Student groups

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The first student organization at William and Mary for which there is evidence was the FHC. Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 and in the 18th century there was the birth and growth of literary societies and fraternities.

African American Student Groups

See African American Students for further information.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Nu Chi chapter - May 1981-

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Kappi Pi chapter - May 1975-

Black Student Organization - 1970-

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Mu Upsilon Chapter - February 1976-

Ebony Expressions (begun as The Black Student Organization Choir)

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Xi Theta chapter - January 1992-

NAACP William and Mary Chapter

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Xi Lambda chapter - April 1992-

Asian American Student Groups

See Asian American Students for further information.

Asian-American Student Conference

Asian Student Council

Asian Student Union

Chinese Students Association

East Asian Studies Association

Filipino American Student Association (FASA)

Focus on Asian Cultures Emerging in Society (FACES)

Indian Cultural Association

Indonesian Gamelan

Japanese Cultural Association-1996

Korean-American Student Association (KASA) - founded 1984

South Asia Society

South Asian Student Association (SASA)

South-South East Asian Society (SSEAS)

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Groups

Alternatives, 1987/1988-1994/1995 (became Gay Student Union); see The Flat Hat 2/5/1988 page 13.

Gay Student Support Group - 1981-present; formed in 1981 with the assistance and support of Campus Ministries, Psychological Services, and the Dean of Students. See The Flat Hat 10/24/1989 page 9 and 9/4/1998 page 17 for sample meeting announcements. The finding aid for the collection in the SCRC is available online.

Gay Student Union - Fall 1995-?; formerly Alternatives, later became Lambda Alliance

Lambda Alliance - 1971-?

Lambda Alliance - 1978-Fall 1982; Student and Williamsburg group formed in the fall of 1978 and formally recognized by the Board of Student Affairs in 1981. Basically disappeared by the fall of 1982. "Lambda Alliance increases Social Opportunities of Gays," The Flat Hat 11/10/1978 page 1; The Flat Hat 2/1/1980 page 3, 1981 Colonial Echo, page 219.

Lambda Alliance - 1990s/2000s(?)-present; formerly Gay Student Union

Lesbian and Gay Law Association - circa mid-1990s(?)-present

Lesbian and Gay Union - 1984-?; formed in the fall of 1984 (constitution dated 9/12/1984), recognized by the Student Assembly in 1985. See The Flat Hat 2/1/1985 page 3; 10/26/1984 page 1. The finding aid for the collection in the SCRC is available online.

Safe Zone - 1998-present

SAGE - "Students support equal rights for faculty," The Flat Hat 2/4/1994 page 4

Wilma and Mary - circa 2001-2006; lesbian reading and literary group

Other: Gay Student Alliance at VCU The Flat Hat 4/22/1977 page 1.



General page for Fraternities.



College Glee and Mandolin Club-photograph and list of members in the 1899 Colonial Echo yearbook

Women's Glee Club-founded in 1923[1]

The Accidentals

The Christopher Wren Singers

The Cleftomaniacs

Common Ground


Ebony Expressions

The Gentlemen of the College

Improvisational Theatre (IT)

The Intonations

One Accord


The Stairwells

Secret Societies

See Secret Societies for a list of known secret societies at the College of William and Mary as well as other information.

Groups for Women Students

All Currently Active Clubs and Organizations (As of October 2011)

Advocacy in the Fight Against AidsAfrican American Male Coalition

African Cultural Society

Alliance of Sexual Assault Prevention

AEF Ambassadors

African American Male Coalition

African Cultural Society

Agape Christian Fellowship

AIDS Tanzania

Alliance of Sexual Assault Prevention

Alma Mater Productions (AMP)

Alpha Chi Omega

Alpha Epsilon Pi

Alpha Kappa Delta

Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Lambda Delta

Alpha Phi Alpha

Alpha Phi Omega

Alpha Psi Omega

Alpha Tau Omega

Alter Ego

Alternative Dispute Resolution Society

Alternative Dispute Resolution Team

American Association for Justice

American Constitution Society

Americans for Informed Democracy

American Studies Graduate Student Organization

Amnesty International

Anime Society

Anthropology Club

Anthropology Graduate Student Collective


Army ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps)

Art Collaborative

Art House Film Club

Asian Law Student Association

Asian Student Council

Association for Computing Machinery

Association for Information Technology

Aviation Club


Ballroom Dance

BanaaBangladesh Relief Initiative for Children

Bankruptcy Law Society

Baptist Collegiate Ministries




Bboy Club


Beta Gamma SigmaBeta Theta Pi


Big Brothers Big Sisters

Bill of Rights Institute Student Division

Bill of Rights Journal

Biology Club

Black Law Student Association

Black Student Organization

Bone Marrow Drive

Boomerang Club

Bosnia Project

Botany Club

Botetourt Chamber Singers

Botetourt Squat Newspaper

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Bridge Club

Building Tomorrow: Destination Kampala

Bullet Quarterly

Business Law Society

Campus Buddies

Campus Crusade for Christ

Campus Initiative for UNICEF

Campus Kitchen at William and Mary

Campus Ministries United

Campus Musician's Union

Canterbury Association

Casual Magic

Catholic Campus Ministry

Chamber of Commerce

Chapel College Fellowship

Chemistry Club

Chess Club

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship

Chicas Latinas Unidas

Children's Advocacy Law Society

Chinese Student Organization

Chinese Student Scholar Association

Chi Omega

Chi Phi

Chi Sigma Iota


Christian Campus Ministries

Christian Legal Society

Christian Science Organization

Christopher Wren Singers

Circle K

Classical Studies Club

Classic Movies Club

Class of 2011

Class of 2012

Class of 2013

Class of 2014


Coast Guard Auxiliary, Detachment of Flotilla 67

College Partnership for Kids

College Republicans

Colleges Against Cancer

Collegiate Conservatives

Collegiate Scholars

Collegiate Tea Drinkers' Society of William and Mary

Colonial Echo

Color Me Stress Free

Common Ground

Community Partnership for Adult Learners

Composer's League

Computer Science Graduate Student Association

Criminal Law Society



Culinary Club

Cupcakes for a Cause


Dance Marathon

Daughters of Isabella


Delta Chi

Delta Delta Delta

Delta Gamma

Delta Omicron

Delta Phi

Delta Sigma Theta

Developing Tomorrow: Destination China

Development Ambassadors

DoG Street Journal


Drop Table Programming Guild

Ebony Expressions


Election Law Society

Empower Congo

English Club

Environmental Law and Policy Journal

Environmental Law Society



Esperanto ClubEssence

Every 2 Minutes

Eyes Wide Open to Film

Face Aids

Farmers and Gardeners

Material in the Special Collections Research Center

  • Review the Student Organizations Collection, University Archives Subject File Collection, and many other collections found in the SCRC Collections Database.
  • The Colonial Echo yearbook as well as The Flat Hat and other student newspapers and publications are also important sources.


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