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Clubs and Organizations

Departmental Clubs

Spend time with people who share your major and academic interests. Join a club devoted to an academic area of study at Carthage. 


Art Club
Art Club is open to all majors and artistic abilities. The club’s main goal is to come together once a week to create, appreciate, and learn about art in a relaxing and stress free environment. All students are encouraged to attend the meetings when they are available to learn new creative skills and abilities and to participate in art appreciation with like-minded individuals.

Draft is the graphic design club on campus, run by designers for designers. Founded in 2008, the organization is for communication and design students who want to expand their knowledge, develop their portfolios, network and share ideas. This friendly environment encourages personal growth and development in students looking to gain further experience outside of the classroom. 

Natural Sciences

Chemistry Club/Theta Chi Delta
The Carthage Chemistry Club is an active member of the American Chemical Society, and has been recognized by ACS with Honorable Mention Chapter Awards. The club meets biweekly to organize outreach events at local schools or on campus, plan and attend social events, celebrate National Chemistry Week, and create a strong community within the Carthage Chemistry Department. Club members participate in many events on campus, including Homecoming and Passport to Science, which brings children to Carthage science labs for hands-on activities.

Computer Science Club
Computer Science Club is open to all members of the Carthage community interested in computer science. The club meets twice a month, hosts a CS journal club, and is involved in philanthropic activities related to computer science. Meeting times and locations can be found on the club’s website

Geography Club
Carthage’s Geography Club is a notably vibrant and active student club on campus. Its mission is to increase interest in Carthage’s Geography Department, and to spread awareness of geography. Members do not need to be geography majors; they need only have an interest in learning about geography. The club meets weekly. Activities include camping and geocaching trips; excursions to geographical points of interest such as Grand Canyon National Park, Chicago and Milwaukee; and community service activities like Passport to Science and Carthage Family Fun Night. The Geography Club also organizes events to commemorate Geography Awareness Week, including demonstrations and GPS “treasure hunting” for GIS Day. 
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Mathematics Club
The Mathematics Club at Carthage is an academic club associated with the College’s Mathematics Department. Club members attend conferences, host philanthropic events, get involved on campus, and more. All are welcome to join the Math Club, from the brightest math majors to those looking to meet a bright math major to get help with math homework.

Society of Physics Students
The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a professional association designed for students. The Carthage chapter of SPS is open to all students interested in physics. The chapter is very active on campus and in the community, holding outreach events on and off campus, including Carthage Family Fun Nights, astronomy shows for area children in Carthage’s planetarium, and movie nights for SPS members. Carthage SPS helps organize two annual picnics with the Natural Science Division, including a Physics vs. Chemistry Softball Match. Other activities include outings to the nearby Fermilab and Yerkes Observatory, and participation in regional and national conferences. SPS also provides opportunities to learn about careers and research opportunities, and meet with top scientists in physics.

Carthage Student Engineers
Carthage Student Engineers is a group of students interested in pursuing a career in engineering. Our meetings are set up to help students set up class schedules, find internships, and discuss topics related to engineering. We also bring in guest speakers, and are planning on starting a group project for our students to work on.

Modern Languages

Chinese Club
Chinese Club meets every few weeks to enjoy Chinese culture, practice Chinese, and help each other with homework. Each year, club members visit Chicago’s Chinatown to enjoy authentic Chinese food and practice Chinese with natives. Chinese Club members also learn about pop culture in China, study ancient culture, and learn about holidays like Spring Festival and National Day. The club is currently exploring volunteer opportunities teaching Chinese to local second-graders.

French Club
French Club is dedicated to furthering understanding of French culture and language, and instilling a  sense of camaraderie within the Modern Languages Department. The organization aims to strengthen the French program by promoting academic progress in a way that is active, hands-on, and enjoyable. 

German Club
German Club meets weekly to enrich the lives of students with the rich heritage of Germany, as well as educate each other on German culture and tradition. By taking trips to German-themed locations — such as Christkindlmarket in Chicago and Oktoberfest in Milwaukee — students gain a better understanding of the important role that Germany had played in the past and will play in the future. Students are not required to speak German or be taking German classes.

Japanese Club
Japanese Club members learn about Japanese culture through games, presentations by people who have traveled to Japan, field trips to restaurants and markets, and other activities. Students do not need to be enrolled in Japanese classes. The club meets twice a week. The first meeting of each week focuses on culture, the second meeting focuses on anime.

Social Science

Economics Engaged
Our organization provides a non-stressful environment for students to sit down and eat pizza while discussing current economic issues or listening to great lectures. The idea behind the club was to create a place where anyone can come to learn more about the world around them. Economics has an impact on everyone so it is important for all students to have access to economic understanding, not just the economics majors or minors. The organization hopes to bring in many great speakers and also to become visible on campus while spreading knowledge of current events in order to help students make informed choices in the future.

Psychology Club
To give all students in psychology a way to study, discuss, and work with different themes in the field of psychology. To work with the organizations on campus that focus on the psychological field to spread the importance and advance the field of psychology. Plan campus-friendly events that attract as much of the school community as possible, as well as organization exclusive events that provide the members with ways to discuss psychology.

Social Work Advocacy Group (SWAG)
Social Work Club offers students of all majors an opportunity to share their academic experiences with fellow students, and use their acquired knowledge, values and skills to reach out to the Carthage community and beyond. Activities include fund-raising, socializing, working with other service organizations or individuals, and sponsoring seminars to keep students aware of current issues. This organization enhances classroom education and provides valuable practice that prepares students to enter the corporate world with the values and ethics employ.

Finance and Investment Club

The Finance and Investment Club facilitates learning and networking opportunities between finance students and Carthage Alumni/local financial firms.

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