Student Engagement and Leadership

The college offers a broad array of student activities and recreational opportunities. As a residential campus, Goodwin ensures that its diverse student body has numerous opportunities for enhancing growth and development.

The goals of the student organizations are: (I) to ensure that the educational potential of the co-curricular experience is realized; (II) to facilitate cohesion and social interaction; (III) to enable students to maximize their college experience; (IV) to instill a sense of civic responsibility; and (V) to help students harness transferable leadership skills.

The Student Programming Board provides general support and guidance to the various student clubs and organizations.  The Board also provides a forum for the expression of student views and interests. Its officers provide official representation of the student body to, the Administration, faculty, staff and the broader community.

Students are encouraged to organize activities that provide leadership, enrichment, leisure, and fitness. Some of the special interest organizations are affiliated with academic departments.  Recreational opportunities include men's and women's basketball, flag football, soccer and Dragon Boat Racing. There are various annual events that take place which bring students and their families to campus. Students regularly present ideas for new activities and events that help to guide and direct our engagement programming. Please see the engagement website for more information:

The institution has a Beta Rho Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, which recognizes and encourages student scholarship. The advisor from the Registrar’s office confers membership on selected students who meet the criteria for eligibility to this distinguished organization. The inductees are expected to maintain their academic performance and to contribute to the institution through service-learning activities. An annual awards ceremony celebrates the achievements of students in each of Goodwin's honor societies.