Student Activities & Clubs (Undergraduate)
Something for everyone.
- The Christendom Players
Under the direction of Christendom College English Professor Dr. Patrick Keats, the Players put on a variety of plays and musicals – one in the fall and one in the spring. All students are invited to audition for the plays and others are encouraged to use their talents in helping with set design, make-up, costumes, and music.
- Shield of Roses
Following 7:30am Mass on Saturday, students travel to Washington, DC, to pray in front of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. They normally return to the College in time for the mid-day meal. Once a semester, the Shield of Roses leaders organize a “Mega Shield” event where they try and encourage the entire student body to take part in the prayerful protest.
- Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a world-wide organization of the lay apostolate. Students in the Legion seek to take the light of faith they receive at Christendom to the wider world. They do so by accepting a routine of prayer and apostolic works— at least two hours a week— thus deepening their faith while bringing it to others. Works include door-to-door evangelization, comforting of the sick and dying in nursing homes, and visitation of inmates at a local prison.
- Chester-Belloc Debate Society
The Debate Society exists to provide students with the opportunity to sharpen their intellectual wit and provide practice in extemporaneous speaking. The Debate Society meets numerous times throughout each semester and all members of the student body are invited to participate.
- Schola Gregoriana
The Schola Gregoriana assists in the College community’s worship in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by chanting the traditional propers. This all-male group thus beautifies the weekly Sunday Mass, helping to elevate the hearts of the Faithful to interior participation in the Holy Sacrifice. The group also chants the propers for the high feasts celebrated during the school year as well as at the graduation Mass.
Men’s and women’s choir which sings for Sunday and feast day Masses on campus. The choir sings sacred polyphony by such noted masters as Palestrina, Victoria, and Josquin des Prez. Occasionally the group gives performances off campus.
- The Rambler
The student journal dedicated to training the next generation of Catholic journalists and intellectuals to engage the world through the media. Rambler journalists gain invaluable experience reporting and writing about the news, arts and culture, and faith and reason from the perspective of their liberal arts education. As a member of the Collegiate Network (CN), The Rambler offers a unique chance to make contacts and pursue journalistic excellence through CN conferences, news internships, and other valuable opportunities such as the CN's Geo-Strategic Journalism Course held in Prague.
- Holy Rood Guild
This group of women students cares for the vestments and altar linens used in the Chapel, and coordinates displays and decorations for religious celebrations.
- The Film Club
The Film Club is a group of dedicated amateur filmmakers interested in producing films of high quality and good content while building up the Christendom community. The Film Club hosts a Film Fest at the end of every academic year. This event provides a forum for all student filmmakers to display their work.
Outreach is a club for those interested in performing some of the corporal works of mercy. Students volunteer at the local crisis pregnancy center and Habitat for Humanity. They also participate in a Meals on Wheels program and help out at the local parish’s soup kitchen. On Sundays, students go to an area nursing home to visit with the elderly and sometimes put on small concerts for their enjoyment.
- Shogi Club
The Shogi Club is made up of students who are interested in meeting on a weekly basis and playing this Japanese chess game.
- Students for Life
Students for Life is different from the Shield of Roses pro-life group in that it focuses on more activism, particularly, political activism with regards to the sanctity of human life issues. They meet twice a month throughout the school year and normally focus on doing one big project a semester, for example, a literature drop prior to an election.
- Contra-Dance Club
Students meet on Thursday evenings to enjoy each others company contra-dancing. Contra-dance is a type of English country dance, where someone “calls” out the various dances.
- Swing/Ballroom Dance Club
Students interested in improving their dance moves meet on Sunday nights to swing dance and to learn such dances as the foxtrot, the rumba, the waltz, and the tango. Students who are talented in these dances offer personalized instruction to those who are interested.
"What if I'm not interested in these groups?"
Each year new clubs & organizations are formed by students with different interests. If you are interested in starting a new club, contact the Student Life Office: studentlifechristendom.edu.