Student Groups

Student Activities and Clubs for Spring 2019

Amnesty International

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.

Ballroom and Blues

Ballroom Dance teaches the fundamentals of social partner dancing. Students learn and practice Swing, Latin, and Ballroom styles of dancing. The goal of the class is to enable students to feel comfortable dancing in a social setting. Dance classes change or are added annually based on student interest and participation. For more information on dance classes, contact the College Events Office at ext. 6139.


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.

Climbing Club

The Climbing Club offers an alternative to traditional workouts with a trip to the climbing gym each Tuesday and Friday.

E Pluribus Unum

EPU is a club that works to positively cultivate campus life by creating and hosting campus-wide events that support a fun, substance-free environment.

International Student Association

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.

Johnnie Community Board

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 Grout

The Grout is the official St. John’s College literary magazine. Grout accepts submissions throughout the school year and publishes a large volume of collected works once or twice a year. Students interested in writing, art, photography, or layout and publishing are invited to join the team. For more information, contact the College Events Office.

The Moon

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 SJCMoon(at)


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.

Santa Fe Social Club

The Social Club is designed to create an off-campus community for Johnnies in Santa Fe that is as vibrant and connected as their on-campus community.

SJC Baking Club

The Baking Club provides a community for students interested in baking through baking lessons, recipe shares, and open-kitchen events.

Ski Club

Members of the Ski Club take ski trips to both the Santa Fe and Taos slopes during the winter.

Student Committee on Instruction

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.

Student Polity

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.

Sustainability Club

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.

Swim Club

Though there is no on-campus pool, members of the swim club take trips to the local pool two to three times a week. All skill levels are welcome.

Tech Club

SJC Tech Club aims to remove the gap between the tech industry and liberal arts majors by promoting a nuanced, interdisciplinary, humanities-focused approach to technology.

Visual Arts Club

Students interested in the visual arts attend special classes and frequent figure drawing workshops offered throughout the semester.

Women’s Club

The goal of the Women’s Club is to provide a space that is conscious of women’s rights and that allows people to confidently voice their concerns about feminist issues.