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List of Clubs & Organizations

Looking to learn more about MCLA's Clubs and Organizations? Visit the Student Government Association Office located in the Campus Center Room 316 to find out more about the over 30 opportunities to get involved.

The office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Email or call 413-662-5401 to speak to a representative about the many engaging experiences we have to offer. Student Government Association sponsors many of our clubs and organizations.

Here are the current clubs and organizations recognized by SGA and elsewhere on campus: 

Asian Student Association (ASA)

ASA is here to create awareness of the Asian cultures and to be actively involved on campus. We promise to provide Asian identifying individuals' and allies a safe and welcoming space to build community, and exchange views to create a inclusive learning experience.

The Beacon (Student Newspaper) 

The Beacon is the weekly newspaper of MCLA. The staff is made up of MCLA students with faculty advisers. They work weekly to have each edition printed by Thursday morning. Copies of the Beacon can be found in numerous buildings on campus as well as online. Stop by the Beacon office and speak with the staff if you are interested in obtaining a position at The Beacon. 

Black Student Union 

This organization strives to give African Americans and others a better understanding of one another, a sense of belonging and a coordinated voice on campus. It provides an opportunity to learn and exchange ideas to develop an appreciation of African American history. 

Book Club 

This club promotes extra-curricular reading and provides an environment dedicated to increasing literacy, exploring literary genres, and group discussion. 


Under review for approval.

Christian Fellowship 

The purpose of Christian Fellowship is to be an organization of students who follow Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior. They grow in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture, and God's purposes in the world through spiritual, intellectual, physical and social pursuits.


Under review for approval and re-enstatement.

Dance Company 

The Dance Company is open to anyone who is interested in learning and performing dance. This student run club teaches, choreographs, and performs a variety of different genres and has at least two performances a year open to MCLA and the community to show their talent and hard work. 


Garden Club facilitates opportunities for MCLA student to actively engage with existing gardening resources and spaces on campus, in conjunction with member and community interests. Education will be provided for members relating to gardening and horticulture.

Harlequin Musical Theatre Club 

Help put on musicals! Harlequin's Purpose us to get students involved in musical theatre. This includes on-stage experiences in fields such as acting, singing, and dancing, as well as all aspects of technical musical theatre and management. This 100% student-run group hopes to put on one full-length musical at the end of each year, as well as a musical revue in the fall semester. 

Latin American Society (LAS)

LAS promotes diversity among Latin American cultures through an educational and social setting. All are welcome to join.   

NeXXus Step Team 

The purpose of NeXXus is to provide a welcoming environment for all types of individuals to learn stepping. As a team they have put on performances for the MCLA community as well as social and cultural events. Their goal is to entertain others with their stepping and be involved on their campus. Anyone interested can join no matter their experience level. 

Outdoors Club

This club offers students the opportunity to experience the Berkshires at its finest. With many resources in our area, the club benefits from a wide range of options for outings. The club sponsors trips year round including hiking camping, and more. All are welcome to join regardless of ability. 


The Club will provide a haven for poets of all kinds and all levels of experience. MCLA students will be encouraged to take part in campus activities, allowing a wider appreciation for poetry. Monthly meetings will consist of a themed workshop, whereas weekly meetings will consist of casual writing and sharing sessions between peers.

Political Science Club

This organization’s objectives are to familiarize the student body with local, state, national, and international political issues. It provides a vehicle for understanding the political process in the United States and abroad on all levels. The purpose of the club is two fold: to develop theories of common interest in the field through guest speakers and to exchange opinions, ideas, and theories on various issues. The club also develops students’ public speaking and problem-solving abilities and improves their knowledge of general world issues to prepare them for Model United Nations Conferences. 

Psychology Club

The purpose of this club is to create a setting in which students who are interested in psychology can discuss current findings in the field, share new topics of research, and learn about further education and opportunities pertaining to psychology.   

Queer Student Union 

QSU reaches out to unite the MCLA community as a whole by providing support and resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, pansexual, transgender, intersex, gender non-conforming and/or questioning (hereafter referred to as queer as an umbrella term) which addresses the needs and concerns of the queer student community on campus. 

Ski Club

The purpose of Ski Club shall be to expand awareness and participation n winter sports and allow interested students to ski and snowboard or learn to ski or snowboard as an organized group. 

Student Activities Council (SAC) 

The Student Activities Council (SAC) of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' mission is to entertain the campus through performances, concerts, and any activities you can think of, including an event every Saturday night. We are run by students for students, and we welcome event suggestions from anyone! If you are interesting in running, planning, or attending fun events, SAC is the club for you! 


Tabletop Video Game Club (TVGC)

The purpose of this club is to provide a place where people who like to play games of any kind can come and meet new people or bring friends to just have fun, try out new games, or play old favorites. 

Television and Film Society  

The purpose of TFS is to encourage students to apply what they have learned in the classroom as well as to discover more about what it means to develop a television show or film. It will allow them to utilize their creativity in a free space which will nurture independence and leadership, both beneficial for future experience and enjoyment. 

WJJW (91.1 FM) Radio Station 

WJJW is the FCC-licensed and student operated, non-commercial educational radio station of MCLA. It is comprised of student and community members who volunteer their time and are passionate about broadcasting. Some of what WJJW provides the community includes: news programming, Public Service Announcements, and exposure to independent and local artists. In addition, we host regular events including concerts, live and remote broadcasts throughout campus, and various contests. To get involved with WJJW, come to one of our meetings, or get in touch with an E-Board member through Office 365. Visit our website at 


MASSPIRG has had a chapter on MCLA’s campus for more than 3 decades and has been organizing on environmental and social issues since its inception. Because the campus is so small and the student body so interconnected, we enjoy running campaigns with other student groups on the issues most important to them. We are most known on campus for our environmental work and for voter registration.

National Residence Hall Honorary 

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is the premier honor society for residential college students across the nation. The Rho Pi Sigma chapter of NRHH at MCLA is affiliated with NEACURH (North East Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls) and NACURH (National Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls). Through our affiliation with these two larger regional and national organizations we are able to share resources and establish connections with other chapters at other institutions across the nation. We pride ourselves on our two values of service and recognition and all of our initiatives and programs can be traced back to one or both of these values. 
NRHH provides leadership experience and development opportunities to its members through involvement in service-based programs. The Diamond is the symbol for NRHH because of its inner strength and external beauty. The Diamond symbolizes the unique experiences that one obtains from living in the residence areas during their college years. Being inducted as a Diamond is a great honor because only the top 1% of students living on campus can join NRHH! We are known for our annual events such as the Faculty and Staff vs. Student Basketball Game, the Campus Center Takeover and Grilled Cheese Fundraisers. Interested in keeping up with all things NRHH? Or perhaps even joining the group? Please follow us on Instagram, @mclanrhh and Facebook, @mcla.nrhh! Or reach out to our chapter by emailing! 

Student Veterans Association  

This club's purpose is to assemble, unite and advocate for MCLA student verterans, in support of MCLA's strategic vision of excellence, while assisting veterans in acclimating to college and community living. To provide peer support, comradery, and promote awareness of veteran students within our campus community.