Affinity & Identity Organizations
Through identity and affinity organizations, students can closely connect to their own backgrounds, as well as to the backgrounds of the students around them, through a vast array of clubs, organizations, and leadership opportunities. To that end, the college supports a number of student-led organizations that promote advocacy and acceptance of its students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the greater community.
This page is just a sampling of the many clubs and organizations active at Davidson, listed in alphabetical order. Members of the Davidson community may view all organizations on WildcatSync. Students may also work with the Student Activities Office to launch new clubs and organizations.
Davidson African Students Association
DASA is a young, vibrant group which aims to give the Davidson community a glimpse of the African continent through African eyes, and to promote cultural, intellectual, political, and economic awareness about the African continent. We will organize different events based on African music, dance, current events in Africa, and the personal narratives of our students to help meet this goal.
Davidson Disability Alliance
Davidson Disability Alliance facilitates visibility, inclusion, and support for disabled students at Davidson College. The term "disability" is far-reaching and fluid, so any student can join. The organization facilitates accessibility and disability awareness across campus, provides social support for disabled students, and promotes disability culture and identity.
The French Club seeks to foster and support interest in the French language and francophone cultures among all members of the community. By sponsoring activities on and around campus, we hope to bring greater awareness to francophone cultures without a fluency in French.
The purpose of the German Club is to bring together individuals with an appreciation for the history, culture, and language of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. This organization also makes it a goal to expand interest in the German Studies department and be a resource for students interested in all things German!
Korean Student Association
We’re an organization for any students who are Korean identifying to any extent or interested in Korean culture.
Muslim Student Association
The MSA helps Muslim students find their place in the college environment. The group celebrates Muslim holidays, organizes events, and promotes peace and cooperation with all other religious groups on campus.
Queer Mentorship Program
The Queer Mentorship Program pairs incoming first-year and transfer students with queer sophomore, junior or senior Davidson College students. The program recognizes that the transition to college is a hard time, especially so for queer and/or questioning first-year students. We hope that a mentor can help assist and guide students through their acclimation to college and create a more welcoming community at Davidson. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Russian Language Club
The purpose of the Russian Language Club is to involve students at all levels of Russian speaking ability with peers who are interested in Russian language and the cultures of various Russian speaking countries. We want to break misconceptions about Russians and Russian society and get students interested in learning the language.
Queers & Allies
Queers & Allies aims to enhance Davidson College's understanding of topics related to sexual and gender identity/expression. Q&A represents those members of the Davidson College community who identify as LGBTQQUIAAP (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, undecided, intersex, asexual, allies, pansexual) as well as straight allies. Those involved include students, faculty, and staff. Q&A advocates for increasing awareness and celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQQUIAAP population at Davidson College in all aspects of campus life. Q&A also works to provide a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for all LGBTQQUIAAP members of the Davidson College community so that all may feel as comfortable as possible in their respective sexual and gender identities/expressions.
Women's Leadership Conference Planning Committee
The Katherine M. Bray Women’s Leadership Conference provides women with an interactive, intergenerational exploration of 21st century leadership. During the day of the conference, the participants learn from speakers, engage in workshops, and have meaningful conversations. Our mission is to build a culture that supports women leaders at Davidson College and in our community through the exploration of a wide range of strategies for effective leadership, the examination of current issues surrounding leadership, and the development of a network for women leaders. The Planning Committee consists of Davidson students who identify as women that meet weekly to develop all aspects of the conference. Through different subcommittees, we brainstorm a theme and conference content, publicize the event, manage participants, and oversee all day-of operations. In developing this conference, committee members also expand their personal leadership skills in an inclusive and safe space.