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If you were the high school student who organized clothing drives, held an elected office in student government, volunteered at hospitals and food banks, wrote letters to the editor, auditioned for every student drama production or musical, organized a poetry slam or youth voter registration drive… there is no need for you to curb your penchant for involvement and volunteerism once you hit campus.

With more than 175 student groups and clubs from which to choose, you’d be hard pressed not to get involved in something. From politics to faith and identity, and from counseling to sports, Oberlin has an array of clubs eager for new members and new leadership.

And should your specific interests not be represented, take the initiative: Start your own club. Any student is free to organize for any purpose in accordance with the regulations of the college. Choose an advisor and get busy. It’s the Oberlin way.

Refer to the Student Union for details about current student groups and clubs and how to organize a new one.

Politics/Activism

  • Abusua
  • Animal Rights, Oberlin (OAR)
  • Asian American Alliance (AAA)
  • College Against Cancer - OC Chapter (CACOCC)
  • Democrats, College (OC Dems)
  • Energy Justice, Students for
  • Food Justice, Oberlin
  • Harry Potter Alliance, Oberlin
  • HIV/AIDS Educators (HIVPT)
  • J Street U
  • Labor Action Coalition, Oberlin Student (SLAC)
  • Peace and Conflict Studies Development Group (PACS)
  • Republicans, Oberlin College (OCR)
  • Responsible Investing Organization (RIO)
  • Rhythms of Resistance, Oberlin (OROR)
  • Shining Hope for Communities – Oberlin (SHOFCO)
  • Solidarity with El Salvador, Oberlin in
  • Solidarity with Guatemala, Oberlin Students in
  • Student Senate
  • Students for a Free Palestine
  • Students United for Reproductive Freedom (SURF)
  • Welcome Nursing Home Friends

Music/Theater/Film/Performance

  • ’Round Midnight
  • Acapelicans
  • Aerialists, Oberlin College (OEA)
  • Big Parade (OBP)
  • Black Musicians Guild, OC (OCBMG)
  • Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse
  • CHALLaH cappella
  • Classical Guitar Association, Oberlin
  • Concert Board (OCCB)
  • Contra Dance Club, Oberlin (OCDC)
  • Dance Umbrella, Oberlin (ODU)
  • Dandelion Romp
  • Drag Ball Committee
  • Film Co-op, Oberlin
  • Film Series, Oberlin (OFS)
  • Flute Association, Oberlin
  • Girls and Boys in Motion (G/BIM)
  • Hip Hop Collective, Oberlin (OHOP)
  • Horror Club, Oberlin
  • Improv Coalition, OC (OCIC)
  • Independent Film Series (IFS)
  • Jazz Society, Oberlin (OJS)
  • Modern Music Guild
  • Morris and Sword, Oberlin (OMSW)
  • Musical Theatre Association, Oberlin (OMTA)
  • Nothing But Treble
  • Oberlin Capoeira Angola (OCA)
  • Oberlin Folk Music Club (OFMC)
  • Oberlin Steel (OSTEEL)
  • Oberlin Student Theater Association (OSTA)
  • Obertones, Oberlin (OBTN)
  • OC Marching Band
  • OCircus (OCirc)
  • OSLAM
  • Partner Acrobatics Club, Oberlin
  • Pitch, Please
  • Songwriters, Oberlin
  • Student Union Programming Committee (SUPC)
  • Swing and Blues Society, Oberlin (OSWING)
  • Taiko, Oberlin College (OCT)
  • Umoja Steppers, OC (OCUS)
  • WOBC-FM (WOBC)

Cooperatives

  • Bike Co-op
  • Gear Co-op, Oberlin
  • Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (OSCA)
  • Photography Association Co-op, Oberlin (OPAC)
  • Pottery Co-op (POTT)
  • SWAP: The Oberlin Book Co-op

Publications

  • Comics Collective, The Oberlin (OCC)
  • Disdainful YouthIn Solidarity
  • Plum Creek Review
  • The Grape (OGRP)
  • The Oberlin Review (ORVW)
  • The Synapse
  • Wilder Voice (WV)

Counseling/Aid

  • Class Council Junior
  • Class Council Senior
  • Class Council Sophomore
  • Conservatory Council of Students (CCS)
  • Sexual Information Center (SIC)
  • Student Athletic Advising Committee (SAAC)

Faith/Identity

  • African Students Association (ASA)
  • Black Scientist Guild
  • Caribbean Ancestry, Students of (SOCA)
  • Chabad Jewish Student Group (CJSG)
  • Chinese Student Association (CSA)
  • Christian Fellowship, Oberlin (OCF)
  • Christians Chinese Fellowship, Oberlin
  • Eclectic Christians of Oberlin
  • Filipinx American Students’ Association (FASA)
  • Friendship Circle, Oberlin College
  • Hillel (HLEL)
  • Ilu Aiye (IA)
  • International Students’ Organization (ISO)
  • Japanese Students Association (JSA)
  • Jewish Student Union (JSU)
  • Korean Student Association, Oberlin (OKSA)
  • La Alianza Latinx (LAL)
  • Lambda Union (LMBDA)
  • Mexican American Student Alliance (MASA)
  • Muslim Students Association (MSA)
  • Oberlin Newman Catholic Community
  • Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Oberlin (OOCF)
  • South Asian Students Association (SASA)
  • Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)
  • Voices For Christ (VFC)
  • Young Friends, Oberlin (OYF)
  • Zionists, Oberlin (OZ)

Special Interests

  • 3D Print Club
  • American Medical Student Association, Oberlin (AMSA)
  • Archaeology Society, Oberlin
  • Art Students Committee (ASC)
  • Ballet Oberlin
  • Burlesque, Oberlin
  • Chess Club, Oberlin College (OCC)
  • Club Sports Council (CSC)
  • Exhibition Initiative (ExI)
  • Experimental College (ExCo) Committee
  • Finance and Investment Club, Oberlin Student (OSFIC)
  • Forensic TeamHonor Committee, Student (SHC)
  • Immerse Yourself in Service (IYS)
  • Meditators, Oberlin (OM)
  • Model United Nations, Oberlin College
  • Oberlin College eSports Club (OCeSC)
  • Oberlin Mental Health Alliance
  • Outings Club, OC (OCOC)
  • Solarity
  • Student Crafting Organization, Oberlin (OSCO)
  • Student Finance Committee (SFC)
  • The Astronomy Society
  • Young Educators, Oberlin (OYE)

Club Sports

  • Aikido Club, Oberlin College (AIKI)
  • Albino Squirrels Co-ed Club Soccer Team (OCASFC)
  • Archery Club (OCAC)
  • Badminton Club, Oberlin College (OCBC)
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling, OC (OBJJ)
  • Climbing Corps, Oberlin College (OCCC)
  • Cycling Club, Oberlin (OCC)
  • Dressage Team, Oberlin College (ODT)
  • Equestrian Team, OC (OCET)
  • Fencing Club, OC (OCFC)
  • Ice Hockey Team, OC (PLAGUE)
  • Intercollegiate Bowling Team, OC (OCIBP)
  • Karate Club, Oberlin (OKK)
  • Korean Martial Arts Society
  • Men’s Rugby, Oberlin College (OCMRFC)
  • Men’s Ultimate FrisbeeQuidditch League, Oberlin
  • Running Club, Oberlin
  • Shots Tennis Club Team, Oberlin
  • Table Tennis Club, Oberlin College (OCTTC)
  • Tumbling Club, Oberlin (OTC)
  • Water Polo, Club
  • Women and Trans Rugby Football Club, Oberlin
  • Women’s Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling Team, Oberlin College Club (OCCWT)