Student Organizations & Leadership
With over 116 Student Organizations, and the opportunity to charter new ones, Colorado College provides an opportunity for every student to be involved.
Colorado College provides an opportunity for each and every student to become involved. Student Organization involvement allows students to maximize their college experience by taking advantage of a wide variety of campus opportunities. Student organization involvement is one way at CC that provides the chance to build lifelong friendships, to grow personally, to develop as leader, to engage in community service and much much more.
At Colorado College we work with student organizations for the vast majority of the programming that occurs each year including late night programming, concerts, special events, cultural and social events, community service & civic engagement opportunities, lectures and conferences. Student feedback and buy-in is critical to our efforts lifting campus spirit and strengthening traditions.Join us at Campus Activities Night for a chance to explore what each organization has to offer and to sign up for an interest meeting.
Browse the following list of student organizations:
For additional information regarding registered student organizations contact CC Student Government Association.
* Indicates student group through the Collaborative for Community Engagement Office.
Student Leaders: Jackson Schrott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our mission is to write, inform and inspire both our climbing and others by showcasing the climbers and climbs of CC - past and present - through writing, photos and art work.
Aprender Mediante Amistad (AMA)*
Student Leaders: Anis Buttar-Miller (email@example.com), Rachel Powers (firstname.lastname@example.org), Joselinne Medrano (email@example.com)
AMA is dedicated to assisting community children whose parents in many cases do not speak English fluently and are unable to help their children with their homework. AMA helps these children improve their reading and homework skills, and provides them with fun and educational activities. Through our service, the students we tutor have an opportunity to improve their academic performance, as well as establish trusting relationships with role models from Colorado College.
Asian Student Union (ASU)
Student Leaders: Alex Rehorst (firstname.lastname@example.org), Minerva Ho (email@example.com)
We strive to promote and preserve various Asian cultures at Colorado College while seeking to unify those of Asian descent and those interested in Asian heritage regardless of background.
The Back Row
Student Leaders: Gus Catlin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We aim to maintain a group of male-identifying individuals who enjoy the musical and social aspects of a cappella, and to have a safe space where we can learn, practice, and perform the kind of music we enjoy while forming bonds of brotherhood and friendship to last for the ages.
Student Leaders: Will Osier (email@example.com)
Best Buddies creates one-to-one friendships between CC students and individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD). The club also hosts a class on campus every Wednesday evening, named Higher Visions for Education (HVE). HVE is continuing education for adults with Down syndrome designed to enrich their independent living and social skills.
Bioscience Outreach Club*
Student Leader: Ines Siepmann (firstname.lastname@example.org), Story Schwantes (email@example.com), Leo Brausel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bioscience Outreach Club provides lab experiences for Audubon Elementary School, a school underfunded for science programming. We go to Audubon 1-2 times each block, and work with 3rd-5th grade students. We do a wide variety of experiments, and no "science" knowledge is required -- we welcome anyone interested! We also host occasional on-campus events for elementary age students.
Black Student Union (BSU)
Student Leaders: Mekael Daniel (email@example.com), Cam Kaplan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BSU is an inclusive safe space on campus for intersectional black and brown people. We aim to engage students to explore and advocate for their intersectional identities while simultaneously building community among each other and allies. We also strive to foster a supportive and engaging environment by hosting both social and educational events with the hope of sparking campus-wide action on race and ethnicity.
Black Women at CC
Student Leaders: Ysa Trujillo (email@example.com)
The mission of this group is to empower and uplift black women. We hope to promote a positive body image and a healthy mind.
Board Game Club
Student Leader: Ely Merenstein (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We are a group of gamers, enthusiasts, strategists, thrill-seekers, and fun-lovers of all kinds that come together to play tabletop games and enjoy the company of like-minded students.
Student Leader: Christian Lockefeer (email@example.com)
The Bowling Club aims to create a space for people across grades, majors, socioeconomic statuses, and athletic capabilities to come together and have fun through a low-stakes recreational activity. We also strive to strengthen the bond between Colorado College and the greater Colorado Springs community by forging relationships with the patrons of bowling alleys across town.
CC Boxing Club
Student Leaders: Zachary Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Elena Perez (email@example.com)
We provide students with an opportunity to learn full contact fighting techniques from a professional expert for sport, fitness or self-defense purposes.
Student Leaders: Brenna Geiger (firstname.lastname@example.org), Sophie Sither (email@example.com)
The Brazil Club at Colorado College provides a welcoming and enthusiastic atmosphere for all students who want to practice their Portuguese and get to know Brazilian culture through music, dance, games and food.
Student Leaders: Jesse Shaich (firstname.lastname@example.org), Madeline Ng (email@example.com), Patricia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BreakOut strives to facilitate connections and foster cooperation between CC students and local, regional and national communities by engaging students through meaningful weekend, block break, and spring break trips. We continuously improve our community partnerships and reflect on our ethics of service through engaged conversation and inclusivity.
Student Leaders: Lena Farr-Morrissey (email@example.com)
The mission of B-Side is to make music more accessible to students at Colorado College and Colorado Springs as a whole. The collective is specifically for female, riotgrrls, LGBTQIA+/queer, and gender nonconforming students, however, our events and workshops are for everyone.
Video Game Club (C+5)
Student Leaders: Bella Christoffersen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Charles Shorb (email@example.com) Aw Antonoffwertheimer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
C+5 is a club working to integrate an underrepresented group on campus. If you have a passion for games, from computer games to board games, we are your club!
Student Leaders: Noelle Edwards (email@example.com), Nick Ravich (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We strive to share the benefits of meat with our college community in a positive and respectful manner while enhancing campus life by hosting barbeques.
Student Leader: Jonathan Tignor (email@example.com)
The Catalyst is a weekly independent newspaper produced and managed exclusively by the students of Colorado College. Published for the benefit of the college community and the surrounding local area, the Catalyst aims to bring general interest and academic-oriented news, ideas, and opinions into greater collective view--to act as a catalyst for informed debate. The newspaper is published under the auspices of Cutler Publications, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit independent of Colorado College.
Leader: Anna Keating (firstname.lastname@example.org), Student Leader: Natalie Cuadrado (email@example.com)
The Colorado College Catholic Community hosts liturgies, community events, art and spirituality workshops, speakers, hikes, pilgrimages and more as a way of allowing students of all backgrounds to experience, question, and engage with the beauty and diversity of the Catholic tradition.
CC Learning Initiative in the Mountains (CCLIM)*
Student Leaders: Amy Bolton (firstname.lastname@example.org), Hannah Shultz (email@example.com), Claire Altieri (firstname.lastname@example.org), Anita Klaeser (email@example.com), Ankita Sharma (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CCLIM is a service organization that works with West Middle School students in Colorado Springs after school and on weekends. Our goals are to expose kids without experience to the outdoors and issues surrounding the environment as well as service. In addition, we aim to serve as mentors to middle school students and introduce them to a college environment.
Chinese Student Association (CSA)
Student Leaders: Scott Shen (email@example.com), Jiayi Guo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CSA seeks to promote and preserve Chinese culture at Colorado College and the surrounding community and to unify those who are interested in Chinese culture.
Editor-in-Chief: Sara Fleming (email@example.com)
Cipher is a student-run magazine featuring creative nonfiction, narrative journalism, short stories, and art. The magazine aims to investigate issues affecting the college, Colorado Springs, the U.S., and the world. An archive of our past issues and our contact information can be found on our website, http://www.ciphermagazine.com.
Climbers Association of Colorado College (CACC)
Student Leader: Claire Bresnan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CACC's mission is to create an informal climbing community at CC. We connect current climbers with alumni and the Colorado Springs community to foster mentorship and learn from each other. We also provide an outlet for climbers to connect and get climbing outside of ORC programs.
Student Leaders: David Lamis (email@example.com), Ben Swain (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tiger Baseball is a student run organization. Our primary season runs throughout the spring when we compete against the top club teams in Western and Southern Colorado. The team is comprised of players from all backgrounds, ranging from potential D1 commits to beginners.
Colorado College Coding Club
Student Leaders: Michal Wisniewski (email@example.com), Urja Risal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We help CC students get jobs and internships in the tech industry. Our club sponsors are tech companies from all over Colorado, who are always looking for talented coders. We take students on tours at companies, host CEOs and Engineers as guest speakers, and organize coding events and hackathons throughout the school year. Alumni of our club have gone on to work at companies like Google, Northrop Grumman, EY, Lockheed Martin, and Altia.
Colorado College Student Government Association (CCSGA)
Student Body President: Zac Schulman (email@example.com)
The Colorado College Student Government Association (CCSGA) is comprised of members democratically elected by the Colorado College student body. CCSGA gives students a crucial role in the campus-wide development of an enriching college experience. CCSGA strives to make life at Colorado College not only intellectual, but also enjoyable and meaningful. In addition to being a source of support for student organizations and events, CCSGA is also a forum for cooperative action and provides a voice calling for progress. CCSGA is dedicated to the improvement of Colorado College and is driven by the passion and determination of its students.
Conversations on Whiteness
Student Leaders: Frances Gellert (firstname.lastname@example.org), Anna Wermuth (email@example.com)
We engage students in critical examinations of whiteness to promote a more inclusive and anti-racist campus climate. This group was created in an effort to engage white students in the discussion of racism following the racist Yik-Yak comments posted anonymously during Fall 2015. Demographically, Colorado College is predominantly white. Our group provides a space for white students to learn about their own whiteness and speak with other white students and students of color. For white students who have not been exposed to such spaces before in an academic setting, this space offers opportunities for reflections outside of the classroom.
COOL Science Club*
Student Leaders: Jessi Blake (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ryan McLachlan (email@example.com)
We aim to make science more accessible to underprivileged kids and kids in general. We host the Big COOL Science Festival every year in April, hosting over 3000 people on campus for the event. The event is our way of directly engaging with the larger Colorado Springs community. Throughout the year we focus on tutoring science to underprivileged or at-risk elementary and middle school students. Science is supposed to be fun, not scary!
The Co-op: Bike and Ski
Student Leader: Gabe Suszynski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Bike Co-op supports Colorado College's bike culture and sustainability initiatives by providing bicycle maintenance education, refurbished bike sales, and events to engage the campus community.
Student Leader: Ariel Fillion (email@example.com), Natalie TeSelle (firstname.lastname@example.org), Lindsey Downie (email@example.com)
CREATE matches Colorado College students with Mann Middle School girls to engage in creative, imaginative and experiential activities. CREATE intends to establish a safe and inspiring atmosphere that encourages personal exploration, helping girls find a passion and build self-confidence through that passion. We work as a large group, as well as in small groups to give girls both individual attention and the opportunity to work with their peers. Activities include book making, yoga, dance, song writing/poetry, music, painting, photography, pottery, jewelry making, and weaving.
Student Leader: Maggie Mehlman (firstname.lastname@example.org), Zoe Lilak (email@example.com)
Dance Workshop is a student dance show that takes place once a semester. The process begins in the first block of the semester by creating a group of choreographers and holding open dancer auditions, were EVERYONE gets casts! The show takes place 3rd or 4th block of the semester. Students love to being on the stage having fun and showing off their moves. If the stage isn't for you come watch the show! Its always a good time! Everyone is welcome! Everyone can DANCE!
Student Leader: Annie Brandstrader (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A women's fraternity that works to foster high ideals of friendship among women, promote their education and cultural interests, create in them a true sense of social responsibility, and develop in them the best qualities of character. To learn more about Delta Gamma at CC, visit http://coloradocollege.deltagamma.org.
The Democratic Dialogue Project
Student Leader: Helen Griffiths (email@example.com)
The Democratic Dialogue Project aims to create a literal and intellectual space where Colorado College students and United States Air Force Academy cadets can come together to discuss crucial issues that affect both of their political lives, as bipartisan dialogue is now more important than ever. Considering that less than one percent of civilians participate in the military, there is a significant lack of real dialogue between civilian and military members. Similarly, there is often a lack of understanding between CC students and USAFA cadets. DDP's short-term goals are to hold a series of events and discussions throughout the next two years. This year will be focused on U.S. foreign policy and next year will focus on U.S. domestic policy. DDP holds events once to twice a month in coordination with USAFA cadets and DDP meets every other week within CC to plan events and brainstorm ideas for future dialogue. Long term, DDP hopes to build a future of military and political leaders who have friends on the other side and who are committed to solving real problems, free of the divisive rhetoric and partisan hatred that haunted our last election. The hope is for a different kind of politics, one where we can respectfully disagree, one where informed dialogue is valued and one where people can talk to their friends or family with politically diverse views in an open way.
Student Leaders: Kadin Mangalik (firstname.lastname@example.org), Shane Brown (email@example.com), Carly Cribbs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CC Democrats advocates, organizes, and educates on behalf of progressive causes on campus and in the Colorado Springs community.
Student Leaders: Maddy Webster (email@example.com), Lora Yip (firstname.lastname@example.org), Matthew Kwak (email@example.com)
Early Scholars' mission is to provide quality homework help and build relationships with the students of Taylor Elementary School.
Student Leaders: Anna Wermuth (firstname.lastname@example.org), Belle Durkin (email@example.com)
Ellement is Colorado College's close-knit and welcoming female and non-binary inclusive a capella group founded in 1995 by Shawna Hedlund and Amy Studson. They arrange and perform songs across a wide range of genres for off-campus/on-campus events and their semi-annual concerts of original arrangements. They welcome auditioners at the beginning of each semester.
CC Students for Environmental Action (EnAct)
Student Leaders: Jordan Schrage (firstname.lastname@example.org), Emma Fetterly (email@example.com)
We are dedicated to environmental justice from the personal to global scale through collaboration, education and activism.
Student Leaders: Ben Swain (firstname.lastname@example.org), Bryn Morgan (email@example.com)
We aim to promote multicultural understanding and Spanish abilities among students at Steele Elementary, while fostering leadership and community engagement among CC students.
Empowered Queers United for Absolute Liberation (EQUAL)
Student Leaders: Cate Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Halle Schall (email@example.com)
EQUAL provides queer and questioning students with a confidential safe space on campus to talk about queer issues.
Student Leaders: Anna Lang (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mac Millard (email@example.com)
We are an intercollegiate equestrian team made up of riders of all levels from beginners to 3' jumpers. Our team travels from Nebraska to Wyoming and competes in four to five IHSA shows throughout the year. Even if competing isn't for you, you can still be a part of the team activities and group lessons!
Feminist Collective (FemCo)
Student Leaders: Malone DeYoung (firstname.lastname@example.org), Nan Elpers (email@example.com)
The mission of FemCo is to engage members and the CC community in dialogue and action surrounding the liberation of all people from patriarchy while emphasizing lived experiences and intersecting identities. FemCo works to expose the CC community to the intersectional characteristics of feminism through facilitation of discussion and events.
FIJI (Phi Gamma Delta)
Student Leader: Miguel Mendez (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Chi Sigma chapter of the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta is a proud and vibrant part of the community on Colorado College's campus. As one of the campus's largest fraternities we have dedicated ourselves to service on an individual and organizational level. Our fraternity is home to some of the college's strongest student leaders from the president's council and residential advisors to strong academic role models in nearly every department. Being a brother in FIJI is a matter of pride and each of our member live their lives by the principles of friendship, service, knowledge, morality, and excellence.
Films for Social Justice
Student Leader: Will Stockton (email@example.com), Audrey Mack-Westby (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our mission is to collaborate with other clubs to facilitate the screening of films relating to social justice issues and to create a space where we can facilitate discussion of these issues. We hope to educate a broader audience on a variety of social justice topics, including class, race, and gender issues, through the approachable medium of film. Films for Social Justice encourages students to educate themselves on specific, nuanced topics that they may not have exposure to in their area of study. We do this through fun, engaging screenings that require little effort on the part of the audience. We put in the work of choosing an appropriate film and dinner. Just show up and enjoy the show!
Student Leader: Willis Zetter (email@example.com)
The mission of the CCFU is to encourage filmmaking and appreciation of the art of filmmaking at Colorado College by giving students a place to congregate, learn from each other and professionals, network, discuss ideas, and take advantage of the talent and resources of experienced directors, editors, technicians, and actors.
CC Food Coalition*
Student Leader: Max Vivado (firstname.lastname@example.org), Westly Joseph (email@example.com)
The mission of the CC Food Coalition is to educate students on issues of food security and sovereignty and to highlight the places at which food and social justice intersect. Through engaging in discussion about issues of food justice, we motivate and empower students to take action towards changing the food systems of the Pikes Peak Region. To facilitate such action, we foster partnerships and create opportunities for students to engage with organizations working to make concrete changes in our local food systems.
Freeriders Union of CC (FUCC)
Student Leaders: Alexander Makic (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We are the ski and ride club! We run the buses to the resorts on the weekends, host movies, and throw a rail jam on campus. Don't forget about our Winterfest!
Student Leaders: Emma Low (email@example.com), Alyssa Warling (firstname.lastname@example.org)
GlobeMed is a student organization that is dedicated to increasing the visibility and awareness of global health issues with the goal of improving health disparities around the world. GlobeMed at Colorado College is partnered with Western Organization of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Western Kenya to improve the health of vulnerable communities. We invite all members of the CC community to engage in debate, advocacy and service in the issues of global health, health of underserved populations in the United States, humanitarian relief, international development, and health policy.
Student Leaders: Remi Shore (email@example.com)
Grow is a student organization that advocates for mental health concerns in the Colorado College community. Weekly meetings offer support for students with eating disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, OCD, panic disorders, addictive behaviors, and for students with occasional need of support and their allies. The group is not restricted to students who require mental health services, but rather provides the opportunity for all students to discuss their mental state in an open forum. Activities in the meetings focus on positive group support strategies. These activities address common triggers in the college community, such as: control, guilt, trauma, responsibility, social-norms, and an array of similar triggers. Additionally, Grow sponsors advocacy events throughout the year, to provide the Colorado College community with information regarding mental health, eating disorders and wellness. Grow is one of many advocacy and support groups in the Colorado Springs community. Members are encouraged to attend as frequently or as infrequently as they desire. Grow leaders are happy to provide information and referrals for similar groups in Colorado Springs. We are first and foremost an advocacy group for Colorado College students.
Health Professions Club (HPC)
Student Leader: Grace Cooke (firstname.lastname@example.org), Megan Viozzi (email@example.com)
Health Professions Club (HPC) provides additional resources, guidance, and advice to students intending to follow a career in the health professions: dental, medical, optometry, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc. HPC emphasizes making a difference on the Colorado College campus and in Colorado Springs by providing connections to health professionals within the community.
Student Leaders: Nikki Mills (firstname.lastname@example.org), Aaron Alcouloumre (email@example.com)
Hillel is Colorado College's Jewish student organization. All of our events, however, are open to everyone! We have weekly Shabbat dinners at the interfaith house and we also build a sukkah, put on Passover seder, enjoy a Rosh Hashana service in the mountains, and more every year. Join us next Friday night for Shabbat dinner!
Integrative Design Group
Student Leader: Sophie Mittelstadt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The student-run Integrative Design Group (IDG) aims to engage the Colorado College campus community in the process of sustainable and sensible design on campus to proliferate a sense of ownership and belonging for all community members. In order to maximize the benefits to all community members, we investigate the dynamic and multifaceted opportunities and challenges that are unique to each project. We therefore serve to provide a platform for all campus community members to engage in dialogue about design decisions made on campus and to encourage constructive interactions between different groups.
J Street U
Student Leaders: Rachel Powers (email@example.com), Elam Boockvarklein (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This group works to find a solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in the Middle East and to ignite this difficult conversation on CC Campus. Movie screenings, discussions and food to come!
Kappa Alpha Theta
Student Leader: Kayla Moreno (email@example.com)
Leading women dedicated to service, sisterhood, and tradition.
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Student Leader: Maggie Mehlman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A sorority founded on the core principles of Friendship, Leadership and Scholarship. Kappa women around the world embrace positive ethical principles sisterhood and opportunities for leadership and personal growth.
Student Leader: Riley O'Sullivan (email@example.com)
Kappa Sigma: an all-male fraternity built on the principles of fellowship, leadership, scholarship, and service. Other priorities of the Beta Omega chapter of Kappa Sigma include diversity and inclusion alongside goals of providing safe and fun events for other students to enjoy.
Korean American Student Association (KASA)
Student Leader: Jio Chang (firstname.lastname@example.org), Magdalena Horowitz (email@example.com)
Our mission is to provide a space for Korean students and students who enjoy Korean culture to cultivate and celebrate Korean American culture.
Student Leaders: Sam Toulmin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Maria Cortner (email@example.com)
The best of the best. The greatest music festival at CC. Saturated with fun, considered unbeatable by most.
Men's Club Hockey
Student Leaders: Will Bemis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A student run team that plays on campus in Honnen Arena for male students.
Student Leader: Rowan Rockafellow (email@example.com)
Colorado College's nationally competing men's rugby team. Come out and play with us!
Minority Association of Pre-health Students (MAPS)
Student Leaders: Chaline Lobti (firstname.lastname@example.org), Katie Thompson (email@example.com)
We explore cultural boundaries in health care and act as a support group.
Model United Nations (Model UN) Club
Student Leaders: Elena Martinez-Vivot (firstname.lastname@example.org), Rosa Mallorson (email@example.com)
The Model United Nations Club will encourage understanding in international security, health policy, environmental protection, human rights, and humanitarian aid by researching countries' positions and representing them at collegiate conferences. Members of the club will also strive to promote global awareness on campus.
Multicultural Organization of Students: An International Community (MOSAIC)
Student Leaders: Viktor Kelemen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Anusha Khanal (email@example.com)
The mission of MOSAIC is to bring awareness to multiculturalism and internationalism at Colorado College and the surrounding community. Mosaic not only provides a safe space for international students to organize and talk about their own culture and the realities of being an international student at CC, but it also provides an opportunity for CC students of U.S. nationality an opportunity to exchange ideas and learn about multiculturalism and internationalism at CC.
Multi-Racial Affinity Group
Student Leaders: Marve Aguinaga (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jaysha Schwindt (email@example.com)
MRA is an organization for multiracial students to explore and advocate for their intersectional racial and ethnic identities while simultaneously building community amongst each other. We will discuss, document, and critically examine the experiences of navigating multi-racial and multi-ethnic identities on campus as well as worldwide. All this will be done while celebrating and highlighting the diversity of our members heritage.
Muslim Student Association
Student Leaders: Fidelia Nawar (firstname.lastname@example.org), Matt Rosen (email@example.com)
The Muslim Student Association is a community of students that wishes to spread awareness about Islam, foster a sense of community for both practicing and non-practicing Muslims of all denominations, and allow interfaith dialogue with communities in and around the college.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on Campus
Student Leaders: Mikaela Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NAMI on Campus works to end the stigma that makes it hard for students to talk about mental health and get the help they need. We hold creative meetings, innovative awareness events, and offer signature NAMI programs through partnership with NAMI Colorado Springs. Our goal is to educate the campus community and advocate for improved mental health services and policies on campus.
The National Society of Leadership and Success
Student Leaders: Megan Tomhave (email@example.com), Aydin Gates (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The society offers life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where likeminded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.
Native American Student Union
Student Leaders: Cristina Garcia (email@example.com), Mateo Parsons (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NASU supports indigenous and Native American students at Colorado College in safely and comfortably expressing their cultural elements while garnering a college education. NASU also seeks to educate a broader campus and community audience on indigenous and Native American cultures and issues while celebrating and highlighting the diversity of our heritage.
Nordic Ski Team
Student Leader: Ines Siepmann (email@example.com), Benjamin Swift (firstname.lastname@example.org), Laurel Sullivan (email@example.com)
The Nordic Ski Team is a club sport dedicated to making nordic skiing an accessible sport to all. The team competes with the Rocky Mountain Conference and has practices 1-3 times each week. There is no experience or gear required to join the team, and time commitments vary. No one is required to compete. The group also gets together for fun activities such as scavenger hunts and hikes for bonding!
North Boys Enrichment Program*
Student Leaders: Silas Farewell-Mead (firstname.lastname@example.org), Hannah Runyon (email@example.com)
The North Boys Enrichment Program is an opportunity to mentor at-risk males attending North Middle School. Each CC mentor is paired with a student from North and gets to serve as a role model, motivator, and tutor for this individual student. This program is a great chance to connect with the youth in our community and make a difference in a boy's life! Mentors pick students up at North Middle School and walk them to the CC campus for various activities, before returning the students back to North.
Outdoor Recreation Committee (ORC)
Student Leader: Gen Buzan-Dansereau (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Student Leader: Ally Bourelly (email@example.com)
We are Greek Life.
Student Leader: Nisha Venkateswaran (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our mission is to connect photographers, create venues for student photography, and be an educational resource around campus.
Student Leaders: Maddie Bodell (email@example.com), Madison Sternitzky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We seek to promote understanding about the various pathways to professional careers in veterinary medicine, wildlife conservation, animal husbandry, or other related professions, as well as provide support throughout the graduate-level application process.
CC Prison Project*
Student Leader: Emma Kerr (email@example.com)
The mission of the Prison Project is prison reform advocacy and education on our campus. We believe that every person is complicit in the injustices of incarceration, so we must utilize our power and resources to make change in our community.
Queer Community Coalition (QCC)
Student Leaders: Breanna Conwell (firstname.lastname@example.org), Nikita Cano (email@example.com)
The mission of QCC is to provide substance-free events for queer and questioning students on campus, without the pressure of drugs and/or alcohol.
Colorado College QuestBridge Scholars Network (CC QSN)
Student Leader: Jessi Blake (firstname.lastname@example.org), Peyton Roepke (email@example.com)
Colorado College QuestBridge Scholars Network (CCQSN) is a chapter of QuestBridge, the national scholarship organization, which provides a supportive community for QuestBridge scholars, and other low-income students on campus. CCQSN aims to provide a central space where low-income students can navigate educational and life opportunities. CCQSN strives to bridge the gap caused by socioeconomic differences by facilitating resources useful to low-income students.
Real Food Club
Student Leader: Maximilian Vivado (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Real Food Club is committed to organizing students to create a transparent food purchasing policy at CC.
CC Refugee Alliance*
Student Leaders: Pranit Garg (email@example.com)
We partner with Lutheran Family Services Refugee and Asylee Programs to help refugees achieve self-sufficiency in the U.S.
Room 46 A Capella
Student Leader: Daniel Cabaniss (firstname.lastname@example.org), Laila Marshall (email@example.com)
Room 46 is the coed a cappella group at Colorado College. We all love to sing and especially have an absolute blast dressing up and sharing our music with all our audiences. We take value in having a wide range of voices in our group, which forms a unique and full sound. We sing a variety of different genres from the '20s to current pop music and perform at local events in the community and on campus. We hold auditions each semester, so if you're interested in joining our group please email firstname.lastname@example.org! You can also find us on Facebook and youtube.
Roots: Colorado Springs Homeless Collective
Student Leader: Abigail Ezell (email@example.com); Jackie Bonasia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We strive to empower all members of the community and enact social change surrounding homelessness in Colorado Springs. We carry out this vision by promoting humanizing and inclusive dialogue surrounding homelessness, providing empowering, creative programming for community members experiencing homelessness, and maintaining partnerships with local organizations such as Urban Peak.
Student Leaders: Lena Farr-Morrissey (email@example.com), Norbert McGettigan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Located in Shove Chapel, Sacred Grounds is a student-based, sustainable coffeehouse and study space for the Colorado College community to interact, plan events, access information, and build awareness and energy to make positive change happen. This space is for the students of Colorado College to collaborate and promote grassroots education, social responsibility, and active engagement. We are a venue for performance, art, music, and literature. All beverages offered in the coffeehouse are fare trade-certified, organic, and non-alcoholic, as we promote a substance-free zone. Our main goal is to provide a safe and inclusive space for students to carry out their academic and creative endeavors. Through supportive community, dialogue, passion, and expression we strive to join the campus folk over delightful drinks for student-run events.
Student Leader: Henry Swain (email@example.com)
A fraternity at CC dedicated to friendship, justice and learning.
The Sounds of Colorado College (SOCC)
General Manager: Paulina Ukrainets (firstname.lastname@example.org), Events Manager: Matt FitzGibbon (email@example.com)
The SOCC is the student-led organization on campus that manages a campus radio station and music blog in addition to putting on monthly live music events featuring student bands and/or smaller up and coming bands. Our programming is expanding to include more educational events and workshops.
Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics: CC Chapter
Student Leaders: Jacqueline Xu (firstname.lastname@example.org), Hanqing Li (email@example.com)
As a Colorado College chapter, we are part of the SIAM international network of mathematicians and scientists who aim to build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of sciences and technology. We invite guest speakers to give lectures at CC, organize field trips to learn about research at other universities and institutions, organize workshops, plan social events and provide opportunities to share mathematics-related research.
Student Leader: Katie Damas (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ricardo Serrano Pena (email@example.com)
SOMOS seeks to bring together students of all backgrounds in an effort to learn about Latinx/Hispanic-related topics and current events. We look at current events and issues keeping a pan-ethnic identity in mind and also looking at all members of the Latinx community with this focus in mind.
Student Co-Directors: Jacqueline Nkhonjera (firstname.lastname@example.org), SethWilson Gray (email@example.com)
SpeakEasy is a spoken word poetry group that focuses on the artistic development of its members through weekly workshops and practices. The group performs each block to provide the student population with their monthly dose of bars, rhymes, lines, and untold stories.
Spikeball Institution of Colorado College (S.I.C.C.)
Student Leaders: Samantha Sanson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Natalie Gubbay (email@example.com)
Our club seeks to spread the game of Spikeball throughout campus providing people with a community, new friendships, exercise, and memories they can cherish for a lifetime.
CC Spiritual Life
Leader: Brandy Lachocki (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Let's face it--finding a spiritual path can be a challenge...but it can also be an adventure! is as varied as our community is diverse. CC is a great place to be a seeker as well as a tremendous resource to deepen your faith. Spirituality can ground us in a way that offers meaning and wholeness in an otherwise turbulent world. At other times, it can shake us loose from our complacency and open us to new horizons.
We love to encourage folks in their spiritual journeys to encounter the sacred, and we also promote ethical engagement with those in the community. We're available to meet with you personally to talk more about spiritual life at CC or listen to what's on your mind. Just stop by the main office in Shove Chapel.
CC Spoon University
Student Leaders: Anita Wray (email@example.com), Laura Santi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Spoon University is the everyday food resource for our generation, on a mission to make food make sense. Our chapter helps to bring student based food to campus through cooking events, catering opportunities, and club dinners. In addition, we as a club write and publish articles to a national site and gain as many as 100,000 views or publish photos to our instagram with almost 1,000 followers! We are always looking for more writers, food photographers and general foodies to join!
Student Leaders: Roo Smith (email@example.com), Stow Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The purpose of Strange Temple is to offer a place where members of the Colorado College community can come and either learn for the first time or continue to develop their skateboarding skills. The group consists of passionate individuals that are spreading their stoke for skateboarding by welcoming all skill levels just looking to have fun. We serve as an opportunity for the community to get more involved in the skateboarding culture and lifestyle.
Student Leader: Jessi Lowe (email@example.com), Monica Black (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The CC Farm is a 1.3 acre urban farm that cultivates both produce and a culture of care, collaboration, and action around food issues and the people affected by them. We provide an educational space for the campus and Colorado Springs communities to explore and participate in sustainable food production. The farm is located on the Colorado College campus at 1228 Wood Avenue, behind the Stewart House, and just off of the Monument Creek Trail. The Farm at CC creates independent, empowered student leaders through supporting an innovative internship and volunteer program that will work in meaningful collaboration with the campus and local community.
Student Organization for Sexual Safety (SOSS)
Student Leaders: Eloise Kelly (email@example.com), Salena Prinzmetal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Student Organization for Sexual Safety (SOSS) is a student coalition of passionate allies, survivors, and advocates who are dedicated to creating a healthy and safe sexual climate, as well as shifting the culture on Colorado College's campus towards ending sexual violence. We tackle issues through varied and intersectional lenses such as rape culture, sexual assault, rape, intimate partner violence, and other forms of abuse and trauma, while also celebrating and promoting healthy, pleasurable, and consensual intimate experiences. SOSS provides students with a platform to question and understand the intricacies of these issues and the ways in which they influence our community.
Students for the Awareness South Asia (SASA)
Student Leaders: Anusha Khanal (email@example.com), Saluja Siwakoti (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We aim to promote awareness for South Asia, create a safe space for South Asian students, and celebrate diversity.
Student Title IX Assistance and Resource Team (START)
Student Leader: Susanna Penfield (email@example.com), Lindsey Aronson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Student Title IX Assistance and Resource Team (START) exists to provide survivors of intimate partner violence, rape, and sexual violence of any kind with advocacy support. By working closely with the sexual assault response coordinator (SARC) and Title IX team, Peer Advocates for Students hopes to improve the experiences of students involved in Title IX cases at Colorado College. Peer Advocates for Students complete over 40 hours of Trauma Informed Care Student Advocacy Training. We provide support for students regardless of gender identity, sexuality, race, ethnicity, economic background, disability status, religion, or age.
Tiger Eyes Dance Team
Student Leader: Natalie Cuadrado (email@example.com), Isabel Young (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tiger Eyes Dance Team aims to promote school spirit through dance at a variety of performance venues as well as being an environment for students to develop and have fun.
Tigers SpeedSkating Team
Student Leaders: Sophie Mittlestadt (email@example.com), Emerald Green (firstname.lastname@example.org), Padah Vang (email@example.com)
We are a group of students who love to skate fast on ice! If you have never ice skated before, we welcome beginners. Many of our best skaters were new to ice skating. If you are a figure skater or hockey player who wants to improve the power in your stroke, we can help. We have local competition, for those who want to compete, but we work with all levels of skaters.
Student Leaders: Emily Richardson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Carly Cribbs (email@example.com), Beau Carlborg (firstname.lastname@example.org), Lily Fitzpatrick (email@example.com)
We partner with West Elementary School to mentor 4th and 5th grade students throughout the school year. Mentees are brought to the CC campus and other locations around the Springs to do after school activities with their mentors on the first three Wednesdays of each block from 3-5pm.
Women's Club Hockey
Contact: Emily Carlson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Braeden Yeo (email@example.com)
The women's club hockey is an inclusive team that competes in the highest level of the Colorado women's league (the WACH league). Most of our players have prior experience, but we also welcome new players! We travel around Colorado and practice 2 times a week from Second Block through Sixth Block.
Women in Comedy
Student Leader: Julia Greene (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Women in STEM
Student Leaders: Elise Glaser (email@example.com), Emma Antall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The mission of our group is to create a network and community of Colorado College women in the hard science, technology, engineering, and math fields. We hope to unite the women in STEM not only to foster a sense of unity but also to inspire younger women to continue pursuing the STEM fields. We achieve this through informal mentorships between upper and underclassmen, and working with local middle and lower school age girls.
Student Leader: Nora Holmes (email@example.com)
Colorado College's nationally competing women's rugby team. Come out and play with us!
You Before Me: Random Acts of Kindness
Student Leader: Jubilee Hernandez (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You Before Me: RAK provides the space and tools to empower CC students to engage with the rest of the CC community and the larger Colorado Springs community through random acts of kindness.