As a member of the Dean College community you will have the opportunity to get involved through an array of clubs, organizations, leadership opportunities, community service opportunities and more.

Clubs, Organizations and Leadership

Dean College is a fun and vibrant campus community that offers a variety of student-run clubs, organizations and leadership opportunities. Click on the list below to learn more.

Academic clubs and activities at Dean College.

  • Arts and Entertainment Management Club
  • Business Club
  • Chi Alpha Sigma (invitation-only, athletics honor society)
  • Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Management Club
  • Dean Daily, Dean College newspaper
  • Dean News Network
  • Golden Key (invitation-only honor society)
  • National Honor Society for Dance Arts
  • Phi Eta Sigma (First-Year Honors Society, invitation-only honor society)
  • Phi Theta Kappa (invitation-only honor society) 
  • Power 88 Radio (on-campus radio station) 
  • Pre-Nursing/Health Science Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Wrote, Unquote (Literary Journal)

Club sport/recreation activities at Dean College.

  • Badminton Club
  • Outdoor Recreation & Adventure Club (ORAC)
  • Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) 

Community service clubs and activities at Dean College.

  • Best Buddies (create friendships and opportunities for people in the community with intellectual and development disabilities)
  • Dean Community Outreach (DCO)

Community Service at Dean College

#DeanGivesBack 

Giving back to the local community is an important part of being a Dean College Bulldog. Community service opportunities are a way that you can interact with faculty and staff outside of the classroom. By participating in these opportunities, you will realize your ability to positively impact the lives of others.

What we do

The Office of Orientation & Community Service sponsors projects planned both on and off-campus every month in conjunction with the student organizations on campus. Projects range from stocking shelves at the Franklin Food Pantry to park clean-ups to volunteering at events in the town of Franklin.

Get involved! 

Students can sign up for service projects as they become available. We also offer "pop-up" projects throughout the semester on campus. If you are interested in learning more, please reach email deangivesback@dean.edu.

Some of the service projects and locations that the Dean Community has worked with are:

  • ”A Bed for Every Child” (Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless)
  • Franklin Food Pantry
  • Blood Drives
  • Nason Street Park Clean-Up
  • The Giving Tree
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Rise Above Foundation
  • Special Olympics

Dance and performance clubs and teams at Dean College.

  • MyBlackSpeaks (audition required)
  • The Collective (audition required) 
  • Loose Screws (tap team, audition required)
  • Musical Theatre Troupe (audition required) 
  • Not Your Forte (all inclusive acapella group) 
  • Pom Team (audition required) 
  • Speak Easies (improv group, audition required) 
  • Step Team (audition required) 
  • Synergy (hip-hop team, audition required) 

Governance opportunities for students at Dean College.

  • Residence Student Association (RSA) (committed to making your residence halls a better place to live) 
  • Student Government Association (SGA) (application and election process required) 
  • Commuter Student Association (CSA) (must be a commuter to join)

Leadership opportunities for students at Dean College.

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To learn more, visit our student leadership page.

Multicultural clubs at Dean College.

  • Agape (Christian Fellowship Group)
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • International Student Association (ISA)
  • Jewish Community Club (JCC)
  • True Colors (LGBTQ Alliance)

WGAO 88.3 FM Radio Station (known to our students as Power 88) broadcasts commercial-free 24 hours a day from Dean College in Franklin, MA.

Under the direction of leading media professionals with decades of broadcast experience, students at Dean College take a hands-on approach to understanding and executing the day-to-day operations of a fully functioning 175-watt radio station. Playing key roles in operations as well as marketing, students have the opportunity to gain experience as on-air talent, program directors, producers and interactive media marketers. Heard locally and around the world via web streaming, Power 88 features advanced radio technology and equipment to ensure our students are prepared to enter the world of broadcast media.

Many students behind the mic or behind the scenes at Power 88 have gone on to amazing careers in broadcasting. Check out the Hall of Fame to see what everyone is up to!

Social and special interest clubs at Dean College.

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  • BRAVE (Bulldogs Rise Advocates for Violence Education)
  • Collaborative Authors League (CAL) (play tabletop games) 
  • ESports Club
  • Photography Club 
  • Project Green (advocate for mental health and addiction awareness) 
  • Dean Activities Board
  • Student Culinary Council

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

If you are interested in learning more about any of the clubs and organizations or the programs mentioned above, stop by the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development (Campus Center, Atrium).

Can't find what you're looking for? No problem! We can help you create a club that will appeal to the entire Dean community.

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Brian Quinlan

Director of Student Involvement
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Michelle Frizzell

Student Programs Coordinator/Resident Director