Opportunities to Get Involved

Be a part of student life at Dartmouth by getting involved!

Create Your Community

There are a ton of opportunities to contribute to and help shape your community; whether it's joining or creating a student group, working on campus, serving the broader community, or attending a leadership program.

Read on to discover ways to be an active member of the Dartmouth community!

This list is by no means exhaustive; if you are unsure where to start or have any questions, reach out to us in Student Life. We're here to help support your experience!

Join a Student-led Organization

Club Sports has many opportunities to participate in recreational activities ranging from skill instruction to local, regional, and national club intercollegiate contests.

Council on Student Organizations (COSO) oversees and manages over 160 student organizations! Discover a new group or, if you can't find an organization that matches your interest, start your own!

Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) within the Outdoor Programs Office (OPO) is home to over a dozen member clubs, each specializing in some type of outdoor activity. Between the DOC and OPO, there are so many opportunities for transformative education outside!

Dickey Center student organizations focus on the arctic and the environment, human development, and security.

Tucker Center is home to spiritial and religious student organizations.

Student Boards, Committees, and Advisory Groups

Collis Governing Board (CGB) creates programming, co-sponsors and co-hosts events, runs ONE Wheelock and other student services, enacts facilities improvements, and generally governs student life at Collis.

Committee on Standards hears cases involving undergraduate students which may result in suspsension or separation from the College.

Council on Student Organization (COSO) Board oversees recognition and funding for COSO organizations.

Dartmouth Student Government plays an active role in shaping College policies and priorities; lends a voice to student concerns and opinions; play an active role in shaping College policy; protects student rights and freedoms; promotes and finances undergraduate activities; fosters school unity and pride; and serves as a forum for the discussion and advancement of ideas.

Programming Board (PB) creates social and entertainment events on and off campus, from roller-skating and stand-up comedy to ski weekends and trips to Red Sox games to planning the annual Green Key concert.

Sexual Violence Prevention Project (SVPP) Student Advisory Board plays a vital role in bringing student voices and experiences to aid in the development, design, and implementation of Dartmouth's Sexual Violence Prevention Project.

Student Organization Accountability Program (SOAP) Board reviews recognized student organizations to help clarify and strengthen accountability as well as provide support for student organizations through workshops and resource sharing.

Support Dartmouth Traditions

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Planning Committee hosts a month of events focusing on Asian American and Pacific Islander history, diversity, and experiences.

Black Legacy Month celebrates and recognizes Black culture at Dartmouth.

Bonfire Committee is comrprised of first-year students who help plan and build the bonfire in the fall.

Caribbean Carnival Student Planning Committee coordinates the annual tradition that highlights dance, culture, fashion, and music from across Caribbean and Latin American Cultures.

Family Weekend Chairs support spring Family Weekend through social events, coordinating faculty lectures, and more.

LatinX & Caribbean History Celebration is a celebration of Latinx & Caribbean identity which seeks to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Latinx & Caribbean people in the U.S. and on Dartmouth's campus. We achieve this through a series of events dedicated to education, awareness and commemoration of Latinx & Caribbean heritage, history and culture.

Queer History Celebration celebrates and honors queer history, recognizes the legacy of the Gay Rights Movement, and highlights areas where intersectional queer identities continue to strive for liberation. Throughout the month of October, events will promote and foster exploration, conversation, and reflection while contributing to mutual respect, diversity, and inclusion at Dartmouth.

Pride Student Planning Committee coordinates the annual celebration of LGBTQIA+ identities that aims to affirm individuals, promote awareness, and create community.

Transgender Awareness Week aims to raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people. 

Visibility Student Planning Committee coordinates the student-led campaign to promote gender equity and end gender- and power-based violence.

Winter Carnival Council selects the theme and helps plan the annual Winter Carnival.

Social Impact and Volunteerism

Center for Social Impact prepares students to be transformative leaders and has many opportunities that help students prepare for a life of purpose.


Sustainability Office hosts a number of programs which engage with the intersectional human and environmental problems of a rapidly changing planet. 

Leadership, Mentoring, and Employment

D-LAB (Dartmouth Leadership, Attitudes and Behaviors) Program helps first-year students align daily activities with values and priorities through upper-level student-led faciltated discussions and activities. 

Indigenous Student Peer Advisors play a vital role in the support of our Native and Indigenous community. 

International Student Mentoring Program provides immediate support and assistance to Dartmouth College's newest international undergraduates through correspondence that begins before new students arrive on campus.

Student Employment Office shares resources to find on- and off-campus employment.