A Complete List of Clubs & Organizations

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More than 40 clubs and organizations are hosted in any given year on campus and nearly all of them are created, activated, and managed by students. While some clubs operate like publications, others are constructed by students looking to learn something new or explore another interest, like say, for instance, building a boat. Students create clubs to celebrate diverse cultures, to provide highly inclusive environments, to connect with each other on performing arts, sports and athletics, or sometimes skill sharing. Every year clubs are added and others weeded as the flow of student interest and activity changes with each class of students at Bennington—providing the most ample flexibility when it comes to Office for Student Engagement funding and support of clubs and organizations as they relate to current student interest.

A Complete List of Clubs and Organizations

Archery Club

The Archery Club meets two to three times per week on the campus soccer field to practice and hone the essential skills of archery. No prior experience with marksmanship required to participate!

Astronomy Club

Astronomy Club aims to fuel an interest in astronomy on campus and make astronomy a more accessible science. We will teach those interested the basics of astronomy, how to use the Stickney Observatory telescopes, and host fun workshops and events that are open to the public.

Basketball Club

Bennington students can join a twice-weekly pick-up basketball team at an indoor court in North Bennington. The games are co-ed, and all skill levels are welcome. The basketball team also occasionally travels to other colleges in Vermont and Massachusetts for intercollegiate games.

Bennington Vermonster: Ultimate Frisbee

Founded in 2012, Vermonster is dedicated to excellent spirit, a positive team culture, and building a strong and close team of friends. Practice times change based on season, but you can catch us on the field behind Noyes most afternoons.

Classic Film Series

Classic Film Series is a small but dedicated group of students who program weekly screenings in Kinoteca, Bennington College's own microcinema. Each term, the series is organized around a specific theme that features a wide variety of independent, foreign, Hollywood, and cult movies.

Comics Club

Comics Club is an outlet for cartoonists practitioners and fans to convene, share personal projects, review published material and theoretical study of the art form. 

Dodgeball

Bennington's intramural dodgeball league is always a huge success. More than 100 students, faculty, and staff make up a league of 14 teams that compete for prizes, bragging rights, and inevitable glory.

Drama Collective

Drama Collective is a student-run organization that organizes fun, all-inclusive drama events such as the 24-hour plays and serves as an outlet for new drama students and students looking to put on independent work to ask questions, make connections, and get help and advice on the non-academic drama world at Bennington.

DREAM

Working with and mentoring kids from Bennington's affordable housing communities. We provide a healthy snack and games every week as well as do individual mentor/mentee bonding.

Equestrian Team

The Bennington College equestrian club enables any and all students to horseback ride for fun and/or to compete against other colleges in the region via the IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association), an organization created for college-based teams throughout the United States and Canada.

FLoW

FLoW (first-generation, low-income, working-class) is a student focused, student led group that aims to provide community, resources, and support to those from FLoW backgrounds. FLoW hosts a variety of events on campus, check out our Facebook page—Bennington College FLoW—to stay updated.

Interfaith at Bennington

Interfaith at Bennington is a student-run organization that brings together students of faith on Bennington's campus. In addition to regular meetings, we organize and host events for celebrations from multiple faiths and are working to better accommodate religious and spiritual students at Bennington.

M Word

M Word Musical Theater Cabaret! Student curated musical theatre cabaret for any enthusiast of the genre. 

Outdoor Collective

The Bennington Outdoor Collective gets students together to get outside. We primarily organize hikes nearby, camping trips, climbing trips and the occasional rafting adventure.

PAC

PAC (the Program and Activity Council), overseen by the office of Student Life, is a student run board that imagines, creates, and produces a wide variety of events for the entertainment of the Bennington College community throughout the academic year.

Planned Parenthood

We are Planned Parenthood Generation Action associated with Planned Parenthood of Vermont. We are working on a campaign to ensure easy access to the Health Center information.

POCFC

People of Color Film Club (POCFC) is a club concerned with the representation of POC groups in film. Our aim is to be able to watch and discuss films and occasionally TV shows by and about people of color.

Queer Club

Group Mission: To create a support group for queer identifying persons on campus; a safe space where people bring themselves without erasing bodies. We focus on building trust, vulnerability and a sense of community through regular meetings, potlucks, dinners and film screenings.

Resource Generation

Resource Generation is a multiracial, national membership community of young people (18-35) with wealth and/or class privilege committed to the equitable distribution of wealth, land, and power.

Rocky Horror Shadowcast

Each fall, interested students begin rehearsals for a line by line shadowcast reenactment of the Rocky Horror Pictureshow on Halloween Night!

SAEJ

Welcome to Student Action for Environment Justice (SAEJ). We’re committed to eradicating environmental injustice and the structures that create it and to creating a campus culture of education to that end.

SEA

The Student Endowment for the Arts (SEA) supports artistic endeavors of students working in visual art, music, drama, dance, and writing. The board is made up of students from as many disciplines as possible, who are elected to maintain the confidentiality while reviewing proposals in an objective, professional, and organized manner.

Silo

Silo has been Bennington College's student-run literary and arts magazine since 1942. We seek to curate and publish a selection of work made by Bennington students in all disciplines to accurately represent the current work that is being made. We publish online twice a year, and produce an annual print edition.

Soccer Team

The Bennington College Soccer Team is a group for soccer players on campus to practice and organize to play matches.

The Budget and Events Committee

The Budget & Events Committee allots funds to campus clubs and organizations for events that they want to put on but need money for. The B&EC Committee also processes club proposals that are brought forward by students wanting to start new groups on campus.

The Purple Carrot Farm

The student led farm has existed in many forms at the College, starting with students being required to work on the farm during food shortages in the mid 1900's. The small farm is less than an acre and has a hoophouse, a tractor, and we started construction of our first barn in 2016.