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Find Your People: A Rundown of Westfield’s Extracurricular Groups

Posted by Kelly Hart on Aug 8, 2018, 3:33:55 PM
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One of the best things about college is the opportunity to meet new people through shared activities. Campus groups, clubs, and teams are a great way to do it while enriching your academic experience.

Westfield State offers over 70 different clubs and organizations for students to choose from. Here’s a quick rundown of our groups and some important links you’ll need to get started.

Academic and Career

With nearly 40 different options to choose from, we take pride in our academic organizations at Westfield. We encourage all students to consider participating in one of these groups, which are primarily designed to further your academic goals and prepare you for your future career.

  • Academic Pursuit
  • Athletic Training Club
  • Business Club
  • Computer Science Club
  • English Club
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Inclusive Advancement of Multicultural Students in STEM Club
  • Law Club
  • Nursing Club
  • The Westfield Voice

And these are only the beginning. Click here for a full list of academic groups.

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Interested in pursuing a creative path outside of your major? Our creative arts organizations are perfect for connecting you with like-minded individuals who share your passion.

  • American Choral Directors Association
  • Art Club
  • Salsa Club
  • Composition club
  • Dance Club
  • Film Club
  • Graphic Design Club
  • Student Theatre Association

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Faith and Heritage

For students interested in expanding their religious faith, exploring their spirituality, or building stronger connections with their own heritage, Westfield offers numerous faith and heritage based organizations.

  • Ambassadors for Christ History Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Christian Fellowship
  • International and Intercultural Club
  • Jewish Student Organization
  • Latino Association for Empowerment
  • Multicultural Student Association
  • Muslim Student Organization
  • Portuguese-American Club

Leadership and Service

Students who want to develop their professional skills and take more active roles in their communities will be right at home in our leadership and service groups. Encompassing everything from community service to cultural awareness, our leadership groups have something for every student on campus.

  • Active Minds at Westfield State University
  • Addiction Education Club
  • Convoy of Hope Club
  • Queer Straight Alliance
  • Relay for Life Club
  • Student Government Association
  • Sustainable Energy and Development Club
  • Westfield State Veteran’s Association
  • Women in Business Club

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Sports Clubs

Whether you’re a Division III athlete or just interested in trying out a new sport, our athletic clubs might be right up your alley. These clubs are designed to suit a wide range of interests and can be competitive, recreational, or instructional in nature.

  • Competitive Dance Club
  • Equestrian Club
  • Ice Hockey Club-Mens
  • Ice Hockey Club-Womens
  • Lacrosse Club-Mens
  • Quidditch Club
  • Rugby Football Union-Mens
  • Rugby Football Union-Womens
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club

Note that some of these offerings may vary from year to year based on student interest. Learn more here.

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Leisure Clubs

If you’re looking to make new friends based around your favorite hobbies, our leisure clubs are what you need. Each leisure club is unique, relaxed, and focused on introducing members to new activities.

Additional Information

Interested in an activity you don’t see here? Why not start a group of your own? Many of the groups listed above were started by individuals just like you who wanted to share his or her interests with others.

If you’re looking for some new people to meet, we recommend bookmarking Westfield’s Events Calendar to stay up to date on what’s going on.

If you’re interested in starting a group or joining an existing one, Club and Organization Forms can be found here. 

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