Clubs & Organizations
Bringing students together to make a lively campus community
Many organizations have a great impact on society and had their roots in a student club or organization.
Current student organizations and clubs reflect the broad range of interests of Prescott College students, from the environment and social justice to the arts, to fire dancing and contra dancing, to Capoeira and ultimate frisbee.
Student Organizations are ongoing projects that have grown from various independent studies and senior projects into micro-businesses. Most of these organizations operate with the support of Prescott College under the management of current students and graduates. Each student organization is offered space on campus to meet and work.
Prescott College encourages students to form clubs and to join clubs as part of their academic and personal journey at the College.
Prescott College encourages students to submit event announcements to the College’s online, moderated Calendar of Events. Let the Advancement Office know about senior projects, community service, internships, publications, and scholarships. All postings to campus bulletin boards must be stamped for approval by the Library before posting.
Clubs and Organizations
Aztlan CenterAztlan Center
The Aztlan Center is a student-run organization dedicated to the education and empowerment of the Xican@/Latin@/and Indigenous community in Prescott and in Arizona. The Aztlan Center is introducing a mentoring program between Prescott High School and Prescott College with the goal of increasing recruitment of Latin@ and Indigenous students at Prescott College through building relationships and facilitated assistance with the college application process.
Currently we have 13 Prescott College students involved in our club. There is a lot of energy and excitement for it to move forward as part of Prescott College and eventually a 501C Non-Profit. Recruitment of Xican@/Latin@/Indigenous students at Prescott College is in line with our social justice mission. Furthermore it is a great opportunity for us to build relationships between Prescott College and the Prescott community. Many of our PC student members are studying education, psychology, and global studies are interested in pursuing careers working with young people. As a whole this project is directly doing the work of the College to increasing diversity on our campus.
We will be meeting with the youth once a week starting Oct. 17 - for the mentoring sessions. In addition, we have a one-hour meeting on campus once a week for planing and organizing curriculum/strategy. In the near future we will be kick-starting a tutoring program on campus where we will be meeting with high school students here and working with them one-on-one helping them with their homework.
Todd Mireles (Faculty Representative): email@example.com
Butte Creek Restoration Council (BCRC)Butte Creek Restoration Council (BCRC)
BCRC engages the Prescott College community, our surrounding neighbors, and the larger Prescott community in projects that help to restore, enhance, and celebrate Lower Butte Creek as the centerpiece of our expanding campus and a vital part of the Upper Granite Creek Watershed.
Three visionary RDP students originally formed the Butte Creek Restoration Council (BCRC) in 1996 to address the degraded ecological condition of Lower Butte Creek. The Council was reformed in 2012 by restoration minded RDP students and faculty.
The BCRC enables the College to truly "walk it's talk" when it comes to stewardship of the planet. The way we care for our section of Butte Creek is a direct reflection of who we are as academic community and institution "for the environment".
Oren Thomas, Student Representative: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joel Barnes, Faculty Advisor: email@example.com
Dance ClubDance Club
Our intention with creating dance club is to hold a safe and inclusive space for creative expression within the Prescott College community. We believe dance offers a powerful outlet for community building and we want to share this with anyone, no matter their dance experience. We want to facilitate a weekly free dance session that is inspired by various forms of expressive movement such as JourneyDance, 5Rhythms, Open Floor, etc. In addition to our weekly session we want to hold monthly workshops/events that highlight different forms of dance (hip hop, bellydancing, guest teachers). We requested $500 for our club's funding in order to support these monthly workshops especially if we want to bring in guest teachers.
Alexandra Raefsky (Student Representative): alexandra.raefsky@student.
Claire Murtha-Paradis (Student Representative): c.murtha-paradis@student.
Liz Faller (Faculty Representative): firstname.lastname@example.org
Garden ClubGarden Club
The Gardening Club hopes to bring together students, faculty, and community members to grow food while learning together. We want to create a lasting infrastructure and a place for classes to come and learn.
The Garden Club meets every Wednesday at 4.
Helping Understand Bicycles (HUB)Helping Understand Bicycles (HUB)
HUB is a coalition committed to promoting bicycles as a fun, sustainable, and empowering form of transportation that is accessible to individuals of any age, class, race, or gender via a community bicycle workspace. We offer workspace, tools, bicycle maintenance workshops, the use of reclaimed bike parts, and host bicycle related events. Through these projects HUB seeks to build bridges between the greater Prescott community, and Prescott College. We work to normalize bicycles as transportation to promote a higher quality of life for community members. We provide free education and workspace to facilitate the distribution of cultural capital and the promotion of social mobility that empowers individuals. We provide volunteer, instruction, leadership, and work study opportunities for students at the college. HUB is a tangible achievement of Prescott College’s commitment to community, it’s values, and the environment.
Alec Robinson (Student Representative): email@example.com
Meditation ClubMeditation Club
To offer students the potential benefits of meditation including physiological, psychological, emotional, and spiritual. Come meditate and be in community with one another.
Hayden Chichester (Student Representative): firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Buford (Student Representative): email@example.com
PC Bike ClubPC Bike Club
The Prescott College Bike Club is the official student club for cycling activities that do not take place within an academic course. Bike Club provides a venue for students who are interested in working together to develop and sustain cycling activities, bike-based education, advocacy, and outreach at Prescott College. Bike Club houses and supports the success of Prescott College's intercollegiate cycling team(s) recognized by USA Cycling.
Membership to the Racing Team is open to all Prescott College students. Prescott College is a Division II affiliate of USA Cycling. Prescott College Bike Club operates under USA Cycling guidelines and rules. Membership to the Bike Club is open to staff and faculty members as well.
Bobbie Treadwell (student representative): firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Burkhardt (staff representative): email@example.com
PC Book ClubPC Book Club
The PC Book Club is here to Read for fun, education, and community building! Monthly discussions are held a Peregrine Books for each book chosen.
Lisa Zander (Faculty Representative): firstname.lastname@example.org
Peer Education & Resource Center (P.E.R.C.)Peer Education & Resource Center (P.E.R.C.)
P.E.R.C. encourages students' success by providing information and support to the Prescott College community. The Peer Educators communicate with faculty, staff, and students, in an effort to provide programs and events that are accurately representative of student needs. In addition to providing one-on-one support, the Peers facilitate personal growth workshops, academic support groups and free social events.
Peer Educators organize
- Information about community resources
- Educational programs and workshops
- One on one peer support
- Resource library
- Social events
Kristine Preziosi (Faculty Representative): email@example.com
Prescott College Ski and Snowboard TeamPrescott College Ski and Snowboard Team
Prescott College Ski and Snowboard Team is dedicated to bringing together students with like-interest in the name of snow, gravity, and mountains. This club is an opportunity to strengthen the PC ski and snowboard community. To reach out to all members of the community the Ski and Snowboard Team would host on-campus events and events on the mountains that encourages the community to share the sport that we all love. The PC Ski and Snowboard Team is all inclusive, this means skiers/tele/riders of all skills and abilities have to opportunity to play in the mountains. The club encourages students to live a healthy active lifestyle that is fulfilling to themselves and their community, while offering an experience learn and travel in alpine environments. The club would fund a wide spectrum of activities/events from never-ever skiers learning the joy of skiing, to backcountry touring enthusiast going on yurt trips, or for students wanting to compete in big mountain events like the Freeride World Qualifier.
David Lovejoy (Faculty Representative): firstname.lastname@example.org
Queer Student UnionQueer Student Union
We are a group open to lesbian/gay/bisexual/trans/two spirit/genderqueer/queer students and anybody dedicated to developing a safe, respectful, and politically responsible community within Prescott College. Our goals are to create supportive space for LGBTQ students as well as to participate in local work pursuing social justice for all oppressed peoples.
The Prescott College QSU is dedicated to making a safer and more responsible space for LGBTQIA identified students. We are a vital part of the college community - aligning with Prescott College's dedication to social justice, and working closely with other groups on campus to aid a network of activism and support.
Events such as queer coffee provide a time for students to gather to build community, plan for future events, discuss political events, raise awareness and empower the queer community on campus. The QSU has applied for funds in order to make queer coffee possible again this semester, and to bring in speakers and other events with the same goals in mind.
Zoe Reeves (Student Representative): email@example.com
Student Food BankStudent Food Bank
Food Bank at a Glance:
The PC Student Food Bank:
- Serves all PC students who need help with basic food and school supplies.
- Operates on a charitable donations received from PC students, staff, faculty, community members and local organizations
- Provides community leadership & volunteer opportunities for PC students
- Distributes 100% of its food and other necessities to PC students for free
What We Need:
Whenever possible, healthy, non-processed foods are preferred.
- Non-perishable or durable food, like hard cheeses, fresh and canned fruits & vegetables, canned soup, sugar, honey, flour, oils (vegetables, canola, olive, etc.), pasta, rice, grains, and cereals, nut butters, canned or pouch fish (tuna, kippered herring, salmon, etc.), dry or canned beans, mac & cheese, biscuit/muffin/pancake mixes, crackers, popcorn, desserts, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, soap, razors, etc.! Gift cards from the Crossroads Cafe and nearby grocery stores are also appreciated!
- Also- basic school supplies, like notebooks, portfolio binders, paper, pencils, and pens, colored pencils, and basic backpacks for books
How it Works
To Donate: Drop off your donations at the Student Activities Center anytime its open (see hours posted on Activities Center Door).
To Get Food or Essential Supplies: The PC Student Food Bank supplies are available for free at the Student Activities Center for PC students who are out of food, basic supplies, and lack the money to buy food. The food bank runs on the honor system, and no questions asked. We ask that when your situation improves, you become a PC Student Food Bank donor and replenish what you can.
Emily Breitbach (Student Representative): firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Twohig (Student Representative): email@example.com
Student Leadership OrganizationsStudent Leadership Organizations
There are many avenues for student involvement at Prescott College.
Student Union Board (SUB)
All enrolled students are members of the Student Union who then elect members to the Student Union Board (SUB). Weekly SUB meetings are the main forum for students to discuss and debate College issues and policies. College officials regularly attend the weekly meetings. Members of SUB working closely with the Student Events Coordinator.
SUB endorses and supports a variety of activities and student-run organizations, and is responsible for disbursing funds collected from student activity fees. Proposals to receive funding from SUB for events, clubs and senior projects may be submitted and deadlines will be advertised via College e-mail.
Board of Trustees & College Committees
One student per year serves on the Board of Trustees, and students may also serve on various College-wide committees.
Students of Color Organizing Against Racism (SCOAR)Students of Color Organizing Against Racism (SCOAR)
SCOAR creates and provide a safe and supportive space for people of color in the Prescott College community. SCOAR strives to challenge various forms of oppression by supporting current PC students of color (including having regular meetings, building knowledge/power, supporting art/expression, providing resources for current and future students, advocating for the interests of students of color, and demanding change through the direct addressal of racism within the Prescott College community). SCOAR is open to self-identified people of color within the Prescott Community.
SCOAR has been accepted to present at the 2013 National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) conference in Oakland, California. NAME is a non-profit organization that advances and advocates for equity and social justice through multicultural education. Our participation at the conference will take form as a panel discussion. We will address the conference them by presenting our work as a group of self-identified students of color organizing against the fixtures of institutionalized racism that manifest within our predominately white liberal arts institution.
SCOAR is opened to any student or person who identifies as a student/person of color within the Prescott community.
Todd Mireles (faculty advisor): firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Advocacy ClubTeen Advocacy Club
To work with the Teen Center Independent Study to support, recruit volunteers, and fundraise for the“Launch Pad,” Prescott’s local teen Center. This club will provide a platform for students from Prescott College who are interested in volunteer opportunities at the Launch Pad (tutoring, leading programming, and working the front desk). Additionally, the Teen Advocacy Club will help support the Launch Pad through organizing fundraisers sponsored by Prescott College and for Prescott College students, mobilizing our resources to give back to the broader community. This club will be comprised of Prescott College students, but highly collaborative with the teen board and adult board of the Launch Pad as well as students volunteers from Yavapai College and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
The Prescott Teen Center email: email@example.com
Courtney Osterfelt, faculty advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Veteran and Military Family ClubThe Veteran and Military Family Club
The Veteran and Military Family club is designed to help create a positive and supportive community for students, friends and family members of those who have served or currently serve in the Armed Forces by offering opportunities for networking, a place to meet and discuss ideas for addressing the needs of club members as well as student Veterans, and offering outdoor activity days for team-building and community outreach.
By cultivating this group the Veteran and Military Family club will be able to adequately assist the Prescott College community in supporting, understanding, embracing and working cohesively with Veteran, Active Duty and Reserve service members, their friends and their families.
David Lovejoy (Faculty Representative): email@example.com
Village LifeVillage Life
Village Life is a student organized drum and dance gathering open to the extended community, since 1997. Students who are interested in organizing and planning weekly or special events determine the particular focus and guest artists. In the past Village Life has inclued traditional West African, African Inspired dance and drumming, open drum circles, and Honoring our Ancestors at Halloween.
Village Life often sponsors special guests, such as Kofi Anang (Ghana), The African Show boys, Youssouf Koumbassa (Guinea), Amara Mansure(Guinea), Laura Doll (Flagstaff), Liz Faller (Prescott), and Three Trees (Sedona).
Village Life is open to any event that integrates movement, music, and community—often inspired from world cultures—and enhancing our experience of unity, joy, and gratitude. Students interested in organizing Village Life can contact Liz Faller.
Women's Empowerment Breakthrough (WEB)Women's Empowerment Breakthrough (WEB)
Women's Empowerment Breakthrough was conceptualized in 2003 when Courtney Osterfelt decided to create a conference for young women in response to high rates of teen pregnancy, drug use, and sexual assault in Yavapai County. Since it's inception, WEB has grown into a non-profit organization that hosts many events throughout the year. In addition to the conference, we host music and film festivals, monthly workshops, and an annual trip to Kenya. Young women are given an active voice in WEB through the Teen Advisory Council, a leadership development program that gives teenage girls practical experience in non-profit organizing.
With only 40 girls in its first year, the conference now brings over 70 girls (ages 14-18) from all over Yavapai county. Throughout the weekend, girls are offered their choice of workshops facilitated by local professional women and community members who volunteer their time and support to WEB. The workshops cover such topics as women's health, body image, using your voice, self esteem, family dynamics, safe relationships, self-expression through art, leadership, self-defense, cultural diversity, and breaking barriers. The conference takes place every September at Mingus Springs Camp on Mingus Mountain.
You can also find us on our WEB Wordpress site.
Courtney Osterfelt (Faculty Representative): firstname.lastname@example.org
World Action CollectiveWorld Action Collective
The mission of the World Action Collective Club is to help to promote and implement projects, events, and campaigns to address ecological and social issues locally and abroad. The main philosophy of WAC is take into consideration the ecological, social, economic, and political aspects of an issue. Students will critically analyze and implement practical solutions to ecological and social issues they feel compelled to work on.
World CafeWorld Cafe
The World Café is an opportunity for students to come together once a week and hold conversations that matter. Based on the understanding that conversation and effective communication skills are the core processes that drive human interaction, the World Café is an effective antidote to the fast-paced fragmentation and lack of connection in today’s world. This is an opportunity to slow down conversation and really listen to what others have to say, as well as let one’s own ideas manifest, with trust that all will be listened to.
Once a week, World Café will host an event which will examine in depth a particular theme by means of posing three questions sequentially. Small pods of 4-5 participants each answer these questions in depth, while practicing respectful and intentional communication skills and drinking tea! With each new question, groups intermingle or “cross-pollinate,” allowing for new interactions and further sharing of concepts and ideas. Each week a volunteer host(s) chooses the theme and the three discussion questions, which can range anywhere from local to global, personal to community issues: some examples might be Education Reform Café, BorderlandCafé, Sustainable Food Systems Café or Water Rights Café. The three questions should be formatted to start with a broad understanding of the theme, and then dig deeper into new layers of perception with the next two questions. After the three questions have been discussed, the entire group comes together in a large circle to share their one most profound token of knowledge or inspiration that they have gained during the evening of conversation, a process so quaintly referred to as the “harvesting of nuggets.” While the harvest occurs, plates of hot food cooked with CSA produce are passed out to the participants as a thank you and an incentive for being present.
World Café will be every Tuesday evening from 6:30-9 in the Student Activity Center. Cooking will begin at 6:30, the conversation begins at 7.
Ben Dowson (Student Representative): Benjamin.email@example.com
Bill Barton (Faculty Representative): firstname.lastname@example.org