Clubs designed by students ... for students. That's cool.

The free flow of spontaneous energy at New College is evident in the eclectic nature of our clubs and organizations. Sing in the New College Chorus, dance with the Hip-Hop Dancing Club, watch films with FARF (Foreign Artsy and Rare Film) or try improv with The Football Club (not to be confused with the Flag Football team, of course). We even have a club dedicated to yelling. In fact, New College clubs change every year because they are designed by students to match their interests. How cool is that?

Click here for a listing of current clubs and their student contacts.

(Also see the Events Calendar for performances and lectures on campus. Many are free for New College students.)

Here's a sampling of clubs and activities in the arts, advocacy and activism, culture and language, recreation, religion and spirituality, science, sports and writing:

Acapellago is a four-part mixed a capella choir intent on warming people's hearts with glottal harmonies and performances throughout the year.

The Classical Musicians Society's offers students trained in classical music performance or who have experience in performing symphonic/orchestral music (marching band, orchestra, etc.) an opportunity to practice and perform musical arrangements in an environment that fosters mutual growth.

Crafty Club holds weekly workshops utilizing a variety of materials, such as beading, felt softies, origami, lanyards and sewing.

Dance Tutorial is a student-run dance program that allows students to creatively express their own choreography twice a semester in the Mildred Sainer Pavilion.

Empty Set Circus offers training and practice of object manipulation and circus Arts. After all, our campus is on the former estate of “circus-king” Charles Ringling.

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The New College of Florida ACLU assists the Sarasota/Manatee/Desoto ACLU chapter with local activism on behalf of civil liberties.

Active Minds promotes mental health awareness, education and advocacy organization on campus with the aim of reducing the stigma around mental illness.

All Power to the Imagination (API) provides an opportunity to discuss how theory and practice can work together to create stronger, more successful social movements.

Next Step pairs New College students with teenagers in the foster care system for on-campus tutoring and mentoring.

The Pluralism Committee works toward a more inclusive campus that respects, promotes and celebrates the diversity of students, faculty and staff.

Queery has been destroying the hetero-normative patriarchal family unit with subversion and laughter since 2009.

Sarasota Food Not Bombs helps fight poverty in the community by preparing and distributing meals to those in need, organizing creative actions to end war and poverty and educating people about hunger, health, peace and justice.

Sarasota IndyMedia is a nonprofit collective of independent individuals committed to creating community-based media in Sarasota to communicate important community happenings that are often ignored or misrepresented by other media outlets.

Students also participate in Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), Students Working for Equal Rights (SWER) and VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood.

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New College has a number of clubs that supplement language study in Latin, French, German and Spanish promote specific cultures beyond language study.

Anime Club shares a key part of Japanese popular culture by screening and discussing current and classic anime.

The China Club hosts annual events such as the Mid-Autumn Festival, Chinese New Year Dumpling Making and Spring Karaoke.

The Cultural Exchange Club exposes students to different cultures, promotes intercultural tolerance and brings fun and educational cultural events to campus.

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Students enjoy the water through the Sailing Club, Swim Club, Fishing (and Sunrise and Sunset Watching) Club and New College Bull Sharks, a club for students, faculty, administration and alumni interested in scuba diving.

There are also many ways to enjoy sports and get fit in mind, body and spirit.

New College students have individualized opportunities for religious understanding through such clubs as Hillel, NCF Unitarian Universalists, Jesus Club and The Godless Society.

Students study the planets and stars in the Astronomy Club and participate in The Honduras Project, an annual summer project for students interested in marine field work in Cayos Cochinos, Honduras.

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