Russell Sage College
Clubs & 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.
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.
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.
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.
The student newspaper. The goals of the publication include accurate and responsible reporting of campus news and events.
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.
Russell Sage College Pre-Med 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.
Competitive cheerleading from fall-early Spring semester for both Russell Sage and Sage of Albany students. Experience is recommended for trying out. We have a full floor of mats, great coaching staff, and go to competitions both local and in nearby states. Become a Gator!
Sage College of Albany
Clubs & Organizations
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
AIGA is a national organization whose mission is to further excellence in communication design, advance the education and ethical practice of graphic designers, and provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information contact: [email protected]
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
The student chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers meets with professional interior designers for conferences, networking and trade shows. Student members are eligible for scholarships. Members can participate in trips to a career day, historic homes or museums, design centers and other events related to the field of art, architecture and interior design. For additional information contact: [email protected]
The Biology Club is an organization for students who are interested in science. Members can meet, exchange ideas, and explore activities, which are not possible during normal class time. Biology Club sponsors Earth Day, speakers and conducts field trips. For additional information contact: [email protected]
Business Club encourages members of the Sage community to join if you are majoring or just have an interest in business and management development. The club provides opportunities to visit organizations, work on organized programs, and overall ways to build their business careers. For additional information contact: [email protected]
Law, Psychology, & Criminal Justice Club (LPCJ)
The LPCJ is open to all students who are interested in career information, law, or activities related to the field of psychology. The club sponsors field trips, speakers, social activities, and provides an informal setting for discussions on topics such as crime and violence. For additional information contact: [email protected]
Physical Education Club (PE)
The Physical Education Club is open to all students who are interested in education, PE, and outdoor/indoor sport activities. The club sponsors field trips, speakers, and field days throughout the academic year.
The Phoenix is the student-run online newspaper at Sage College of Albany. The paper provides articles on everything from issues to events on campus. The paper is managed by students, while being advised by the sage faculty.
Vernacular is a literary and art magazine entirely organized, edited, designed, and published by SCA students each April. This annual publication is one of the oldest traditions at SCA and has been a highlight on campus for over 40 years.
Club Sport Organizations
The Baseball club has the intention of bringing the sport of baseball to the Sage Colleges. With the support of the Sage community we will strive to represent our institution. This club sport is for anyone who has a love for American’s pastime. For additional information contact: [email protected]
The Hiking/Outdoor Club is for members that are into the outdoors, having fun and up for a challenge. Together, with the Adirondack Hiking Club, The Sage Colleges will provide you many opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.
The running club encourages students who are interested in running, like to be in shape and run with others to join. This clubs meets 3-5 times a week and runs many different routes throughout the city of Albany.
Whether you’re a Harry Potter fan or not this new club sport is sure to gain your interest!
Association of Campus Events (A.C.E.)
A.C.E brings a wide variety of social and cultural entertainment to campus, such as the Activities Fair, Earth Day, Live Lunch Series, speakers, comedians, singers, artists, interactive game shows and novelty acts. Students are encouraged to be a part of A.C.E., not only to improve their social life on campus, but also to assist in choosing performers and events for the upcoming semesters. Members attend conferences and workshops to meet entertainers, review events, and learn a variety of leadership skills. For additional information contact: [email protected]
CRU is a chapter of Campus Crusade for Christ and is open to any student regardless of religious affiliation or denomination. CRU exists to provide regular opportunities for study and discussion of the Bible, prayer, fellowship and outreach. Additionally, CRU seeks to be a resource to the student body by offering opportunities to discuss spiritual matters and provide spiritually-related materials. For additional information contact: [email protected]
The College Republicans is a conservative political educational club. Their mission is to mobilize, educate, and engage our fellow SCA students on political issues, elections and advocacy for conservative ideas. For additional information contact: [email protected]
Commuter Relations Club
The Commuter Relations Club is designed to provide clear and effective communication between commuter students and the college. All commuter students are encouraged to join and increase their awareness of activities, events, and other forms of involvement in the SCA community. For additional information contact: [email protected]
The Dance Club at Sage is for students interested in learning how to dance and wanting to performance on stage. All levels of dance form beginner to expert may join. The Dance club presents a series of solo, duo and large group performances throughout each semester and at the end of spring semester puts on a show for the Sage Community. For additional information contact: [email protected]
Outdoor Adventure Club
The Outdoor Adventure Club is a club designed for the student who is extreme at heart. The club provides a number of outdoor and indoor opportunities to take a part in. From white water rafting to rock climbing, the outdoor adventure club has it all. For additional information contact:[email protected]
Performing Arts Club
The Performing Arts Club is open to all students and provides a community where you are able to express your love, skill, and knowledge of music. The club works to help hone and develop your musical ability. This club is designed for the musician at heart.
Residence Hall Council
Residence Hall Council builds community through planning activities and proposing improvements for the Residence Hall. Albany resident students are encouraged to get involved in the Residence Hall Council and take an active role in creating a fun and positive environment in the building. For additional information contact: [email protected]
Sage African, Latino, Asian, and Native American (SALANA)
SALANA is committed to celebrating different backgrounds, ethnicities and races by providing multicultural educational programs to the campus community. SALANA sponsors events, such as cultural dinners, performances and workshops. This organization brings successful ALANA speakers to campus and actively participates in social networking events in the area, which promotes leadership development. Furthermore, SALANA recognizes the need for volunteers in the community and reaches out to other organization that share in their mission. For additional information contact: [email protected]
The Sage Emeralds is a sisterhood that helps build a woman’s pride, respect, and development here at SCA. The Emeralds were founded as a service organization, which helps build character and provide an opportunity to create life long bonds with other students. For more information contact: [email protected]
The Sage SPECTRUMS 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, tolerance, and understanding of LGBT 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. For additional information contact [email protected].
V.I.B.E. is open to all students who want to encourage each other to have self-assurance, self respect, and confidence. V.I.B.E. believe in beauty and empowerment inside and out for each member and the SCA community as a whole.
Video Game Club
The goal of the Video Game Club is to create an environment for students to interact with one another who share a common interest in the Video Game industry. Tournaments for club and non-club members promote friendly competition and allow members to become more social through interaction with other students. For additional information contact: [email protected]
The Zen Program
The Zen Program is a program that helps build men’s education, pride, and development here at SCA. Zen was found under the principles of community, education, peer to peer support. As a member of Zen you will work to support one another, and help challenge each other to create a better you. For additional information contact: [email protected]
Preamble: The Student Government Association will act on behalf of the student body to ensure their rights are protected, to promote communication by providing an open forum for student opinions and concerns to be shared, and to offer extra curricular activities for the members of the Sage community.
All full-time students at SCA are members of the Student Government Association and are welcome to attend meetings. Student Government Association meetings are an opportunity for students to voice issues, concerns, and plan upcoming events to improve their Sage experience. For additional information contact: [email protected].
Each class has their own board of elected class officers. The classes are encouraged to provide both campus-wide and class specific events.
2015-2016 SGA Executive Board
President of Student Government
Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography
Class of 2016
Vice President of Student Government
Law and Society – Psychology Pathway
Class of 2017
Social Vice President of Student Government
Class of 2018
Student Government Treasurer
Law and Society – Criminal Justice Pathway
Class of 2015
Student Government Secretary – VACANT
Advertising Director – VACANT
Commuter Relations Representative – VACANT