Student Club Profiles

From drama club to ski club, and everything in between, you're sure to find an outlet for your interests. You may even find a new passion!

Check out the Campus Life website for a full listing of student clubs and organizations.


Cardinal Courier

Club Overview

The Cardinal Courier is the official student newspaper of St. John Fisher College. The paper aims to seek, investigate, and report the news with honesty and integrity. The Courier covers all aspects of the College, including news, opinion, lifestyles and sports.

Cardinal Courier staff members inform, educate, and humor readers and, in turn, receive the hands-on instructions and training needed to enter the world of professional journalism.

You don't need to be in the Media and Communication department to join Cardinal Courier!

Contact

Email: cardinalcourier@sjfc.edu
Facebook: Cardinal Courier on Facebook
Twitter: @cardinalcourier
Website: Cardinal Courier Online


Colleges Against Cancer (CAC)

Club Overview

Colleges Against Cancer is made up of a group of students whose main goal is to promote advocacy about cancer and cancer research.

Cancer is a global issue that affects everyone. CAC's goals are to provide students with information that can help reduce the risks for certain cancers and encourage people to donate to the American Cancer Society (ACS) to help find a cure to all cancers.

Events

CAC's largest event is the annual Relay for Life. CAC partners with Nazareth College and the ACS to hold the inspirational 12-hour event to celebrate and honor all those who have been affected by cancer.

The 2013 Relay for Life raised over $30,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Contact

Email: cac@sjfc.edu
Facebook: Colleges Against Cancer on Facebook
Twitter: @sjfc_cac


Commuter Council

Club Overview

Commuter Council is part of the "Big Four" at Fisher, which also include SGA, SAB, and RSA. The Council attends to the needs and wants of commuter students, and helps sort out any problems they may have on campus, such as parking availability. Additionally, the Council holds a lot of off-campus and on-campus events throughout the year.

Events

One of the most popular Commuter Council events is bowling at Clover Lanes. The Council provides pizza and three hours of gaming at a very low price, attracting nearly 100 students in the past. In addition, the Council hosts movie trips. You DO NOT have to be a commuter to participate in Commuter Council events!

Contact

Email: commutercouncil@sjfc.edu


Fisher Cru

Club Overview

Fisher Cru's mission statement is, "A caring community passionate about connecting others to Jesus Christ." The club has worship, a game, and a message at weekly meetings. The messages are encouraging and help members get through the week with a positive attitude.

Events

Fisher Cru participates in a number of events throughout the year. In October they hold an event called "Boo Cru," a Halloween party with prizes, games, and food. The group participates in retreats and trips around in Rochester and beyond to connect with students to explore Christianity, grow in faith, and make friends.

Fisher CRU also has outreach events 2-3 times a semester where members volunteer in the community.

Contact

Email: fishercru@sjfc.edu


Fisher Players

Club Overview

Fisher Players is the "drama club" on campus. They put on several different theatrical productions each year including a musical in the fall and a play in the spring. In recent years, they have added a cabaret (talent show) to their lineup.

All shows are student-run and directed, and members encourage each other to take chances and come out of their shells to perform or take on leadership roles.

Events

In addition to the fall musical, spring play, and cabaret, Fisher Players puts on a murder mystery show during Family Weekend, performs during the Arts Awards Banquet, and hosts a V-Day event to help bring awareness about violence against women, usually with a performance of the Vagina Monologues.

Contact

Email: fisherplayers@sjfc.edu
Facebook: Fisher Players on Facebook


Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)

Club Overview

Fisher's GSA is a resource on campus for any student or faculty member (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, a straight ally, or any other part of the LGBT spectrum) to come and have a safe space to discuss LGBT-related issues. Meetings are mostly discussion-based, with one or two major topics discussed every meeting.

Events

The biggest event every year is the Drag Show, which is usually held in mid-March. It includes approximately five-seven performers, and the group usually gives away 250 shirts the week before promoting the event.

Smaller events such as movies and speakers are scheduled throughout the year.

Contact

Email: fishergaystraightalliance@sjfc.edu


Marketing Club

Club Overview

The Marketing Club is an organization completely run by students and recognized by the American Marketing Association (AMA). While many members come from a marketing or communications background, students of all academic backgrounds are encouraged to join.

Events

Every October, the club hosts Marketing Week, a week full of student workshops, contests, and guest speakers from local and regional businesses. Topics include résumé building, entrepreneurship, networking, international marketing, and more.

The club is also involved with AMA Saves Lives, a campaign to increase awareness of the need for organ donation. To raise awareness on campus, the club holds a video contest (with cash prizes) to promote organ donation.

Contact

Email: marketingclub@sjfc.edu
Facebook: Marketing Club on Facebook
Twitter: @SJFCMktgClub


Resident Student Association (RSA)

Club Overview

RSA is for resident students of the campus and is dedicated to strengthening the residential campus and College community by providing resources and programming. RSA represents the resident students’ interests through student advocacy, leadership enhancement, and the development of a strong residential bond among students. Programming and advocacy are two of the most important aspects of RSA.

Events

RSA puts on about six programs per semester. Midnight Breakfast is probably the most successful program. However, RSA co-sponsors programs such as the Winter Gala and Teddi Dance for Love.

Contact

Email: rsa@sjfc.edu


Student Activities Board (SAB)

Club Overview

SAB is one of the largest student organizations at Fisher and the go-to club for events and activities on campus.

The club is dedicated to providing quality programming and opportunities to enhance community-building through social interaction, leadership, and student development.

Weekly events provide a fun and relaxing atmosphere for Fisher students to spend their free time in positive ways.

Events

SAB organizes and plans around 70 events each year including Fall Fest, Family Weekend Casino Night, and a home-grown game show. SAB also brings a variety of musicians, comedians, magicians, speakers, and hypnotists to campus throughout the year.

Contact

Email: sab@sjfc.edu
Facebook: SAB on Facebook
Twitter: @SJFCSAB


Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Club Overview

The SAAC is made up of student-athletes who meet weekly to discuss student-athlete welfare issues, NCAA rules and interpretations, campus and community events, Empire 8 conference issues, and community service.

Events

Members of the SAAC are involved in several big events throughout the year including The Giant Read (where student athletes visit elementary schools to read to children), Battle of the Beaks (a friendly competition between Fisher and Nazareth College to raise money for Golisano Children's Hospital), Special Olympics, and the Empire 8 Summit.

Contact

Email: StudentAthleteAdviso@sjfc.edu


Student Government Association (SGA)

Club Overview

SGA is an organization that represents and advocates for the needs of the students in all aspects of life at Fisher. Whether that is providing programs and services, or providing a communication bridge among students, faculty, staff, and the administration of the College, SGA works to provide for the best interest of students and help them empower themselves, as well as the student body. SGA listens to the students’ needs and desires and works with College administrators to make it happen.

The organization is student-run by an executive board (e-board) of nine members - five of whom are elected by the student body, three of whom are appointed by the elected members, and one of whom is elected by members of the Student Activities Board (SAB).

Events

The three biggest events that SGA is responsible for each year are Homecoming, Gala, and SGA Elections.

Contact

Email: sga@sjfc.edu
Twitter: @Fisher_SGA


Students With A Vision (SWAV)

Club Overview

SWAV is a volunteer organization that performs community service in the Rochester area. The club’s areas of focus include healthcare, hunger and homelessness, education, and animals.

Events

SWAV's biggest event is Project Community Convergence (PCC), during which students help clean up, paint, and organize classrooms and hallways in local schools. Other events include game days at The Friendly Home (senior citizen home), leaf-raking at the homes of Fisher faculty and staff to help raise funds for PCC, and partnering with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs to deliver food to Foodlink.

Contact SWAV

Email: studentswithavision@sjfc.edu
Social Media: SWAV on Facebook


Teddi Dance for Love Committee

Club Overview

The Teddi Committee is one of the largest clubs on campus with over 100 members! The committee is responsible for putting on the annual Teddi Dance for Love, a 24-hour dance marathon that benefits Camp Good Days and Special Times, an organization for children and their families who are touched by cancer.

Events

The Teddi Committee's biggest event is the Teddi Dance for Love, held every year in February. The event, which began in 1982 and attracts over 300 dancers and 100 volunteers each year, raised over $63,000 in 2014.

Other events put on by the Teddi Committee include "100 Days 'Til Teddi," a Battle of the Bands competition, and numerous other fundraising opportunities.

Contact

Email: teddi@sjfc.edu
Facebook: Teddi Dance for Love on Facebook
Twitter: @TeddiDance4Love
Website: http://teddi.sjfc.edu


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