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Beyond Academics

The breadth and depth of your college experience will depend largely on the extent of your involvement outside the classroom. From the athletic field to the College Union, students are empowered to be involved in a variety of activities. Feel free to use these Davidson student contacts to get a better feel for the Davidson student experience.


An NCAA Division I college, Davidson offers students 21 varsity sports, a variety of intramural programs, and a wide range of club sports.

Chidsey Leadership Development

Davidson prides itself on supporting and shaping the leadership abilities of its students. Thanks to Burger King CEO, John Chidsey '83, Chidsey Leadership programs at Davidson extend that institutional mission.

Club Sports & Intramurals

From soccer to sailing, rugby to waterskiing, ultimate frisbee to fencing, 85 percent of Davidson students are active in various club and intramural sports.

Clubs & Organizations

At Davidson, it's easy to find others who share your interests. Let your passions be known by joining any of our many existing student organizations or by establishing a new one!

Civic Engagement

"...[develop] humane instincts and disciplined and creative minds for lives of leadership and service." This excerpt from the Davidson College Statement of Purpose is a reality at Davidson. Here you can find information about the myriad service projects and civic engagement opportunities students engage in at the college.

Cultural Events

While Davidson's art galleries, stages, and concert halls are home to Davidson students, world-class artists and speakers of every variety have come to Davidson presenting a wide variety of cultural events through the academic year. Among them: Angela Davis, Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Bill Cosby, Chuck Close, Bob Dylan, Jason Mraz, Ludacris, Annie Proulx, Passion Pit, Salman Rushdie, and novelist Patricia Cornwell '79.

Performance & Media

Explore the many student performance and media groups, including Davidson's dance, a cappella, theatre, and improv comedy opportunities, literary magazines, and the like.

Religious Life

Learn more about religious life at the college and Davidson's student groups and nearby worship services that welcome students from a variety of religious and spiritual backgrounds.