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Johnson Clubs

Expand your perspective by joining a club or organization at Northern Vermont University-Johnson

Not everything you learn at college happens in the classroom. Of course your academic work is central, but college, and preparing for life as a college graduate, is more than just academics. Working side-by-side with your classmates and peers to do things like produce a weekly radio show or organize a service trip to Nicaragua will leave you not just with great memories but also skills and experiences that will translate to your professional life.

Check out the list of current student groups. If you don’t see something that works for you — create your own!


Model UN Club: The NVU Model United Nations Club spans several campuses within the VSCS and seeks to emulate the experience of serving in the United Nations. It’s a great club for students career where communication and collaboration are key skills needed.

National Society of Leadership and Success: A selective organization for undergraduate, graduate, and adult learners that provides a peer network, scholarships, and leadership opportunities. Learn more.

Basement Medicine, student newspaper: Visit the website of our student-run campus newspaper, which publishes twice a month during the academic year.

Dance Club: Dance Club open to all, and we meet in weekly rehearsals to work together to create the Danceland Showcase every semester. See our club website.

Jewelry Club: In the Jewelry Making Club, students encounter a creative environment to express, expand, and cultivate their unique styles through various media. The club provides the opportunity to learn, socialize, relax, and teach in a safe and welcoming environment accessible to people of all experience levels.

WJSC, 90.7 FM: Radio Johnson: This campus based, free-form radio station lets students share their music and perspectives over the air.

Improv Club: Improv club is an unplanned and unscripted open space for actors to practice their craft. We focus on the development of characters and being in the moment, rather than performance.

Green Team: The Green Team focuses on eco-activism, awareness, and sustainability on our campus, within the community, and on a global scale. This year, we’ll work on siting an electric charging station on campus and raising funds toward reforestation efforts to replace trees lost in the forest fires in the West. All are welcome to join, with remote involvement welcome, too.

NVUnity: NVUnity is a safe club for LGBTQIA+ students on campus, offering LGBTQIA+ students a community of support during college.

Strength Club: Strength club is designed to help people set fitness goals while holding themselves and other members accountable. The club also teaches lifting strategies to help you reach your goals.

Outing Club: In the Outing Club, we plan trips as a group and then enjoy our outdoor adventures together. Outings include hiking, backpacking, canoeing, rock-climbing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice skating, and more — just name it. and we’ll go!

Student Government Association: Want to make a difference on campus, in the VSC system, and in your community? Join the NVU-Johnson SGA!

COMS: The Coalition of Minority Students is dedicated to making the VSCS a safe space for students, staff, and faculty of color. With the antiracist pledge being passed systemwide, COMS hopes to continue the movement to create more diversity, equity, and inclusion on each campus.

SLAP (Student-Led Activities Programming): SLAP is campus programming by students, for students, and range from trivia nights and scavenger hunts to craft nights. Check out the latest SLAP events by visiting the Student Activities and SERVE Instagram page @NVUJohnsonSA.

SERVE: SERVE is a fantastic way to get involved on campus and apply what you learn in the classroom to your NVU and Johnson communities through volunteering and acts of service. Check out the latest SERVE opportunities by visiting the Student Activities and SERVE Instagram page @NVUJohnsonSA.

SAAC: SAAC is the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee works to create a community representative of all athletic teams, and is committed to creating a community where student-athletes can voice concerns and provide suggestions and feedback on the student-athlete experience at Johnson.