At Lyndon, we don’t think of extracurricular activities as being “extra.” Participating in student clubs and organizations, events, community service, and intercollegiate and intramural sports, all help students become well-rounded citizens and professionals. It’s no accident that so many successful adults were active outside the classroom when they were college students.
Early every fall the College offers Club Day, a lively outdoor event (weather permitting) hosted by student clubs and organizations to entice new and returning students to learn more and sign up to join in.
Participating in campus clubs and activities is a proven way to polish your leadership skills. We encourage groups of like-minded, motivated student to form new clubs of their own. In the last two years, students banded together to start a Veteran’s Club, a Model U.N. Club, both of which were recognized and now receive funding from student government.
Creating and fostering a community of caring is central to who we are as a college. Jonathan Ross, our Community Service Learning coordinator, sees to it there are plenty of service opportunities on campus and with a broad range of nonprofit organizations in Vermont and elsewhere in New England. LSC students were particularity active in helping victims of Tropical Storms Irene and Sandy. During spring break members of the LSC family travel to Guatemala to pitch in on a variety of community development projects.