Student Life & Getting Involved

We are proud to offer a wide variety of student organizations, honor societies and activities that foster your development and create camaraderie throughout your Clarkson College experience.

Student Organizations & Activities

Below is a snapshot of the different ways you can get involved, connect with your fellow students and enrich your college experience for semesters and years to come. Learn more about each of these involvement opportunities on the Student Life webpage.

* Open to graduate students

Bring out Your Inner Leader

  • Student Government Association*
  • Student Ambassadors program
  • Resident Advisor
  • Residence Hall Council

Cultivate Your Professional Future

  • Physical Therapist Assistant Student Association
  • Radiologic Technology Student Association
  • Student Nurses Association

Showcase Your Smarts

  • Delta Chapter Lambda Nu National Honor Society for the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
  • Omicron Epsilon chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing*
  • Sigma Alpha Pi chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success*

Feed Your Passions & Interests

  • Campus Crusade
  • Student Activities Council

Get Physical

  • Intramural Volleyball*
  • Yoga*
  • On-campus fitness center*

Start Your Own Student Organization

Clarkson College strongly supports student engagement on and off campus. If there is a cause or area of interest you are passionate about that is not supported through a current Clarkson College student organization, you are encouraged to consult the Student Government Association (SGA) at All student organizations are formally recognized through SGA.

Academic Travel Abroad

See the World & Earn Course Credit

Inspired by the belief that some of the best learning experiences cannot be duplicated in the classroom or online, Academic Travel Abroad (ATA) offers a student-centered, first-hand introduction to the people, arts, history and health care of Western (non-American) cultures.

Students have the flexibility to register for courses that apply to their General Education core requirements and electives or opt to experience the trip while enrolled in a zero credit hour course.

Offered between semesters under faculty guidance, the two-week immersion experience exposes students and their favorite travel companions to other cultures through guided tours of medical sites and other historic and renowned sites. Free exploration days are included to foster self-directed learning skills.


As a student at Clarkson College, your learning experiences broaden with the opportunity to connect your classroom education with hands-on practice through various civic engagement activities and projects throughout the community. These experiences are meant to provide you with a holistic, real-world learning environment that exposes you to a diversity of people and heath care related topics. Each program requires service as part of the curriculum.

Interprofessional Education

Interprofessional Education (IPE) is a zero-credit course designed to provide an overview of health care professionals’ roles and responsibilities. The course focuses on teaching effective communication, collaboration and leadership skills that promote teamwork in a health care setting. You will practice the necessary skills for working on an interdisciplinary health care team, learn how to provide ethical client-centered care, and understand the importance of personal accountability and professionalism. As a student, you must complete this course prior to graduation.


Clarkson College values the diversity of our employees, students and the community. We strive to create an environment where all people have equal opportunity in the administration of our educational programs and policies, financial aid, activities or other school-administered programs regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age, national origin, ethnicity, sex, veteran’s status or marital status.

Diversity Council

The Diversity Council leads Clarkson College in developing sensitive community support and awareness of diverse individual value systems. Several events and involvement opportunities take place throughout the academic year to celebrate and recognize the unique cultural differences and diverse populations that exist on our campus and beyond. Your attendance at these events is always welcome and strongly encouraged.

Living on Campus

We created our Residence Hall to be open and inviting, which makes for an easy transition from home. Our four-bedroom, apartment-style suites feature two bathrooms, a full kitchen and a living space. You will live with friends and classmates while enjoying your own secure, private bedroom and ample personal space. We provide Wi-Fi, basic cable, a fitness center and laundry facility—all free to you as a resident.

Residence life positively influences your academic and personal growth by offering a variety of monthly events—both social and educational—and residence life team members are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Working on Campus

Many new students start off their college education eager, excited…and without a steady paycheck. Fortunately, there may be a position waiting for you right here at Clarkson College.

Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program provides on-campus, part-time job opportunities for students with financial need, allowing you to earn money to help pay your education expenses. Awards are based on need as determined by the FAFSA. If you have questions about your eligibility or are interested in applying for a FWS position, contact your Financial Aid counselor.

Additional Student Employment

If you do not qualify for FWS, Clarkson College offers additional on-campus employment opportunities.
View Employment Opportunities

Become a Student Ambassador

New and returning students who are looking for an opportunity to develop leadership skills and enhance their experience at Clarkson College can apply to become a Student Ambassador. Students:

  • Assist the Admissions office with Clarkson College Experience days, campus visits, student activities, tele-counseling and local recruiting events.
  • Provide detailed tours of campus to prospective students.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Receive a $1000 scholarship each semester.

Become a Resident Advisor

Students who have lived in the Residence Hall for a minimum of one year can apply to be a resident advisor. In this leadership role, you will:

  • Facilitate the development of a community atmosphere.
  • Encourage understanding and acceptance, and promote inclusive communities
  • Provide meaningful, educational, co-curricular, experiential and social programming to support students’ growth and development.
  • Be visible, regularly available and accessible to address residents’ needs or concerns.
  • Act as a mediator in conflicts among residents.
  • Receive a Housing scholarship to cover the cost of living on campus.