There are plenty of opportunities to find one’s niche at Middlebury, whether through student activities, student government, programs and events, or groups and affiliations.
Student Activities Office (SAO)
We provide experiential programs and consequential leadership roles that empower students to build community and engage positively in the world. Student Activities is committed to helping students connect with one another and to facilitating involvement in a wide variety of activities. The Student Activities team provides support for more than 200 student organizations through leadership development opportunities for student leaders, and we support students in producing dozens of events and programs each academic year. We are located on the first and second floor of the McCullough Student Center.
Middlebury has over 200 student organizations that can be found on our student engagement platform Presence. The Student Activities Office supports all registered student organizations, as well as students who wish to start a new organization on campus. Leaders of student organizations should view more information about being an active and registered student organization.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) acts as a single unified group, representing students in the decision-making processes of the College. It is the official channel for student participation in formulating institutional policy affecting academic and student affairs. The SGA is made up of the senate (elected class representatives), the cabinet (appointed advisors), and the president (elected by the student body). The SGA also makes appointments to student, joint student/faculty, and trustee councils and committees.
Middlebury College Activities Board (MCAB)
The mission of MCAB is to enrich the quality of student life by orchestrating innovative programming, upholding College traditions, and providing a platform for students to design and execute their own events.
Middlebury Outdoor Programs
The Middlebury campus is spectacularly positioned between the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks. This location gives us easy access to a remarkable array of outdoor environments and classrooms. Middlebury Outdoor Programs provides gear and resources for getting outside.
The Community Council serves as a forum in which all segments of the College community have a voice on nonacademic issues on campus. With a membership that represents students, faculty, and staff, their deliberations and decisions consider the interests and concerns of the whole community. All members of the College community are invited and encouraged to attend and to gather feedback, brainstorm solutions to a problem, and present their own concerns, questions, or recommendations. If you cannot attend a meeting, contact CCouncil@middlebury.edu to send in a statement to be read and/or receive a copy of the minutes.
The Middlebury Campus
The Middlebury Campus is the College’s official student newspaper. One hundred percent student run, the paper, also known as the Campus, is published most Thursdays during the academic year. The paper covers stories across six sections: News, Opinion, Local, Arts and Sciences, Sports, and Cartoons. The staff is composed of an editor in chief, managing editor(s), section editors, and staff writers, photographers, and cartoonists.