Student Activities and Clubs for 2021
The Santa Fe campus has a chapter of Amnesty International, a London-based non-governmental organization focused on human rights issues, activism, and advocating for change.
Chrysostomos is the talented theater group of St. John’s College, Santa Fe. A student can become a member by attending three consecutive meetings or by participating in a show. Students can pursue acting, directing, tech work and set/costume design. Meetings are listed in the Ephemera.
The Climbing Club offers an alternative to traditional workouts with a trip to the climbing gym each Tuesday and Friday.
The International Student Association celebrates multiculturalism on the Santa Fe campus with fun events and activities intended to educate the community about the different cultures represented in the polity.
The JCB serves as an intermediary between the different groups on campus, working to address issues that concern the student body such as race, sexuality, and gender in a safe, non-judgmental space.
The Moon is the official student-run monthly newspaper. The Moon prints feature articles, editorial columns, literary pieces, movie reviews, current college events, and more. For more information, email .
Polity is the undergraduate student government that is run by elected student officers. Students meet weekly to discuss issues critical for the student body and to decide on funding requests. Funding for certain acceptable student-driven groups and activities is disbursed after a formal budget request and a hearing process.
Polity also serves as student representation to the outside community and maintains communication between the student body, faculty members, and the college administration. Students may gain voting rights after attending three consecutive meetings. Meetings are held on Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Junior Common Room.
Learn the fundamentals of wheel-thrown, hand-built ceramics. Basic throwing, trimming, and glazing techniques are taught for many functional forms including cups, bowls, and plates. Hand-building and sculptural techniques such as coiling and slab construction are also explored. Demonstration and technical information is provided with attention to individual needs. $20 is collected from each student for the semester to help pay for supplies. Pottery is led by Siddiq Khan, who was educated at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London and the Pratt Institute of Design in New York. He has taught pottery at St. John’s College since 1992.
Members of the Ski Club take ski trips to both the Santa Fe and Taos slopes during the winter.
The Student Committee on Instruction (SCI) is designed to serve as a forum for the student body concerning academic issues. Members examine the St. John’s program, meet with potential tutors, and set up events such as discussion panels and guerilla seminars. The SCI also assists in the creation and promotion of certain study groups. Meetings are held on Tuesdays, 12 to 1:30 p.m., in the Private Dining Room.
The Sustainability Club works with the Santa Fe campus community to promote and improve sustainable living on campus and beyond, often participating in off-campus activities to explore sustainable living throughout New Mexico.
Students interested in the visual arts attend special classes and frequent figure drawing workshops offered throughout the semester.