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There are lots of ways to get involved in clubs, events and special programs around campus.
We have academic clubs, honor societies, student organizations, Student Programming Council, Student Government Association, national sororities, a student magazine, student ad agency and a student literary journal. We’re home to six athletics teams, including varsity esports.
Our active student body has created a wide variety of groups on campus.
- Acute Math Club
- Collegiate DECA
- Chemistry Club
- Students Learning About Teacher Education (SLATE)
- Warehouse Theatre Company
- Alpha Lambda Delta
- Tri Beta
- Mortar Board Society
- Phi Theta Kappa
- Sigma Eta Rho
- Sigma Tau Delta
- Association of Student Athletes
- Student Government Association (SGA)
- Black Women Enlightened (BWE)
- Student Organization for Latina Students (SOLS)
- Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority Inc.
- Kappa Delta
- Tri Sigma
- Sigma Gamma Rho
- Astro Girls
- Chi Alpha
- Creative Stars
- D-Co (Dance Collaborations)
- The Paranormal Sisters: Stephens Conspiracies Club
- Stephens College Sticker Club
- Stephens Cheer Club
- Student Programming Council (SPC)
Updated December 2019
Don’t see the club you’re looking for? You can start that club! Contact the Office of Student Development at [email protected].
Stephens is steeped in rich campus traditions, some dating back to the school’s founding in 1833.
Honors Convocation recognizes outstanding students, faculty and alumnae with awards, scholarships and honors each spring.
The Ten Ideals
Inherent in the culture of Stephens College is the tradition of the Ten Ideals (originated in 1921). The Ten Ideals are a set of 10 core values that enrich and inspire the lives of Stephens students. The Ten are also a secret group of 10 students selected by the previous year's Ten for their personification of individual ideals. The Ten are revealed at Honors Convocation each year.
Crossing the Bridge
Each fall, new students cross the bridges at the heart of the Stephens campus to the welcoming cheers of fellow students and the campus community. Each spring, graduating students cross those bridges in the opposite direction, joining the community of 30,000+ alumnae, many of whom are gathered at the base of the bridge to celebrate the newest class of Stephens graduates.
Each year, Stephens College celebrates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A committee of faculty, staff and students creates a program that captures his impact through song, spoken word, dance, and a call to action to inspire and celebrate the journey toward equality.
Hosted by our Student Programming Council, Midnight Breakfast is an annual tradition that invites students to take a break from studying for finals. Faculty and staff connect with students during the last week of the semester by serving late-night breakfast in Stamper Commons.
Stress Less Fest
Stress Less Fest is a great way for students to relax and unwind before finals. Students enjoy free food, games, crafts and tips on how to de-stress.
Stephens takes pride in providing leadership opportunities for our students, including:
- Resident Assistant
- Community Director
- Orientation Group Coordinator
- Orientation Group Leader
- Susie’s Retail Team
- Social Media Ambassador
Look out for postings from the Office of Student Development to learn how you can apply.
At the beginning of the fall semester, the Office of Student Development hosts a Community Involvement Fair, inviting organizations within the Columbia community to campus.
Connect with Your Fellow Students
One way students get involved is through the entering class Facebook pages. Each Fall’s entering class shares a page where students can connect before they arrive on campus, throughout their time at Stephens, and as new alumnae.