The classroom might provide you with intellectual grounding, but the 115 clubs and organizations at F&M offer opportunities for fun and independent exploration of favorite topics. These groups give you the opportunity to dip your toes into a subject outside of your major or to delve more deeply into your chosen field. They also provide hours of great fun and chances to socialize.
Here is just some of what you will find: F&M Players focus on musicals, presenting two shows a year, while the Chessmen and Sweet Ophelia ensembles offer vocalists the chance to perform in all-male and all-female a cappella groups. For instrumentalists, performance opportunities abound in the College’s orchestras and smaller groups (most of which comprise non-music majors). The Fencing Club lets you try out your balance and movement skills, while the Dance Team lets you take those skills to an artistic level.
Many majors have supplemental clubs devoted to exploration of their fields, while student government opens doors for the aspiring public servant—not just at the college-wide level, but at the House level, as well. Democratic and Republican student groups are particularly active during campaign seasons. Anime lovers will find kindred spirits in that club’s gatherings, while future writers might check out the Literary Club, and tomorrow’s Top Chefs can stop by the Gourmet Society meetings.
The list is long and only limited by your interest—if you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can always start a new club dedicated to your own particular interest.