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Clubs and Orgs (academics)

  • Arabic Club

    Arabic Club

    Email leader(s).

  • Bennington Movement Collective

    The Bennington Movement Collective

    The Movement Collective is a supportive, fun, and respectful body of students who grow and flourish through deepening their engagement in the creation and investigation of new movement art works and processes. It provides an environment for students from all backgrounds to collaborate and learn from each other’s experiences and find their individual voice in a movement setting. Email leader.

  • Drama Collective

    Drama Collective

    The Bennington College Drama Collective is devoted to facilitating and providing a platform for the exhibition of student work in drama, as well as cultivating a cohesive drama community within the student body of Bennington College. In addition to the 24 Hour Plays and the Object Plays, traditional events held at the beginning of fall and spring terms respectively, the Collective facilitates various play readings and events to unite the drama community as much as possible. We strive to exist as an approachable and accessible collective, providing opportunity to anyone who expresses interest. We wish to make students feel comfortable and welcome in collaborative and creative extracurricular settings. Email leader(s).

  • Student Educational Policies Committee (SEPC)

    Student Educational Policies Committee (SEPC)

    The Student Educational Policies Committee (SEPC) represents the student body on matters of academic policy, working to communicate and collaborate with students, faculty, and administration on academic matters at the classroom, discipline and institutional levels. Email leader(s).

  • The Bennington Radio Project

    The Bennington Radio Project

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  • VAPA Salon

    VAPA Salon

    A comfortable space for students constructive feedback on eachothers visual arts work. Email leader(s).

Clubs and Orgs (bad)

  • Archery Club

    The Archery Club’s goal is to offer practice time for anyone, beginner or expert, who wishes to improve their skill with a bow. For beginners who have little to no experience, instruction will be offered. Equipment will be provided, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it. Email leader.

  • Basketball

    To have fun playing basketball and to provide an environment to promote wellness through activity for beginners and experienced players. Email leader(s).

  • Bennington Ultimate Club

    Get together with some grizzly guys and gals to huck the ‘bee and have a good time. Email leader(s).

  • Cricket

    Cricket! Email leader(s).

  • Cycling Club

    To strengthen the community of cyclists on campus and provide a resource to those interested in road biking, mountain biking and cyclocross. Please email if you would like to get notifications about rides, tune up workshops, and touring trips throughout the term. Email leader(s).

  • Fencing Club

    Fencing! Email leader(s).

  • Outdoor Club

    To support and nurture the outdoor community here at Bennington College, we host regular outings throughout the term as well as daily sessions at the Climbing Wall in the Meyer Rec Barn. Email leader(s).

  • Soccer

    Intramural Soccer on the Bennington College Campus. Coed, all skill levels welcome! Email leader(s).

  • Swing and Social Dance

    The class and social event of the week! No, but seriously The Swing & Social Dance Club is to pormote and provide opportunities for swing dancing and othe rforms of social dance on campus. We have weekly hour-long classes for beginners & more, followed by an hour of DJ'd music for everyone to practice their newfound awesomeness. Pop in, try it, enjoy it! Email leader(s).

  • X-Country Running

    X-Country Running! Email leader(s).

Clubs and Orgs (budgetary)

  • Budget and Events Committee (B&EC)

    The Budget & Events Committee is a group of students advised by an Assistant Director of Student Life staff dedicated to providing budgetary and event planning support both to student organizations and students interest in planning events for the Bennington College Community. Email leader(s).

  • Program Activity Council (PAC)

    PAC (the Program Activities 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. PAC strives to foster relationships with the student body by providing opportunities that support and nurture the entire Bennington populace while encouraging an open dialogue between its members and the wider student body. Through suggestion from fellow students and the continuation of long running community traditions, PAC aims to balance out the Bennington students’ academic workload with social events that bring the campus community closer together. Email leader(s).

  • Student Endowment for the Arts (SEA)

    The mission of the SEA is to directly aid artistic endeavors of students working in visual art, music, drama, dance, and writing, which seek monetary support extending beyond the applicable department’s funding capabilities. SEA strives to familiarize Bennington students with the act of grantwriting. The SEA board is made up of students from all disciplines, who are elected to review anonymous proposals in a professional, respectful, and organized manner. Through assisting students with grant proposals and ultimately awarding grant funds, the SEA aims to support individual artists, as well as strengthen the role of the arts within the broader Bennington community. Email leader(s).

Clubs and Orgs (community)

  • Bennington Connects

    *Bringing the outside world into Bennington College through movies, music, art, dance etc.. * By providing a platform and upoort for students to introduce and educate the campus community about their cultures and practices, thus enhancing an understanding and appreciation of the diversity within the outside college. *By raising awareness about the different political, social, and economic issues around the world by bringing in guest speakers, having discussion forums, debates and panels, and organizing inter-cultural activities that will benefit the entire community.Email leader(s).

  • Bennington Environmental Action Group

    We are a group of like-minded environmentalists working and creating dialogue with an emhasis on student action to affect positive change here at Bennington College. Email leader(s).

  • Bennington Sustainable Food Project

    To encourage sustainability and foster a conscious food culture within our community. Visit the garden blog. Email leader(s).

  • Democracy Matters

    The Democracy Matters chapter at Bennington College aims to encourage, create, and promote actions and projects connecting pro-democracy reforms to issues of environment, civil rights, education, health care, foreign policy, and more. It will be a subset of the national Democracy Matters organization, which works to get private money out of politics and people back in. Email leader(s).

  • Interfaith Community

    We believe in the beauty and significance of every person's journey toward self-discovery. We cultivate community through conversations and storytelling in which we explore and share in one another's diverse experiences of spirituality, faith, religion, and meaning-making. Not only do we provide a safe space for personal reflection, but we also seek to learn from each other's evolving beliefs, practices, and questions. Email leader(s).

  • Kalopsia

    Email leader(s).

  • Kulanu

    Kulanu (Hebrew for "all of us") is Bennington's Jewish student group. We invite Jews and non-Jews alike to learn about and enjoy various aspects of Jewish culture, from celebrating holidays to learning music to cooking (and eating) food to discussing various aspects of our religious and spiritual practice. Email leader(s).

  • Latin@

    We strive to spread awareness and celebrate the Latin@ culture by providing both a home to Latin students and non-Latin students. Email leader.

Clubs and Orgs (extra-curricular)

  • Animation Club

    A group that explores anime through film and television, and the discussion or art and culture. Email leader(s).

  • Broadway @ Bennington

    A group of students who want to bring musical theatre to the Bennington community, creating a forum where musicals can be discovered, discussed, performed, and enjoyed. We also aim to give opportunities to on-campus composers, writers, and performers to show their work and get feedback. Email leader(s).

  • Classic Film Series

    We invite you to sit back and enjoy some speical films in the best cinema on campus every Friday night. Whenever possible films are screeend from Blue-Ray on an HD projector with 5.1 surround sound. While each term we include some of the favorite classics, the selection is designed to pique curiosity and excited the senses with those forgotten, ingnored or taboo films that deserve a place in the classical cannon. Email leader(s).

  • Sacred Harp

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  • Sailing Club

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Clubs and Orgs (literary)

  • Bennington Free Press

    As Bennington's only student-run newspaper, we will report on the events of both the campus and town community and research and analyze issues that affect Bennington students with fairness and accuracy sing both print and online mediums. Email leader(s).

  • Plain China

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  • The SILO

    Silo is the student-operated literary/arts journal of Bennington College. Since 1941, Silo has published the work of Bennington students, striving to represent a range of work in all disciplines. Silo is published biannually online at silo.bennington.edu; a cumulative volume containing student work from both terms is printed each spring. Email leader(s).

Clubs and Orgs (wellness)

  • BeWell Project

    The BEnnington WELLness Project (BeWell) is a student organization, in collaboration with faculty and staff, dedicated to holistically addressing and supporting the emotional and physical well-being of the Bennington community, with special attention given to advocating for mental health. Open communication with Health and Psych Services, Campus Safety, Student Life, and the administration is essential to achieving our goals. We also pride ourselves on staying connected and collaborating with other student organizations on campus, such as Queer and SWAG (Sexual Wellness Advocacy Group). BeWell meetings provide a safe space for students to address issues, receive support, and get connected with the resources they need. The project promotes these aspirations through workshops, events, resource promotion, and special projects. Email leader.

  • Bennington Substance Support

    The purpose of the substance panel is to provide a safe and trustworthy space to discuss drugs and alcohol free from scare tactics, stigmatization, and the other stereotypes that are included in the everyday discussions of substances. The objective in discussions is the truth and how that pertains to individuals on a person to person basis. Through this objective we will get a better understanding of what we put into our bodies and how it affects us. Education will be a primary component of Be Mindful in which we will be working with BeWell and other resources on campus to better educate the community on the implications of using substances. Along with education the substance panel will provide sober fun nights on Fridays in order to have a healthier alternative to the weekend party scene. Lastly, substance panel will provide those that may need more help with necessary resources. These resouces include but are not limited to psych services, twlve step meetings in the green mountain area and at Williams College. Email leader(s).

  • SWAG (Sexual Wellness Advocacy Group)

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Clubs and Orgs (volunteer)

  • The American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world. Email leader(s).

  • The Bennington Free Clinic (BFC)

    The BFC is a member of the Vermont Coalition of Clinics for the Uninsured (VCCU). Formed in 1995, the VCCU is a 501(c)3 organization whose purpose is to increase access to health care for low income uninsured and underinsured Vermont residents. Email leader(s).

  • Center For Living and Rehab

    Not all nursing homes are alike. When you are searching for a home for a relative who can no longer take care of themselves or a place for short term rehab after surgery or a stroke, you want everything to be right. You want, Great nursing care, Good food Friendly, helpful people and a supportive, caring environment. At CLR, meeting the needs of our residents, patients, and their families is the most important thing we do. Long-Term Care: We provide a home for people who can no longer live on their. We also have special programs for those with Alzheimer's and other memory disorders; Subacute Care: We also specialize in caring for people who need rehab after surgery or a stroke or who need specialized wound care. Email leader(s).

  • Clown Care Unit

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  • DREAM

    The DREAM Program, Inc. is a mentoring organization that pairs college students with youth from affordable housing neighborhoods. Our mentoring relationships empower children to lead healthy, productive lives. Email leader(s).

  • Empty Bowls

    Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity. Email leader(s).

  • Habitat for Humanity

    As a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion, we welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds. We have more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Together, we have helped to build or repair more than 800,000 houses and serve more than four-million people worldwide. Email leader(s).

  • MASS MoCA

    MASS MoCA seeks to catalyze and support the creation of new art, expose our visitors to bold visual and performing art in all stages of production, and re-invigorate the life of a region in socioeconomic need. Email leader(s).

  • North Bennington Fire Department

    Volunteer fire department opportunities. Email leader(s).

  • Pullman Farms

    Pullman Farm is a family farm in Shaftsbury, Vermont. We offer horse boarding, youth, and adult riding lessons, indoor and outdoor riding facilities, and seasonal equestrian events.Email leader(s).

  • Vermonts Arts Exchange

    To strengthen communities and neighborhoods through the arts and to bring art, art education, exhibition and performance opportunities to people of all ages, abilities, and income. Email leader(s).