Clubs & Organizations

Whether you’re looking to lead, write, reflect, sing, or advocate for others, you’ve come to the right place. With a spectrum of more than 100 clubs and organizations, there are unlimited ways to develop personally and professionally — while also having the time of your life.

Dance More. Play More. Build More. Connect More.
Do you want to learn a new dance style? Develop your professional skills? Host a radio show? Advocate for those in need? We have recognized student organizations for all these activities and much, much more. Along the way, you’ll not only learn new skills and sharpen the ones you have — you’ll also expand your comfort zone, build your confidence, and discover new friends.

 

Academic Organizations
Club Name Description Club Email
American
Medical Student Association (AMSA)
Provides Holy Cross students with opportunities to get involved in, and better understand, the field of medicine. Email
American Sign Language Club Provides students with a fun environment to learn about sign language and Deaf culture; offers study help and a place to practice for those taking the language course. Email
Creative Writing Club An eclectic community of writers and lovers of the written word; meets weekly to share and discuss original works in an encouraging and supportive environment. Email
French Club Aims to unite the college community through French and Francophone culture. Email
Holy Cross Pre-Dental Society Gives students exposure to the vast field of dentistry and helps promote and support their exploration of this career path. Email
Manuscripts, Inscriptions, and Documents Club Furthers the study of paleography, codicology, epigraphy, as well as the study of languages; strives for undergraduate inclusion in research. Email
Saint Thomas More Pre-Law (Moot, Mock, Mediation) Welcomes those interested in participating in pre-law activities such as Mock Trial, Moot Court or Law Journal, which feature regional and national competitions focused on criminal, civil and appellate court. Email
Student Art Society Strives to increase access to and enjoyment of student art on the Holy Cross campus through fundraising events, monthly exhibitions of student artwork and weekly meetings that foster new relationships. Email

 

Campus Service Organizations
Club Name Description Club Email
Campus Activities Board
(CAB)
Focuses on planning, programming and providing activities for the entire student body; run by students for students. Email
Class of 2019 Elected members of the Class of 2019 serve as an extension of the Student Government Association and are responsible for class events and fundraising. Email
Class of 2020 Elected members of the Class of 2020 serve as an extension of the Student Government Association and are responsible for class events and fundraising. Email
Class of 2021 Elected members of the Class of 2021 serve as an extension of the Student Government Association and are responsible for class events and fundraising.  
Purple Key Society
(PKS)
Fosters school spirit, loyalty and enthusiasm for the activities and goals of the College. Email
Student Government Association (SGA) Composed of elected student representatives; maintains and improves student facilities, programming initiatives, events, services and enhancements to the overall community. Email
Student Government Association Senate The chief representative body in the Student Government Association; serves to advocate for student interests within the executive branch of SGA and the administration of the College. Email

 

 

Club Sports

Club Name Description Club Email
Ballroom Dance Offers ballroom dance lessons to the entire college community. Email
Club Baseball Provides an opportunity to play competitive intercollegiate baseball at a non-varsity level. Email
Club Swim Team Focuses on recreation and fitness for swimmers of all abilities who seek a less competitive outlet. Email
Club Tennis Gives students the opportunity to play tennis in a fun yet competitive atmosphere; organizes scrimmages and tournaments with other New England club teams. Email
Equestrian Welcomes students of all riding abilities and backgrounds who are looking to share their love of horses and to improve their riding. Email
Golf Club Allows students of all abilities to share and practice their passion for the game of golf with others on campus. Email
HC BOARDSKI Fosters a community for snowboarders and skiers of all abilities to learn and improve their skills while having fun. Email
Holy Cross Figure Skating Club Open to all current students; creates opportunities for skaters to compete at the local, regional and national levels within all disciplines of figure skating. Email
Holy Cross Running Club Fosters a community for runners of all abilities to stay in shape, train for events, and compete in local road races. Email
Holy Cross Ski Team A competitive alpine ski team; welcomes all those who love to ski, although prior slalom or giant slalom experience is encouraged. Email
Men's Club Basketball Club Basketball presents an opportunity for Holy Cross students to compete on the basketball court at a high level. The team is assembled in the fall and will hold weekly practices and games. Email
Men’s Club Hockey Provides an opportunity to play competitive intercollegiate hockey at a non-varsity level. Email
Men’s Club Lacrosse Provides an opportunity to play competitive intercollegiate lacrosse at a non-varsity level. Email
Men’s Club Soccer Provides an opportunity to play competitive intercollegiate soccer at a non-varsity level. Email
Men’s Rugby Provides an opportunity for veteran high school rugby players and new participants to play competitive intercollegiate rugby. Email
Men’s Volleyball Provides an opportunity to play volleyball in fun yet competitive atmosphere. Email
Outdoors Club Facilitates outdoor activities for students and plans off-campus outings for members of the Holy Cross Community. Email
Sailing Club Brings together sailors of all levels to enjoy sailing while improving seamanship through regattas and practices. Email
Ultimate Frisbee Offers the chance to play competitive Ultimate Frisbee among a tight-knit group of student athletes who love to play hard and have fun on and off the field. Email
Women’s Club Field Hockey A member of the National Field Hockey League; competes with other colleges in the area in both the fall and spring seasons. Email
Women’s Club Lacrosse Provides an opportunity to play competitive intercollegiate lacrosse at a non-varsity level.  
Women’s Club Soccer Provides an opportunity to play competitive intercollegiate soccer at a non-varsity level. Email
Women’s Rugby Club Provides an opportunity to play competitive intercollegiate rugby, practice throughout the year and learn more about the sport. Email

 

Media Organizations

Club Name Description Club Email
A Contest of Ideas A journal that serves as an open platform for writers to exchange ideas about issues going on and off campus.  Email
Purple Patcher The official Holy Cross yearbook; creates a historical record of the school year, provides a sense of pride among students and staff, and serves as a community awareness and public relations tool. Email
The Spire The official Holy Cross newspaper; publishes dynamic articles that represent the student voice on Mount Saint James. Email
The Fenwick Review The College’s independent journal of opinion; strives to promote intellectual freedom and takes pride in defending traditional Catholic principles and conservative ideas. Email
WCHC 88.1 FM Broadcasts 24/7 on the air and via the Web, with student and faculty DJs occupy airtime during the school year between 8 a.m. and 2 a.m. every day. Email
WCHC Sports Broadcasts a wide variety of Holy Cross athletic games over the radio and serves as the primary source of live streaming video for CBS College Sports, Crusader Vision, and the B2 Networks. Email

 

Multicultural Organizations

Club Name Description Club Email
Advocating Student Interest in Asia (ASIA) Aims to promote an open atmosphere through activities that engage and immerse members in Asian culture. Email
Black Student Union
(BSU)
Multicultural group dedicated to promoting black student presence and pride on campus. Email
Caribbean African Student Assembly (CASA) Shares African and Caribbean Culture with the Holy Cross community, and through special events and performances, brings the culture to life. Email
Developing and Educating South-Asian Ideologies (DESI) Enhances, reinforces, and strengthens the development of South-Asian culture and social awareness; serves as a support system to students of South-Asian descent. Email
Latin American Student Organization
(LASO)
Serves as the support system for those students who consider themselves Latino or Latina and educates the entire Holy Cross community about the diverse and complex cultures that constitute the Latino people. Email
Pinoys of Worcester It is our mission to promote an awareness, understanding, and appreciation of Philippine culture. We also hope to support and raise awareness for the issues surrounding global poverty, education, and environmental degradation of the Philippines.  Email
Polish & Slavic Group Teaches individuals about Polish and Slavic culture, sponsors cultural activities, and establishes community among students on campus. Email
Pride Formerly ABiGaLe/Allies; raises awareness of issues related to LGBTQ students, furthering acceptance and providing support for Holy Cross students of all sexual orientations. Email
Feminist Forum Sponsors events, lectures, and discussions designed to make women and men more aware of women’s issues, and to foster a free expression of ideas and a greater understanding between the sexes. Email

 

Peer Education Organizations

Club Name Description Club Email
Counseling Outreach Peer Educators
(COPE)
Helps facilitate a strong connection between the Counseling Center and Holy Cross students through outreach programs designed to increase student awareness of mental health issues and reduce the stigma associated with seeking help. Email
Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Peer Educators
(HEAL)
Promotes a balanced approach to nutrition and exercise, educates other students about healthy habits, encourages healthy lifestyles within the greater Worcester community and trains members to understand and share healthy practices. Email
Multicultural Peer Educators (MPE) Specially trained Holy Cross student volunteers who assist in programming, work with staff and residence assistants, and informally engage other students on topics of diversity. Email
Relationship Peer Educators (RPE) Educates students about and encourages them to examine important issues around intimate relationships, sexual responsibility, the differences and similarities among men and women, the development of healthy and unhealthy relationships, and the factors surrounding, influences on and prevention of sexual assault.  
Student Health Awareness Peer Educators (SHAPE) Promotes responsible decisions regarding personal health and educates the student body about a variety of health issues including preventive health care, sexual health, HIV and cancers specific to gender. Email
Students for Responsible Choices (SRC) Educates students about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; dedicated to providing information that will facilitate informed individual decision making and promote low-risk choices relating to the use of substances. Email

 

Performing Arts Organizations

Club Name Description Club Email
Alternate College Theatre
(ACT)
The only fully student-run theater group on campus; offers the opportunity to star in a show, work on a stage crew, manage publicity, or get involved with any other aspect of theatrical production. Email
Dance Ensemble Offers dancers a chance to learn and practice at Holy Cross through student-taught workshops that include jazz, tap, hip-hop, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and performance. Email
Delilahs All-female a cappella group; performs for the Holy Cross community regularly and offers annual Christmas and spring concerts. Email
Fools on the Hill Holy Cross’ only co-ed a cappella group; performs short programs every Thursday and larger concerts throughout the year. Email
Fusion Hip-Hop Dance Team
A hip-hop dance group that combines influences from all styles of dance; welcomes all dancers and non-dancers to participate.
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KPop Dance Crew
Unites students who share similar interests in k-pop dance and educates other Holy Cross students about K-pop culture.
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Latinidad Identidad
A dance team that hopes to spread Latinx awareness through dance and art on and off campus. 
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Off the Record (OTR) All-female a cappella group; teaches students to arrange and perform songs while forming bonds with other Holy Cross females who are passionate about music. Email
Rhythm Nation Steppaz The only step team on campus; hosts tryouts yearly for male and female students interested in performing at various campus-related events and offering workshops for other students. Email
Sons of Pitches All-male a cappella group; enables members to develop their musicality and participate in a performance environment that welcomes members of varying skill and experience levels. Email

 

Philanthropic Organizations

Club Name Description Club Email

Autism Awareness 

Disseminates information about autism and gets students involved in events at Holy Cross and on a national level through the organization Autism Speaks. Email
Cures for Kids Provides a voice for children suffering from cancer by raising funds for treatment and research, providing Holy Cross students with volunteer opportunities, and increasing awareness about pediatric cancers on campus. Email
Dr. Interns The premier non-profit program for medical and health care internships abroad; interns work side-by-side with doctors in developing countries to save lives and improve conditions. Email
Habitat for Humanity Works in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity International and helps to advance their mission to eliminate poverty housing and combat homelessness by providing adequate housing for those in need. Email
Holy Cross Dance Marathon An annual event that brings hundreds of students together to raise money to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Email
Holy Cross for a Cure Student-run group devoted to fundraising for, spreading awareness of, and supporting those who have been affected by breast cancer.  

Holy Cross Goes Unified 

Gives students and faculty the opportunity to share a remarkable experience with Special Olympic athletes from Massachusetts. Email
Relay for Life Holy Cross Relay for Life is part of a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society highlighted by an annual Relay cancer walk. Email
Spring Break Immersion Program A week-long alternative Spring Break; provides an opportunity for service, reflection and immersion through team building and shared experiences around the United States. Email
Student Programs for Urban Development Promotes social justice through service in solidarity with the greater Worcester community, fostering the strengths and talents of all. Email

 

Religious Organizations

Club Name Description Club Email
Athletes Bible Study Presents to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. Email
Fellowship of St. Francis Fosters a global mindfulness about the importance of animal rights and animal welfare through involvement in our community by volunteering at animal shelters as well as spreading awareness through fundraising and advocacy. Email
Pax Christi Strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating and bearing witness to the call of Christian nonviolence. Email
Society of Saints Peter and Paul The purpose of the organization will be to provide a community for students who seek to grow in their love of Jesus Christ and to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic faith. This task will be accomplished primarily through weekly general meetings, called Theology by the Slice. Email

 

Special Interest Organizations

Club Name Description Club Email
Best Buddies Matches students with Buddies in the Worcester community, creating relationships and giving back to our neighbors. Email
College Democrats Works both on and off campus to create educational forums and to promote Democratic principles. Email
College Republicans Seeks to cultivate, discuss, and promote the ideas of the Republican Party. Email
Eco-Action Grows campus consciousness of our relationship to the environment by organizing education, service, and action opportunities in our community. Email
HCF1rst Scholars
The organization hopes to serve as a resource for first-generation and/or low income college students, to educate the community at large about these aspects of society, to promote inclusion between all economic groups, and finally, to help perpetuate "a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility", as stated in the Holy Cross Mission Statement.
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Holy Cross Anime Club Allows for an immersion into the realm of Japanese culture via media such as televised animation, recreational literature, and software both independently and commercially developed. Email

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MECHA) de Holy Cross

Holy Cross chapter of the national Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán; seeks to promote Chicano unity and empowerment through political action Email
Men's Involvement Coalition To unite, educate, and empower students of any gender, race, sexual orientation, and religion to achieve one major focus: the betterment of the individual, and in time, the improvement of the culture that exists at Holy Cross. To be, if not the only one, one of the few groups on campus that serves as first, a safe zone where students of any background can have difficult conversations around issues of social justice and inequality, and second, an outlet for students who seek to diversify their network intellectually amongst peers of all class years and academic plans of study.  Email
Needles and Threads Welcomes members of all experience levels to practice their knitting and crocheting and to share their skills with peers. Email
Peace of Mind Seeks to promote self-awareness and practices of self-care among the Holy Cross student body through expressive workshops, yoga, and thought-provoking public statements/demonstrations. Email
Personal Investment Club Teaches students about the benefits of investing and managing personal wealth with the resources available to them, in hopes that they will use this information to make better financial choices for themselves in the future. Email
Physicians Assistants Club The Physician Assistant (PA) club aims to educate students interested in a PA career as well as assist students with preparing for the application process. We also want to help students with networking opportunities for shadowing or volunteering in order to better understand the profession and what it entails. We will also guide students on undergraduate class requirements and useful study techniques for the GRE. Our goal is to help any interested student build their resumes in preparation for a career as a Physician Assistant.  
Quiz Bowl The College of the Holy Cross Quiz Bowl Team is an organization composed of Holy Cross students who compete in academic trivia (i.e. quiz bowl) competitions. The purpose of the Holy Cross Quiz Bowl Team is to promote and encourage participation in quiz bowl events, academic competitions, and trivia games, and the accumulation of knowledge and to recruit, train, and support quiz bowl teams which represent Holy Cross in intercollegiate competition.  Email
Students For Life Inspires dialogues regarding polarizing topics on campus, including the issue of abortion — the most pressing threat to life — as well as euthanasia and capital punishment. Email

 

Business Organizations

Club Name Description Club Email
The Agency Educates students interested in public relations, advertising, and marketing, including their similarities and differences; members meet alumni who work in the industry through workshops, speakers and networking events. Email
The Finance Club Focuses on Wall Street career prep, financial markets, institutions, trends and current events; members network with alumni in the field. Email
HC Capital Members gain technical skills, experience and knowledge in the fields of asset valuation, equity research, and portfolio management. Email
HC Sales Group Explores the sales and management industries of business, including leadership attributes that breed success; members network with alumni in the industry. Email
Holy Cross Entrepreneurs Group (HCEG) Working with the entrepreneur in residence, this student chapter develops ideas, forms teams, prototypes and holds pitch nights; members network with alumni entrepreneurs. Email
The Real Estate Club Explores residential, commercial, and development real estate, and current market trends; members network with alumni in the field. Email