Student Life at Fisher
At Fisher, what happens outside of the classroom is just as important as what happens inside, and is an integral part of your college experience.
It’s easy to get involved in one or more student clubs and organizations at Fisher. With more than 70 student-run groups, there is something for everyone. From Biology Club to Sport Management Club and Dance Club to Investment Club, you are sure to find a fit!
Check out our Student Club Profiles to get a taste of some of the clubs Fisher offers!
The Campus Life website also maintains a listing of all the current student clubs and organizations on campus.
Ties to the Community
Whether you participate in service-learning, college-sponsored service trips, or student-led service activities, an underlying thread at Fisher is this: your experience interacting with others in the local, regional, and even global communities will prepare you for real-world accomplishment.
Learn more about Community Service at Fisher.
Learning By Doing
Fisher believes in the value of experience. When you expose yourself to new situations—from meticulously recording data in a research lab, to performing on-the-job work at an internship, to communicating with residents of a foreign country—you not only complement your classroom learning, but you learn things in ways you won’t soon forget.
Learn more about Experiential Learning at Fisher.
At Fisher, athletic competition will bring out your best. Our student-athletes are good citizens, respectful of others, and involved in serving the community.
Fisher competes in NCAA Division III as part of the Empire 8 Athletic Conference, the ECAC, and the Liberty League. Choose from 23 varsity sports as well as several club and intramural teams.
Visit the Athletics website for more information.
The “Fisher family” includes everyone on campus, and you’ll notice that cohesiveness from the start. Whether it’s a passing smile on the sidewalk, a fellow student or professor holding a door as you approach, or respectful debate and discussion in the classroom, the atmosphere on campus is one of caring, acceptance, and trust.
Student & Faculty Profiles
Marissa Small '16
As a student ambassador, resident assistant, Writing Center tutor, and member of both the Student Nurses Association and the National Residence Hall Honorary, it's hard to believe that Marissa Small has any time leftover for her studies. But, she does.
The nursing major came to Fisher after graduating from Colonie Central High School in Albany, and found that Fisher truly has a "Fisher family." The strong nursing program, along with the opportunities in the School's Simulation Center, attracted her to Fisher.
And she's glad she is in Rochester, thanks to the strong connections that she has been able to build with contacts at local hospitals and other organizations that she says she will benefit from professionally and personally for years to come.
She tells incoming freshmen to stay open-minded and embrace new opportunities once they are at Fisher because the school works to make their transition to college a positive one which will set them up for a successful four years.