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Get Involved: Student Organizations and Activities

Simmons has more than 50 student organizations and academic liaisons, plus plenty of intramural and just-for-fun activities to add zest to life outside the classroom. Many students are involved as peer educators, mentors, or volunteers. Prepare to balance the rigors of academic study with an active social life. You'll be invited to take part in student government, sports, cultural organizations, and a multitude of activities - including fitness programs, cultural events, and excursions around town.


Sports and Fitness

Go Sharks! We like to boast about sports at Simmons. Unlike coeducational institutions where women's teams often take the back seat to other programs, Simmons women athletes get all of the attention. Simmons has ten NCAA Division III intercollegiate teams: basketball, crew and novice crew, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball.

For students who are interested in staying fit and having fun, Simmons's Lifelong Exercise and Activities Program (LEAP) offers noncredit classes, workshops, field trips, and recreational activities for Simmons students and the Colleges of the Fenway communities. LEAP activities range from classes such as core fitness, hip hop, and yoga, to intramural sports, including basketball, ultimate Frisbee, indoor soccer, and more.

Visit the Athletics site


Student organizations

Student organizations, academic liaisons, hall councils, and other activities provide ways to get involved, explore new interests, meet people, or try your hand at leadership. Here is a sampling of organizations that are active on campus:

  • Amnesty International
  • Art and Music Liaison
  • Asian Student Association
  • Biology and Pre-Med Liaison
  • Black Student Organization
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Chorale
  • Colleges of the Fenway Orchestra
  • Dance Company
  • Dix Scholars Association
  • Feminist Union
  • Hillel
  • International Multicultural Student Association
  • Microcosm (yearbook)
  • Model United Nations
  • Multifaith Coalition
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Nursing Liaison
  • Organizacion Latina Americana
  • Psychology Liaison
  • Residence Hall Councils
  • The Simmons Voice (weekly newspaper)
  • Sirens (a cappella group)
  • Student Government Association
  • Sustainability Committee
  • Theatrical Society
  • Women's Center
  • ... and many more!

Learn more on the Student Leadership and Activities site


Volunteering

Many students participate in community service and service learning in their classes and lives at Simmons. Through the Scott/Ross Center for Community Service, Simmons has two major service programs: the Office of Service Learning and Simmons Community Outreach, a student-run community service organization. Both offer a range of civic engagement opportunities to students and support community partners. Some of our outreach activities include:

  • Alternative Spring Break
  • America Counts
  • America Reads
  • JumpStart
  • Strong Women, Strong Girls

Learn more about Simmons's community outreach programs and opportunities


Insider tip #27:

Check out a band

Alicia J. Lochard "Check out the events hosted by Simmons's cultural organizations. For instance, the Black Student Organization's annual hip hop poetry jam includes a featured poet as well as an open mike." - Alicia J. Lochard '10, Self-Designed Major in Film/Media Studies