Student Activities & Clubs – Christendom College

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Student Activities & Clubs

Something for everyone.      SAC Calendar

  • Chester­ Belloc Debate Society
    The Debate Society exists to provide students with the opportunity to sharpen their intellectual wit and provide practice in extemporaneous speaking. The Debate Society meets numerous times throughout each semester and all members of the student body are invited to participate.
  • Choir
    Men’s and women’s choir which sings for Sunday and feast day Masses on campus. The choir sings sacred polyphony by such noted masters as Palestrina, Victoria, and Josquin des Prez. Occasionally the group gives performances off campus.
  • The Christendom Players  
    Under the direction of Christendom College English Professor Dr. Patrick Keats, the Players put on a variety of plays and musicals – one in the fall and one in the spring. All students are invited to audition for the plays and others are encouraged to use their talents in helping with set design, makeup, costumes, and music.
  • Political Action League
    Christendom’s Political Action League works to educate the student population on the issues and values important to conservatism. In addition to hosting various prominent political speakers on campus, the Political Action League campaigns for conservative candidates on every level of government and promotes conservative values and candidates for the greater Christendom College community.
  • Contra­Dance Club
    Students meet once a week to enjoy each others company contra­dancing. Contra­dance is a type of English country dance, where someone “calls” out the various dances. The Contra Club also hosts two formal dance per year as well as helps lead dances during the annual Oktoberfest.
  • The Film Club
    The Film Club is a group of dedicated amateur filmmakers interested in producing films of high quality and good content while building up the Christendom community.
  • Holy Rood Guild
    This group of women students cleans the Chapel of Christ the King on the Christendom campus six days a week with a deep clean every Saturday morning. Holy Rood also cares for the vestments and altar linens used in the Chapel, and coordinates displays and decorations for religious celebrations.
  • Legion of Mary
    The Legion of Mary is a world­wide organization of the lay apostolate. Students in the Legion seek to take the light of faith they receive at Christendom to the wider world. They do so by accepting a routine of prayer and apostolic works —at least two hours a week— thus deepening their faith while bringing it to others. Works include door­to­door evangelization, comforting of the sick and dying in nursing homes, and visitation of inmates at a local prison.
  • Radio Christendom Club
    The Radio Christendom club aims to educate students in radio as a means of communication. Students learn how radio stations function and how to produce content. The club is responsible creating spots and features for the College’s two local radio stations WXDM 90.3 FM and WHFW 89.7 FM.
  • ramblerThe Rambler
    The student journal dedicated to training the next generation of Catholic journalists and intellectuals to engage the world through the media. Rambler journalists gain invaluable experience reporting and writing about the news, arts and culture, and faith and reason from the perspective of their liberal arts education. As a member of the Collegiate Network (CN), The Rambler offers a unique chance to make contacts and pursue journalistic excellence through CN conferences, news internships, and other valuable opportunities such as the CN’s Geo­Strategic Journalism Course held in Prague.
  • Schola Gregoriana
    The Schola Gregoriana assists in the College community’s worship in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by chanting the traditional propers. This all­male group thus beautifies the weekly Sunday Mass, helping to elevate the hearts of the Faithful to interior participation in the Holy Sacrifice. The group also chants the propers for the high feasts celebrated during the school year as well as at the graduation Mass.
  • Shield of Roses
    Following 7:30am Mass on Saturday, students travel to Washington, DC to pray in front of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. They normally return to the College in time for the mid­day meal. Once a semester, the Shield of Roses leaders organize a “Mega Shield” event where they try and encourage the entire student body to take part in the prayerful protest.
  • Student Activities Council
    The Christendom College Student Activities Council (SAC) coordinates and executes quality social, recreational, intellectual, and religious activities for the benefit of the Christendom College Student Body. SAC consists of 33 members, including the class officers, and they coordinate and execute 2­3 social events on a weekly basis. Events include dances, dinners, talent shows, live music events, movie nights, and many other activities. SAC always welcomes student volunteers to help set up or take down events.
  • Students for Life
    Students for Life is different from the Shield of Roses pro­life group in that it focuses on more activism, particularly, political activism with regards to the sanctity of human life issues. They meet twice a month throughout the school year and normally focus on doing one big project a semester, for example, a literature drop prior to an election.
    • Swing ‘n Sundaes
      Swing ‘n Sundaes is an opportunity to learn swing dance lessons from upperclassmen and many other experienced dancers on campus. Several times each semester, Swing ‘n Sundaes hosts the dance lessons and offers free ice cream sundaes for all those who participate.
    • St. Kilian’s Cafe and Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop
      Thanks to student initiative, the two campus cafes function purely by the dedication of student volunteers. Sacred Grounds is located in the St. John the Evangelist Library and St. Kilian’s Cafe is located next to the John Paul the Great Student Center. Student volunteers learn how to supervise, work on a team, budget, take inventory, and gain many other skills that would prove beneficial to a resume.
    • Young Entrepreneurs Society
      The Young Entrepreneur Society is a student­run club focusing on developing fundamental business and entrepreneurial principles. This club forms an environment in which creativity and ambition are the only limiting factors. The addition of this powerful dynamic to the liberal arts education creates opportunities that will positively impact your future.
    • Works of Mercy
      Works of Mercy is comprised of several clubs under the direction of the Christendom College Chaplain for those interested in performing some of the corporal works of mercy.

      • Catholic Charities Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
        Volunteer to help our local hungry neighbors by assisting at this Front Royal institution on Saturdays anytime from 10:00 A.M.­2:00 P.M. For more information, please contact:
      • Red Cross Blood Drives
        Help end the national blood shortage by giving blood at Crusader Gymnasium once a semester. For more information, please contact the Student Activities Council at:
      • Front Royal Pregnancy Center
        Students volunteer to help at this local center which assists women with unexpected pregnancies and offers counseling and information regarding women’s health. For more information, please contact
      • Tutor Local Youths
        The tutoring program is a great way to get or give the academic help needed. Through the program, students who need an extra hand in a subject are paired with an advanced student in that subject matter:
      • Nursing Home Visits
        Visit the elderly sick at a local retirement home. For more information, please contact:
      • Parish Catechesis and Youth Ministry
        Volunteer at St. John the Baptist Parish in Front Royal as a:

        • Catechist: Teach religious education classes to children.
        •  Youth Ministry Volunteer: Assist with the parish’s high school youth group.
        • For more information, please contact:
        • (Please note: All parish volunteers who have regular contact with minors must be comply with the Diocese of Arlington’s policy for child protection.)

“What if I’m not interested in these groups?
Each year new clubs & organizations are formed by students with different interests. If you are interested in starting a new club, contact the Director of Student Activities, Marilyn Charba, at

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