Contact Us
Office of Student Activities
101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
(610) 526-7331
(610) 526-7324 - Fax
studentactivities@brynmawr.edu
 

Student Clubs


Bryn Mawr Student Clubs
Academic/Professional Political
Affinity Religious
Awareness and Advocacy Service and Activism
Governing Special Interest
Media Sport
Music and Performing Arts  
Clubs denoted with an * are Bryn Mawr/ Haverford clubs.

Starting a Club

Student Club and Organization Policy

Bryn Mawr College is committed to supporting a variety of student clubs and organizations which are consistent with the educational philosophy and mission of the College.

Social fraternities or sororities are not permitted at the College. The College has determined that students are better served by the numerous non-exclusive student clubs and organizations which exist on campus. Bryn Mawr College does not recognize the charter of any social fraternity or sorority. No College facilities (including all public and private spaces, bulletin boards, and campus mail) can be used for any social fraternity or sorority activities.

Violation of this policy by any student constitutes a violation of the social honor code and may result in disciplinary sanctions.

Steps for starting a new club

1. Explore the clubs already in existence at Bryn Mawr College before starting a club. If a student finds that we do not have a club which is of interest to them they can choose to start their own club. However, the club must be different than any club already on campus.

2. Gain interest and members from the student body by hosting an event. A minimum of five member is required for any new club.

3. Once you have five members you can petition the Office of Student Activities to start a new club. Petitions are accepted in September and January and the petition form will be available on the Student Activities website during the first two weeks of each semester.

4.If funding is desired, the new club must submit a written consistitution to SGA's Student Finance Committee in the beginning of the semester. Please review the Constitution Guide for a template. Consitution Guide (pdf) (doc)

5. All clubs are required to register each academic year with the Office of Student Activities at the beginning of the fall semester.

Academic/Professional

Bryn Mawr Engineers (Formerly Aerospace Club)

We wish to promote engineering opportunities on Bryn Mawr's campus in order to enhance student education and make the field more accessible to students of all backgrounds. While the STEM gap is generally closing, this trend is not present in Engineering and Technology, two expansive and well-regarded fields that hone skills essential to solving world problems. As a women's college, especially one known for its service to society, perhaps we owe it to ourselves to be this change and help pave the way for others.
Specifically, the purpose of this organization shall be:
* To increase participation in, represent student interest in, and expand opportunities for Bryn Mawr students in engineering, technology, and sciences through hands-on projects, educational sessions, and initiatives.
* To encourage interdepartmental faculty and administrative-level collaboration and support of such initiatives.
* To provide a creative and recreational outlet for science, technology, and space enthusiasts.
* To increase the participation of underrepresented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields.
* To educate Bryn Mawr students across all academic disciplines of the diverse opportunities that exist within engineering fields and the space sector.
* To promote the professional development and visibility of Bryn Mawr students in engineering and sciences.
* To build collaborative relationships between Bryn Mawr College and regional institutions to work towards mutual goals.
* To promote awareness and discussion of space exploration issues in terms of scientific and humanitarian goals.

Contace: Lindsey Marinello, Noura Jaber

Owl Investment Group
OIG is a student-run organization whose purpose is to learn about and explore investing through the stock market, weekly informational and decision-making meetings. We invest in a portfolio worth $100,000, and give back the profit through club donations and gifts to the school. Learn to invest with real money in our portfolio and help us to decide what stocks to sell and what stocks to buy. It's never too early or late to learn to invest!
Contact: Dingwei Li, Tianyi He

Parliamentary Debate Society

The purpose of this organization shall be to participate as an active APDA member. We will travel to various schools to participate in tournaments, conduct practice rounds at Bryn Mawr, host a tournament and train our new members to debate effectively, etc.

Contact: Elsie Chung, Gabrielle Crossnoe

Pre-Health Club

The Pre-Health Club provides educational support and volunteer opportunities for Bryn Mawr’s pre-medical community. Our club organizes medical school visits, volunteer and mentor-ship programs, guest lecturers, and many other special events, serving as a resource for students seeking a career in medicine. Our goal is to increase our efforts to improve health awareness through strengthening our club's partnerships with local organizations in Philadelphia.

Contact:  Manahil Siddiqi

*Society of Physics Students

The purpose of this organization shall be to unite all students at Bryn Mawr College interested in physics and the physical sciences. As a student chapter to the national Society of Physics Students, the organization shall represent Bryn Mawr College in the larger national SPS community through outreach and communication to other SPS chapters in colleges or universities.

Contact:  Zhuyun Xiao, Leqi Liu

*Tri-College Law Review

The Law Review is a semesterly publication that fosters student, faculty, and staff discourse on matters pertaining to law or policy in the form of scholarly papers published in an academic journal. Subjects can vary vastly, from Supreme Court Cases analysis to Public Health articles, granted they relate to the named constructs of Law or Policy.

Contact: Miriam Ahmed

back to top

Awareness and Advocacy

Amnesty International

The mission of Bryn Mawr's Amnesty International chapter is to spread awareness of serious international human rights issues recognized by the Amnesty International Organization. In addition, we aim to provide fundraising opportunities for students to contribute to the cause of ending human rights abuse.

Contact: Eunhae Lee, Shuyi Lin

 

Body Image Council

The mission of the Bryn Mawr College Body Image Council is to advocate and support the growth and development of healthy body images and attitudes among all members of the college community.  The council plans educational activities that offer information, personal experience, and cousel about the range of care, support and referral services available in our college community and promotes dialogue aimed at enhancing wellness for all.

Contact: Phoebe Jordan

Fem-Co (Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance)

Fem-Co. (Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance) is an organization open to all BMC students to establish a broad constituency to work in pursuit of feminist ideals -- social, political, and economic equality for women and men, to study and take action on national, campus, and local feminist issues and concerns, to provide leadership and career building opportunities for feminist students, and to ... educate the community about feminist issues. Campaigns include: Birth Control Access (on campus and globally), Global Reproductive Health/Rights, Eco-Feminism: Women & Climate Change, Gender Equity in Education, & Sweat Shop Elimination.

Contact: Mariana Irby, Michaela Olson

*National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

The purpose of this organization shall be to inform the Tri-Co community of the problems affecting racial and ethnic minorities, and to advance the economic, educational, social and political affairs of these groups and help facilitate their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization; and to develop an intelligent, militant effective youth leadership.

Contact:  Laura Footman, Emma Kioko

NETwork Against Malaria

The purpose of this organization will be to host events and activities to raise awareness to the serious impact of malaria in rural Uganda. Moreover, we will raise money through these events to donate to the non-profit NETwork Against Malaria in order to help provide bed nets for school children, pregnant women, and families. For $10 we can protect children from malaria, combat poverty, and promote education. This will be a great space for people interested in global health and social issues and for people looking to get involved to help with the current issue.

Contact: Odeymarys Garrido, Rachel Weissler, Noor Masannat

Project Educate
Project Educate (formerly known as Project Educate In Africa or PEIA) focuses on discussing and promoting educational initiatives across the globe through book drives, fundraisers, tabling, and other types of events.
Contact: Kristal Sotomayor

Rainbow Alliance

Rainbow Alliance is a social, cultural, and political group. Through meetings, discussions, campus-wide events, and participation in the Philadelphia community and beyond, we foster community for all students who are part of any gender and/or sexual minority (including, but not limited to, students who identify as one or multiple of the following identities: lesbian, gay, bi-sexual/-romantic, trans*/non-cis, intersex, a-sexual/-romantic, pan-sexual/-romantic, polyamorous, queer and questioning) as well as their allies.

Contact:  Rhett Richardson, Rachel Feyman

*Zami

We are a club dedicated to providing an open and safe space for LGBTQ+ students of color. Our goal is to address issues about race and sexuality in the world around us, and contribute to the progress the Bryn Mawr community makes when it come to these matters.

Contact:  Nori Cubias, Celeste Ledesma

back to top

Affinity

Association of International Students

AIS is an organization open to all students of the Bryn Mawr community interested in sharing a variety of cultures from around the world.  The organization aims to provide a support network both within the Bryn Mawr community and beyond for international students who are faced with college life in a new country.  Members take an active role in educating the community about their home countries and learning about others.

Contact:  Dallas Teng, Mowa Li

BACaSO

BACaSO is a dynamic organization promoting the rich heritage of Africa, the Caribbean and diaspora communities.  The organization is open to all members of the community who are interested in and/or are of African and Caribbean descent.  The purpose of the organization is to support and articulate the needs of BACaSO wormen as members of the larger community as well as create awareness of the diverse cultural and social experiences of Africa, the Caribbean and the diaspora through a range of campus-wide activities.

Contact:  Fiona Gambanga, Raquel Azcue

*Barkada

Barkada is Filipino slang for a group of friends. At Bryn Mawr College, Barkada hopes to empower & give voice to Filipinas on campus. We serve as a community for Filipinos, Filipino-Americans (Fil-Ams) and those interested in the Filipino culture to discuss issues of culture, celebrate our heritage and exchange cultural experiences regarding the Filipino community and identity.

Contact:  Samantha Saludades

*Chinese Culture Study Association

Do you really know about China? Do you want to get deep in touch with Chinese culture and people? Come to join us! Chinese Culture Study Association (CCSA) is an association that aims to provide a platform for people to truly understand Chinese culture. By introducing and promoting Chinese culture from traditional base, we guide you to learn the significance of Chinese culture. In order to deepen your understanding of Chinese culture and grasp the essence, we present you an opportunity to learn the culture in a different way from class. Especially for those who take great interests in studying Chinese and East Asian Study, we offer you a great chance to get to know more about Chinese culture and to use what you've learned in class. Also we expect your participation that we can better assist you with an adequate background to enhance your study and research later on. As a Bi-co club, we absorb people from both campuses and gather to exper ience the culture in ways of workshops, seminars, movies or festival events. Thus, we cordially invite you to our CCSA and enjoy the brilliant 5000-year history of Chinese culture!!!

Contact: Carissa Yao, Yuewei Wang

*EnAble

EnAble exists to support & empower the disabled community at Bryn Mawr & Haverford Colleges, and to raise awareness of disability issues on our campuses. We are an affinity group under the umbrella of the Pensby Center’s Alliance of Multicultural Organizations.

Contact:  Nikki Barker, Sam Wall

Hyphen (Asian-American Students' Association/AASA)

Hyphen: Asian-American Students' Association (previously ASA) is a space for Asian American students and the general Bryn Mawr community to explore, understand, and embrace their cultures, experiences, and identities. Through weekly meetings and social outings, we foster cultural, social, and political awareness in an inclusive and engaging environment. AASA also strives to make connections outside of Bryn Mawr by inviting Asian American artists and professionals to our annual Asian American Heritage Week and Culture Show and networking our members to Asian-American based internships and volunteer events.

Contacts: Grace Chung, Karishma Mansukhani

*Japanese Culture Club

JCC seeks to promote an understanding of Japanese culture by exposing interested members of the bi-co community to unexplored or unknown facets of Japan. We work to furthering people's interests in Japan. Additionally, as a group, we hope to help foster people's curiosity in Japan and all it has to offer.

Contact:  Marcia Lee

*Japan Student Association

JSA seeks to promote an understanding and awareness of Japanese and Japanese-American culture to interested members of the Bi-Co community. We also work to act as a resource for members by providing networking opportunities through social and cultural events with other JSA organizations in the tri-state area. Additionally, as a group, we hope to help foster people's curiosity in Japan and all it has to offer.

Contact: Nicole Hamagami, Eri Arai

*Korean Students Association

The Bi-Co Korean Students Association welcomes students on both Bryn Mawr and Haverford campuses to connect over mutual interest and love of Korea. Areas of interest include food, politics and pop culture. The club facilitates various events that everyone can enjoy such as festivals, seminars and food tastings. Come join Bi-Co KSA and learn more about the Land of Morning Calm and what Korea has to offer beyond Gangnam Style and BBQ!.

Contact: Kristie Oh, Tom Lee

*Mixed Company

Mixed Company is an open club for people of different cultures and backgrounds to talk about various cultural topics. Our goal is to foster community between and among the multiracial community and the general Bryn Mawr/Haverford student body. We want to dissect how we perform self so that we can unmask certain societal illusions and get to meet our peers under the identities that they choose instead of those inflicted upon them.

Contact:  Francine Leech

Mujeres

Mujeres is the on-campus organization that fosters the Latin and Latin American community on campus.  Mujeres is open to everyone from the Bryn Mawr community who have an interest in Latinidad.  Bi weekly open meetings are held to discuss various topics concerning identity and issues involving the Latin/Latin American population on campus.  Mujeres also hosts several speakers, dances, shows, and events throughout the year. 

Contact:  Iliana Dominguez-Franco

Nesa Arab Students Society

The purpose of this organization shall be to unite Arab students and other members of the Bryn Mawr community who are interested in the culture and language of the Arab World. Members will be encouraged to further explore Arab culture and identity. We specifically aim to create a safe space for Arab students to empower one another while also educating the Bryn Mawr community at large on cultural issues pertaining to the Middle East and North Africa.

Contact: Farah AlYaqout

Sano Paila

Sano Paila aims to spread awareness about Nepali culture by exposing club members and student body to Nepali cuisine, art, and film. In addition, the club also hopes to bring attention to and fight against important social problems in Nepal such as women trafficking, lack of adequate health services, and illiteracy.

Contact:  Ishani Das, Sarina Shrestha, Shreepriya Poudel

Sisterhood

Sisterhood is a support network for African-American/Black women at Bryn Mawr College. We hold weekly meetings to discuss issues that affect the African-American community at large. We host a number of events to inform Bryn Mawr and the wider Main Line community about these issues. Sisterhood is also very eager to educate Bryn Mawr about African-American culture, as we utilize various mediums including cultural performances, music, speakers, service initiatives, and most importantly dialogue to do so. Like all cultural organizations at Bryn Mawr, Sisterhood welcomes all women regardless of ethnicity, nationality, race or religion.

Contact: Chantille Kennedy, Kimberly Adu-Gyamfi

South Asian Students (SAS)

South Asian Students (SAS) is an organization dedicated to promoting South Asian culture and that of its diaspora by organizing a variety of events ranging from community service, cultural and religious events, and guest speakers.

Contact: Palak Bhandari, Sneha Bendapudi

 

*Southeast Asian Student Association (SEASA)

Southeast Asia Student Association (SEASA) is an organization dedicated to reach out to surrounding and extended community and teach them about the cultures of Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines. One of main aims is to support fellow Southeast Asian students and provide a voice for ourselves in student government. Along with other organizations at Bryn Mawr and Haverford, SEASA welcomes any student regardless of ethnicity, gender, race, nationality or religion. We strive to bring diversity and create a sense of community in a large student body.

Contact: Carmen Lai, Alice Doan, Ngoc Nguyen

Taiwanese American Student Association

This organization hopes to bring together students of Taiwanese descent and students interested in Taiwanese culture and history. Through meetings introducing food, traditions, music, language, and famous points of interest, we hope to educate fellow students about Taiwan and build community among Taiwanese and Taiwanese-American students.

Contact:  Josephine Hsu, Teresa Wang

*Turkish Cultural Club

Turkey is a country of 74 million people with a rich history and even richer culture. It has witnessed centuries of religious, political, and cultural change—and resistance to change as well. With a booming economy, a strategic location in the Middle East, and highly publicized negotiations with the EU, it is clear that Turkey’s presence on the world stage is not going anywhere.
While there are only a handful of Turkish students at BMC, there are many others who have expressed an interest in this region. Philadelphia is also home to many Turkish immigrants. The purpose of this club is to celebrate and educate about Turkish culture; on campus and in the greater Philadelphia community.
Meetings would include beginning Turkish lessons, cultural discussions, film screenings, Philadelphia excursions and cooking lessons and lectures from members of the Turkish community. This club is open to anyone in the bi-co who is interested in learning more about Turkey.

Contact: Joanna Birkner, Fiona Benmayor, Lydia Walz

Voices for Palestine

The purpose of this organization shall be to:
1. Introduce the Palestinian culture to the Tri-Co community in attempt preserve the Palestinian identity, and bring diversity to the campus
2. Raise awareness about the Israeli -Palestinian conflict in attempt to initiate a dialogue
3. Illustrate the injustice within the conflict by using various sources such as international law, and human rights organizations (especially B’Tselem).
4. Using the points above to bring the student body to take action towards aiding the Palestinian cause by making a difference for those who were dramatically effected by the conflict

Contact:  Nida Tapal

back to top

Governing

Self-Government Association (SGA)

Under the Bryn Mawr College Honor Code and Self-Government Association Constitution, Bryn Mawr College undergraduates take responsibility for governing themselves in academic and social matters, as well as playing an active and fundamental role in the life of the College.  The oldest self-governing association in the nation, SGA is composed of any candidate for a Bryn Mawr College A.B. degree.  As members of the association, undergraduates are entitled to attend weekly assembly meeting and voice their opinions, participate in a variety of SGA sponsored events, groups, film series, magazines, newspapers, and traditions, as well as vote in elections that send student representatives to various committees, the Board of Trustees and the SGA Assembly.  It is the hope and expectation of self-governance at Bryn Mawr College that all students will be able to find a place, group, activity and concerns in the most effective, responsible and satisfying way possible.  SGA represents the concerns and needs of the undergraduate body to the administration.  SGA's organization includes: Executive Board, Finance Committee, Traditions, Honor Board, Residence Council, and Appointments Committee.

Contact:  SGA

back to top

Media

*The Bi-College News

The Bi-College News is a weekly journal of the happenings at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges and a testimony to the Bi-College relationship.  We endeavor to provide representative, accurate, and fair news and information.  It's a great way to know what is going on at both campuses and improve writing skills while having fun along the way!

Contact:  Rachel Genovese

*Bryn Bites

An online magazine that is dedicated to the appreciation and creation of food and drink on the Bryn Mawr and Haverford campuses and the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Contact:  Diana Tive

The College News

The College News is a feminist news journal which serves as a source of information and self-expression for the Bryn Mawr community. Recognizing feminism as a collective process, we attempt to explore issues of interest to all women, both as members of this college and of the larger world community. Through this continuing dialogue, we seek to promote communication and understanding while fostering self-confidence and independence in expression.

Contact: Hannah Winkler, Anna Kalinsky

Hepburn's Closet

Hepburn's Closet was founded in 2009 and is Bryn Mawr College's online fashion and beauty magazine. Our mission is to share our observations and opinions of the world of fashion and beauty.

Contact: Mina Bansal, Steffi Feldman

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscoope is an alternative literary magazine published annually at Bryn Mawr. In serving as an open forum for the creative voices of students, faculty, and staff, we represent the diversity of the Bryn Mawr community and publish at least one submission from everyone who contributes.  Across any two pages, you will find contradicting works of art juxtaposed to promote dialogue.  Kaleidoscope is more than a mere literary magazine: it is Bryn Mawr at a glance.  Send submissions to bmckaleidoscope@gmail.com. Let the scopes collide!

Contact:

Leverage

Leverage is dedicated to documenting and highlighting the experiences and voices of people of color on the Bryn Mawr campus. It is an anthology of submissions we receive over the course of the semester. Our goal is to hold candid and informal, but informative discussions about the issues impacting our lives. We accept art, poetry, prose, and other creative works.

Contact: Rochelle Waite, Claudia Delaplace

The Martyr

The Martyr seeks to fill an unfortunate journalistic gap by establishing itself as the first, and only, satirical newspaper at “the Mawr”. The Martyr offers students a witty deconstruction of campus life and happenings. The Martyr releases bi-monthly publications available at Erdman, Haffner, and the Campus center. There are monthly calls for submissions open to the entire Bryn Mawr community (including faculty and staff!). All writers have the option to pen anonymously to protect their identity.

Contact:  Emma Kioko, Kieres Regensburg

Nimbus Literary Arts Magazine

Nimbus is Bryn Mawr College's premiere literary and arts magazine showcasing student writing and artwork: poetry, short fiction, narrative essays, photography, painting, etc.

Contact: Alicia Ramirez

*The Weekly Monthly

The Weekly Monthly is a bi-co satire paper where everything is made up and the points don't matter. It gives students the opportunity to get their feet wet in news and feature writing as well as comedy and satire in a style emulative of the Onion.

Contact: Steffi Feldman

*WHRC Radio

WHRC is the bi-co's online radio station.  The station has a select number of "live DJs" who record their shows in public locations on both campuses, encouraging student interaction and input into each show.  In addition, any member of the bi-college community can record podcasts to put on the station's website.  The site itself also serves as a music blog where students can make music suggestions, promote concerts, or share their original music.

Contact:  www.whrcradio.com  

back to top

Music and Performing Arts

Acabellas

We are a Bryn Mawr a cappella group who sings all sort of songs from 80s, to pop, to folk.

Contact: Mina Bansal, Sage Farha

*BiCo Original Works

A BiCo group that produces original student-written theater. In the form of a one act festival, students can be involved in any part of the creative process, including playwriting, acting, teching, and directing.

Contact: Delia Bloom, Allison Rodgers

*BiCo Recital Series

We provide opportunities for Haverford and Bryn Mawr students of all musical backgrounds to perform and develop their musical abilities in a relaxed, informal environment both on- and off-campus.

Contact: Stephanie Yang, Tianyi Yang

*Bi-College Ballroom Dance

We are the only ballroom dance club in Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. We provide opportunities to students of all levels to learn different styles of ballroom dancing from a professional instructor. Dance styles include but not limited to: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba,and Cha-Cha. We also hold fundraisers and social dance parties that are open to community. We aim to learn to dance while having fun. All levels are welcomed.

Contact:  YunXuan(Stella) Cai, Alena Klindziuk

*Bryn Mawr College Night Owls

Founded in 1989, the Night Owls are the official acapella group of Bryn Mawr College. We sing at major campus events and traditions, such as May Day. On top of traditional songs, our repertoire includes a variety of songs that range from rap to pop to folk, all arranged by our group members.
We also tour once a year - either during fall or spring break - as well as record two to three songs every semester for group CDs that are produced every few years.

Contact: Blair Broad, Emily Drummond

Choom Boom

Choom Boom is Bryn Mawr's one and only K-Pop/J-Pop/Pan-Asian dance club. The club meets weekly to learn and perform dances. The club is open to any member of Bryn Mawr College community, regardless of previous dance experience.

Contact: Livi Huval, Anna Feldberg

*Counterpoint A Cappella
Counterpoint is the only all-female a cappella group in the Bi-Co comprised of ladies from both Bryn Mawr and Haverford. We sing all types of music from Top 40 hits to folk songs with our roots being primarily in jazz, rock, gospel, soul, and R&B. Members of Counterpoint are enthusiastic, fun-loving, energetic students who like to work hard and play hard. Concerts are held at least once each semester on both campuses, as well as mini-performances throughout the semester, fund raising and charity events, and by request. Students may audition for Counterpoint during scheduled audition periods at the beginning of each semester.
Contact:  Abigail Stephenson, Elana Perkoff

Extreme Keys

The Extreme Keys came together in 1981 to sing and have a good time (not necessarily in that order). Verging on three amazing decades together, the Extreme Keys proudly hold the title of the oldest female a cappella group in the Haverford/Bryn Mawr consortium!
Noted for our electric energy and killer concerts, we perform a range of music from 70's disco to 21st century indie-pop.
We love performing on the beautiful Bryn Mawr campus and frequently host a cappella groups from other colleges. We also enjoy venturing off campus to spread some Keys loving!

Contact:  Emma Kioko, Alex Mannix

*Fall Student Dance Concert

To bring together members of the bi-co community in a concert that offers the opportunity to showcase student choreography and dance.

Contact:  Sheena Gopal

*Flute Choir

Flute choir is a small Bi-Co group of flute players who's goal is to continue our music skills in a low-key environment. We accept flute players of many different levels and pick pieces that accommodate each of our musical tastes. We give a concert every semester and are always looking for new members!

Contact: Alisha Pandit

Ginger Ale Rock Band

We are a club of aspiring Rock lovers who are setting out to create the first Rock band belonging to Bryn Mawr. We accept not only dedicated Rock players but also those enthusiastic about Rock too. We are looking forward to give a conert on regular basis and are always looking for new members!

Contact:  Jingwen Qiang, Kewei Qu

 

 

*The Harlequin

In the past, the Bryn Mawr community has offered a narrow range of theatrical options: musical theater, the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and the work of Mark Lord. The Harlequin will endeavor to reinvigorate the performance of theater on campus by taking on theatrical projects across genres and styles that go ignored by other theater groups with particular attention to unconventional uses of space and audience including theater in the round, walking ghost tours, etc. It will prioritize projects that reimagine the purpose and function of the fourth wall—the divisory, imaginary line between audience and performance—and scripts that transcend singular, traditional approaches. The Harlequin will also conduct workshops to develop theatrical technique and overall dramatic knowledge open to the public and offer group trips to productions in Philadelphia and neighboring campuses for tri-co students.

Contact: Nicole Colchete

Lavender's Blue A Cappella

To enjoy singing and performing classic hits acapella, and to share our love of music with the Bryn Mawr community.

Contact:  Jess Nahigian, Alice Somers

*Lighted Fools

Contact:  Nicole Colchete

*Looney Tunes A Cappella

We are Bryn Mawr and Haverford's only Bi-Co, Coed a cappella group, and we sing a wide variety of genres of music.

Contact:  Adriana Nocco

*Mayuri

Founded in the spring of 2004, Mayuri began as Bryn Mawr College's first and only South Asian fusion dance team. Starting the fall of 2012, Mayuri is now a Tri-Co dance group and will be recruiting dancers from all three campuses of Swarthmore College, Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College.
Combining classical Indian dance forms like Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Kathak, folk styles like Garba and Bhangra, and western styles like Ballet, Hip-Hop, Modern and Jazz, the members of Mayuri work hard to choreograph dances so that in the end, they truly have a perfect cross-cultural blend.

Contact: Samyuktha Natarajan, Isha Pandya

*Open Mic Club

To create a safe space where all tri-co students can express themselves through various mediums.

Contact:   Sarah Andrew

*Oriental Music Group

We aim to provide students, who are both talented in playing musical instruments and interested in stage performance, with opportunities both on campus (Bi-Co) and off campus.
With our performance team, we will introduce the Bi-Co community with a new form of instrumental performance which collaborates tradition with modern, eastern with western.

Contact: Qi'er Luo, Mengnan Zhang

*Pulso Latino
Pulso Latino is a Bi-Co dance troupe dedicated to the exuberance and passion of Latin Culture and dance
Contact:  Jillian Moroney, Sheena Gopal

*Rhythm 'N Motion

RnM was born from the response of several individuals who wanted to express themselves and create a community through the dance styles of the African Diaspora, but found no appropriate outlet through Swarthmore's curriculum. The group has now evolved into a Tri-College performance-based group. The styles of the African Diaspora now serve the group as an influential place mark in our history that we adhere to through the combination of current member’s diverse strengths with the styles of our founding.

Contact: Catherine Wagner, Abigail Stephenson

*Rince Na Mawr

Rince Na Mawr is a group dedicated to the celebration and promotion of Irish culture through dance lessons on campus with a certified instructor. All levels welcome, from beginner to champion.  Come dance with us!

Contact:  Lindsey Foster, Mary Biggs

*Scottish Country Dance

The Bi-Co Scottish Country Dance Club offers students from Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges the opportunity to learn Scottish Country Dance if they are new to the dance form, or to perfect their form and technique if they have danced previously. The club also acts as a liaison between the college and the Delaware Valley Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. This offers students the opportunity to participate in formal balls and other social events that would not otherwise be available to them.

Contact: Abby Burlingame, Dixie Ouellette

Shakespeare Performance Troupe

The Shakespeare Performance Troupe is a student theater group dedicated to performing the works of William Shakespeare. In addition, we often produce works by other playwrights, both historical and contemporary, that we feel represent issues of identity and self unique to Bryn Mawr's community. Our seasons usually consist of two shows a semester, and all productions are entirely student-run. Students are in charge of producing and organizing the entirety of our plays, including the directors, actors, tech crew and costumers. We welcome performers of all experience levels to join us in bringing Shakespeare back to life.

Contact: Angela Rosenberg, Abby Burlingame

Spokes

The purpose of this organization is to provide a space for workshop, a space for performance, and a space for social justice. Our purpose is to provide a forum for the interchange of poetry. We also will produce materials [online chapbooks, sound clouds, etc.] that give aspiring writers a chance to polish and publish pieces of their work.

Contact: Gabrielle Smith, Hannah Henderson-Charnow

*WHRC Bi-Co Radio

Contact: 

*Yalah!, the Bi-Co Bellydancing Club

Yalah!, the Bi-co bellydancing club meets weekly to learn different dances which incorporate traditional styles. Bellydancing is superb exercise, a way to appreciate culture, and a confidence booster. The club dances in several big events during the year, including the Fall Student Dance Concert, May Day, and a Spring Showcase.

Contact: Brinna Riccobene

back to top

Political

*Bi-Co Conservatives

The Bi-Co Conservatives are a coalition of moderates, libertarians, and conservatives who aim to provide a conservative perspective on public policy. BCC aims to educate the Bi-Co community about the intellectual and philosophical foundations and practical applications of conservatism. We hold weekly meetings, have outreach efforts, and host guest speakers as well. Along with the political activism, BCC hopes to create a bond among all conservatives at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges.

Contact:  Olivia Hollinger, Peter Kondelis

BMC Progressives

The Bryn Mawr College Progressives are an organization working to promote a better America, with equality, freedom, and justice. To achieve this goal, the BMC Progressives volunteer on behalf of local, state, and national campaigns, host voter registration drives and workshops, sponsor political speakers, organize community service events, and provide and cohost, with other clubs on campus, a variety of civic education programs for the campus and community. The BMC Progressives meet weekly and there are many opportunities for individual and project-specific involvement.

Contact: Nora Scheland, Gabrielle Crossnoe

Bryn Mawr College Democrats

The Bryn Mawr College Democrats is a local chapter of the College Democrats of America. The goal of the BMC Democrats is to promote a better America, with equality, freedom, and justice. To achieve this goal, the BMC Democrats volunteer on behalf of local, state, and national campaigns, host voter registration drives, sponsor political speakers, organize community service events, participate in statewide leadership conferences, and provide a variety of other civic education programs for the campus and community. The BMC Democrats meet weekly during election seasons and biweekly during nonelection periods. The organization has a variety of positions on its executive board and there are always opportunities for individual and project-specific involvement.

Contact:

Ready for Hiillary - Bryn Mawr Chapter

This club is a chapter of Ready for Hillary at the college level to help the National Super Pac campaign and support Hillary Clinton if and when she decides to run for President in 2016.

Contact:  Emma Porter

back to top

Religious

Athena's Circle

Athena's Circle exists to provide a safe and welcoming space for students who identify as, or who are interested in learning more about, Pagans, Wiccans, or followers of spiritual paths not represented by other campus groups. Through meetings, celebrations, workshops, meditations, and discussions, we create a community of open-minded, thoughtful people in which all are welcome, no matter what faith they follow.

Contact:  Mary Biggs, Emmett Binkowski

*Bi-Co Chabad

Predicated on the notion of "love your neighbor as yourself,” we seek to foster a sense of Jewish identity and belonging by engaging Jewish students at their own pace and comfort level in a warm and non-judgmental environment by offering innovative events, activities and educational programs in all areas of Jewish life. Some of these programs include hosting Shabbat every friday night as well as coordinating a free Birthright trip to Israel catered specifically toward Tri-Co students.

Contact:  Madelaine Dubin, Alexandra Lieberman

*Bi-Co Newman Catholic Community

The purpose of this club is to provide Catholics on campus with a place to seek guidance for spiritual growth, as well as offering service trips as a way to practice what our faith teaches us.

Contact:

Bryn Mawr Hillel

Bryn Mawr College Hillel provides an outlet on campus for students to explore their Jewish identity, observe Jewish holidays, and access Jewish tradition in a pluralistic environment. There is always something happening on Shabbat, whether it is services and dinner on Cambrian row or kiddush, motzi, and an informal dinner in one of the dorms. We offer a monthly Rosh Chodesh group--B'not Levanah (Daughters of the Moon)--where students can reflect on contemporary women's issues in Judaism and beyond, and voice their thoughts and feelings in a safe space. We also offer special events on major Jewish holidays, we engage in social justice work on campus and in our community, and we partner with other student groups on various programs throughout the year. Bryn Mawr welcomes and encourages the participation of students of all faiths and backgrounds.

Contact: Jennifer Rabowsky, Amanda Actor

*Bryn Mawr Interfaith Prayer Group

We are a community of students from different faith backgrounds interested in sharing our faiths and having interfaith experiences through weekly prayer gatherings (prayers for our community and the world), regular discussion sessions, and communal gatherings. This group is open to any Bryn Mawr student or interested members from tri-co. We hope to provide a safe gathering space and a community for interested students to pray together and with support from peers, mentors, and faith leaders from the Greater Philadelphia area.

Contact:  Sruthi Buddai, Mirna Law

Bryn Mawr Religious & Spiritual Life

Contact:  Grace Pusey

Harvest Christian Fellowship (HCF)

Harvest Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational college ministry affiliated with Grace Covanent Church, integrated with other college campuses on the Mainline. GCC is Word-centered, prayer driven, community based, and missions focused. Our mission is to raise up kingdom workers transformed by Christ to influence the world. HCF partakes in on and off campus activities and events such as weekly Family Group bible studies on campus, church-wide Friday Night Live worship service, and much more to strengthen the campus faith community and give students the opportunity to explore or grow in their faith throughout their Bryn Mawr experience.

Contact: Eun-young Park, Yuju Park

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

We are the Bryn Mawr College chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. In other words, we're a group of Bryn Mawr students who are trying to learn how to follow God together. We do things like having small group Bible studies, prayer night, worship nights and large group worship meetings open to the whole community. Our purpose is to be a resource to all the members of the Bryn Mawr Community that have questions about faith or want to explore more about faith. In addition, we hope to provide a safe open space where this exploration can happen.

Contact:  Chrystyna Colon, Amanda Fegley

Muslim Students Association

The Muslim Students Association is active in facilitating a safe and supportive atmosphere in which dialogue on matters of Islamic faith can be discussed by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. We aim to create an educational and enriching atmosphere where we can learn from one another through discussions, community service, prayer services, inspirational speakers and interfaith events. We welcome all and would like to take advantage of the wealth of diversity in thought that exists on our campus.

Contact: Alizeh Amer, Farah AlYaqout

Renewal College Fellowship

RCF is a Christian organization on Bryn Mawr and Haverford College campuses that is open to believers and those who are seeking. It welcomes all who are willing to learn more about the Christian faith and those who are looking to grow and mature in their walk with God. there are weekly small group Bible studies, large group on Fridays, and Sunday services.

Contact:  Samantha Saludades, Elisa Lee

*Tri-Co Chabad Student Association

The Rohr Center for Jewish Life-Chabad House and the Bi-Co Chabad Student Association, serves as a resource for the students and faculty of the bi-co. RCJL offers on-campus programming and classes, as well as hospitality Shabbat and Holiday dinners at the Center for Jewish Life, 780 College Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041 - opposite the College Ave. entrance to Haverford College, near the Blue Bus/Swarthmore Shuttle stop.

Contact: Zoe Colman

 

back to top

Service, Activism and Outreach

12+

12+is a non-profit organization that inspires students from underserved communities to pursue education beyond 12th grade.

Contact: Rae Hamilton, Jackie Slaby

 

Admissions Ambassadors

Student volunteers are a group of students who wish to volunteer with the Admissions Office and prospective students. Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to: hostessing, contacting prospective students, speaking on panels, and helping during Admissions events.  Becoming a student volunteer is a great way for students to showcase their own achievements, while also showing their love for Bryn Mawr!

Contact: Heidi Gay

Belmont Mentoring

A vision of each student reaching their personal definition of success, and a nurturing environment, collective responsibility, commitment to professional and academic self-reflection and growth, respect for all at all levels, and a commitment to the community beyond the school boundaries.

Contact: Swetha Narasimhan, Ashni Patel

BMC Greens

The BMC Greens is a student run organization determined to remind as well as educate the Bryn Mawr, Lower Merion and Philadelphia communities about current environmental issues.  Additionally, we are committed to working closely with the school's administrations in hope of moving towards a creation of a much more sustainable campus.
Contact: Rebecca Thayil

Bryn Mawr Tutoring Club

The Bryn Mawr Tutoring Club was made for the purpose of instructing and providing support for high school students looking for tutelage. This Club will provide tutoring services to students seeking help with college applications, homework, and SAT preparations.

Contact:  Katharine Haldeman, Rachael Abraham

Circle K

The Circle K of Bryn Mawr College is a student-run organization that fosters leadership development and friendship through community service projects in the Greater Philadelphia area. Our mission is to provide opportunities for students to be involved in volunteerism on-and off-campus. We host monthly advocacy events, fundraisers, and serve with organizations throughout Philadelphia.

Contact: Vivian Chang

*Mawrters for Immigrant Justice

Mawrters for Immigrant Justice is a grassroots activist group for fair inclusion of undocumented Mawrters on campus and for immigrant rights in the US. We are consisted of undocumented and documented Mawrters who are committed to defending the rights of immigrant youth, our families, and the communities we live in. We have made history on campus by making the College go public about admitting undocumented Mawrters on a fair basis and are excited to continue to make history. Join us in our work!

Contact: Ana Mejia, Jennifer Hernandez

*Mentor for Philly (MFP)

Mentor for Philly (MFP) occupies a unique position as a college access program. Beyond the practical and informational aspects of post-secondary readiness, MFP focuses on the relational as well. Our vision is to ensure that all Philadelphia high school students matriculate to a quality college institution and have a strong support community to help them succeed once there. With the belief that getting into college and succeeding there are both part of one continuous process, we help each scholar build relationships and forge a network of supports from high school through college that will encourage and inspire them to reach for college success.

Contact:  Izzy Frosch, Namita Dwarakanath

Oxfam Club at BMC

Oxfam@ BMC is a student organization affiliated with Oxfam America, an international relief organization focused on finding lasting solutions to global poverty, hunger, and social justice. As an affiliate, we work towards those goals by hosting awareness raising events, fundraising, volunteering, and discussions. We aim to educate each other and mobilize a community of global citizens who come together for personal growth and engaging discourse. Oxfam @ BMC bridges global values and local action in order to promote the mission and vision of Oxfam worldwide.

Contact:  Victoria Espinoza, Mirna Law

Project Nur

Project Nur is a student-led initiative advocating for social justice by empowering responsible leaders to cultivate an environment of acceptance and mutual respect between Muslims and all communities.

Contact: Victoria Espinoza, Rachel Ofili

She's the First*

She's the First* {Bryn Mawr} is a campus chapter of She's the First, a national organization that sponsors the education of girls in developing countries who are often the first in their families to receive an education and graduate high school. We raise funds primarily through cupcake sales, but also fitness-oriented events such as Zumbathons. Thus far, we have sponsored the educations of three girls - two in Uganda and one in Tanzania!

Contact:  Sheena Gopal, Stephanie Bredbenner,

Sisters Empowering Sisters

Sisters Empowering Sisters is a mentorship program in St. Barnabas Mission in West Philadelphia. Bryn Mawr students and youth of St. Barnabas develop meaningful mentoring relationships with the ultimate goal of finding the path to higher education.

Contact: Rose Pierre-Louis

Students United Around the World (SUAW)

Join the grassroots movement to bring global awareness on at-risk children in urban and rural America. We are a group chartered by the Palmer Foundation, a local organization founded by University of Pennsylvania Professor and community activist Dr. Walter Palmer. Our projects include contributing to the goal of the Palmer Foundation to petition or sign up one million (1,000,000) students world-wide who will support the Palmer Foundation’s continuing work to bring global awareness and help save “at risk” children in urban and rural America. Also, to create volunteer opportunities for students on campus to work with local "at risk" children and teens.

Contact:  Jacqueling Slaby

United Students Against Sweatshops

Bryn Mawr’s United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) chapter offers students the opportunity to learn more about labor rights issues with a focus on the apparel industry. As a club, our goal is to spread awareness about companies that are guilty of worker exploitation on our campus, in our community, and in the global factories where clothing is produced. By educating ourselves and collaborating with others, we plan on taking action against sweatshops through the use of discussion, events, and activism.

Contact: Shaina Robinson, Justine Robinson

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Contact:  Jennifer Rabowsky

back to top

Special Interest

Adopt-A-Grandparent Program

Adopt-a-Grandparent is a student-run organization that visits the residents of Sunrise Assisted Living on a weekly basis. Each student fosters a meaningful, inter-generational relationship with an adoptive “grandparent,” thus providing the resident with a source of emotional fulfillment that meets his or her psychosocial needs.

Contact:  Madeleine Johnson, Kayla Schneider-Smith

*AIESEC

The purpose of starting AIESEC club is to provide college students like us with a new platform to get more opportunities to do international exchange programs in academic fields and wide enterprise fields. Also, we provide our members with chances to do the first-hand management work along with the local companies and more AIESECers all over the world . Over 2000 universities in 110 countries worldwide together build this student driven organization, and our college will be part of it. AIESEC is such a diverse community that it embraces all kinds of people with different concentrations and interests; provides students from the bi-co campus and more college students from other parts of the world an equal chance to pursue their goals. Utilize the AIESEC connection: participate global learning environment; dig out your potential ability; gain the leadership and have a life-long experience. AIESEC is run by young people for young people, enabling exceptional experience to all its stakeholders. Please join us, together we can make difference!

Contact: Danqi Luo, Hazara Akthar

 

*Anime Club

The Bi-College Anime Club deals primarily with exploring the Japanese culture through the use of media, namely animation or ‘anime.’ The club seeks to form a comfortable, friendly atmosphere for students and faculty so that they can enjoy anime. The club also tries to encourage members to participate in a number of activities relating to Japanese culture, including club trips to nearby conventions or the spring Cherry Blossom Festival.

Contact: Julie Benton, Betsy Helm

Apiary Society

The Apiary Society is dedicated to studying the art and science of beekeeping, as well as to raising awareness about environmental issues such as colony collapse. We keep three hives at Harriton House, and harvest from them when we can.

Contact:  Anna Kalinsky, Anna Sargeant

Art Club

The purpose of this organization is to promote art and art making on the Bryn Mawr campus and within the Bryn Mawr community. This includes maintaining and stocking a studio available to the entire community: students, faculty, and staff; running student-taught workshops; running non-credit art classes with local artists; holding a weekly Community Art Night (called CreativiTEAs) to socialize and make art in the studio; and holding art-related events in the studio and around campus. Art Club is community based and works to bring together members of the Bryn Mawr community around art and art making. Our intended audience is mostly the Bryn Mawr student body, but during our larger events we welcome the whole Bryn Mawr community.

Contact: Eleanor Carey, Kara Young

BMC Community Garden

Contact: Frankie Leech

BMC Lean In Circle

BMC Lean In Circle is a club of BMC women that discuss how women can successfully negotiate the increasingly complex minefield that will be their careers. (Coursework planning, internships, seeking out mentors and sponsors, discussing interesting related articles and books, etc.) BMC Lean In circle is designed to give BMC students the extra support they need to lean in.

Contact:  Ashley Dimond, Beatrice Ary, Miriam Gentile

BrANCH Out

BRANCH Out, Bryn Mawr's outdoors club, gives students the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors no matter their experience level. We love to hike, camp, canoe, bike, rock climb, and do just about anything else that can be done outside and in nature. Education is also a priority of BRANCH Out. We learn Leave No Trace Principles, survival skills, and navigation. Mostly, we just want to have fun and take advantage of the amazing natural world that surrounds us!

Contact: Sara Powell

Bryn Mawr at the People's Climate March

Contact: Christina Cho

Bryn Mawr College Garden

The Bryn Mawr Student Garden was established in 2010 by 3 BMC students and Ed Harman. The garden grows a variety of produce, all of which go to Haffner dining hall and the Bryn Mawr community! We strive to provide local, organic produce made by and for the Bryn Mawr Community with the goal of establishing productive outdoor spaces to enhance community-building through active and engaging gardening ventures on campus.

Contact:  Francine Leech

Bryn Mawr College Hawai'i Club

The purpose of this organization shall be to serve as a gathering place for students who are from the state of Hawai’i or profess an interest in the Hawaiian culture. Hawai’i Club will serve as a home for students interested in Hawaiian culture or from the state of Hawai’i to support each other during their college years away from home. We committed to educating and sharing our culture, traditions, and values with all students who wish to join our ohana.

Contact:  Christina Tse, Meriel Campbell, Joana Yasui

Bryn Mawr Entrepreneur Club

The only business and entrepreneurship focus group on campus. Inspired by small business interview experience in the Lend for Philly contest in spring 2014, Bryn Mawr Entrepreneur (BME) gathers students interested in microfinance and business development. Members learn about technical aspects of loan-making and entrepreneurship through projects and discussions. Panels and talks are planned intermittently. BME receives mentorship from Lend for America, a national alliance of Campus MFIs (microfinance institutions). No previous experience is required or assumed to participate in BME activities.

Contact:  Yaxuan Wen, Irina Buchok

Bryn Mawr for MLAR

Bryn Mawr for MLAR (Main Line Animal Rescue) seeks to enrich the lives of both students and animals through regular volunteering at a local animal shelter. Trips to the shelter will occur 1-2 times a month on either Saturdays or Sundays.

Contact:  KC McConnell, Faith Daniel

Campus Girl Scouts

Campus Girl Scouts is devoted to providing fun and informative activities for scouts of the Eastern Pennsylvania Council and raise awareness of scouting among the Bryn Mawr community. Additionally, we offer volunteer opportunities for all students!

Contact: Melissa Torquato, Rachel Genovese

*Card Sharks

Card Sharks is a friendly and fun club for all card enthusiasts. Hearts, pig, president, or bridge - we'll gladly teach newcomers and we'd love to learn some new games. Our goal is to provide a space to kick back, relax, and play some cards with other students.

Contact: Stephanie Yang, Alysse Mastrude, Josephine Hsu

 

"Click" Photography

"Click" is a casual photography club for students of all skill levels who wish to explore the Philadelphia area and local culture through photography. The club will organize and lead photo taking expeditions to locations of interest, as well as host an exhibition of student work at the end of the year. Join the dark room. We have cookies.

Contact: Kathryn Darling, Caroline Zhang, Dijia Chen

 

Creative Cuisine Art

Our goal is to inspire creation and interest in decorating dishes. We hope our members can consider that food is not just food, but also a way of art throughout the activities. Everyone has the opportunity to make stylish dishes and share their works with others. It is definitely a good chance to have fun, relax and enjoy something delicious made by yourself! Join us!

Contact: Yingzhao Li, Peiwen Tang, Siran Tang

*Culinary Club

The Culinary Club is clubs open to all levels of cooking—whether someone is advanced, or just warming up. The Culinary Club looks to inform and engage students in the art and science of cooking while making delicious food, connecting with new people, and acting as a stress-outlet

Contact:  Amanda Cline

*Culture Behind Chinese Food

It is traditional to have specific dishes for nearly each Chinese Festival, and the cultural meaning behind it enjoys a very long history and develops over time. The ways to cook certain dishes vary dramatically across the physical distance, and, tracing back the causes of the variations helps people understand the history, climate, and minorities' culture. This club aims to provide delicious, authentic Chinese food, tea, and a casual environment to learn Chinese culture and history. During major Chinese festivals, participants can gather at SGA kitchen to cook and talk together.

Contact:  Yuwei Liu, Yuewei Wang

 

*Dao Cha

Our club is all about tea! A beverage first served on the Eastern side of the world, tea has a long history filled with stories and culture. The purpose of our club is to provide a relaxing and intimate environment for tea lovers and people who have an interest in Asian culture. We meet once a week to drink tea.
Each meeting consists of fun, engaging topics for members to discuss, such as Chinese customs. Throughout the year, we will learn to make tea in the traditional way, and have several tea ceremonies. If you are in the Bi-co community and are interested in drinking tea, learning the cultural stories behind tea, or simply curious, you are more than welcome to join us!

Contact:  Jihan Liang, Coco Wang

Depression Awareness Club

This club exists to provide a safe space for students to speak about mental health at Bryn Mawr. We will share coping strategies, discuss difficulties, and promote awareness on campus.

Contact: Sara King, Kyra Sagal

Doublestar

Doublestar Science Fiction and Fantasy Club meets once a week to discuss different topics as they related to SciFi/Fantasy. We also hold monthly marathons of movies or TV shows.

Contact: Heather Brosius, Janna Coles

Ellipsis

We are a group of Bryn Mawr students dedicated to providing the story slam experience for the BMC campus. Our group name, Ellipsis, originates from an Ancient Greek word meaning “omission” or “falling short.” An Ellipsis (grammatically symbolized as “…”) has come to represent a space in a piece of writing where words or sentences have been omitted. It can also indicate an unfinished thought, a pause, or a silence that cannot be otherwise portrayed in language. It is these silences and omissions that captivate our group within the context of storytelling; by calling ourselves “Ellipsis”; we seek to find the language for these omissions, as well as embrace the power that can be held in silence. By encouraging a multiplicity of stories, we hope to feed the campus “ecosystem,” build community, and establish connections with the environment around us.

Contact:  Betsy Helm, Sara Gladwin

Environmental Justice League

EJL is a non-violent direct action group dedicated to organizing students around issues of environmental justice on campus and in the larger outside community. EJL offers students a way to engage in environmental activism and organize around causes to enact real change.

Contact: Betsy Helm

eZseatU

Contact:  YueYang

Focus Photography

Focus Photography club aims at gathering students who share the same interest in photography. Meanwhile, we seek to perserve students' photograph pieces dedicated to their college experience. We will organize routine events throughout the semester for students to share knowledge on photography.

Contact: Pengpeng Zheng, Kristal Sotomayor

FoodSavers

FoodSavers is dedicated to: 1) Food waste reduction by recovering surplus perishable food from the dining halls, 2)
fighting hunger by delivering the food to nearby food shelters, and 3) student accountability, as we work towards being aware and acting as members of a larger community.

Contact: Eunhae Lee, Lauren Kim

GenderQuest

GenderQuest aims to support and advocate for students who identify as transsexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, or non-cisgender, or who are questioning their gender. We hope to create a safe, accepting, and affirming environment for these students and want to serve as a resource for both them and cisgender students who would like to learn more about trans* identities or show support for these people. Our ultimate goal is to foster community within the group and among Bryn Mawr students as a whole.

Contact:  Rhett Richardson

*Geology Expeditions Outdoors

G.E.O Club intends to broaden geologic horizons for those who have interest in the field of geology as a science, discipline and hobby. The club will feature speakers from the geologic community and one geologic expedition per semester. Geology rocks! (Official motto of the G.E.O Club)

Contact:  Melissa Clark, Claire Johnson, Meg Sumner-Moore

Hula Club

Hula Club is a student led organization to celebrate the dance of Polynesian cultures. Dancing is a great way to relax and meet friends!

Contact:  Melissa Torquato

Humans of Bryn Mawr College

Humans of Bryn Mawr College is a media organization that vividly captures the daily college life, unique traditions, and special occasions at Bryn Mawr College with photographs and captions, familiarizing and promoting Bryn Mawr College to prospective students and their parents in order to help them to become part of the Bryn Mawr family, therefore creating an increased sense of unity within the Bryn Mawr community for the current students and faculty.

Contact:  Julia Kim, Rachel Bruce

Iron Owl Strength Society

Iron Owls is an athletic club focused on strength training, specifically Olympic Weightlifting. Our purpose is to give our members a foundation in strength and teach the proper form of weightlifting's two lifts: the snatch and the clean & jerk. We have athletes ranging from rookies to national competitors - if you want to get stronger, we can help you get there!

Contact: Bryce Lewis,  Monica Nelson

J Street U

J Street is a national activist/lobbyist organization that advocates for a two-state solution based on the pre-1967 borders. J Street is heavily involved in developing critical positions on Israel’s government and its past actions with regard to the conflict among Jewish-American communities. However, the organization is not a Jewish one, and it welcomes members from all faiths and backgrounds.
J Street U is the grassroots arm of the organization, which aims to mobilize American college students around the issue and creates a national network of students dedicated to changing the current political climate, which until recently was one of political stagnancy and worsening conditions on the ground. There is a wide pluralism of views within J Street, and especially in J Street U.

Contact: Maya Felman

Jewelry Making Club

Contact:  Jocelyn Moye

Knitting Club

Knitting Club is a great place for people to get together and spend time working on their latest yarn project! We welcome anyone who knits, crochets, felts, does needlework, and will teach anyone who wants to learn!

Contact: Heather Brosius, Samantha Wall

LIFT

Contact:  Chandrea Peng

McBride Club

As non-traditional aged students we are interested in celebrating our late success by giving back to other students on the non-traditional track. We believe that McBride Alumni paved a solid road for the current program. We will continue the tradition of uplifting new Mcbride Scholars by broadening connections to other non-traditional aged students at other universities and colleges. Our mission also includes deepening our connections to traditional aged students here at Bryn Mawr.

Contact:  Kimberly Stuart, Jenn Thoman

*Mindfulness Meditation Circle

The Mindfulness Meditation Circle welcomes anyone who is interested in learning about mindfulness and gaining the courage and motivation to translate their knowledge into practice. Mindfulness is an attitude of active, non-judgmental awareness of the present moment. Cultivating this intentional awareness can help us observe our thoughts and emotions from a distance, allowing us gain a new perspective towards interpreting stress and anxiety. Through weekly meditation sessions, we hope to create an encouraging environment for cultivating mindfulness. No previous meditation experience is necessary – we ask only for your curiosity and open mind.

Contact:  Ekaterina Vlasova, Kailina Mastroianni, Alisha Pandit

Minerva's Army

We are the Bryn Mawr College chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance! Minerva’s Army seeks to fight for social justice around the world with the help of our favorite fandoms. A link to the HPA mission statement can be found here: http://thehpalliance.org/what-we-do/. If you have ideas for us or want to get more involved, we would love to hear from you!

Contact:  Mikayla Nayback, Erin Saladin

Mock Trial

Prepare and argue a case in order to compete American Mock Trial Association competition. Actors, debaters and people interested in law are welcome.

Contact: Jayne Anderson, Elizabeth Lorenzana, Miriam Doepner

*Model United Nations

The Bi-College Model United Nations Club is for students who are interested in actively learning more about international relations and politics. We have bi-weekly meetings to discuss world issues as well as prepare for Model UN conferences that we attend with universities and colleges from around the world. We typically attend two conferences per semester where students get to represent nations or individuals in simulated debate or crisis situations.


Contact: Eva Olafsdottir, Elsie Chung

*Tri-College NAACP

Founded in 1909, the NAACP (http://www.naacp.org/) acknowledges that we do not live in a ‘post-racial’ society and works to “achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States.” The mission of Bryn Mawr’s NAACP College Chapter is to inform the Tri-College community of the problems affecting racial and ethnic minorities, advance the economic, educational, social and political affairs of these groups, and develop “an intelligent, militant and effective youth leadership.”
By making hidden inequalities and prejudices visible, Bryn Mawr’s NAACP College Chapter hopes to raise more awareness of issues of race and transform the way we act both within and outside of our college communities.
For our main website, click on the link at the bottom of this page. You can also find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmcnaacp/?fref=ts

Contact:  Allegra Tomassa Massaro, Kimberly Adu-Gyamfi

Needlework Club

The purpose of this organization is to give students an opportunity to learn and practice various forms of needlework, including but not limited to crewel embroidery, standard needlepoint, and counted cross-stitch.

Contact:  Anna Kalinsky,  Melissa Torquato

 

NETwork Against Malaria

The purpose of this organization will be to host events and activities to raise awareness to the serious impact of malaria in rural Uganda. Moreover, we will raise money through these events to donate to the non-profit NETwork Against Malaria in order to help provide bed nets for school children, pregnant women, and families. For $10 dollars we can protect children from malaria, combat poverty, and promote education. This will be a great space for people interested in global health and social issues and for people looking to get involved to help with the current issue.

Contact:  Odeymarys Garrido, Noor Masannat, Rachel Weissler

Perry House Step Team

To unite the minds, bodies, and spirits of women through the power of rhythm and motion.

Contact:  Jonetta White, Tonja Nixon, Khadijah Seay

Real Food Challenge

This club, initiated by the Sustainable Food Committee, is a chapter of the national Real Food Challenge campaign, which seeks to see 20% more real food in college dining halls by 2020.

Contact: Anne Claire Grammer, Piper Martz, Maddie Lane

*RHBS

Not only is this a club where you can watch movies "off of the beaten path". It is also a club where you can be open about your ideas about sexual identity, (mis)representation of popular culture, political satire, and more. Rocky Horror may be the basis of our club's name, but that's not the only film we will examine in detail, discussing the culture that evolved behind cult movies of the 70s and beyond, and also how a movie's messages have altered over time to fit with popular discussions today.

Contact:  Anastasia Kyriacou, Betsy Helm

Russian Club

Russian Club is an excellent opportunity for students of any level to practice their Russian skills, and is also a great way for anyone who is interested in Russian culture to meet new friends. Through activities such as weekly Russian table, annual Russian cultural night, and Russian club teas, we form a strong community with a shared interest in Russian culture.

Contact:  Tianyuan Zhang, Sara Powell

SEPTA's Youth Advisory Council

Contact:  Jacqueline Slaby

Sexplanations!

To provide community support and education on matters of sexuality, safer sex, relationships and other topics of self.

Contact: Julia Henrikson, Anna Kalinsky

*Sunrise Discussion Group

Our mission is to engage the seniors of our local community in a weekly discussion of current events. Sunrise Discussion Group meets once per week at the Sunrise Senior Living Center in Haverford. Students involved in the club take turns preparing summary articles that are then used during discussion. Through this program, we are able to engage the residents in a meaningful discussion - one which is beneficial for both the students and for the residents.

Contact:  Ekaterina Vlasova, Catherine Long

Sustainable Food Club

We aim to help run the Real Food Challenge, a national effort to bring more sustainable food into college dining halls, as well as spread awareness about sustainable food on Bryn Mawr's campus.

Contact: Madeleine Lane

*Taboo

 

Taboo provides a safe space for tri-co students to discuss issues relating alternative sexualities and lifestyles.  Our topics include  BDSM, polyamory, swinging, the sex industry, sex positivism, sexual spirituality, and more.

Contact: Taboo

Ukulele Club

Contact:  Linh Tran

* Video Gamer's Club

Providing stress relief to students via video games.

Contact: K.C. McConnell

back to top

Sport

*Bi-Co Gymnastics Club

We are a Bi-Co group of students that work out at Upper Merion Dance & Gymnastics Academy in King of Prussia, PA. The group is comprised of former competitive gymnasts, enthusiastic newcomers, and just about everything in between. The goal of the organization is to bring the health benefits of gymnastics to a wider and more mature audience. The purpose of this organization shall be to provide the opportunity for Bryn Mawr and Haverford Students to exercise using gymnastics equipment, and to instruct members at any level to progress their gymnastics skills by increasing flexibility, strength, courage and element level.

Contact:  Joelle Schindler, Lydia Frenzel-Sulyok

*Bi-Co Judo Club

 

The purpose of this club is to give Bryn Mawr students the opportunity to study the Japanese Martial Art of Judo, under the tutelage and supervision of the professional Senseis at Main Line Judo. Through Judo, students will learn a competitive sport that is at the same time a great method of self-defense, encouraging self-confidence in participants. Students will have the chance to exercise off-campus and meet students from other local universities, fostering inter-collegiate relations.

Contact: Meredith Scheiring

*Bi-Co Quidditch Team

The purpose of this organization is to provide Haverford and Bryn Mawr students with the opportunity to participate in and compete in Quidditch, a sport that is currently unavailable on both campuses.

Contact: Avie Hochberg, Leah Briggs

*Bi-Co Women's Club Soccer

The Bi-Co Women's Club Soccer Team is made up of a great group of women who love to play soccer. We play games against club teams from other colleges in the area, both at home and away. We practice 2-3 times per week and play several games per season.
Club soccer is open to all experience levels, and we would love to have you come join us!

Contact: Kathryn Diamant, Brenna Lilley

*Bi-Co Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team

We are a Bi-Co Women's Ultimate Frisbee team called The Sneetches that practices at Haverford during both the fall and the spring seasons. We have both an A and a B team that compete in tournaments through Pennsylvania, New Jersey and surrounding areas. This past spring, The Sneetches finished third in the nation at the DIII College Championships in Ohio! We welcome everyone, and no experience is necessary!.

Contact:  Emily Chan, Romi Laskin

Bryn Mawr Badminton Team

The Bryn Mawr Badminton Team practices badminton together and plays against teams from other colleges.

Contact: Stephanie Yang

*Equestrian

The Bi-Co Equestrian Team is a student-run organization serving the niche market of equestrian demands of women and men at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. The club provides and organizes weekly hour-long group horseback riding lessons at a local barn called Willow May Farm and requires an 8-week lesson commitment over one semester. The goals of the Team are to raise awareness of the sport of horseback riding to the Bi-Co community and to provide students access to affordable riding lessons, which might otherwise be cost prohibitive for a college student’s budget.

Contact: Prerana Vaddi, Emma Kioko

Fencing Club

The Bryn Mawr College Fencing Club (Vixens) is a competitive club that practices and teaches fencing in a supportive environment. We compete in local individual tournaments, collegiate events including the Temple Open, and team events in the Baltimore-Washington Collegiate Fencing Conference (BWCFC) in all three weapons (foil, epee, sabre). No previous experience or equipment required! Dues are required, but provisions can be made.

Contact:  Emily Maroni, Megan Guntrum

Golf Club

Golf is a fun sport and a good one to know, we welcome anyone regardless of skill level. Our main goal is just to spend some time on the Links and makes sure everyone has fun!

Contact:  Georgia Piatt, Lindsey Foster

Kendo (Japanese Fencing)

Kendo (剣道), "Way of The Sword", is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting. The Kendo club is a sport club in which members can learn and practice Kendo together. Immersing in Kendo culture, members will not only physically challenge themselves, but also carry out the spirit of diligence and bravery.

Contact:  Xue Jin, Yichen Liao

*Rugby Club

The Horned Toads Rugby team is a Bryn Mawr-Haverford club-varsity sports team that believes in fostering teamwork and a spirit of competitive play, while also maintaining a sense of fun and community. It is a team open to all to join, regardless of prior athletic experience, and above all, the team mission is to foster a love for rugby and its culture.
Contact info:
Katie Guye; Forwards Co-Captain; kguye@brynmawr.edu
Taryn Traughber; Forwards Co-Captain; ttraughber@brynmawr.edu
Anna Sargeant; Backs Captain; asargeant@brynmawr.edu
Grace Kim; Club President; gskim@brynmawr.edu

Contact: Grace Kim

back to top