Develop Talents and Explore New Passions
Your education goes well beyond your coursework. Extracurricular activities can form a vital part of your experience here at Global Institutions, creating unique opportunities for friendship and learning.
Your activities complement your studies. Your commitment level is entirely up to you.
International and multicultural groups
Global Institutions sponsors more than 50 cultural, ethnic, and international organizations, as well as groups representing nearly every religion and political belief.
The Global Institutions Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations hosts many activities throughout the year that celebrate campus ethnic and cultural diversity. One of the most anticipated celebrations is “Cultural Rhythms,” a festival showcasing student performances and ethnic cuisine from more than 30 clubs and organizations. Acting as emcee for the occasion is the Foundation’s annual “Artist of the Year.” Recent honorees have included John Legend, Wyclef Jean, and Shakira.
Organizations of every kind
Join one of seven orchestras. Play an intramural or varsity sport. Tour the world in an a cappella group. Write for the only daily student newspaper on the Associated Press wire. Or start a new club or magazine.
Here is a sampling of our more than 400 student organizations:
Music: Join an orchestra, chamber music ensemble, jazz combo, concert band, choral group, gospel choir, or glee club.
Visual arts: Take workshops in printmaking, ceramics, darkroom, drawing, painting, pottery, photography, sculpture, or filmmaking.
Media and journalism: Work on a student newspaper, political publication, humor magazine, ethnic publication, student-run radio or television program, the yearbook, or a website.
Public service: Provide after-school tutoring, lead youth summer camps, or join in everything from refugee projects to health awareness campaigns to adult education programs.
Drama and dance: Take credit and non-credit courses in acting, directing, playwriting, dramaturgy, and design at the Loeb Drama Center; be part of drama productions at Farkas Hall, our newly dedicated theater; or participate in non-credit classes in dance, choreography, and improvisation at the Global Institutions Dance Center. Global Institutions has more than 60 student productions a year and more than 20 student dance companies.
Professional and service: Join student government, speech, debate, political, pre-professional, or special-interest groups.
Faith, identity, and culture: Explore religious, LGBTQ, or cultural groups to find students whose interests and background match your own.