There is a wide range of opportunities to become involved on campus and in the community. The Office of Students Engagement oversees student activities and extracurricular involvement opportunities at Connecticut College. Students can choose what fits with their interests or what they are curious to explore.
There are a variety of student clubs and organizations at Connecticut College. Extracurricular activities provide not only opportunities to meet other students and to become more comfortable with the college atmosphere, but are also rewarding experiences for yourself and for the College. At the beginning of the semester, there is an Involvement Fair. All are encouraged to attend that fair and sign up for clubs that interest them. Try out new things - you might end up loving it!
The International Student Association
The International Student Association (ISA) is the club that represents and advocates for our international students. ISA organizes international events in collaboration with other offices and organizations on campus.
Offices with International and Multicultural Focus
There is also a variety of offices that offer our students support and opportunities for engagement. Here listed are some that may be of interest to international students.
Religious and Spiritual Programs
The goal of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Programs is to provide students with a foundation that will help them integrate personal beliefs with professional demands and prepare them to lead lives of integrity, civility and compassion. In order to serve the spiritual and religious needs of students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the surrounding community, this office sponsors a variety of religion-specific and multi-faith activities, programs and events. The chaplains provide support and counsel for members of their faith groups and the broader College community. For more information, please visit this website.
The Office Community Partnerships provides orientation, training, placements and transportation for community learning courses, internships and volunteer experiences in the New London area. For more information, please visit the Community Partnerships website.
The Otto and Fran Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement is a vibrant hub for global learning providing a dynamic venue for the entire campus to engage in critical dialogues, presentations, and symposia around themes of global significance. Multidisciplinary and collaborative by design, the Commons integrates technology-enhanced learning, rich faculty resources and interdisciplinary scholarship to infuse our classrooms, campus culture, and off campus programs with diverse world perspectives on the relevant issues of our times. For more information, please visit the Walter Commons website.
Office of the Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion (DIEI)
DIEI is responsible for the College’s Equity and Inclusion Action Plan; overseeing the ongoing strength of Unity House, the LGBTQIA Center, the Women’s Center, Hillel House, and the Chapel; and supporting a strong team of professional staff in their work on equity and compliance, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, religion and spirituality, accessibility services, bias education and response, sexual violence prevention, and intergroup dialogue—all in order to improve the experience of an increasingly diverse student body, faculty, and staff. For more information, please visit the DIEI website.