Student Organizations on Campus
Allegany County Outreach
Our goals will be to connect with the kids, value them, and find ways to help them have fun in the
Black Heritage Club
Enriches the campus through providing events to celebrate cultures represented on campus.
Campus Activities Board
The Cabinet that plans major campus wide events.
We manage the rock wall and try to cultivate an atmosphere where friends can come to hang out and have fun—it's a great place to work out, to solve problems, or just relax and jam to some good music. We also go on trips to enjoy the great outdoors, and we're always looking to grow the friend group.
The Houghton’s Republican club has three components. First, we seek to promote the philosophy of the broad republican principles: free-market oriented economy, limited government, religious freedom, and Christ love through service. The second component is intellectual diversity; even though we hold to a right-leaning political philosophy, we wholeheartedly accept and promote the free-exchange of ideas without the prevalent of political-correctness. Finally, Houghton College’s Republican club will promote candidates for office who hold to not only ethical standards, but also promote basic republican ideals with a motive to serve the Houghton community and Allegheny county. We want to encourage students to challenge themselves, and to have those hard conversations. Then if someone disagrees, to dig deeper and think about why you might disagree with someone and build your beliefs, so that we can have those hard conversations and strengthen our friendships, to work together to help people.
The Drawing Board is to provide Houghton College students with a unique creative outlet allowing them to express themselves through the medium of comics through a weekly publication.
Foam in the Liberal Arts Nerf Club (FILA)
The official Nerf club at Houghton College! With over 40 nerf blasters, 1000 rounds of ammo, and an entire academic building (the Chamberlain Center) to play in, nobody is left disappointed. No blaster? No problem! We 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 the 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 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 it is to expose the student body, faculty, and staff to a type of worship and praise that is relevant to all cultures.
Health Professionals Club
For those interested in pursuing a career in medicine or in the health industry, to help prepare them and teach them about that field of work.
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 (but not sole) 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
Going dancing with friends for a night has never been so convenient and fun! Houghton students gathering together to learn different styles and choreography of dance. Appreciating the art of self-expression and movement.
Houghton Martial Arts
We practice Taekwondo and Muay Thai style kickboxing. All skill levels are welcome! We have a great time training different techniques in a fast paced setting focused on challenging ourselves. Conditioning and stretching are a large part of the curriculum as well to keep us fit and to improve our techniques. Class Times: Tuesday: 6-7, 7-8 Thursday: 6-7, 7-8
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 as pre-veterinary students, future wildlife biologists or as individuals who are passionate about wild animals for their own sake.
International Student Association
This association serves to connect students from all over the world.
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 a 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.
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.
We meet every Tuesday night to lead a youth group in Belfast, NY to help lead a local youth group.
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 into 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. We 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 SASF helps the Salvation Army in Wellsville with planning out major events, goes to weekly services, helps out with Tuesday and Wednesday children's ministries, and goes on a Missions Trip during February Break.
Society For Human Resources
It's the student chapter of the professional group Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). It is a professional group focused for HR professionals and the club is for 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.
A club for those who enjoy snow sports to fellowship and hit the slopes
Our 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
A student lead publication that produces weekly issues of the Houghton Star; To preserve and promote values of dialogue, transparency, and integrity through reporting; To serve as a medium for student expression and publish campus and local news.
The Radiance Club
We are a "fandom" club dedicated to having fun, clean, and interesting discussions about all manner of tv show, book, game, or movie you can think of. 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 is a Houghton College club that connects songwriters and musicians from across campus, for the purpose of writing, recording and performing original music. We host weekly songwriting circles and have access to our own recording studio space. Students have the opportunity to perform their original songs in Chapel, for Coffee House events, and through other platforms. Our goal is to give students a voice to express their thoughts and feelings, especially on difficult issues, through music. Membership in this club requires a brief audition.
A student lead publication of our yearbook (The Boulder) We desire to be efficient, make an even better yearbook, and include everything possible. The current Yearbook Club only rebooted last year (2016). The Houghton Boulder was published since the beginning of the college I believe until 2014.