Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

You want clubs and organizations? We’ve got more than 80. Join. Serve. Enjoy. Want to start a new club? Find a few friends, and contact Student Senate to get the process started.

Class Councils

Each class year has it own council

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

We are the general governing body and voice of residential students on campus.

As a programming board, a forum for addressing concerns in the residence halls, and many other issues pertaining to residential life at Siena, we oversee the hall councils in each residence hall. RHA's mission focuses on CORE:
Community
Opportunity
Responsibility
Enrichment

Student Events Board

We are the largest programming organization on campus, planning and hosting about 250 events a year. SEB works to promote inclusive programming that appeals to all facets of the Siena student body. Each of our committee chairs work hard to plan their events throughout the semester. We host events such as musical performances, games, movies, stress-relieving activities and performers of many kinds.

Student Senate

Our organization works to make life at Siena better for all students. We have meetings every Tuesday at 4:15 while school is in session and have a number of committees that meet regularly who work to address issues brought to the senate by students, faculty and administrators. We work with the College to remedy these issues and to promote a more fun and fulfilling college environment for all of the students.

A Capella Club

We seek to unite Siena students who share a common love of music. Whether they are interested in performing, listening or suggesting repertoire, the A Cappella Club is the right venue. Our goal is to put together pieces to sing at different performances, especially the annual Cabaret. We hope to gain enough involvement to hold our own performances each semester and to participate in A Cappella competitions.

Best Buddies

Our club focuses on bringing people together at Siena College. Best Buddies is an international nonprofit organization geared towards establishing mutually enriching one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. We host holiday celebrations on campus and attend off-campus events in support of Siena. Smiles are contagious and the memories made are always remembered.

Biology Club

We provide a fun way for students of all majors and interests to partake in activities and events that incorporate service and science outside of the classroom. Our biweekly trips to Arbor Hill Elementary School give members a chance to set up mini-experiments and get 4th and 5th graders excited about science. Our annual field trips allow members to go out and visit places such as the Natural History Museum in New York City and the Boston Aquarium. In addition, we have a pre-professional panel that is set up to provide students who are interested in careers related to biology with a chance to attend seminars and talk with upperclassmen who are going through and have completed the application process. 

Cheerleading Squad

We are comprised of 15-20 undergraduate students, currently enrolled at Siena. We are dedicated to raising Saints Spirit on campus by supporting Siena athletic programs and attending department and community events.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Club

Anyone at Siena, regardless of background, is welcome to join our club. We strive to bring hands-on science to local elementary students through National Chemistry Day and other volunteer opportunities in the community.

Computer Science Club

We provide an educational and fun outlet for students to pursue their interest in computer science outside the classroom. Our club sponsors a number of guest speakers and numerous events throughout the year, including programming contests and various shows. We are actively involved in the open source movement and a proud supporter of the Linux operating system. We encourage all majors to join.

Democrats Club

We are the chapter of the College Democrats of New York located at Siena College. We are always holding political discussions, debates, events, voter drives and doing volunteer work.

Economics Students Association

We are an academic club centered around students who have an interest in economics. The ESA meets biweekly to discuss current economic issues and interact with economics faculty and students to gain unique perspectives on various economics topics. The ESA participates in many departmental and campus wide activities, which include the release of a student newsletter and networking programs with Siena's economics alumni.

English Society

We seek to create a community where creativity is fostered through the forms of reading, writing, discussion and literary conversation. With reading groups, movie screenings, writing workshops, author meet and greets and other interactive events, we provide opportunities for enthusiastic creativity and thoughtfulness.

Environmental Club

We are students from a variety of majors committed to raising environmental awareness on campus and in the larger community. We emphasize environmental education by staging campus events and we volunteer for citizen-science projects including: invasive species removal, bat censusing, and water quality sampling. It’s great to be green at Siena.

Equestrian Team

We recognize that many students wish to learn how to ride a horse or continue to develop their riding skills and equine knowledge. Students are given the opportunity to take weekly lessons as well as to compete against other colleges.

FeelGood

We operate an innovative, non-profit grilled cheese deli on campus. Through displays, literature, conversations and other campaigns, the deli is a place where people learn about the causes of global hunger and hunger-ending strategies that really work. We want to educate the campus community about the reality of world hunger and to provide a simple opportunity for students and faculty to give back.

Financial Management Association

Our Chapter assists in the professional, educational and social development of students interested in finance, banking and investments. We provide an association for college students actively interested in these fields and encourage interaction between business executives, faculty and students of business and finance.

Fitness Club

The Fitness Club aims to bring elite fitness to Siena, and create a stronger, faster and healthier community.

French Club

We are a group of friends who meet biweekly to enjoy the French culture and each other's company. Members do not have to speak the language, but are encouraged to come and appreciate France's rich culture via classic films, delicious food and more. We are an active member of the Halloween Extravaganza and an original supporter of the Saints for Haiti Initiative, providing the earthquake-ravished nation with supplies and help rebuilding.

Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA)

PRIDE-GSA creates a safe environment that recognizes and supports all gender and sexual identities. It fosters an understanding of issues, topics and history pertaining to the queer and ally communities through education, discussion and engagement with the larger community. PRIDE-GSA works to address and bring about change that promotes a more welcoming and accepting atmosphere for queer and ally members of the Siena community.

History Club

We are one of the most active clubs at Siena College. Taking trips to local and national historic sites and having fun at meetings, this club is the place for anyone interested in history - from watching Saving Private Ryan to reading up on the Federalist Papers. Our biggest event of the year is the Siena College Day of Living History where the club brings re-enactors on campus to set up a sizable encampment on the front lawn. They perform educational demonstrations for both Siena students and the general public.

Hockey (Men)

Our team has been in existence for over 60 years. We are a member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) which is the national governing body for all non-varsity ice hockey in the United States. There are currently over 300 member teams in this association. We have qualified to play in the National Championship Tournament in fourteen of the past sixteen years. Recently we finished the season ranked #1 in the Northeast and in the top 10 in the Nation.

Inspire Club

The mission of “Inspire: The Autism Awareness Society at Siena College” is to enrich the lives of individuals with autism, while educating our community. As a Franciscan community, we strive to embody the values of diversity, optimism, respect and service by creating opportunities for Siena students to become informed and to interact with individuals with autism. Through a host of both educational and service-based events, we intend to empower students with a new-found sense of compassion and purpose to advocate for and support the unique worth of each person.

International Students Association

We are a diversified club open to people from all nationalities that celebrates the unique culture of our members.

Irish Dance Team

Our team aims to cultivate a family environment through dinners, trips and other culturally rich and fun activities.

Italian Club

Join other students interested in Italian Language and Culture at the club sponsored events.

Mathematics Club

Our club promotes the appreciation and general interest of mathematics on the Siena College campus. The club also seeks to inform the community of the career opportunities a mathematics degree can offer. We visit the Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan, plan Pi Day Fundraisers and participate in community outreach at local schools.

Medicus Christi

The Medicus Christi Club hopes to cultivate interest and creativity in helping our community and our brothers and sisters overseas in Ghana, West Africa.

Men’s Club Baseball

Men’s Club Baseball hopes to foster a wide student interest and participation in activities by providing leadership, programs, and service, to assist students in developing skills and leadership, to encourage excellence in academics, and to offer a competitive baseball club program.

Men’s Club Soccer

Men’s Club Soccer provides an opportunity for those passionate about soccer to play competitively, develop a sense of teamwork, and cultivate athletics and fitness among students.

Model United Nations

Sharpening debate and reasoning skills of members while learning more about global politics.

Moot Court/Mock Trial

We are both a competing team and a club. Every year we work on a case and compete in a regional tournament against other colleges, hoping to move on to nationals. Our goal is to learn about different trial techniques and the formalities of a trial, by allowing members to participate in mock trials.

Operation Smile

Operation Smile’s purpose is to give every child the chance to smile.

Pendragon

The Pendragon Literary Magazine Club is Siena’s creative writing club, hosting regular meetings, writing workshops, discussions and author events. At the end of each academic year, the club prints and distributes a new issue of the Pendragon magazine, showcasing the best creative works the Siena community has to offer. The group is open to all students, regardless of class year and major, and accepts submissions between the months of October and February.

Philosophy Club

Stimulate learning and discussion among the Siena community on important philosophical topics.

Physics and Astronomy Club

Our club aims to gather people together who have a common interest in science. We host a variety of activities ranging from trivia night to performing science demonstrations at local high schools. We welcome members from all majors.

Political Science Society

We provide a non-partisan arena for all members of the Siena College community to participate in lively and meaningful endeavors in the field of politics. We do this by looking for meaningful ways to get students involved in discussing relevant political issues and by providing a forum for all degrees of political perspective to be presented.

Pre-Dental Club

Pre-Dental Club allows potential dental students the opportunity to learn more about the field of dentistry.

Pre-Law Society

We are a club that allows members to explore their interest in law. Our goal is to inform members about the different possibilities that can come from a law degree, as well as the admission process and what law school requires. The club also is a great way to network with lawyers and future lawyers. In order to achieve this, the club hosts events/speakers that cover a wide variety of law and different law school admissions events.

Psychology Club

We work to provide an opportunity for students to explore the field of psychology outside of the classroom. Our club hosts academic and career related events, faculty and student interactions, volunteer opportunities, speakers and social events. Each year we attend a psychology based conference that provides members with an opportunity to connect with other students, graduate programs and prominent leaders in the field of psychology.

Quidditch Club

Quidditch Club looks to stimulate interest in the wizarding world’s sport, straight out of the Harry Potter books, Quidditch.

Read for the Stars

We work with 2nd and 3rd graders at Arbor Hill Elementary School. Our goals are to promote literacy and education in inner city school districts, encourage active participation of elementary students in after school activities, increase students' interest in their own education and expand the Franciscan mission of Siena College. Siena students play educational games with the children and are given the opportunity to be role models and mentors at Arbor Hill.

Red Cross Club

We work to promote community service and engagement. Regular blood drives are hosted on campus and other projects are performed to assist the national mission of the American Red Cross.

Rugby Club (Women)

The Siena College Women’s Rugby Football Club offers women the chance to experience Rugby Tradition. The club meets multiple times throughout the week for practices with games on the weekends. Our main season occurs in the Fall but we go to tournaments and games during our off-season in the Spring.

Rugby Team (Men)

We are a club sports program that was founded in 1973. We are a committed group of teammates always looking for new members regardless of experience. If you are interested in playing one of the greatest sports in existence and meeting an awesome group of people in the process consider joining our team.

Service Sisterhood

The Service Sisterhood is a mentoring program of big sisters and little sisters on a mission to increase the feeling of self-worth of people in and outside of the Siena community through service, volunteering and fundraising.

Siena College Entrepreneurship Organization (SCEO)

We are a club unlike any other on campus. Membership will allow direct contact with faculty and staff members who have real life experience with starting and managing a business. Working in tandem with the Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, this club is a great starting point for those interested in the idea of being their own boss. Open to all majors and class years.

Siena for Life

In desiring to educate students we organize and hold discussions on different ethical life issues. In seeking to serve others we create events and service opportunities to support individuals in seeing the worth in their lives as well as the lives of others. In wanting to grow as a faith-filled community, we organize activities where students can recognize their worth and the worth of others through spirituality.

Siena Marketing Association

SCMA seeks to foster scientific study and research in the field of marketing, develop sound thinking in marketing theory, improve the methods and techniques of marketing research, develop better public understanding and appreciation of marketing problems, study and discuss legislation and judicial decisions regarding marketing problems, and encourage sound, honest practices of marketing operations.

Siena Students for Fair Trade

We are dedicated to institutionalizing and increasing awareness regarding fair trade; guaranteeing workers in developing nations a living wage and protection from harsh working conditions. We have aligned our mission with the Franciscan mission of Siena College, and strive to treat all people with the dignity and respect that each person deserves. Through awareness events, resident assistant programs and other activities, we hope to educate the Siena College community about the benefits of fair trade. Through these efforts, Siena Students for Fair Trade hopes to create a more socially just and peaceful world.

Social Work Club

Our club is for both social work majors and non-majors. We participate in many on campus and off campus volunteer work. We have created a very relaxed and welcoming environment for all of those wishing to participate in service. Some of our events include adopt-a-family, holiday decorating, participating in a high ropes adventure course, equinox and the Joseph's house winter walk to raise awareness for homelessness. We try to work with all of our members' schedules, having different meeting times and days to do our best to accommodate members.

Spanish Club

We're a group of students who come together in an informal setting to learn about Spanish language, culture and traditions. We host a variety of programs including Spanish language and culture movie viewings.

Squash Club

We have made giant leaps this year in terms of attracting new members and becoming recognized more in the Northeast squash community. This year we have more than doubled the matches we have played last year and have been communicating with more colleges from around the county to get more matches. For the 2013-2014 season from early September to mid-February we will have played over 25 matches against colleges like Cornell, Ithaca College, Bard, Colgate, Vassar and many more. In addition, we will be participating in the College Squash Association Nationals for the fourth year in a row, held at Harvard in February. This year we have also added a women’s team and hope to keep expanding that as well. 

Stage III

Do you love to sing, dance, act, build, improvise, write, direct, paint or all of the above? Join Stage III, the premier theatre club at Siena. We are always looking for new members of all skill levels. Stage III is a student-run theatre club that works alongside the Creative Arts Department to produce two shows per semester. In addition to shows, Stage III also puts on a Haunted House during Halloween Extravaganza in the fall and helps to run Trashion Fashion in the spring. Students also have the opportunity to attend the American College Theatre Festival annually. The club welcomes everyone, from actors to techies to people who are just simply interested in theatre.

Thirst Project

The Thirst Project aims to build a socially-conscious generation of young people who end the global water crisis.

Trailblazers

Do you think you have what it takes to be a role model? Have you ever considered making a difference in the lives of young children and helping them become future leaders? If so, come and ‘blaze the trails’ with our ACE Trailblazers Program. Learn valuable skills, build your resume, and get paid to make a difference in the community.

Ultimate Frisbee

We are an up and coming club sport at Siena dedicated to playing the sport of ultimate frisbee. Frequently just referred to as ‘ultimate,’ this sport is a combination of soccer with its focus on extreme endurance/non-stop movement, and football with its aerial passing. Siena’s program has made great strides since its beginning six years ago, with the team making and playing competitively at sectionals and regionals the past two years. The club practices every weekday day during the season and travels to 5-6 tournaments a year. If you are an athlete looking for a way to stay in shape, someone looking for some competition, or just want to learn a new sport, this is the club for you.

Volleyball Club (Men)

Our club is an opportunity for all students to participate in a scholastic sport at the collegiate level. The team travels around the tri-state area to play other schools in a competitive atmosphere.

Writing Partnership

Students involved in the Writing Partnership empower the refugee youth of the Albany community through high energy weekly sessions centered around developing their English writing, reading and speaking skills.