Fun, games—and a whole lot more
At Mount Ida, we believe that the knowledge you gain outside of the classroom is a critical part of your personal growth. We also believe in having a little fun. To that end, we offer a wide variety of student clubs and activities for you to enjoy. Whether you’re interested in meeting like-minded friends or learning something new, we’ve got something for you.
If you want to get involved but don’t see a club that matches your interests, start your own. Contact the Student Activities office to get details on how to form a school-sponsored club on campus: Addie Dare, Director(617) 928-4762; Heidi McLore, Associate Director(617) 928-4634
All of our recognized clubs and organizations have open memberships. Check out the list below.
AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts)
Being a member of AIGA, you will be a part of a dynamic design community charged with advancing design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. Join practitioners, enthusiasts and patrons of design to get insight on the profession, network, participate in professional seminars and be inspired by other fellow designers.
We love Japanese culture! Do you? Our Anime Club focuses on everything Japanese culture including, you guessed it—anime.
Black Student Achievement Coalition
Everyone is welcome to participate in this multicultural organization that is focused on raising cultural awareness on campus to the issues that people of color face throughout their everyday lives.
Campus Activities Team
Are you an event planner at heart? Love to organize and have fun? This club does just that, including social and educational events for students on campus. Examples include, Spring Weekend, movie nights, coffee houses.
Criminal Justice Club/Forensic Science Club
If you are a criminal justice or applied forensic science major you might want to check this club out. Join faculty and students for hands on activities outside the classroom that will strengthen your skills and know-how relating to both of these fields.
Gotta dance? Then join this club! The Dance Team is a great way to stay active, spend time with like-minded friends and dance. Members choreograph their own dances and perform at various school events throughout the year.
DECA (Distributed Education Clubs of America)
Collegiate DECA is a student driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. DECA prepares students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences. Collegiate DECA programs assist in developing academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Collegiate DECA conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships, competition, and professional networking.
Diverse Nations United
Interested in learning about the cultures, traditions and customs of fellow students on campus? The mission of this club is to raise cultural awareness on campus through a variety of activities and programs that address the nationalities of our diverse and inclusive community.
Whether you are an aspiring fashion designer, retail executive or fashionista, this club is for you. Fashion United brings together a community of students interested in Fashion Design. Get inspired!
Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA)
Open to all members of the Mount Ida community, this club is dedicated to supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender student community at Mount Ida, in addition to raising awareness on campus and beyond of important issues affecting gay, transgender and straight students.
Interior Design Society
Are you an interior design major or an aspiring one? Then, this club may be for you. The mission of this club is to mentor new or aspiring interior design majors. Upperclassmen guide and mentor first and second year students, helping them with strategies to juggle the demands of studio and class work as well as make friends.
International Student Club
If you are an international student or are a domestic student interested in meeting international friends, then this club is for you. Join our tight-knit international students and dive into American college life through educational and social activities on and off campus.
Mount Ida Gospel Choir
Open to all students, this club welcomes beginner and experienced singers and musicians who enjoy gospel music. Also known as Melodies of Heaven, Mount Ida Gospel Choir, often performs at campus events, including our much-anticipated Martin Luther King Breakfast in February.
Mount Ida Game Organization
Being the home of one of New England’s most innovative Game Art and Animation programs, we take games seriously and love to play. This club gets together regularly to play board games, card games, video games—you name the game, we play it! The club also discusses the inner-workings of games, such as game strategy and how to improve upon games and game play.
Mount Ida Step Team
Interested in pumping up school spirit on campus? Then step up with the Mount Ida Step Team, also known as MIST. Open to all students, the goal of this vibrant club is to bring together, experienced and inexperienced step dancers to perform on campus and in local competitions.
Mount Ida College Outdoors
Having a centrally located campus between the mountains and the ocean has its benefits and this club embraces all of them. Join like-minded students to learn and enhance your skills in the great outdoors, including leadership and planning of outdoor trek activities.
There is nothing like a competitive or friendly game of pool to unwind after class or after a big game. Visit our new student center’s pool table room and learn how to play pool or you’re your skills to the next level.
Many students choose Mount Ida for our strong science-based majors, from dental hygiene to biology as well as our psychology and education majors. If you have an interest in the health field and health issues personally or professionally, then check this club out.
To increase the cohesiveness of psychology students and to reach out to all students, faculty, and staff via educational, community service activities, and entertaining activities related to psychology.
Student Activists for Environmental Sustainability (SAFES)
A student and faculty driven organization dedicated to being stewards of the environment and wildlife by educating the Mount Ida community on environmentally friendly green practices that protect the environment and wildlife.
Student Association for Latino and Spanish Americans
Bienvenido! This vibrant club, also known as S.A.L.S.A., invites you to join them in celebrating the diverse cultures within the Latino community. Engage in activities that promote the various Latino and Spanish music, food, dialects, and traditions.
Student Chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
Open to veterinary technology majors, SCNAVTA’s mission is to enable you to experience the responsibilities that go along with being a member of a profession along with a professional organization. Responsibilities include planning activities that promote veterinary technology, giving back to the community through volunteer efforts, holding an elected office, following a constitution and setting a budget. The club’s aim is to foster your leadership development of the diverse field of veterinary technology.
If you are a beginner or experienced skier or snowboarder, joining this club is a must. Mount Ida’s campus is conveniently located to some of New England’s best skiing and boarding around.
Volunteers in Action
Giving back to the community is an important value at Mount Ida that is practiced regularly, thanks in part to this engaging club. Join like-minded students to help foster and promote community service engagement on campus, in the City of Newton and beyond.
Yearbook – “Vita Libre”
Commemorate your years at Mount Ida College by lending your design, editing and photography expertise to your class’ yearbook. Be a part of the group that develops and executes the design and content of the annual yearbook that you will treasure for a lifetime.