Immerse Yourself in Student Clubs and Organizations at Elmira

Elmira College is home to more than 50 incredible student clubs and organizations, which you can join at any time during the academic year. Getting involved with clubs is a great way to explore your interests, delve into activities you care about, and forge lifelong connections with the friends you meet.

You’ll find clubs for most interests and academic pursuits. To help you get to know Elmira’s campus organizations, the College hosts an Involvement Fair each fall during Term I. In the meantime, we invite you to explore the options below.

Or create your own!

Can’t find a club that matches your interests? Start one yourself. Get some friends together and contact the Office of Campus Life. We’ll happily help you complete all the steps necessary to start and promote a student club on campus. Email us at to get started.


The Arts

Danceline performs at the Octagon Fair
Do you enjoy expressing your ideas in new mediums and bonding with fellow creatives? Sing, dance, sculpt, paint, and more in one of Elmira College's arts clubs!

Arts Organizations

Alpha Psi Omega Club

Alpha Psi Omega's goal is to acknowledge the achievements made by students in the theater field and encourage the artistic expression of students through theater.

Art Club

Art Club is a club not just for art majors or people with high levels of drawing or painting skills, but for anyone who loves art or wants to expand their knowledge of art. Its mission is to provide a relaxing and fun environment for students to express their creativity. Through weekly meetings, the club will explore new mediums and styles, or give you the opportunity to work on a project of your own. The club will also use your collective work to give back to our community and make the arts more visible on campus.

EC Naturals

EC Naturals is a coed a cappella group on campus. We are a student-run group, primarily performing popular music. They perform at various campus events throughout the year, and even a few off-campus events. There are no auditions to join EC Naturals, so any and all students are welcome!

Elmira College Danceline

Danceline promotes school spirit, provides halftime entertainment at athletic events, and represents the school and community at dance team appearances and competitions at all levels. Its mission is to provide dancers with a successful and meaningful experience in a positive and healthy environment. The success of this team is due to a strong commitment from the dancers and the captains.

The Chiclettes

The Chiclettes is a student-run women's a cappella group that performs on and off campus. They enjoy making music for the college and community and rehearse three times a week for two hours. Members are selected through open auditions held at least once per academic year.


Help the Community

Members of Circle K sit at a table during the Engagement Fair
Do you enjoy helping out your neighbors or raising money for a good cause? Elmira College's service organizations offer you a chance to become involved and make our area a better place to live.

Service Organizations

Circle K International

Circle K International's purpose is to focus on Leadership, Service and Fellowship. Our mission is to give back to the community while raising great leaders and building friendship along the way.

Elmira College Dance Marathon

Elmira College Dance Marathon works to raise funds and awareness to change kids’ health and change the future for our Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Red Cross Club

EC Red Cross Club is one of the community engagement clubs on campus. The club hosts blood drives on campus, helps with the local food bank, has a partnership with SPCA and works with the region's Red Cross Chapter.

Rotaract Club

Rotaract's purpose is to give back to the community and help students fulfill the community service requirement. The campus group is affiliated with Rotary.

Sharing A Smile

Sharing A Smile is focused on helping homeless people and homeless shelters around Elmira.


Expand Your Learning

Explore academics in new and exciting ways while broadening your horizons with Elmira College's academic organizations.

Academic Organizations

Chemistry Club

The Chemistry Club promotes academic excellence, undergraduate research, and service to the community and profession within Chemistry.


Tri-Beta promotes the importance of science, while recognizing students' academic achievement as being part of the Biology Honor Society.


Become a Leader

Students meet in Stephans Lounge
Elmira College's governing-advisory boards allow you to contribute to discussions and decisions that make a difference for your fellow students.

Governing-Advisory Boards

Student Association (SA)

Provides governance for the student body at Elmira College. Members include a five-member Executive Council elected each spring and a senator representing each student organization.

Student Alumni Council (SAC)

Bridges the gap between alumni and students on campus. The council works with connecting alumni and students as well as building the EC community.

Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC)

The Student Athletic Advisory Board is composed of student-athletes on the board. The representatives voice the concerns of their sports teams, vote on NCAA rules and legislation, and work together to promote athletics at Elmira College and the wider community. Board officers are elected yearly by the representatives and each representative serves on a board committee geared towards either Marketing, Student Outreach, Student Welfare, or the Special Olympics event.


Gain Experience

Members of the Pre-Health Society speak with a visitor to their table during the Engagement Fair
EC2 members pack items for a mobile food pantry
Pre-professional groups at Elmira College help you network and build experiential learning before graduation.

Pre-Professional Groups

EC2 Development Team (Elmira College Entrepreneurial Community Development Team)

The organization's goal is to be a student run team that helps create networking relationships by developing entrepreneurial actions in the Elmira community. EC2 looks to achieve this by creating a positive and exciting attitude towards community service that withstands and surpasses the 60-hour requirement and leads to a lifestyle of giving back to the community.

Nursing Club

The mission of the Nursing Club is to provide an environment for nursing students to get connected with one another and have support as a nursing student. The club also aims to work with its members to be active and bring awareness about health related issues to the college community and the surrounding area.

Pre-Health Club

The Pre-Health Club brings together students that are interested in the pursuit of the medical field. Learn from others' experiences, get in touch with outside resources, and attend talks from professionals in the medical field.


As a club devoted to preparing future educators, TEACH strives to connect classroom content with real world experience. The club discusses current issues facing the classroom and how to transition from student to teacher. It is also committed to community engagement, and performs several projects throughout the year that use members' talents and passions to improve the surrounding community.


Be Honored For Your Achievements

Students inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society for Business stand with faculty during the 2023 induction ceremony
Elmira College has honor societies for nearly every major area of study. Honor society memberships are by invitation and may be based upon several factors, including grade point average and class rank.

Honor Societies

Phi Beta Kappa (Liberal Arts)

Founded 1776, Originated at Elmira College 1940

Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America's leading colleges and universities. The Society sponsors activities to advance these studies

Beta Beta Beta (Biology)

Founded 1922, Originated at Elmira College 1960

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

Psi Chi (Psychology)

Founded 1929, Originated at Elmira College 1971

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology.

Phi Alpha Theta (History)

Founded 1921, Originated at Elmira College 1978

A professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. They seek to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.

Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre)

Founded 1925, Originated at Elmira College 1987

The purpose of Alpha Psi Omega is to stimulate interest in theatre activities at Elmira College. The society provides a reward for members by their participation in theatre activities on campus and in the community.

Kappa Delta Pi (Education)

Founded 1911, Originated at Elmira College 1988

Your academic excellence and dedication to the teaching profession can earn you the opportunity to belong to Kappa Delta Pi, the world's largest association of outstanding education professionals. Kappa Delta Pi is the only organization that represents all educators.

Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman)

Founded 1923, Originated at Elmira College 1990

Phi Eta Sigma was founded by three distinguished Phi Beta Kappa members, professors, and administrators to encourage and recognize high scholastic achievement among members of the freshman classes. Phi Eta Sigma is the third most senior member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice)

Founded 1942, Originated at Elmira College 1995

Alpha Phi Sigma is the only National Criminal Justice Honor Society for Criminal Justice Majors. The society recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate, graduate students of criminal justice, as well as juris doctorate.

Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership)

Founded 1914, Originated at Elmira College 1995

Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded December 3, 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia by 15 student and faculty leaders. The founders formulated the idea that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors, and that outstanding students, faculty, and administrators should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and helpfulness.

Sigma Beta Delta (Business)

Founded 1994, Originated at Elmira College 1996

Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society for students in business, management, and administration serves institutions which offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees in business, management, and administration where the institution holds accreditation from one of the six regional accrediting bodies but not specialized accreditation in business.

Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing)

Founded 1922, Originated at Elmira College 1997

The international honor society of nursing. It recognizes excellence in scholarship, research, and practice. Membership is by invitation only to undergraduate and graduate students, and is based on outstanding scholarship, high professional standards, and development of leadership qualities. The name of the organization is derived from the initial letters of the Greek words meaning love, courage, and honor.

Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science)

Founded 1920, Originated at Elmira College 1999

Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, is the only honor society for college and university students of government in the United States. The number of Pi Sigma Alpha chapters on campuses across the country is rapidly approaching 700. Pi Sigma Alpha is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

Iota Iota Iota (Women's Studies)

Founded 1992, Originated at Elmira College 2002

Iota Iota Iota is the academic honor society for the field of Women and Gender Studies. Iota Iota Iota is named for the ancient goddesses, Inanna, Isthar, and Isis. The purpose of the organization is to encourage and support scholarship and excellence in Women and Gender Studies.

Pi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences)

Founded 1924, Originated at Elmira College 1926, Reactivated in 2002

The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.

Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics)

Founded 1914

Pi Mu Epsilon honors excellence in the field of Mathematics.

Lambda Alpha (Anthropology)

Founded in 1968, Originated at Elmira College 2019

Lambda Alpha supports scholarship and research by acknowledging and honoring superior achievement in the discipline among students engaged in the study of anthropology. Superior academic performance is recognized through membership in the society. Lambda Alpha rewards academic excellence through the annual awarding of student scholarships, research grants, and student paper prizes.

Gamma Sigma Epsilon (Chemistry)

Founded 1919, Originated at Elmira College 2015

Gamma Sigma Epsilon is a national chemistry honor society founded in 1919 at Davidson College. The original fraternity was created to promote academic excellence and undergraduate research scholarship in chemistry. In 1931, the fraternity became a co-educational honor society.


Explore Your Interests

A student gets ready to bowl as other students look on
Several clubs are available at Elmira College for more specialized interests spanning culture, lifestyle, hobbies, and more.

Special Interest Organizations

Active Minds

Active Minds provides opportunities for students interested in the field of psychology to socialize together and emphasize the importance of mental health on campus.

Black Student Union

The Black Student Union's mission is to provide a safe space for students who identify as Black, African, or part of the African Diaspora, AND to any student who is searching for a safe space to chat about pressing societal issues and "hot topics'' while simultaneously learning through the expression of other students and the stories they wish to share.

Dungeons & Dragons Club

The Dungeons & Dragons Club provides a place for students to get together and play Dungeons & Dragons while helping to improve the sense of community on campus and teamworking skills.

Environmental Club

This is a group for students interested in the environment. The Environmental Club partakes in activities/demonstrations relating to the environment and work to implement environmental sustainability at EC.

Golf Club

The Golf Club provides a fun environment for students to play golf. You don’t have to be a pro or need any experience. They practice at the Mark Twain Golf Course in Elmira!

International Club

The purpose of this club is to bring international students together in the EC community. The club wants to create a space for international students to come together, to share their experiences living outside and inside the USA. The club is also a resource for members to support each other and to provide a sense of belonging.

ISAA (Intercultural Student-Athlete Alliance)

The ISAA integrates the student-athlete experience in hopes of cultivating relationships and networking amongst student-athletes on campus. The alliance also strives to create an environment where student-athletes can share personal, academic, and professional issues and highlights with a diverse group.


The PRIDE Club's mission is to provide a safe and inclusive space on campus for LGBTQ+ students and allow for an exchange of ideas.

EC Bowling Club

The Bowling Club is open to all students and helps boost student morale while having fun.

EC Garden Club

The EC Garden Club is a group for students interested in gardening and sustainability.

EC Snowsports

EC Snowsports is a skiing and snowboarding club that provides students with fun activities.

F.I.G.H.T. Club

The F.I.G.H.T. Club highlights feminists who want to fight for inclusivity, gender, humanity, and transparency.

Martial Arts Club

Explore and take part in martial arts with the Martial Arts Club.

Morgan's Message

Morgan's Message is a mental health club that focuses on student-athletes. Its mission is to help eliminate the stigma behind athlete mental health and to provide a community others can confide in.


Make EC Fun

A student gives a thumbs up during May Days
Become involved in creating fun and memorable experiences for your fellow EC students!

Student Programming

Campus Activities Board

The Campus Activities Board provides weekly entertainment for students, including comedians, musicians, hypnotists, black laser light tag, inflatable twister, go cart racing, and graffiti wall art as well as showing blockbuster films and travel to cities such as Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore, Salem, and Washington D.C.


Explore Your Beliefs

Members of BASIC meet with other students during the Engagement Fair
Elmira College welcomes the creation of spiritual organizations for different walks of faith.

Spiritual Organizations

BASIC (Brothers and Sisters in Christ)

BASIC's mission is to provide a safe environment and unite the campus, Christians and non-Christians alike, as themselves, to explore Christianity and to help those who have already found Christ to grow in their faith.

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