It's All About Community
For a school with just under 1,000 students, Houghton’s student body is surprisingly diverse—and that is what makes our community life so special.
Campus Clubs & Organizations
NCAA DIII Teams
Find Your Niche
The possibilities are endless
Play an intercollegiate sport. Run for student government. Write for the campus newspaper. Perform in a music ensemble. Volunteer in the community. Join the Ultimate Frisbee Club or tutor refugee children. With so much to explore, you are bound to find something you love.
Feel like you need some space?
Our 1,300-acre campus is yours to explore! This stunning outdoor setting makes it easy to find a place to pray, think, study or play. Hike the trails in the Houghton Forest or splash in the creek that runs through campus. Camp out in our lean-tos or learn how to ski or snowboard. Try horseback riding, build a campfire and roast marshmallows, or kayak down the Genesee River.
In terms of outdoor recreation, you name it and you can find it here: hiking, camping, skiing, swimming, canoeing, and even a ropes course in the Houghton Forest.
» A Winter Wonderland
From cross country to downhill skiing. From snow shoeing to snowman-building. We’ve got all your favorite outdoor winter activities here!
Athletics & Recreation
As a Houghton Highlander, you can let your competitive side out to play one of our 18 NCAA D-III sports. Or perhaps intramural or club sports are more your style.
The Kerr-Pegula Field House provides a competition-quality, eight-lane 200-meter indoor track, competition tennis courts, and state of the art fitness and weight training facilities.
Arts & Culture
At Houghton, we celebrate creativity--and everyone gets to play!