Student Groups

"On the whole, student culture clubs work to bring the school together through education regarding important holidays and happenings. This in turn builds a common language for our school community and advocacy for related initiatives."

--Director of Student Activities

Advocacy, Culture & Affinity Clubs

Students create their own opportunities to share their experiences, cultures and beliefs in the many clubs and activities they organize.

Groups formed by an affinity or a shared identity can shape discourse amongst the greater student body. At times, students from underrepresented groups will meet privately to discuss matters of identity or social issues in their comfort of a small group; at other times, these groups can open their doors to welcome everyone to join their discussions.


Sample Student Groups


  • Africa Club
  • Asian Culture Club
  • Black and Hispanic Student Association (BaHSA)
  • Bluestockings
  • Caribbean Club
  • Chinese Club
  • Christian Fellowship Group
  • Democrats Club
  • El Club (Latin American group)
  • French Club
  • Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
  • German Club
  • Hillel
  • Hotchkiss Association for Men
  • Hotchkiss Islamic Society
  • Hotchkiss Political Union
  • LinkAge
  • Republican Club
  • Russian Club
  • St. Luke’s Society
  • Special Olympics

Sample Cultural Celebrations

  • Chuseok Festival
  • Diwali Dinner
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Program
  • Eid - a meal to celebrate the end of Ramadan
  • Gospelfest - an annual gathering of gospel choirs from local schools and communities
  • Hillel celebrations of Passover, Sukkhot, Rosh Hashanah, and Hannukah
  • Hispanic Heritage Month - Chapel talks, presentations, meals, and dance
  • Chinese Mid-Autumn Autumn Festival
  • Lunar New Year Festival
  • National Coming Out Month and National Day of Silence