Green Mountain College offers many opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom. There are dozens of student clubs and organizations, including an International Awareness Club, a Slow Foods Chapter and many more. GMC encourages students to pursue their interests: If you don’t find a club that suits your interests, start one up!
A Cappella provides a safe, fun setting for the Green Mountain College community to be musical and creative in their own right. A Cappella brings together people who have a great interest in singing and who seeks learning about different music styles such as rap and its creative choreographies. This small group creates a space for people to express their inner self and music passions.
Animal studies is a recently recognized field in which animals are studied in a variety of cross-disciplinary ways. It is necessary to understand our interactions with animals in order to appreciate them and understand their role in the environment. This club is intended to bring awareness to this upcoming field and to increase interest in the developing Animal Studies minor. Students who could really benefit from this club are students who are studying Animal Studies, Law & Policy, Biology, Agriculture, Sociology, and many other fields. We will begin to develop an understanding of this field by discussing topics, viewing films, and attending related conferences. Membership is open to all students on campus.
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The Coalition for Students of Color strives to be a center for the social and academic support of individuals who identify as students of color – Black/African American, Asian, Latino, Hispanic, Native American, etc. at GMC. It is a celebration of the growing diversity on campus; a means of uniting in order to productively share elements of culture, institute greater representation, and combat the negative concepts, misinformation, and ignorance – in both dominant culture and subculture – pertaining to our community. The Coalition for Students of Color is open to anyone on campus including those who want to serve as allies.
Contra club connects Green Mountain College students to the wider New England community through a shared love of traditional music and dance. This club integrates the GMC community into the folk music and dance movement by teaching the basics of these dances to newly interested students, faculty, staff, and other community members. The club provides dance enthusiasts and gives the community the opportunity to dance in the local region and beyond.
As a club, we strive to purpose the best possible use out of the food prepared in our dining hall. Focusing on projects and programs that satisfy the Vermont Food Recovery Hierarchy, we encourage students to take only what food they need and attempt to feed people with what safe leftovers are unavoidable. Through the national Food Recovery Network, we train our volunteers in food safety and create partnerships with local organizations to donate the food to feed those in need.
D.R.E.A.M. stands for Directing through Recreation, Education, Adventure, and Mentoring. It is a youth-based Village Mentoring organization. It builds communities of families and college students that empower children from affordable housing neighborhoods to recognize their options, make informed decisions, and achieve their dreams. The club provides Poultney underprivileged youth with near-peer role models and membership is open to the entire Green Mountain College community.
The purpose of the Equestrian Club is to educate members and the public about horses and the art of horsemanship as well as to support and encourage people with an interest in equines. The club provides an opportunity for students to interact with horses and to promote charitable endeavors for the benefit of equine welfare.
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The GMC Drumline is a performance group that exemplifies Joy, Fun, Excitement, and Unity. When a drumline plays, they turn heads, joy is in the air, and people began to move and have fun. Hearing that beat and seeing the drumline grooving, excitement covers the sky. A drumline is nothing without unity, within itself and the community it represents. No experience necessary, all are welcome.
The club serves students who are needing financial support for the costs associated with pursuing professional development in the field of outdoor recreation. These costs include conference fees, course/workshop fees, transportation fees, housing costs, food costs, etc.
GMCORA is open to all students. Scholarships will only be approved, though, if they are related to the field of outdoor recreation.
The primary mission of this club is to illustrate the value of teamwork in a highly physical and competitive setting, as well as being a proponent toward the advancement of Rugby in the United States. The only requirement for enrollment into the club is to be a college age male willing to work hard toward improving their physical capabilities, understand and accept the risks inherent of the sport and have fun with peers.
The bike shop serves the Green Mountain College Community along with the local public. The shop has a strong relationship with Johnson & Son Bikeworks as an occasional supplier and fellow bicycle advocate. The shop also maintains the Green MAP and Adventure Education Program’s fleet of mountain bikes, which are used for Wilderness Challenge, the Fall Block, and year-round programming opportunities. The shop hopes to support a community in which individuals develop the skills and knowledge to become self-sufficient cyclists, climbers, and skiers, and seek a higher sense of craftsmanship.
The Green Mountain College Golf Club provides any student with the opportunity to play golf year round
in a safe fun way. Our Club has an amazing home course, Lake St. Catherine’s Country Club, that we play
on during the spring, summer and fall months. In the winter we travel to Rutland, Vermont to play at
Stonehenge Indoor Golf Course, which has awesome golf simulators that allow you to play professional
courses from all across the world. Our goal is to offer any student, no matter their golfing ability, with an
opportunity to learn the amazing sport of golf. All members are provided with the opportunity to play in
golf tournaments against other golf clubs up and down the east coast. Golf is an awesome sport and we
are extremely lucky to be located in an area where we can golf anytime we want.
The organization works to ensure a positive Green Mountain College experience for all students by promoting multiculturalism on campus and in the community of Poultney. ICC encourages ongoing dialogue on issues of cultural exchange between students, staff and faculty and brings diverse perspectives and experiences to campus. Students representing over 20 countries have participated in ICC. Membership is open to the entire Green Mountain college community.
Jammin’ Oats will prepare and serve a wholesome, vegan oatmeal sundaes in the Farmhouse. Moreover, Jammin’ Oats will also encourage student singers, musicians, comedians, and poets to perform while students enjoy their breakfast, thereby combining nourishing, complimentary breakfast with the creative expression of an open mic.
The Marginalized Student Union (MSU) is committed to providing the Green Mountain College community with cross-cultural experiences by fostering inclusion and respect for all. The MSU also enhances and enriches the experience of the entire student body by providing opportunities to engage and educate the campus as a whole on issues such as race, gender, and sexual orientation. This Union of students seeks to provide a platform upon which to promote ideals of unity under intersectional oppression in a world which is inherently oppressive. This Union aims to serve as an action group as well as an organizational asset, serving as an umbrella under which members of such campus groups as Pride Club, Activism, Intercultural Club, Students for Justice in Palestine, and the Coalition for Students of Color might be able to easily communicate and collaborate. Though this is a Union for marginalized students, we gladly welcome and encourage participation from any who would be our willing allies and accomplices.
NMUN (National Model United Nations) aims to develop a better understanding of global issues, leadership skills, and public relations, specifically as they relate to the United Nations and diplomacy. Students attend weekly training meetings and learn about negotiations and dispute settlement, resolutions, world history and other topics related to international relations. The delegation from Green Mountain College attends the national NMUN conference in New York City and has been awarded the “Honorable Delegation” and “Distinguished Delegation” awards in past years. Membership open to the entire Green Mountain College student body.
We are a community of leaders dedicated to creating lasting positive change.
The NSLS was founded to help individuals discover and achieve their aspirations, and to help students create a community where motivated goal oriented individuals help each other to succeed. This foundation of achievement supports members in first creating positive change within themselves, and then creating positive change in the lives of others and the greater community.
Members of the Society have the opportunity to use what they learn during the presentations from the speaker series and SNT meetings in their personal lives. By surrounding themselves with like minded individuals, students are exposed to peer mentoring, which often leads to improved communications, increased confidence in team participation, and better organizational and planning skills.
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Green Mountain college Pride club strives to create a safe environment for LGBTQ students and student allies. From within this environment we will facilitate community and educational discussions as well as educational activism outreaches to the wider community. The club consists of regular meetings where members can bring topics they’d live to discuss or a project they’d like to pursue relating to the club mission. We also host additional community events.
The Reverie is an annual magazine produced by and for the Green Mountain College community. The club staff receives, edits and approves submissions from the campus community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni, to be published both online and in the annual printed magazine. We strive for excellence in editing, selection, and artistic image, representing the campus community each year. At the start of each semester, the Executive Editor(s) communicate with the entire staff to create a manageable timeline of events necessary to prepare for publication.
Rotary aims to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. It fosters high ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, ideals of service and the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. Membership is open to all Green Mountain College students.
The group provides its student members with an outlet for creative self-expression that in turn promotes genuine self-esteem and true community building. Participants are taught to recognize the beauty inherent in existence and to reverence their own individual embodied existence and the embodied existence of others. At any of the Shakti Dance meetings, students practice dance moves, rotate leaders and discuss future plans. All classes are taught by students and open practices are lead by advanced student leaders. Membership is open to the entire Green Mountain College community.
SFGMC works to spread global food systems awareness and improve understandings of food production, agricultural impacts, and personal nutrition at GMC and in Poultney. SFGMC hopes to build community by providing space for good food, conversation, skill sharing, skill building, food education, and event organizing. SFGMC is also dedicated to sourcing local and organic ingredients to support local businesses and local farms. SFGMC regularly hosts cooking workshops that are synthesized based upon the goals and curiosities of club members. Members decide what they would like to cook throughout the semester and events they would like to organize and/or attend. Membership is open to the entire GMC community.
Spirituality Club strives to provide a tolerant and open place of education, interaction, dialogue and tolerance of all faiths and practices on campus. In addition to holding discussions and meetings, Spirituality Club is committed to being engaged with the entire campus community to educate others and encourage personal spiritual/religious growth. Membership is open to the entire GMC community.
Students for Justice in Palestine at Green Mountain College (SJP@GMC) is a diverse group of students organized on democratic principles to raise awareness about the human rights violations committed by Israel against the Palestinian people. This club is focused on building solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for human rights, justice, freedom, self-determination and the right of return. We seek to educate our community on the Palestinian struggle and get them involved in our work for justice. Through this work we uphold the right of return for Palestinian refugees everywhere and an end to Zionism, settler colonialism, racism, and apartheid in occupied Palestine. Individuals of all backgrounds are welcome.
Ultimate Frisbee exposes the students and staff of Green Mountain College and outside members of the community to the wonderful sport of Ultimate. The club’s goal is to foster Ultimate awareness, community/campus involvement, and non-discrimination of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs through sports. The college’s team is named “The Flying Squirrels” and it attends several tournaments around the east coast every year.
UNICEF Campus Club is part of the US fund for UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund). The club fundraises to help UNICEF provides for children around the world with its educational and health programs. Members participate in global forums and engage the campus and community spreading information about international issues such as human rights, climate change and poverty. The club puts together community events such as Mr. and Mss. GMC and Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Membership is open to all Green Mountain College students.