College outside the classroom
“It wasn’t just people who came together as a group; it was like watching a family.”
Rachel Kravitz ’16, Communication Graphic Design
At Mitchell, you’ll find people reach out to pull you in. Finding yourself on stage when you’ve never acted before, or leading a club for a cause you believe in—you’ll find your place at Mitchell.
Here you can stretch, take a risk, try something new—surrounded by people who want to see you succeed. Campus Life is all about enjoying your time in college, growing as a leader or building the foundation for a life-long passion.
Clubs & Organizations
Here are just a few of our campus clubs:
Behavioral Science Club
Campus Activities Board
Class Officers for 2016
Criminal Justice Club
Delta Alpha Pi
Mitchell College Drama Society
Multicultural Student Union
Community Service & Volunteer Organizations
Sigma Alpha Pi
National Society of Leadership and Success
Student Government Association
Mitchell Step Team
Mitchell Sailing Club
Mitchell College Hillel
MHET Club for Hospitality & Tourism
Join a club or start a club—make college the experience you want it to be or open yourself to discover what it can be.
A campus-wide game of Humans vs. Zombies or the formal Spring Soiree, you can take a break from studies to relax with friends. The Campus Activities Board, which you can join, plans movies, games, dances, dinners—anything fun to bring Mitchell students together. Trips to New York City for a Broadway Play, to Providence, RI for a hockey game or just downtown for a film festival—Campus Life gets you off campus too, enjoying everything between NYC and Boston.
Express yourself artistically at Mitchell College. It’s one of the many ways students stretch and put themselves out there by trying something new. Students stage a dramatic play, a musical and a cabaret each year with roles on stage and behind the scenes. Mitchell Radio is on air, DJ-ing at campus and community events, and creating special interest programs. Mitchell College Step Team and Dance Team perform throughout the year at different events, including Mitchell spirit events and athletic games.
Leaders are discovered at Mitchell College. Beginning in the First Year Experience and the LeadersFIRST program, students find their voice and ways to contribute on campus and in the community. Clubs and organizations, athletic teams and committees, peer mentors and residence hall assistants, academics classrooms and study groups—all develop leaders from within. Campus Life develops your skills in leadership living communities, training sessions and programing. The Student Government Association (known as the SGA on campus) is the parent organization for all other clubs and organizations which establish an agenda to address issues and sponsor activities for the college community.
Mitchell College is a close-knit community in the small city of New London, where neighbors help neighbors. Active community service through clubs is part of Mitchell’s history and plays an important role in New London. Just like in all our activities, students have the chance to take the lead and pursue a passion or work toward a professional goal. Travel with the Alternate Spring Break to do good in the wider world. Serve your local community through Mitchell College’s one-day Big Event each spring. Take advantage of service opportunities offered through Campus Life and Athletics throughout the year.
Looking to be a Part of the Action?
Join the Campus Activities Board! CAB members bring ideas to life and gain valuable event planning and marketing skills they can use long after graduation. CAB members work alongside the Campus Life staff to plan some of the most exciting events on campus. For more information about the Campus Activities Board events and how to get involved check out the CAB booth at the Club & Org fair or stop by the Student Center.
The people at Mitchell are always looking for ways to make college fun.
Class of 2016, Communication