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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 Aids

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. Omega Chapter.

Alpha Lambda Delta

Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Pi Chapter

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 Sigma

Beta 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

William and Mary Choir

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. Omega Alpha Chapter

Delta Sigma Theta

Developing Tomorrow: Destination China

Development Ambassadors

The 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 Club


Every 2 Minutes

Eyes Wide Open to Film

Face Aids

Farmers and Gardeners

Feat of Grace

Federalist Society

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance


Field Hockey

Filipino-American Student Association

Film Club of William and Mary

Flat Hat

Freethought Alliance

The Gallery

Gamma Phi Beta

Generation Church

Gentlemen of the College

Geology Club

George Wythe Society

Girl Scouts of the College

Global Medical Brigades

Global Village Project

Global Zero

Golden Key


Graduate Council

Graduate Education Association

Graduate Public Policy Association

Graduate Student Association - Arts and Sciences


Greek Impact

Green and Gold Affair

Green and Gold Christmas


Habitat for Humanity

Health Careers Club

Health Law Association

Her Campus William & Mary

Heritage Language Learners of W&M


Hindu Student Association

Hispanic Cultural Organization

History Graduate Student Association

Home Environmental Recommendations Organization (HERO)

Honor Council - Law School

Undergraduate Honor Council


Humans for Animal Liberation and Vegetarian Alliance

Hurricane Network

Ice Hockey


IF Fund

Impact! Humanity

Improvisational Theatre (I.T.)


Interfaith Council

Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)

International Coalition of College Philanthropists (ICCP)

International Justice Mission

International Justice Mission - Law

International Law Society

International Performance Arts Exchange

International Relations

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship


Investment Club

Invisible Children

Irish Dance and Culture Club

J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Japanese Cultural Association

Jewish Law Students Association

John Locke Society

Journal of Women and the Law

Joyous Flow


Juggling and Circus Skills Society


Justice in Palestine

Kappa Alpha

Kappa Alpha Theta Beta Lambda Chapter

Kappa Delta

Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Rho

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Kappa Sigma


Kids Interested in Technology, Engineering, and Science

King of Glory Christian Fellowship

Knights of Columbus

Knot Your Grandma's Yarn Club

Korean American Student Association

Labor and Employment Law



Lambda Alliance

Lambda Alpha

Lambda Chi Alpha

Latin American Student Union

Latter-Day Saints Student Association

Law Capella

Law Chapter ACLU

Law Democrats

Law Review

Lesbian and Gay Law Association

Libertarian Students

Linguistics Club



Lutheran Student Association

Maasai American Student Association

Macintosh User Group

Mahjong Society

Marine Science Society

Marshall Wythe Republicans

Martial Arts

Mason Entrepreneurship Club

Massage Club

Master of Accounting Program – Macc Council

Master of Business Administration Association

Medical Aid in Nicaragua:: Outreach Scholarship

Medical Relief

Meditation Club

Meridian Coffeehouse

Metal Club

Middle Eastern Cultural Association

Military Law Society

Mock Trial Team

Model Arab League

Model Congress


Moot Court Board

Mortar Board

Multicultural Law Student Association

MUSE (Museam & University Student Exchange)

Musica Dei

Muslim Student Association

NAACP College Chapter

National Novel Writing Month Club

National Organization for Women William and Mary Campus Action Network

National Pan-Hellenic Council

National Trial Team

Native American Student Association

Network of Enlightened Women

New Forest William and Mary

Non-Traditional Student Body

Non-Traditional Student Body


Nu Kappa Epsilon

Objectivist Society

Older and Wiser Law Students

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Alpha Delta Sigma Chapter

Omicron Delta Kappa. Eta Chapter

One Accord

One in Four

One Life Campaign

Operation Smile

Optimal Healing Environment Club



Order of Omega

Orthodox Christian Fellowship


Oxfam at William and Mary

Paintball Club

Panhellenic Council (WMPC)

Partnership for Public Service Careers

Passing Notes

PAWS Pet and Animal Welfare Society

Pep Band

Phi Beta Delta

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Sigma

Phi Chi Theta

Phi Delta Kappa

Phi Delta Phi

Phi Eta Sigma

Phi Kappa Tau

Philosophy Club

Phi Mu. Gamma Alpha Chapter

Phi Mu Alpha

Phi Mu Epsilon

Phi Sigma Pi

Photography Club

Physics Graduate Student Association

Pi Beta Phi

Pi Delta Phi

Pi Gamma Mu

Pi Kappa Alpha

The Pillory

Pi Sigma Alpha

Pocket Billiards Club

Pointe Blank

Pre-Vet Club

Project All

Project Clearwater

Project Phoenix

Psi Chi

Public Policy Club

Queen's Guard



Reading Enriches and Diversifies (R.E.A.D.)


Reformed University Fellowship

Remnant Christian Fellowship

Residence Hall Association


Revolutionary War College Company

Rhythm and Taps

Rock Climbing

Rocket Magazine

Roosevelt Institute






Ruritan Club

Russian Studies Club

Safe Zone

Sail & Paddle (VIMS)

Sailing (Racing)

Salsa Club

School of Marine Science Graduate Association

Science Fiction and Fantasy Club


Service Council

Seventh Grade Comedy Club

Sexual Assault Peer Advocates

Shakespeare in the Dark

Shark Upon The Gail Productions

Shotokan Karate

Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Virginia Kappa Chapter

Sigma Chi

Sigma Delta Pi

Sigma Gamma Epsilon

Sigma Gamma Rho

Sigma Mu Sigma

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Sigma Pi

Sikh Student Sangat

Sinfonicron Light Opera Company



Society for Creative Anachronism


Soul Central

South Asian Student Association


Sports & Entertainment Law Society

Sports Business Club


St. Thomas More Society

Stage Combat Student Association


Steer Clear

Stitch and Share

Student Alumni Council

Student Assembly

Student Bar Association

Student CARES Team

Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)

Student Ethical Fashion Organization

Student Hip-Hop Organization

Student Intellectual Property Society

Student Legal Services

Student Organization for Medical Outreach and Sustainability

Student Parents on Campus

Student Red Cross

Students' Petersburg Initiative for Community Engagement

Students Defending Democracy

Students Engaged at Envoy

Students for a Better Williamsburg

Students for a Democratic Society

Students for Belize Education

Students for Equality in Legal Education

Students for Fair Trade

Students for Liberty

Students for Life

Students for Peace in Israel and Palestine

Students for Scott Foster

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Students for Stop Hunger Now

Students Helping Honduras

Students of the Caribbean

Students With A Goal (SWAG)

Supporters In Law


Swastha Nepal


Swing Club

Synchronized Swimming



Tae Kwon Do

Team Blitz


Theatre Students Association

The Beacon

The Black Law Students Association College Student Division of William & Mary

The Circle

The Doctor Who Club

The Little Things

The Project on America’s Global Role

Therapeutic Jurisprudence Society

The Rubik’s Society of William and Mary

The Social Entrepreneurship Club

Theta Delta Chi

The Tribe Society for Paranormal Research

The Wayne F. Gibbs Account Society

Tidewater Labor Support Committee

Transfer Student Ambassadors


Tribal Dancers

Tribal Fever

Tribe Cheerleaders

Tribe College Outreach

Tribe Rides Car Club

Tribe Society for Paranormal Research

Turkish Student Association

Ukelele Club

Ultimate Frisbee-Men

Ultimate Frisbee-Women

Undergraduate Council

Unitarian Universalist Circle

United Against Infectious Diseases

Unite for Sight

Untitled Society

Up Til Dawn

Veteran Society

Vietnamese Student Association

Virginia 21

Virginia Bar Association

Virginia Informer

Virginia Organizing Project

Virtual Library of Freedom

Voices for Planned Parenthood



W&M Consulting Group

W&M Dance Marathon

W&M Green-Pink Project

W&M Heritage Dancers

W&M Jazz Ensemble

W&M Policy Review

W&M Public Service Fund

W&M Quidditch

W&M Television

Washington Redskins Club




Wesley Foundation

Westminster Fellowship

Wham Bam Big Band

William and Mary Gleaning Club

William and Mary in the Muslim World

William and Mary Law Student for Reproductive Justice

William and Mary Review

William and Mary Schola Cantorum

William and Mary Supports Haiti

Williamsburg Community Chapel

Wind Symphony


Wine Society

Winged Nation

Wizards and Muggles

Women's Chorus

Women's Law Society


Young Democrats

Young Life Leadership

Youth Outreach, Development in Literacy William & Mary Chapter

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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