Clubs & Organizations

Something for everyone

With more than 100 clubs and organizations, 27 varsity and club teams, 9 fraternities and sororities, and 5 religious groups, there's something for everyone at Roanoke College.

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Academic

Broaden your academic horizons with one of many academic organizations and honor societies at Roanoke.

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Greek Life

Our Greek community provides social and service opportunities for the men and women of Roanoke College. There are five nationally recognized fraternities and four sororities on campus. 

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Leadership & Governance

Leadership skills will be valuable after you graduate. You'll find many opportunities to develop them through active participation in clubs, organizations and student government.

LAMBDA alliance presents their table at the activities fair

Multicultural 

We have a number of organizations that support the academic, social and personal needs of students from many cultures and backgrounds. Join one and help promote cultural enrichment and growth at Roanoke.

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Performing Arts

We offer men's and women's vocal ensembles of many styles, theater productions, a jazz band and a wind ensemble. Everyone is encouraged to audition and take part.

Student works on the campus radio show, WRKE

Publications & Media

Interested in media? You'll find lots of opportunities to get involved in print and on air through the student newspaper, The Brackety-Ack; the literary magazine, On Concept's Edge; and WRKE, the college radio station. 

Young Life presents their table at the activities fair

Religious

We offer opportunities for students of many faiths to enjoy fellowship and explore their beliefs, including sponsoring Young Life, which gives you a chance to work with local teens and help them grow in their faith.

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Service

At Roanoke, you'll discover many ways to serve the community. From service projects to environmental awareness, you can volunteer your time with a cause that matters to you.

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Special Interest Clubs & Organizations

If you haven't seen one of your interests, don't give up—we have dozens more organizations as varied as the Anime Club and the Bass Fishing Club.

Elijah Wilhelm works on the campus radio show, WRKE

Entertaining radio show leads to serious career plans

Elijah Wilhelm came to Roanoke with plans to study Theatre Arts.  His plans went out the window after just two sessions hosting a variety show on campus radio.

"I was hooked," said Wilhelm, "having creative freedom, being able to influence people-it was amazing!" Wilhelm credits athletic and station staff mentors for helping him gain valuable experience in the field. Along with co-hosting "The Alternative Hour" on WRKE, Wilhelm is the game announcer for most of the College's athletic events.

Wilhelm is a communications major and American politics minor. "I'm interested in the serious side of broadcasting-when I graduate, I want to be an on-air political analyst."