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Student Organizations

Two members of Al-Iman

 

The Center for Religious & Spiritual Life supports a variety of student-run groups. Contact the organization heads to find out more, or propose an organization of your own!


CRSL-Supported Student Organizations

Al Iman

Al Iman is a Muslim Students’ Association affiliated with MSA National, dedicated to create an environment for Muslims and non-Muslims to come together and participate in social events. Al Iman’s goals include planning activities to better enable Smith students to understand Islam, its image in the world, and its political, spiritual, and human implications. The organization promotes values that circle around unity, a local and global community, and the value of humanity.

Meetings:
Muslim Prayer Lunch, 12:15 p.m. Fridays, location varies (contact for location)
Halaqah, 7-8 p.m. every other Friday (contact for dates), CC 204
General Body meetings monthly TBA

Contact:

Yacine Fall ’21, co-chair
yfall@smith.edu

Uzma Malik ’22, co-chair
umalik27@smith.edu

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Animal Advocates

Meetings: 5-9 p.m. Fridays

We love exploring all animal rights related and intersectional issues that people are interested in! We love to meet new people, host events and movies, go on field trips to visit animal sanctuaries and shelters, and cook/bake together. We are committed to doing what we can to decrease the suffering of animals, and of humans, and are in solidarity with all justice movements.

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Contact: Ava Dujon (adujon@smith.edu)

Catholic Club

The Catholic Club is a group dedicated to giving Catholic Smithies the opportunity to worship with their fellow Catholics. It strives to strengthen the Catholic community at Smith. Open to everyone.

Meetings:
Rosary group, 5 p.m. Fridays, Blue Room (Helen Hills Hills Chapel basement)
Meeting to walk to Mass, 10:40 a.m. Sundays, outside John M. Greene Hall
Movie night 7 p.m. every first Sunday of the month, Bodman Lounge (Helen Hills Hills Chapel basement)

Contacts: Caterina Baffa (cbaffa@smith.edu), Eleanore Kugener (ekugener@smith.edu), Sam Waniewski (swaniewski@smith.edu)

First Baptist Church of Amherst Growth Group

Growth Group is a Christian small group that is affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Amherst. We meet every Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. for worship, fellowship, and bible study. We also participate in community events with other FBC five college members such as Agape night (student led worship), social events, and retreats. We welcome everyone who is interested in joining and learning more about the Christian faith!

Meetings:
7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Bodman Lounge (Helen Hills Hills Chapel lower level)

Contact: Whitney Mutalemwa

 

Hindu Student Organization

Contact: Kim Alston (kalston@smith.edu)

Interfaith Alliance

Contact: Matilda Cantwell

Smith Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

Smith Christian Fellowship exists to introduce students to Jesus Christ, to encourage students to grow in relationship with Christ and to actively love the Smith community.

Meetings:
SFC Large Group: 6:30–8 p.m. Thursdays, Seelye Hall 107

Contacts: JoDeanne Francis (jodeanne.francis@intervaristy.org), Ava Dujon (adujon@smith.edu)

Sisters of the Yam

Sisters of the Yam is a closed space for black-identifying Smithies (those descending from the African diaspora). It was created by Fulani Oghoghome '17J, a student working on a project concerning themes around black womanhood, wellness, and vulnerability who saw a lack of spaces on campus for intentional reflection and healing at Smith. This space allows for writing, meditation, listening, self reflection and collective organizing to be done. Also events scheduled involving outside facilitation will be based in holistic and alternative healing and mental wellness.

Contact: Kim Alston (kalston@smith.edu)

Smith College Jewish Community (SCJC)

Smith College Jewish Community endeavors to address the needs of Jewish students on campus and to encourage a sense of community between them by being pluralistic, welcoming, and inclusive. It provides opportunities to explore and celebrate Judaism and Jewish culture, while enriching the lives of the Smith community. Smith College Jewish Community provides religious services, maintains a kosher kitchen, and sponsors educational events relating to Jewish issues.

Meetings:
Shabbat: 5:30 p.m. Fridays, Kosher Kitchen, Jordan House

Contact:

Adena Collens (acollens@smith.edu), co-chair 

Naomi Forman-Katz (nformankatz@smith.edu), co-chair