Student Organizations on Campus
Allegany County Outreach
Allegany County Outreach connects with the children and youth of Allegany County. They provide meaningful engagement opportunities and find ways to help youth have fun in the community.
Black Heritage Club
Black Heritage Club enriches the campus through providing events to celebrate the diversity of culture represented on campus. While it primarily serves black students on campus, it is open to anyone.
Campus Activities Board
Campus Activites Board (CAB) organizes most of the large student events on our campus. Getting involved with CAB is a great way to see how Houghton operates behind the scenes and have a hand in creating the great events that happen on campus all year long.
The Climbing Club manages the rock wall and tries to cultivate an atmosphere where friends can come to hang out and have fun—it's a great place to work out, solve problems, or just relax and jam to some good music. They also take trips to enjoy the great outdoors, and are always looking to grow.
The College Republicans seek to promote the philosophy of republican principles as well as intellectual diversity. They encourage students to challenge themselves and to have hard conversations.
The Drawing Board provides Houghton College students with a unique creative outlet allowing them to express themselves through the medium of a weekly comics publication.
Foam in the Liberal Arts Nerf Club (FILA)
Foam in the Liberal Arts is the official Nerf club at Houghton College. With over 40 nerf blasters, 1000 Nerf projectiles, and an entire academic building to play in, nobody is left disappointed. No blaster? No problem! They have many to spare!
Gadfly Society (Philosophy club)
The purpose of The Gadfly Society is to provide a forum for voluntary extracurricular endeavors of interest to philosophy majors, minors, and other philosophically-minded person, and to promote awareness of the relevance of philosophical perspectives to practical issues.
Global Christian Fellowship
Global Christian Fellowship reminds Houghton students to look not only to those directly around them, but globally as well. GCF coordinates weekly prayer topics that focus on one campus issue and one global issue and that are prayed for by the campus community daily. GCF also holds weekly meetings to promote global awareness and action, hosting missionaries as well as students who have a global outlook.
The purpose of the Gospel Choir is to express our Christian heritage through multi-cultural fellowship, celebrating the richness of African American culture through gospel music. Our purpose is not geared toward entertainment but toward exposing the student body, faculty, and staff to a type of worship and praise that is relevant to all cultures.
Health Professionals Club
Health Professionals Club is for students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or in the health industry. It helps to prepare members for a career in that field.
The Highlander Drumline provides entertainment at various events on campus, including athletic events, concerts, homecoming festivities, and much more.
The Hispanic Heritage Club seeks to honor the hispanic culture with primary attention given to persons of Hispanic background and with secondary attention given to persons interested in learning more of the Hispanic culture. Events are intended for those of Hispanic heritage to embrace their culture without feeling the pressure to perform and for those interested in Hispanic culture to immerse themselves in an authentic Hispanic context. Events include parties with Latino music and typical food from Latin America as well as visits to Hispanic churches.
Houghton Ballroom & Swing
The Ballroom and Swing Club offers Houghton students the opportunity to gather together to learn different styles of choreography and dance, appreciating the art of self-expression and movement. Going dancing with friends for a night has never been so convenient and fun!
Houghton Martial Arts
The Houghton Martial Arts Club focuses on practicing Taekwondo and Muay Thai style kickboxing. All skill levels are welcome! Conditioning and stretching are a large part of the curriculum as well to keep us fit and to improve our techniques.
Houghton Wildlife seeks to connect students and the broader Houghton community to its wild surroundings through hands-on education, outdoor recreational experiences and conversation with local wildlife experts and enthusiasts. The club also works to make on-campus resources and off-campus trips more accessible for students who are interested in studying and encountering wildlife.
International Student Association
The International Student Association serves to connect students from all over the world. It works to build meaningful relationships and community between students from all of the different cultures represented at Houghton.
Journeys End Tutoring (JET)
Journey's End Tutoring works in conjunction with Journey's End Refugee Services and seeks to build relationships through teaching English. Houghton Students travel to Buffalo in groups with other Houghton Students several Saturdays each semester to work with refugee families in their homes. This is a great club to join if you are interested in teaching, culture, or service.
The Lanthorn is a publication that provides a platform for sharing the creative voices of students in the form of poetry, fiction, and art work.
Lending Paws Campaign
The Lending Paws Campaign is a gathering a students dedicated to serving companion animals. Members band together and travel to local animal shelters Saturday mornings in order to lend their assistance. There, they will do everything from walking dogs, doing laundry, cleaning kennels, socializing with cats, and more. The members of this club value service, animal welfare, and the shear delight of our furry friends.
Lifeway meets every Tuesday night to lead a youth group in Belfast, NY.
Minorities in Agriculture, National Resources and Related Sciences
Minorities in Agriculture, National Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) promotes initiatives which foster inclusion and advancement of members of ethnic/cultural groups that are underrepresented in agricultural and natural resource sciences. The group also provides career and professional development in these fields.
Mercy Seat is a student-led worship group that holds praise and worship services every week night of the school year. Mercy Seat provides a worshipful, reverent atmosphere for students through prayer and worship.
Paddle Sports is a club that enjoys the outdoors, and specializes in teaching students how to Kayak, Canoe, and Sail. They have a Christ-centered leadership that promotes togetherness and growth through mostly kayaking, and generally being in the water.
The paintball club is a club that is meant to help people get off campus for a little bit and meet new peers. The excitement that comes from the adrenaline of paintball can bring all kinds of people together.
Psychology club seeks to provide a space for students interested in psychology, provide learning experiences and service opportunities, and to encourage students to view psychology with a Christian perspective.
Salvation Army Student Fellowship
The Salvation Army Student Fellowship (SASF) connects with the Salvation Army in Wellsville in planning out major events, going to weekly services, and helping out with Tuesday and Wednesday children's ministries. They also go on a Missions Trip during February Break.
Society For Human Resources
The Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) club operates as student chapter of the professional organization. It is focused on HR professionals, but is open to anyone interested in business.
Sigma Zeta (ΣΖ) is a national honor society founded in 1925 to recognize undergraduate excellence in the natural sciences, computer science, and mathematics. The society's purpose is to encourage and foster the attainment of knowledge in the natural and computer sciences and mathematics.
Ski Club is for anyone who enjoys snow sports. It provides opportunities to fellowship and hit the slopes.
Spanish Club aims to help students interested in the Spanish language and the Hispanic culture to understand it in ways that are palatable and understandable. This is accomplished through fun and inclusive activities and events that allow interactions to happen.
Student Government Association
SGA is a group of student leaders separated into separate cabinets including the executive cabinet which works as a liaison between administration and the student body and glass cabinets which work to lead their class and also be a liaison.
The Houghton Star
The Houghton Star is a student lead organization that produces weekly issues of our student newspaper. Our mission is to preserve and promote the values of dialogue, transparency, and integrity through reporting and to serve as a medium for student expression and publishing campus and local news.
The Radiance Club
We are a "fandom" club dedicated to discussing TV shows, books, games, or movies. Trips to Conventions and to theaters in Buffalo are only a couple of the great things you can expect from us!
The Songwriters and Studio Musicians Society
The Songwriters and Studio Musicians Society connects songwriters and musicians from across campus, for the purpose of writing, recording and performing original music. They host weekly songwriting circles and have access to a recording studio. Students have the opportunity to perform their original songs in Chapel, for Coffee House events, and through other platforms. They give students a voice to express their thoughts and feelings, especially on difficult issues, through music. Membership in this club requires a brief audition.
The Yearbook Club leads publication of The Boulder. They desire to be efficient, make an even better yearbook, and include everything possible.