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.
  • Christ’s Cross Boxing Club
    Christ Cross Boxing Club is a club sport through which any Christendom man can come and learn the sport, training from beginner to advanced. Christ Cross Boxing Club aims to foster a love of boxing and an intense team atmosphere; this being achieved through training, working out, and sparring with one another.
  • The Christendom Crooners
    The Christendom Crooners seek to give Christendom Students who are interested in acapella, or singing in general, a non-liturgical, organized outlet for their interest.
  • 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.
  • Christendom 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.
  • Christendom Corporals
    The Christendom Corporals seeks to perform corporal acts of mercy, particularly visiting the sick and imprisoned in the Front Royal community, to help strengthen the culture of life, respect the dignity of the elderly, and grow in charity, both personally and communally.
  • Cincinnatus League
    The Cincinnatus League is a student forum for conservative political philosophy. The League offers students a conservative book club and lecture series, helping students apply the philosophical foundation they have received at Christendom to problems in contemporary education and politics.
  • Colorful Minds Art Club
    The colorful minds art club is devoted to the inspiration of all students. We are focused on cultivating fellowship and talent, as well as introducing new mediums and styles to its members. We also seek to display student work around the campus.
  • 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.
  • Crusader Chamber Orchestra
    The Crusader Chamber Orchestra exists to provide the students, faculty, and staff of Christendom College with the opportunity to perform together in concert as an instrumental ensemble. All concert and orchestra instruments are welcome to join.
  • Crusader Chess and Shogi Club
    The Chess and Shogi Club hosts chess and shogi games regularly for students and faculty to casually play against each other, as well as tournaments for students to compete for prizes. The club offers instruction for students who are unfamiliar with the games.
  • Frassati Rangers
    The Frassati Rangers are responsible for cleaning and maintaining the various trails surrounding Christendom College’s campus. The Rangers meet every Friday, rain or shine.
  • 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.
  • Inkstains & Stardust
    If you have ever dreamed of crafting your own story, for fun or for publication, Ink Stains & Stardust, the Creative Writing Club, has an amazing opportunity to offer you! Professional writers and editors present workshops on various aspects of writing fiction. Workshop topics include genres, plot structure, crafting dynamic characters, research, editing, and many others.
  • Irish Dance Club
    The Irish Dance Club helps students experience their Irish heritage in a new and exciting way, as well as get whole exercise, with the possibility of getting to perform at some point if desired. The Irish Dance Club is for anyone who wants to learn how to Irish dance as well as Irish dancers interested in practicing and dancing with other student dancers.
  • 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 door­-to­-door evangelization, comforting of the sick and dying in nursing homes, and visitation of inmates at a local prison.
  • Mother Teresa’s Children
    Mother Teresa’s Children is an outlet for the students at Christendom to put their faith and ethics into practice: moving beyond class discussion and developing virtues we seek such as solidarity. They meet two Sunday afternoons a month during which they go to Washington D.C. to spend time talking, visiting, and praying with the homeless as well as handing out some material goods. Moreover, they mostly aim to bring authentic compassion and truth to the people they encounter.
  • Music Guild
    The Music Guild is an association of musical performers, incorporating all genres and experience levels. Our mission is to build community among the musicians on campus, to facilitate collaboration and performance opportunities, and to promote Christendom’s vibrant musical culture.
  • 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.
  • Reconquista Films
    Reconquista Films aims to improve their skill in the realm of film production and to produce good movies in the spirit of the New Evangelization. Since visual media is increasingly important in our society, the film club attempts to provide a means for students to learn how to use film effectively in order to communicate in our culture and evangelize better.
  • Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop
    Thanks to student initiative, the campus coffee shop functions purely by the dedication of student volunteers. Sacred Grounds is located in the basement of St. John the Evangelist Library. 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.
  • 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 college activities and 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.
  • Swim Club
    The Swim Club provides a swim program that encourages the development of our God-given talents through a strong work ethic, discipline, and self-motivation while improving our mental and cardiovascular health in a Christ-centered team environment.
  • 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.
  • 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 Alexandra Skuba at alexandra.skuba@christendom.edu
  • Red Cross Blood Drives
    Help end the national blood shortage by giving blood at Crusader Gymnasium once a semester. For more information, please contact Marilyn Charba at marilyn.charba@christendom.edu

“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 marilyn.charba@christendom.edu.

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