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Experiential Learning: Clubs and Activities

Calvin College Republicans

calvin_conservatives_cpac2012The Calvin College Republicans are committed to making a positive difference in student lives so that they can actively discern and engage God’s world. We promote Christian conservative intellectualism by connecting political issues, speakers, debate and activism guided by conservative principles.

Advisor

Mikael Pelz (Professor, Political Science)

Web site

https://www.facebook.com/CalvinConservatives


Chimes

The Chimes is the official student newspaper of the college. Chimes concerns itself with news and editorial comments that concern the Calvin community.

Advisor

Lynn Rosendale (Associate Director, Communications and Marketing)

Web site

http://www.calvin.edu/chimes/


Environmental Stewardship Coalition (ESC)

enviro_stewardship_co10The mission of the Environmental Stewardship Coalition is to raise campus consciousness regarding current environmental issues and to emphasize Christian stewardship as a personal and community responsibility.

Advisor

Gail Heffner (Director of Community Engagement, Office of the Provost)

Web site

https://www.facebook.com/CalvinEnvironmentalStewardshipCoalition/

Gender Justice

Gender Justice creates a safe space for men and women of Calvin to join together in order to take action and pursue gender justice and equality by addressing and combating injustices women face at Calvin, in the United States, and abroad.

Advisor

Rachel Venema (Associate Professor, Sabbatical FA & Int, History)

Leviathan

Leviathan is a student-organized club that plans events to build community within the political science student population. 

Advisor

Becca McBride (Professor, Political Science)

 

Model United Nations

Calvin College seeks to provide the opportunity for students to develop their knowledge of the international politics and issues faced by nations of the world, strengthen their skills in public speaking, research, diplomacy, alliance forming, and adaptability, through simulation in the Model United Nations conference in Chicago annually.  Calvin students from a variety of majors represent a different country every year in the simulation.  This year (2014) eleven Calvin students will be representing Iran. 

Advisor

Becca McBride (Professor, Political Science)

Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics

The Paul B. Henry Institute was established by Calvin College in 1997 in honor of former Congressman Paul Henry, who taught in the political science department at Calvin College prior to serving as a State Representative, State Senator, and Congressman. The Paul Henry Institute seeks to promote scholarship that focuses on the interplay, both normatively and empirically, between the Christian faith and public life as well as to engage students in pursuing a career in Christian public service. The Institute hosts noted public figures as guest speakers, sponsors conferences, offers courses, and mentors students. For more information, contact Kevin den Dulk in DeVos Center Room 261 E or Contact him at: 616-526-6234 or email him at: krd33@Calvin.edu.

Pi Sigma Alpha Award

2014 inductees 2014 Pi Sigma Alpha inductees are:
Alicia Smit, Alden Hartopo, HaEun Nam.
Not pictured are Mark Greidanus and Erick Kraayeveld

Pi Sigma Alpha is the national honor society for undergraduate and graduate students of political science, giving students the opportunity for valuable administrative experience. There are over 650 chapters across the country. Students of government, political science, public administration, and international relations are accepted into the membership when they attain high standards of learning and academic distinction in political science and overall educational work.

Pi Sigma Alpha is a student organization that provides a place for students to spend time with other students who are driven and motivated in political science. It gives students opportunities to volunteer in a wide variety of leadership and communication positions. Often at meetings ideas for events and services are discussed.

Advisor

Becca McBride (Professor, Political Science)

Social Justice Coalition (SJC)

SJC seeks to promote social justice, locally and globally, through education, advocacy, and action. We foster active responses to injustices, specifically in the realm of human rights. As part of a global Christian community, we believe the Calvin community should engage issues of justice around the world. To these ends, we organize fair trade fairs, show documentaries, host speakers, discuss issues, write letters, attend conferences, and push initiatives.

Advisor

Daniel Miller (Professor, History)

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/271584902869437/

Contact Us!

calvinsocialjustice@gmail.com

Student Senate

Student SenateStudent Senate has two main facets: representation and programs and initiatives. We appoint students to serve as representatives on governance committees where they are able to directly impact the college decision-making process. We also launch different programs and initiatives to benefit and directly impact the student body. These come in the form of proposals from within Senate or from the Student Body.

Advisor

John Britton (Associate Dean, Campus Involvement and Leadership)

Website

calvinsenate.com

Voices Against Human Trafficking

The group exists because human trafficking is one of the most profitable illegal industries in the world including North America. Human trafficking is defined, by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, as organized criminal activity in which human beings are treated as possessions to be controlled and exploited, specifically being forced into prostitution or involuntary labor.

Advisor

Abel Abadeer (Professor, Economics)