Recurring (Non-Fixed Schedule)

Asian American Students in Action (AASiA)

Student Leaders: William Huang (wh4) & Rachel Jiang (rj3)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Rashida Braggs

AASiA serves as the coalition for API groups, and acts to foster Asian American community and political action on the Williams campus. Through social events, discussion-based activities, and political activism, AASiA strives to provide a forum for community-building, cross-cultural exchange and political organizing.

Berkshire Food Project

The Berkshire Food Project provides free lunches on weekdays at the First Congregational Church in downtown North Adams. This program creates a great link between Williams College and other parts of the northern Berkshires. Volunteers join the staff of the BFP and help prepare, serve and enjoy lunch with members of the community. Help is appreciated between the hours of 8:30 AM and 2 PM on weekdays. There are also opportunities for groups to volunteer in the evening or on weekends for special projects. Students can either fill out the online application or contact the BFP directly.

First Congregational Church
134 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247

http://berkshirefoodproject.org/

Contact:
Kim McMann
[email protected]
413-664-7378

Berkshire Immigrant Center

The mission of the Berkshire Immigrant Center is to assist individuals and families in making the economic, psychological and cultural adjustment to a new land, not only by meeting basic needs, but also by helping them to become active participants in our community. The Center also aims to build bridges of understanding and cooperation across cultures, to fight racism and discrimination in all forms, and to advocate for the rights of immigrants from all backgrounds. The Center offers comprehensive services for individuals from more than 80 countries to promote civic engagement, facilitate cultural integration, and assist in navigating the complex U.S. immigration system.

Additional Information & Current Opportunities:

learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/berkshire-immigrant-center/

BFAIR

Berkshire Family and Individual Resources (BFAIR) is a national and state accredited human service agency responsive to the unique needs of people with disabilities and their families through:

  • A Dedication to Excellence
  • Diverse Service Options
  • Safe and Healthy Environments
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Community Partnerships
  • Career Opportunities and Advancement
  • Inspiring Abilities, Creating Limitless Possibilities

Additional Information & Current Opportunities:

learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/bfair

BFAIR Buddies

Student Leaders: Regina Fink (raf3) & Eva Castagna (ecc4)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Paula Consolini

We take weekly trips to BFAIR (Berkshire Family and Indiviual Resources) homes in the area where we create crafts, have dance parties and spa days, and make new friends.

Black Student Union

Student Leaders: Isha Kamara (ik4) & Gelila Kassa (gzk2)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Bilal Ansari

The BSU is meant to provide a support network through which students can become more engaged in the global effort to improve the lot of all people of Black African Ancestry. This means; providing a mechanism through which students of Black African Ancestry at Williams College can maintain contact with other students and organizations whose goals are similar to those articulated here; providing support to political organizations, worldwide, whose goals are in agreement with those articulated here.

Chinese American Students Organization

Student Leaders: Sunny Hu (sh16) & Lina Wang (lw8)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Aly Corey

The Chinese American Student Organization (CASO) organizes social gatherings that interact with Chinese culture in various ways. Dedicated to boosting the local Chinese community at Williams and building a deeper appreciation of our culture in the larger Williams community, we engage with Asian American issues, connect with global movements, and work with other MinCo groups to build cross-cultural dialogues through events and workshops.

Coalition for Immigrant Student Advancement

Student Leaders: Imane Rharbi (ir4) & Chelsea Romulus (ctr1)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Clinton Williams

CISA aims to achieve administrative progress and create a campus consciousness around immigrant issues. We hope to improve college policies to better address the needs of immigrant and mixed-status family students. We also want to foster a richer campus dialogue and give a voice to these stories.

College Democrats

Student Leader: Essence Perry (ekp1) & Argenis Herrera (ah15)
Faculty/Staff Adviser: James Mahon

College Democrats aims to mobilize students at Williams to participate in the political process, outside of voting. Williams students are an abundant resource of energy and intellect that can be applied to the benefit of candidates running for office, and this group is a manner to provide them the opportunities to do so. This will take the form of writing policy briefs to help local voters understand candidates’ platforms, attending local Democratic Conventions and Democratic Town Committees to engage in the political process, phone banking, canvassing, Get Out the Vote efforts, campaigning in New Hampshire, and potentially helping in areas that face voter suppression. Personal benefits to students will include networking opportunities with local and state Democratic officials, extensive knowledge of campaign operations in the Democratic party, and a connection to a nationwide organization full of equally vibrant and skilled college students.

Converging Worlds

Student Leaders: Bless Reece (bkr2) & Kaylen Smith (kds6)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Paula Consolini

Converging Worlds is a student organization advocating against racial injustice in our court and carceral systems that works through organizing workshops, information sessions, speakers, and other events to bridge the gap between those in and outside of the criminal justice system.

Education Outreach

For 20+ years, Williams has partnered with our local educators to create hands-on programming that serve the needs of the children and their families in a host of Berkshire County schools in the areas of science, writing, mentoring, homework help and more. Currently, more than 350 students participate and serve in K-12 schools in paid and volunteer positions in Williamstown, Lanesborough, North Adams and Pittsfield. We welcome your involvement and ideas, and look forward to hearing from you! Please visit the Education Outreach section of our website for more information.

Eph Buddies

Student Leaders: Julianna Veira ([email protected]), Helena Barber ([email protected])
Faculty/Staff Adviser: Colin Ovitsky ([email protected])
Meeting Time/Place: Wednesdays

Eph Buddies was created to facilitate friendships between the students at Williams College and members of our community who have mental and physical disabilities. We strive to support these individuals, provide them with additional resources and activities, and create for them a greater sense of social belongingness in our community. Most of our work is with the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) center and Berkshire Family & Individual Resources (BFAIR).

 

 

EphVotes

Student Leaders: Elizabeth Hughes (elh3) & Milo Chang (mc36)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Paula Consolini

EphVotes brings together students who are concerned with declining voter and civic participation on campus, and thus works toward increasing voter registration and turnout on the Williams campus. By engaging with students, faculty, staff, and administrators, we hope to engage Ephs on the importance of voting to our democracy as well as making it easy to register to vote and apply for absentee ballots.

Feminist Collective

Student Leaders: Arielle Nathan (adn1) & Alex Pear (arp2)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Molly Magavern

Our organization focuses on providing a safe space for folx with marginalized genders/identities to foster community and facilitate activism. This involves hosting activities, speakers, and workshops that are created with the intention to empower individuals and destabilize current structures of power.

Future Optometrists and Dentists of Williams

Student Leaders: Hanbin Koo (hk7) & Chuhan Geng (cg7)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Rebecca Counter

Are you interested in exploring careers in healthcare, volunteering remotely, or applying to optometry or dental school? Join our organization! Through programs that involve us in the North Adams School District, we engage with educational programs that teach youth about the importance of proper eye care and oral hygiene, as well as run as a toothbrushing program (we are looking to relaunch this program when it is safe to do so). We are currently working on a collaboration with a non-profit that’s helping Nepalese-Bhutanese refugee youth earn a GED diploma to launch a 15-minute phone call initiative to help students improve their communication skills. We also attend virtual optometry and dental school visits, can connect you to former students, share OAT/DAT study resources, support you through the process of applying to pre-health and research summer programs, and forward pre-med/pre-health resources. Many of our activities are useful for pre-health students in general. We’d love to welcome you!

Gargoyle Society

Student Leaders: Argenis Herrera (ah15) & Rachel Morrow (rm11)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Jessika Drmacich

A body of Juniors and Seniors laboring to foster the true Williams spirit by promoting the College’s best interests and stimulating the moral, intellectual, physical and social growth of its members. The Gargoyles are committed to improving the character of the school and its student body.

Give It Up!

Students collect clothing, books, & other leftovers from fellow students at year’s end. Donations of appliances, household goods and clothing are sold in the Tag sale at First Congregational Church and the ABC (A Better Community) Clothing Sale in September.  Proceeds from these sales benefit local charitable organizations and initiatives such as the Louison House Homeless Shelter and the Friendship Center Food Pantry. Donated food, personal care products and cleaning supplies are brought to St. Patrick’s food pantry. Proceeds from the sale of donated books benefit Education for Konyango a project organized by Williams students to support educational initiatives of the Konyango Mboto community in rural Kenya.

The 2017 ABC Clothing Sale raised over $37,000! The following local community organizations were the beneficiaries of the proceeds:

  • Barrington Stage Company’s Playwright Mentoring Program
  • Elizabeth Freeman Center
  • Friendship Center Food Pantry
  • Kids 4 Harmony
  • Louison House
  • North Adams Summer Youth Works Program
  • Roots Teen Center
  • Williamstown Food Pantry

Additional Information & Opportunities:

learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/give-it-up

Gospel Choir

Student Leaders: Christie Yang (cy5) & Kaylen Smith (kds6)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Bilal Ansari

The Williams College Gospel Choir is a Christian-based, student-led group that worships God through song and prayer. We invite people of all faiths to come and worship with us as we sing and pray to God. In addition to other performances and a biennial community service trip during spring break, we hold one main concert each semester hoping that through our worship, the students on this campus may know about the love of God and build community.

Great Ideas Committee

Student Leaders: Luke Baumann ([email protected])
Meeting Time/Place: College Council Suite, time according to members’ schedule

The Great Ideas Committee solicits ideas from the community to improve student life at Williams. These ideas can be conveniences (such as installing water fountains or buying chargers for the library), policy changes, improved communication systems, or anything else, though the scope of the projects is generally smaller than the larger policy questions debated by College Council or faculty committees. We draw from the CC Projects fund.

Website

InterFaith

Student Leaders: Giovanni DiRusso
Faculty/Staff Adviser: Seth Wax
Meeting Time/Place: Once a week 5:30-6:30 PM, Mission Dining Hall

InterFaith serves as a discussion group and mediating body for individuals and groups of various faith backgrounds and life philosophies on campus. We aim to provide a safe and intellectually engaging space for people of different worldviews to come together to discuss themes they may encounter form their different backgrounds. We also offer resources on and access to various forms of faith-based and faith-related community service and activism. Finally, we plan to collaborate with the Chaplain’s Office to facilitate discussion between various other groups of faith on campus.

Jazz at Williams

Student Leaders: Noah Jacobson (nrj1) & Matt Wisotsky (mjw7)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Kris Allen

Jazz at Williams ([email protected]) advertises and/or organizes performances and gatherings for Williams students to cultivate their passion for music. We also consolidate sources of information about live music performances by students, local musicians, and touring professionals to help Williams students connect to the global jazz community. In addition, we serve as a liaison between the Music Department and the various students of Williams College engaged in playing or enjoying musical offerings.

Lehman Community Engagement

Student Leaders: Allison Li (awl4) & Eva Castagna (ecc4)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Paula Consolini

Lehman serves to promote, foster, and maintain a spirit of service on campus by organizing and supporting many different community-oriented service projects. Our biggest projects are our Fall and Spring Great Days of Service which engage the wider campus in many projects. We also host other smaller ongoing and pop-up projects including Winter Study Service Week, meal and clothing donations drives, and volunteering at local schools, elderly homes, homeless shelters, hospitals, and farms.

Masculinity, Accountability, Sexual Assault, and Consent

Student Leaders: Isaac Wilkins (ijw1) & Asher Lasday (aml15)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Meg Bossong

Masculinity, Accountability, Sexual Assault, and Consent (MASC) is dedicated to working against, and ultimately ending, rape and sexual assault on campus while promoting enthusiastic consent. To work towards this, we hold frequent discussion meetings and social events to educate ourselves and others about masculinity, accountability, sexual assault, and consent. Also, we lead workshops geared towards ending cultures of toxic masculinity in men’s spaces.

Math Riddles

Many students find math dry in high school and junior high school. The purpose of the webpage is to help students and teachers see that math can be fun, interesting and applicable.

In addition to the riddles, there is a student/teacher corner where detailed explanations are given, not just of how to solve the problem, but how to try to attack it. In particular, often promising approaches that don’t pan out are discussed. The purpose is to help students and teachers learn how to approach new problems.

Additional Information & Current Opportunities:

learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/math-riddles

Matriculate

Student Leaders: Myla Denger (med6) & Jaeeun Lee (jl35)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Courtney Oben

Matriculate is a student-led group where college students are paired with low-income, high-achieving high school students to help them make the leap to the best colleges and universities. We train talented Williams College students to connect virtually with high-achieving, low-income high school students, providing the information, guidance, and support that these high school students need to navigate the college process.

 

Moo-Mami

Student Leaders: Carson Kurtz ([email protected])
Faculty/Staff Adviser: Caroline Bruno
Meeting Time/Place: Friday evening, Zilkha Center kitchen

The two overarching goals of the organization are to teach members of the community useful cooking techniques and immerse them in the process of raising money for charity. We hope that through our organization participants will learn and become comfortable with a variety of cooking techniques, thereby acquiring a valuable life skill that students ordinarily are not exposed to in the academic classroom. Through the culinary lessons and time allotted to practice, we hope to build and foster a sense of community around food. Another element of the club consists of familiarizing and raising awareness about various social and medical issues around the world.

Facebook Page

Muslim Student Union

Student Leaders: Mohammad Faizaan (mzf1) & Shizah Kashif (sk26)
Faculty/Staff Adviser: Aseel Abulhab

The Muslim Student Union (MSU) is a student-led organization that serves both the Muslim community on campus and those interested in learning about Islam. We seek to foster a welcoming environment based on faith and friendship open to all who identify as Muslim or with the Muslim community regardless of personal belief or degree of practice. Our top priority is to ensure that all have a home at Williams, whether that be with us in the Muslim Common Room, or out and about on campus. The MSU is a group in motion, with tons of activities and services you can be a part of. These include our weekly Friday prayers, social outings/gatherings, volunteer service opportunities, interfaith dialogues, religious and spiritual talks, cultural events, trips to mosques, and any kind of emotional, social, and academic assistance we can offer -especially in this new environment.

OURSTEM+

Student Leaders: Bishoy Yacoub (by1) & Curtis Liu (csl1)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Pamela Harris

OURSTEM+ was founded to promote sexual, gender, and racial minority representation within the STEM+ fields, which includes subjects like Economics and Psychology. OURSTEM+ works towards this goal by hosting events (like movie nights, faculty dinners, and informational seminars) that provide forums for those in the STEM+ fields to come together and build a network of support within Williams College for minority students in STEM.

Peer Health

Student Leaders: Elizabeth Welch (egw2) & Lauren Fossel (lvf1)
Faculty/Staff Adviser: Laini Sporbert

Peer Health is a student-led organization dedicated to promoting the everyday well-being of Williams College students by providing both education and resources. We believe that everyday well-being is essential to the flourishing of both students and the student body at large. We coordinate a variety of projects that work toward our vision of a student body of well-balanced individuals.

Purple Bike Coalition

Student Leaders: Karol Regula (kpr2) & Hannah Jackson (hhj1)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Sarah Gardner

We are a free bike repair and rental service serving Williams College students, faculty, and staff. Our goal is to make finding sustainable transportation and experiencing the joys of biking friendly, easy, and accessible.

QuestBridge Scholars Network

For information for QuestBridge-affiliated students, please visit the Williams Admissions website.

Student Leaders: Onyeka Obi
Faculty/Staff Adviser: April Ruiz
Meeting Time/Place: Hollander 101

The primary purpose of the Williams QuestBridge Scholars Network is to provide a coherent support system for entering and continuing QuestBridge-affiliated Scholars at Williams College. However, while the Williams QSN functions as a place of support for low-income and first-generation students, many of its services benefit students from all backgrounds; all students are welcome to participate in the QSN’s events. Through the Williams QSN, students have an opportunity to meet others with similar life experiences through frequent social events and gatherings. With an emphasis on service, community building, and student mentorship, the QSN strives to continue our greater organization’s goal of seeing disadvantaged students thrive and give back.

Racial Justice Curriculum Development Initiative

This community engagement program, initially run online due to the COVID pandemic during 2020-2021 and in a hybrid format during Summer 2021 and beyond, is designed to serve Williams students’ civic aspirations by providing the opportunity to engage in racial justice work in partnership with local schools and Berkshire County-based advocacy organizations.  

Additional Information & Resources:

https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/racial-justice-curriculum-development-initiative/

RASAN (Rape and Sexual Assault Network)

Student Leaders: Gabby Granata (gmg4) & Emily Lock (ekl4)
Faculty/Staff Advisur: Meg Bossong

We seek to support survivors and those affected by the entire spectrum of sexually violent behavior, including but not limited to sexual assault, dating violence, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, etc. We look to provide year-round support, either in person or over the phone, as well as proper resources for support, awareness, and education.

 

Ritmo Latino

Student Leaders: Cynthia Reyes (crr3) & Faith Rodriguez (fsr1)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Carolina Melgarejo-Torres

We are a student run dance group founded in 2006, that covers dances and genres from Folklorico to Salsa, and from Dembow y Reggeaton to Bachata y Merengue, and many more. This team works together to choreograph dances and put on amazing shows that strive to display the culture of Latino and Afro-Latino diaspora.

Rules Change Project

The Rules Change Project is an initiative to support action ideas for capitalism and the common good.  America is not working for all of us. The Rules Change Project is an open coalition to spotlight, amplify and educate the public about existing efforts to foster economic “rules change.” It is an informal, non-partisan collaboration of individuals and independent groups seeking to help launch a national conversation about how we govern, regulate, manage and interact with corporations, about their relationship with government, and with their stakeholders — employees, customers, communities, the environment — in addition to stockholders.

Additional Information & Current Opportunities:

learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/rules-change-project

Sankofa

Student Leaders: Magdalena Blaise (mb25) & Sydney Pope (sgp2)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Sandra Burton

Sankofa is a step team that maintains a strong history of gumboot and step, while carving the way forward with new choreography, rhythm, synchronization, improvisation and style. As a family, we strive to provide quality performances and we immerse ourselves in new cultural landscapes and arenas to propel Sankofa forward in terms of our creative process.

Sisterhood

Student Leaders: Shiara Pyrrhus (sp23) & Megan Groomes (meg5)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Toya Camacho

The purpose of Sisterhood is to empower its members by instilling a sense of camaraderie amongst Black women and by supporting Black women as they navigate the world as a double minority. A primary goal of the organization is to instill a sense of unity and community amongst Black women and to equip Black women with professional development tools. Sisterhood aims to provide Black women with a solid platform to discuss and address issues that are often both undetected and overlooked. Sisterhood embodies leading with love.

Storytime

Student Leaders: Sarah Jane O’Connor (sjo1) & Hikaru Hayakawa (hwh1)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Bilal Ansari

It is the purpose of Williams College Storytime to create spaces for storytelling within the Williams campus community. To this end, we hold two kinds of events. First, we hold events of our sole inception, these reflect the views of Williams College board members. Second, we hold events of collaborative inception, these reflect the views of our collaborator for a given event. It is also the purpose of Williams College Storytime to share the knowledge gained in doing the above with anyone interested and to seek out those who the organization believes could benefit.

Student Veterans Association

Student Leaders: Brandon Hashemi (bah4) & Joseph Grillo (jag20)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Tamanika Steward

The purposes of the Student Veterans Association (SVA) are thus:

  • Provide academic and professional outreach for prospective and current student veterans.
  • Connect members with on-campus resources, generate awareness of veterans on campus, develop a supportive community, and serve as a voice for veterans on campus.
  • Serve as a resource for non-veteran students and the community at large for those who are interested in pursuing military service.
  • It is also the purpose of this organization to abide by the Code of Student Conduct and to uphold the educational mission of Williams College.

Students for Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue

Student Leaders: Sydney Pope (sgp2) & Gaby Ivanova (ggi1)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Seth Wax

SIPD aims to bring students together — no matter their background, ideological leanings, or perspectives — and provide opportunities and forums to share and learn more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and occupation. We see there is a gap in campus conversations, so our goal is to create more open dialogue, education, and compassion within the community about the reality in Palestine and Israel. We hope to achieve this by inviting speakers from the region and around the world, ranging from scholars, artists, filmmakers, activists — all individuals with powerful stories to share. Part of our mission is to increase education and awareness and to create spaces to practice critical skills, so a big part of our programming is hosting workshops around Palestinian and Israeli history, as well as how to facilitate dialogue and develop active listening skills. We hope this will help the community gain more insight and context so that we can engage respectfully over such a charged topic and better understand where people are coming from.

Students for Justice in Palestine

Student Leaders: Gina Al-Karablieh (gza1) & Lour Yasin (liy1)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Aseel Abulhab

This is an organization that activates for Palestinian rights and strives to spread awareness about the history of Palestine with regards to the Israeli occupation.

The Alhambra Consulting Group

Student Leaders: Emily Chen (eyc3) & Nicholas Langel (ntl1)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Paula Consolini

Founded in 2017, Alhambra Consulting Group is Williams’ student-run, pro-bono consulting organization. We work with a range of regional clients, from small businesses and manufacturers to educational institutions and nonprofits, to resolve their strategic, business, and operational challenges, with the goal of helping foster economic rejuvenation in the Berkshires. We also offer a host of pre-professional development opportunities for our strategists, including recruiting events with top consulting firms and casing workshops with Alhambra alumni.

The Aristocows

Student Leaders: Katherine Melkonian (kem3) & Sophia Clement (smc4)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Catherine Kealhofer

We are Williams’ one-and-only all Disney a cappella group. We are a non-audition group, which means we provide a safe and open space for all to sing and have fun, especially beginners! We’re also a social group that loves to hang out, have meals, and do fun Disney-themed activities including movie nights, scavenger hunts and game nights.

The Assist Program

Student Leader: Avery Dunn (amd8)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Amy Sosne

The Assist Program worked with elementary students at Greylock Elementary and Brayton Elementary in North Adams. Williams students are paired with elementary school students and join them for weekly activities to offer guidance and support.

The Springstreeters

Student Leaders: Aaron Schroen (ads7) & Ethan Kendall (elk2)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Sam Boyden

We are an all lower-voiced a cappella group that gathers to have fun, learn music, and perform for the community.

United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Association of Berkshire County has dedicated itself to offering supports and advocacy for any individual, regardless of disability, to pursue a fulfilling, self-determined, high-quality community life – a life without limits.  The UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and citizenship of people with disabilities. UCP of Berkshire County is an affiliate of United Cerebral Palsy Association.

Additional Information & Current Opportunities:

learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/united-cerebral-palsy

Williams Appreciates Staff

Student Leaders: Henry Brody (hjb3) & Nate Orluk (npo1)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Matt Meczywor

Our goal is to better appreciate the things that staff at Williams do to make students’ lives easier and better — acts that so often go unacknowledged and unappreciated. A secondary goal is for students to start to get to know more staff members on a personal level, so that students learn more about who the staff are as people. Williams is a place where community matters, and we pride ourselves on our sense of community. This club would better support an under-appreciated part of the community (the staff) and foster stronger relationships between staff and students, making the community stronger. It also would put the privilege of being a Williams College student in perspective and help students acknowledge the support that we receive so that our focus can remain on our studies and academic pursuits.

Williams College Jewish Association

Student Leaders: Melvin Lewis (mcl3) & Noah Jacobson (nrj1)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Aseel Abulhab

The mission of the Williams College Jewish Association is to provide support for the religious and cultural Jewish community on campus; to provide the resources essential for each Jewish student to practice their religion in the way they desire; to provide a diverse and vibrant social scene for Jewish students and their friends; to practice Tzedakah, the Jewish obligation to advocate for and support charitable and righteous causes; to provide an opportunity for students of all faith traditions to be a part of Jewish culture on campus; and to be guided by the principles and values of Judaism.

Williams College Law Society

Student Leaders: Max Chayet (myc4) & Clarissa Dominguez (cd13)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Anthony Pernell-McGee

The Law Society brings together Williams students who have a common interest in law along with alumni, faculty, and professionals in fields relating to law through programs and activities dealing with or related to the field of law. It also promotes understanding of the legal profession, the rule of law, and the legal process while also identifying and discussing the bias and contemporary problems in our legal and justice system.

Williams Empower Through Health

Student Leaders: Stephanie Teng (st15) & Jaeeun (Jenny) Lee (jl35)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Kiaran Honderich

Empower Through Health (ETH) is an international organization that aims to lift up the communities in the Busoga region of Uganda through projects and collaborative partnerships aimed at increasing the quality of healthcare, a fundamental human right, with an interdisciplinary model between the ETH teams in America and Uganda. Alongside chapters at other universities, the Williams chapter will specifically focus on pioneering the fight against the global mental health crisis, psychosis in particular. Williams ETH will strive to educate members on issues of health globally, organize and carry out a community-based project in Uganda, and apply skills to create the next generation of public and global health leaders through public educational events such as panels, lectures, and workshops to discuss the current status, problems, and solutions in global health, as particularly relates to mental health and psychiatry. In addition to this, we hold on campus and virtual fundraising for the implementation of a mental health intervention in Uganda in a variety of manners.

Williams Environmental Council

Student Leaders: Robin Henrikson (rmh7) & Tina Zheng (tz8)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Sarah Gardner

The Williams Environmental Council focuses on environmental activism and awareness in the Williams community through through events and campaigns which target specific environmental issues we face on campus and beyond. We work to educate and encourage the campus and student body to be more environmentally friendly and conscious.

Williams Outing Club

Student Leaders: Charlotte Jones (cgj1) & Sam Holmes (sch4)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Scott Lewis

The Williams Outing Club (WOC), through the efforts of its volunteer student leadership and Faculty Director, stimulates participation in and appreciation for outdoor activities. WOC will further an ideal of college education, develop personal initiative and leadership, promote skills in outdoor recreation, educate itself and the college communities about environmental conservation, seek new opportunities for outreach, and encourage the meeting of people of common interests.

Williams Pre-Medical Society

Student Leaders: Hannah Stillman (his1) & Senjuti Gayen (sg17)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Shivon Robinson

We provide support, community, and opportunities to pre-health students at Williams.

Williams Refugee Advancement Coalition

Student Leaders: Kazi Raleh (kfr1) & Jonathan Breibart (jsb8)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Colin Ovitsky

The Williams Refugee Advancement Coalition seeks to assist in the advancement of refugees and evacuees coming into Berkshire County. Currently, we are collaborating with the Center for Learning in Action, Jewish Family Service, and other local organizations to mobilize structural assistance and create a welcoming environment for 60 Afghan evacuees who are in the process of being relocated to Pittsfield, MA. As the resettlement process further develops, we expect to be providing a diverse array of services that could make a tangible difference in their new lives and we would love your help!

Williams Relay For Life

Student Leaders: Abby Matheny (acm5) & Kerryann Reynolds (kmr4)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Allie Clark

Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s primary fundraiser. We plan and execute multiple fundraisers throughout the year to raise money and fight cancer.

Williams Ski Patrol

Student Leaders: Harrison Toll (hwt1) & Riley Will (rqw1)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Mike Noyes

The Williams Ski Patrol is an organization of National Ski Patrol certified ski patrollers established to serve and render emergency medical aid to Williams College students and members of the public engaging in skiing and other winter sports. We operate primarily at Jiminy Peak Ski Resort.

Williams Student Union

Student Leaders: Argenis Herrera & Emmanuelle Copeland ([email protected])
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Ky Gerbush

Williams Student Union (WSU) acts as the elected student advocacy group on campus. WSU mediates discussions with college administration, faculty, and students concerning campus policy and organizes projects relating to student physical, mental, and academic wellbeing.

Williams Sustainable Growers

Student Leader: Lydia Von Schwanenfluegel (lv5) & Darren Wang (ddw1)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Sarah Gardner

The Williams Sustainable Growers (WSG) promote awareness of and access to sustainable food and agriculture. The group plans and manages two organic gardens on campus: the Parsons Garden on Dodd Circle and the Gardens directly outside of the ‘66 Center. Anyone is welcome to attend weekend work parties during the growing season from approximately March through December. In addition to maintaining the gardens, WSG works collaboratively with Dining Services and other campus groups to promote sustainable food and agriculture through education and advocacy.

Williams Translation Project

Student Leader: Maria Roman (mjr8) & Isabel Frey Ribeiro (if2)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Luana Maroja

We help translate short legal documents for nearby non-profits that help immigrants.

Williams Young Democratic Socialists of America

Student Leader: Raymond Beltran (reb6) & Tali Natter (tsn1)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Sidney Rothstein

We believe in the potential of the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) to be a group for social change on campus and in the local Berkshires community. In order to enact change in accordance with our beliefs, we propose a structure that emphasizes collaboration, accessibility, flexibility, and transparency with the result being a decentralized structure. We strive to focus on sustainable practices of care and compassion in our commitments to our community and in doing so, increase participation.

Willy Good Wood

Student Leaders: Geff Fisher ([email protected]), Jensen Pak ([email protected]u), Robert Hefferon ([email protected]), Evelyn Mahon ([email protected])
Faculty/Staff Adviser
: Ben Lamb ([email protected])
Meeting Time/Place: Monthly, First Congregational Church

Our organization aims to provide an opportunity for Williams College students to learn and practice woodworking and related handicrafts in a safe and educational environment. We also aim to engage with the community through woodworking-related service projects with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. The club offers a place for students to create and work with their hands in a way that may not be included in their normal academic schedule, and a chance to engage in community service projects using the skills they have acquired through club activities.

WRAPS

Student Leaders: Taylor McClennen (tm8) & Sarah Dean (srd5)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Colin Ovitsky

Williams Recovery of All Perishable Surplus (WRAPS) works at the intersection of food insecurity and food waste, employing a two-part model that connects the Williams College campus with the North Adams community. Our model focuses on recovering surplus dining hall food and packaging it into meals for the community. We strive to unite students and local organizations in working to improve the accessibility, resiliency, and sustainability of the local food system.

¡Vive!

Student Leaders: Alejandro Fuentes (ajf6) & Elizabeth Sandoval Siman (ems6)
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Corinna Campbell

¡Vive! organizes and performs music pertaining to the Latinx diaspora with the vocal and instrumental skills of a diverse group of students.