Student Organizations on Campus

Allegany​ ​County​ ​Outreach

Allegany County Outreach connects with the children and youth of Allegany County. They provide meaningful engagement opportunities​ ​and​ ​find​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​help​ youth ​have​ ​fun​ ​in​ ​the community.

Black​ ​Heritage​ ​Club

Black Heritage Club enriches​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​through​ ​providing​ ​events​ ​to​ ​celebrate​ ​the diversity of culture​ ​represented​ ​on​ ​campus. While it primarily serves black students on campus, it is open to anyone.

Campus​ ​Activities​ ​Board  

Campus Activites Board (CAB) organizes most of the large student events on our campus. Getting involved with CAB is a great way to see how Houghton operates behind the scenes and have a hand in creating the great events that happen on campus all year long.

Catholics on Campus

The Catholics on Campus are an organization focused on students of the Catholic faith and topics surrounding Catholicism. They host trips to various churches and lead a coffee house discussion about Catholicism.

College​ ​Republicans

The College Republicans ​seek​ ​to​ ​promote​ ​the​ ​philosophy of​ ​republican​ ​principles as well as ​intellectual​ ​diversity. They​ ​encourage​ ​students​ ​to​ ​challenge​ ​themselves ​and​ ​to​ ​have​ hard​ ​conversations.​ 

Equestrian Society

The​ ​Equestrian Society is a club for all students interested in equestrian activities. The club hosts open houses and camp fires at the equestrian center. Club members also participate in monthly dinners and other activities to build community with everyone involved.

Foam​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Liberal​ ​Arts​ ​Nerf​ ​Club​ ​(FILA)

Foam in the Liberal Arts is the​ ​official​ ​Nerf​ ​club​ ​at​ ​Houghton​ ​College.​ ​With​ ​over​ ​40​ ​nerf​ ​blasters,​ ​1000​ Nerf projectiles,​ ​and an​ ​entire​ ​academic​ ​building​ ​to​ ​play​ ​in,​ ​nobody​ ​is​ ​left​ ​disappointed.​ ​No blaster?​ ​No​ ​problem!​ They ​have​ ​many​ ​to​ ​spare!

Gadfly​ ​Society​ ​(Philosophy​ ​club)

The​ ​purpose​ ​of​ ​The​ ​Gadfly​ ​Society​ ​is​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​forum​ ​for​ ​voluntary​ ​extracurricular​ ​endeavors​ ​of interest​ ​to​ ​philosophy​ ​majors,​ ​minors,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​philosophically-minded​ ​person,​ ​and​ ​to​ ​promote awareness​ ​of​ ​the​ ​relevance​ ​of​ ​philosophical​ ​perspectives​ ​to​ ​practical​ ​issues.

Global​ ​Christian​ ​Fellowship

Global​ ​Christian​ ​Fellowship​ ​reminds​ ​Houghton​ ​students​ ​to​ ​look​ ​not​ ​only​ ​to​ ​those​ ​directly around​ ​them,​ ​but​ ​globally​ ​as​ ​well.​ ​GCF​ ​coordinates​ ​weekly​ ​prayer​ ​topics​ ​that​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​one campus​ ​issue​ ​and​ ​one​ ​global​ ​issue​ ​and​ ​that​ ​are​ ​prayed​ ​for​ ​by​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​community​ ​daily.​ ​GCF also​ ​holds​ ​weekly​ ​meetings​ ​to​ ​promote​ ​global​ ​awareness​ ​and​ ​action,​ ​hosting​ ​missionaries​ ​as well​ ​as​ ​students​ ​who​ ​have​ ​a​ ​global​ ​outlook.

Gospel​ ​Choir

The​ ​purpose​ ​of​ ​the​ Gospel Choir ​is​ ​to​ ​express​ ​our​ ​Christian​ ​heritage​ ​through​ ​multi-cultural​ ​fellowship, celebrating​ ​the​ ​richness​ ​of​ ​African​ ​American​ ​culture​ ​through​ ​gospel​ ​music.​ ​Our​ ​purpose​ ​is​ ​not geared​ ​toward​ ​entertainment ​but​ toward​ ​exposing​ ​the​ ​student​ ​body,​ ​faculty,​ ​and​ ​staff​ ​to​ ​a​ ​type​ ​of worship​ ​and​ ​praise​ ​that​ ​is​ ​relevant​ ​to​ ​all​ ​cultures.

Health​ ​Professionals​ ​Club

Health Professionals Club is for students ​interested​ ​in​ ​pursuing​ ​a​ ​career​ ​in​ ​medicine​ ​or​ ​in​ ​the​ ​health​ ​industry. It helps to​ ​prepare members for a career in ​that​ ​field​.

Highlander​ ​Drumline

The​ ​Highlander​ ​Drumline​ ​provides​ ​entertainment​ ​at​ ​various​ ​events​ ​on​ ​campus,​ ​including​ ​athletic events,​ ​concerts,​ ​homecoming​ ​festivities,​ ​and​ ​much​ ​more.

Hispanic​ ​Heritage

The​ ​Hispanic​ ​Heritage​ ​Club​ ​seeks​ ​to​ ​honor​ ​the​ ​hispanic​ ​culture​ ​with​ ​primary​ ​attention​ ​given​ ​to​ ​persons​ ​of​ ​Hispanic​ ​background​ ​and​ ​with​ ​secondary​ ​attention​ ​given​ ​to​ ​persons interested​ ​in​ ​learning​ ​more​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Hispanic​ ​culture.​ ​Events​ ​are​ ​intended​ ​for​ ​those​ ​of​ ​Hispanic heritage​ ​to​ ​embrace​ ​their​ ​culture​ ​without​ ​feeling​ ​the​ ​pressure​ ​to​ ​perform​ ​and​ ​for​ ​those​ ​interested in​ ​Hispanic​ ​culture​ ​to​ ​immerse​ ​themselves​ ​in​ ​an​ ​authentic​ ​Hispanic​ ​context.​ ​Events​ ​include parties​ ​with​ ​Latino​ ​music​ ​and​ ​typical​ ​food​ ​from​ ​Latin​ ​America​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​visits​ ​to​ ​Hispanic churches.

Houghton​ ​Ballroom​ ​&​ ​Swing

The Ballroom and Swing Club offers Houghton​ ​students the opportunity to gather​ ​together​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​different​ ​styles​ of ​choreography​ ​and ​dance,​ appreciating​ ​the​ ​art​ ​of self-expression​ ​and​ ​movement. Going​ ​dancing​ ​with​ ​friends​ ​for​ ​a​ ​night​ ​has​ ​never​ ​been​ ​so​ ​convenient​ ​and​ ​fun!​

Houghton​ ​Martial​ ​Arts

The Houghton Martial Arts Club focuses on practicing​ ​Taekwondo​ ​and​ ​Muay​ ​Thai​ ​style​ ​kickboxing.​ ​All​ ​skill​ ​levels​ ​are​ ​welcome!​ ​Conditioning​ ​and​ ​stretching​ ​are​ ​a​ ​large​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​curriculum​ ​as​ ​well​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​us​ ​fit​ ​and​ ​to​ ​improve our​ ​techniques.​

International​ ​Student​ ​Association

The International Student Association​ ​serves​ ​to​ ​connect​ ​students​ ​from​ ​all​ ​over​ ​the​ ​world. It works to build meaningful relationships and community between students from all of the different cultures represented at Houghton.

Journeys​ ​End​ ​Tutoring​ ​(JET)

Journey's​ ​End​ ​Tutoring​ ​works​ ​in​ ​conjunction​ ​with​ ​Journey's​ ​End​ ​Refugee​ ​Services​ ​and​ ​seeks​ ​to build​ ​relationships​ ​through​ ​teaching​ ​English.​ ​Houghton​ ​Students​ ​travel​ ​to​ ​Buffalo​ ​in​ ​groups​ ​with other​ ​Houghton​ ​Students​ ​several​ ​Saturdays​ ​each​ ​semester​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​refugee​ ​families​ ​in​ ​their homes.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​club​ ​to​ ​join​ ​if​ ​you​ ​are​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​teaching,​ ​culture,​ ​or​ ​service.


The Lanthorn is a publication that provides a platform for sharing​ ​the​ ​creative​ ​voices​ ​of​ ​students​ ​in​ ​the​ ​form​ ​of​ ​poetry,​ ​fiction,​ ​and​ ​art​ ​work.

Lending​ ​Paws​ ​Campaign

The​ ​Lending​ ​Paws​ ​Campaign​ ​is​ ​a​ ​gathering​ ​a​ ​students​ ​dedicated​ ​to​ ​serving​ ​companion​ ​animals. Members​ ​band​ ​together​ ​and​ ​travel​ ​to​ ​local​ ​animal​ ​shelters​ ​Saturday​ ​mornings​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​lend their​ ​assistance.​ ​There,​ ​they​ ​will​ ​do​ ​everything​ ​from​ ​walking​ ​dogs,​ ​doing​ ​laundry,​ ​cleaning kennels,​ ​socializing​ ​with​ ​cats,​ ​and​ ​more.​ ​The​ ​members​ ​of​ ​this​ ​club​ ​value​ ​service,​ ​animal​ ​welfare, and​ ​the​ ​shear​ ​delight​ ​of​ ​our​ ​furry​ ​friends.


Lifeway ​meets​ ​every​ ​Tuesday​ ​night​ ​to​ ​lead​ ​a​ ​youth​ ​group​ ​in​ ​Belfast,​ ​NY​.

Minorities in Agriculture, National Resources and Related Sciences

Minorities in Agriculture, National Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) promotes​ ​initiatives​ ​which​ ​foster​ ​inclusion​ ​and​ ​advancement​ ​of​ ​members​ ​of​ ​ethnic/cultural groups​ ​that​ ​are​ ​underrepresented​ ​in​ ​agricultural​ ​and​ ​natural​ ​resource​ ​sciences.​ ​The​ ​group​ ​also provides​ ​career​ ​and​ ​professional​ ​development​ ​in​ ​these​ ​fields.

Mercy​ ​Seat

Mercy​ ​Seat​ ​is​ ​a​ ​student-led​ ​worship​ ​group​ ​that​ ​holds​ ​praise​ ​and​ ​worship​ ​services​ ​every​ ​week night​ ​of​ ​the​ ​school​ ​year.​ ​Mercy​ ​Seat​ ​provides​ ​a​ ​worshipful,​ ​reverent​ ​atmosphere​ ​for​ ​students through​ ​prayer​ ​and​ ​worship.

Paddle​ ​Sports

Paddle​ ​Sports​ ​is​ ​a​ ​club​ ​that​ ​enjoys​ ​the​ ​outdoors,​ ​and​ ​specializes​ ​in​ ​teaching​ ​students​ ​how​ ​to Kayak,​ ​Canoe,​ ​and​ ​Sail.​ They ​have​ ​a​ ​Christ-centered​ ​leadership​ ​that​ ​promotes​ ​togetherness​ ​and growth​ ​through​ ​mostly​ ​kayaking,​ ​and​ ​generally​ ​being​ ​in​ ​the​ ​water.

Salvation​ ​Army​ ​Student​ ​Fellowship

The​ ​Salvation Army Student Fellowship (SASF)​ connects with ​the​ ​Salvation​ ​Army​ ​in​ ​Wellsville​ in ​planning​ ​out​ ​major​ ​events,​ ​going​ ​to​ ​weekly services,​ and ​helping​ ​out​ ​with​ ​Tuesday​ ​and​ ​Wednesday​ ​children's​ ​ministries. They also go​ ​on​ ​a​ ​Missions Trip​ ​during​ ​February​ ​Break.

Society​ ​For​ ​Human​ ​Resources

​The Society​ ​of​ ​Human​ ​Resources​ ​Management (SHRM) club operates as ​student​ ​chapter​ ​of​ ​the​ ​professional​ organization.​ ​It​ ​is focused​ on ​HR​ ​professionals​, but ​is​ open to ​anyone interested​ ​in​ ​business.

Sigma​ ​Zeta

Sigma​ ​Zeta​ ​(ΣΖ)​ ​is​ ​a​ ​national​ ​honor​ ​society​ ​founded​ ​in​ ​1925​ ​to​ ​recognize​ ​undergraduate excellence​ ​in​ ​the​ ​natural​ ​sciences,​ ​computer​ ​science,​ ​and​ ​mathematics.​ ​The​ ​society's​ ​purpose​ ​is to​ ​encourage​ ​and​ ​foster​ ​the​ ​attainment​ ​of​ ​knowledge​ ​in​ ​the​ ​natural​ ​and​ ​computer​ ​sciences​ ​and mathematics.

Ski​ ​Club

Ski ​Club​ is ​for​ anyone​ ​who​ ​enjoys​ ​snow​ ​sports. It provides opportunities​ ​to​ ​fellowship​ ​and​ ​hit​ ​the​ ​slopes.

Student​ ​Government​ ​Association

SGA​ ​is​ ​a​ ​group​ ​of​ ​student​ ​leaders​ ​separated​ ​into​ ​separate​ ​cabinets​ ​including​ ​the​ ​executive cabinet​ ​which​ ​works​ ​as​ ​a​ ​liaison​ ​between​ ​administration​ ​and​ ​the​ ​student​ ​body​ ​and​ ​glass​ ​cabinets which​ ​work​ ​to​ ​lead​ ​their​ ​class​ ​and​ ​also​ ​be​ ​a​ ​liaison.

The​ ​Houghton​ ​Star

The Houghton Star is a student​ ​lead​ organization ​that​ ​produces​ ​weekly​ ​issues​ ​of our student newspaper. Our mission is to​ ​preserve​ ​and promote​ the ​values​ ​of​ ​dialogue,​ ​transparency,​ ​and​ ​integrity​ ​through​ ​reporting and to​ ​serve​ ​as​ ​a​ ​medium for​ ​student​ ​expression​ ​and​ ​publishing​ ​campus​ ​and​ ​local​ ​news.

The​ ​Radiance​ ​Club

We​ ​are​ ​a​ ​"fandom"​ ​club​ ​dedicated​ ​to​ discussing ​TV ​shows,​ ​books,​ ​games,​ ​or​ ​movie​s.​ ​Trips​ ​to​ ​Conventions​ ​and​ ​to​ ​theaters​ ​in Buffalo​ ​are​ ​only​ ​a​ ​couple​ ​of​ ​the​ ​great​ ​things​ ​you​ ​can​ ​expect​ ​from​ ​us!

Yearbook​ ​(Boulder)

The Yearbook Club leads​ ​publication​ ​of​ ​The​ ​Boulder. They​ ​desire​ ​to​ ​be​ ​efficient,​ ​make​ ​an​ ​even better​ ​yearbook,​ ​and​ ​include​ ​everything​ ​possible.