Clubs + Organizations
One of the benefits of a small college like Russell Sage is the enrichment that clubs and organizations add to campus life. Students can exercise their talents in performing groups, stretch their literary muscles as members of the Medusa Poets and Writers Club, or team up with others who share their interests in one of Sage's many special interest clubs.
Most people here love participating in clubs and related activities because of the release that it offers from academic life. Its so easy to get into different groups, not competitive at all basically all you have to do is show up and be willing to do whatever comes along. - Maya Little '04
Russell Sage Clubs and Organizations
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
The RSC Academic Honor Society. It is composed of juniors and seniors who have achieved a cumulative average of 3.4 after four terms of work.
Sage Circle Honor Society
Sage Circle is an honor society that recognizes students who have contributed to the well being of Russell Sage College through their leadership qualities, service, and participation in campus events. Members exemplify high standards of character, good sportsmanship, and conduct. Members are voted in by current members based on set criteria. A student must be at least a second semester sophomore and possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 to be eligible for admittance. Students are inducted twice a year once in the Fall and again in the Spring at Rally.
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Sigma Tau Delta
Sigma Tau Delta is the English Honor Society at Russell Sage. Members participate in fundraisers and community outreach projects that encourage a love of English and reading.
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Russell Sage Review
The Russell Sage Review is Sage's literary magazine. Published yearly, Russell Sage Review holds a collection of students works of poetry, short essays and art.
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Sage Leaves Yearbook
The RSC yearbook is a representation of students' memories accumulated throughout their years at RSC. Sage's Leaves portrays all aspects of college life from social activities to academic clubs to the Sage campus. The book is created by the students for the students with the help of an advisor.
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The student newspaper. The goals of the publication include accurate and responsible reporting of campus news and events.
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Black and Latin Student Alliance (BLSA)
Black and Latino Student Association was created to spread cultural awareness and to give a voice to the minorities on the Russell Sage Campus. Our purpose is to broaden individual's perspectives on the different cultures, races and ethnic backgrounds on our campus and in our community.
Gay/Lesbian Alliance (GSA) AKA 'HEART'
HEART is open to all students and provides gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender members of the Sage Community with an opportunity to share information and ideas with one another. The club promotes education, acceptance, and understanding of LGBTQ issues in our society. Members empower one another through education, engagement, and deliberate dialogue in order to provide an affirming and inclusive environment for all student.
Muslim Student Association
Established internationally in January 1963, the Muslim Students Association of the U.S. & Canada (MSA National) continues to serve Muslim students during their college and university careers by facilitating their efforts to establish, maintain and develop local MSA chapters.
First established on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by a conference of Muslim students from around the U.S. and Canada, MSA National has been a uniting forum for Muslim students from diverse backgrounds for over four decades. It continues its mission at Russell Sage College by meeting the needs of our Muslim youth on campus.
Native American Daughters In Education (N.A.D.I.E.)
Our Goal is to display the beauty and culture of Native peoples.
- To help our school and local community become more aware of the Native American Culture and its peoples
- To replace stereotypes and myths with truth
- To help the Native Family in need and shed light and focus on the blight of poverty in Native Communities all over the US
- At Russell Sage, and we wish to leave a lasting and self perpetuating legacy for the club
- Many of the ladies in our club are of Native ancestry, many are not, some are of other indigenous ancestry and those who have not found a native connection, just want to be apart of our cause.
We are an open club and look forward to any student that wishes to join!
Circle K is a community service organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. We focus on the Troy community as well as the global community. We participate in various activities such as community dinners, toy drives, and the food bank. In the global community we help raise money for the Eliminate project which provides clean drinking water and tetanus shots in Third world countries. We welcome any new members that want to join and we meet on Tuesdays at 7:30 in the student center.
Habitat for Humanity
The purpose of this club is to help those in need. Throughout the year we raise money to fund a trip to an area we feel is in need of our help. Then over Spring break we spend that time doing what we can to help others by working to make them a home.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - Purpose to encourage and develop Christian community on campus.
Sage Singers (Community Chorus)
Any student interested in singing is welcome to join the group. Rehearsal is required for the preparation of performances, which take place both on and off campus. Musical selections change each semester, and range from classical pieces to more lyrical songs.
The Dance Ensemble at Russell Sage College is a student run club for those who love to dance. It is an opportunity for students with some dance experience to continue dancing and for those who are new to dance to join in on the fun. Dance Ensemble plays a role in keeping the creative arts alive on campus while expanding the diversity of programs provided. There is one production in the spring each year that is draws many people to the performances while offering a wonderful experience for those participating.
Sage Praise Dancers
The RSC a capella singing group selected by audition. Please click on the link for more information. This group performs at many college events as well as in the community throughout the school year. Please visit the Sagettes Facebook page for more information.
Biology Club is open to all students who would like to get more involved and learn more about the diverse field of Biology. In order to gain interest in and an understanding of Biology on campus and in the community, Bio Club sponsors speakers, field trips, and various other activities. Past events have included the Earth Day celebration, a trip to the Boston Aquarium, Geneva Sayre Lectures, pumpkin picking, and a holiday party for science faculty and students. Biology Club is always open to and welcoming of new members!
Board Game Club
A club for chemistry-based events and STEM discussions between the student body of RSC. We hope to spark interest in the innovative and intriguing fields of chemistry. A large focus is on women in the STEM disciplines and overcoming those obstacles. The club funds ACS memberships for some of its members, along with encouraging attendance at monthly Eastern NY Regional ACS meetings and, when possible, the ACS Northeast Regional Meeting, networking, and research projects.
Math and Computer Science Club
Mathematics Club provides support to Math Majors and those with an interest in Mathematics. The club holds monthly meetings and participates in a range of activities, including a Sage Fest, Mathematical Movie Nights, and outings.
Medusa Poets and Writers Club
A group of students who write and share their works with each other.
This organization promotes professional development in the field of nursing. They seek to involve RCS Nursing students in local educational and social activities as well as promote members to volunteer at local agencies involving nursing.
The mission of this club is to generate a community of students that shares the desire to promote awareness, to educate, and to motivate others about their future/career and the importance of maintaining good sound nutrition for their health.
Physical Therapy Club
The club promotes professional development in the field of PT through workshops, seminars and guest speakers. The club is open to all students but most specifically those who are PT majors.
RSC Premed Club
Our club is focused on connecting premedical student both on campus and off, to help push each other toward our career goals. We are focused on helping premedical students build their resumes for a successful future in the healthcare field. We want to build connections with local medical personnel at facilities where students can gain valuable experience. The RSC Premed club is centered around discussing the ethical, healthcare, and medical related problems in our area and work on helping to reduce those problems through community efforts.
Russell Sage Review: Laurel Leaves
Student Athlete Advisory Committee(SAAC)
SAAC seeks to enhance the total student athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting the welfare of the student athlete, and fostering a positive student athlete image to the campus and the surrounding communities. We serve as a vehicle to promote communication between the athletic administration and student-athletes at The Sage Colleges. We accomplish this by providing a student-athlete voice within the department, discussing issues and concerns, and providing feedback as necessary. SAAC also serves in a leadership role recruiting fellow student-athletes to serve our campuses and the surrounding capital area through a variety of community service projects and events. Further, it is our privilege and responsibility to enhance the relationships between the Athletic Department and all other realms within The Sage Colleges. Sage College is dedicated to the athletics and academic achievement of all student athletes and adheres to all NCAA Division III legislation.
Open to all students with an interest in Spanish and Hispanic cultures. The club sponsors cultural activities such as dinners, speakers, dances, and presentations. They also assist in activities sponsored by the residents of Spanish House.
Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)
This club seeks to promote professional development in the field of OT through workshops, seminars and guest speakers for the OT profession. As well as offer students the opportunity to attend yearly conferences on Occupational Therapy.
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