Russell Sage College
Clubs & Organizations
Clubs and other student-run organizations are a great way to make friends, broaden your horizons, take on a cause, or just have fun during your time at Russell Sage College. Involvement and leadership in student organizations are also great resume-builders.
The College has a variety of clubs for students to join; as well as the option to start new clubs by working with the Student Life Offices in Albany and Troy. For more information on clubs, contact the Director of Student Activities in the Student Life Office.
How to Start a New Organization:
To start a new organization or revive an old club, contact the Student Life Office for assistance on how to get organized, find an advisor, recruit members, and complete the Student Government recognition process. Students who have an idea for a new club or would like to reactivate an inactive club should do the following:
- Survey other students on campus to see if there is a reasonable amount of interest for the proposed club. If the club is major-related, contact students taking that particular major;
- Find and designate a club advisor (Sage faculty or staff member) who can help with the details of organizing and carrying out the long-range objectives of the club;
- Bring the proposal to the Director of Student Activities in the Student Life Office and gain assistance with how to draw up a charter and constitution, and how to petition to the College for recognition;
- After working with the director of student activities and other prospective members of the club, the charter and constitution must be submitted to the Student Government for approval;
- Upon approval of club status, you may start conducting official meetings with the club members.
Examples of Recent and Active Clubs at Russell Sage College
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
Creative Arts in Therapy Club (CATS)
Law & Society
The Rev (Poetry and Literary Circle)
Vernacular (Literary and Art Magazine)
Circle K (service organization)
Habitat for Humanity
Black and Latinx Student Alliance
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Muslim Student Association
Residence Hall Council
Sage African, Latino, Asian, and Native American (SALANA)
Sage Dance Ensemble
Sage Fishing Club
Sagettes (a cappella singing group)
Spectrum (LGBTQ+ Community)
VEGAH (Promoting Healthy Lifestyles & Animal Rights)
RSC Honor Societies
The Athenians is the Russell Sage Academic Honor Society. It is composed of juniors and seniors who have achieved a cumulative average of 3.4 after four terms of work.
This society of Russell Sage College recognizes student’s participation, leadership, and service in the College community. Members of Sage Circle are students who exemplify high standards of character, good sportsmanship and conduct. The members are expected to continue to promote and retain interest and service in the College community. The criteria for membership include a class standing of at least a second semester sophomore, a cumulative average of at least a 2.700, the accumulation of a required number of points as prescribed by the Sage Circle Point Sheets, and the overall recognition of high standards exhibited by the student as viewed by the current members of Sage Circle.
Other Academic Honor Societies:
Many academic departments have their own nationally recognized honor societies. Students can consult with faculty department chairs to find out about what opportunities are available in their academic programs.