebrate the inaugural Regatta held on Seneca Lak...  More >>

OneCard Reaches Milestones

When students arrived on campus this semester, their student identification card were replaced by OneCard, a multi-purpose identification and debit card that provides a single source of access to a variety of campus and off-campus services. "It is extremely exciting to see this project take off. We are lucky that the OneCard team has been able to begin installation so quickly," says Alysa Sadkin'...  More >>

HWS Ranks 8th in the Nation for Service

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are ranked eighth in the nation among liberal arts institutions in the category of community service in Washington Monthly's annual ranking. Since 2005, the policy magazine has rated U.S. colleges and universities based on how much good they do for the country, evaluating each college's contributions to society, taking into consideration social mobility, research...  More >>


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

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