About OSEL

The Office of Student Engagement & Leadership creates, promotes, and supports opportunities that inspire students to become connected, empowered, and engaged members of the F&M community.


Student Leadership Organizations

Diplomatic Congress

The Diplomatic Congress seeks to unite student leaders from all facets of campus life with the common purposes of promoting campus unity and civic-mindedness, providing student self-governance, and advocating zealously for students before the administration and faculty of the college.

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Club Council

Club Council serves as a communications link and resource for the recognized student organizations at F&M.                

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The College Entertainment Committee

The CEC is organized, in collaboration with the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership, to plan, promote, present, evaluate, and support through collaborative effort a variety of all-campus events and activities for the Franklin & Marshall College community. 

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Ben's Underground

A student-run club located below the Dining Hall, Ben’s offers entertainment options that include student performances, live music, game and competition nights, pool, foosball, magnetic darts, Dish television, and karaoke night.


F&M Policy on Hazing

Hazing Policy

Franklin & Marshall prohibits hazing. Hazing is defined by the institution to include but is not limited to behaviors occurring on or off campus that are physically, emotionally, or psychologically humiliating or abusive, or endanger the health or safety of an individual or selected group of individuals as part of the process of gaining entrance or acceptance into an established group, team, or organization. Any activity as described in this definition upon which the initiation or admission into, or affiliation with, or continued membership in any organization is directly or indirectly conditioned shall be presumed to be “forced” activity, the willingness of an individual to participate in such activity notwithstanding. Hazing includes but is not limited to subjecting an individual to extreme mental stress or encouraging or requiring willful destruction or removal of public or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into, affiliation with, or as a
condition of continued membership in any organization. The term “hazing” shall also include, but not be limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug or other substance, or any other forced physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health and safety of the individual, and include activities subjecting persons to extreme mental stress, including sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct which could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental health of dignity of the individual.

While the report is anonymous, details regarding the incident may be shared if an investigation is involved.  In the case of an emergency or to report criminal activity, please contact Public Safety immediately at 717-291-3939; In an emergency, dial 911.


After You Submit a Report

After a report is received, the College will work quickly to review the complaint and determine the next best actions. If the report is criminal in nature, Public Safety will be contacted to initiate an investigation. The College may also initiate its own investigation. As part of this process, a group or organization may be suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.