The term "student organization" refers to any group of students officially recognized by Saybrook

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If you have questions about starting a student organization contact us [email protected]​​

Student Interest Group

A Student Interest Group (SIG) is a group of organized students with a common interest that pexels-anna-shvets-4226262.jpgwould like to formally establish a group and have the option to eventually create a Recognized ​Student Organization (RSO) on campus.  The organization will act as a group for 3 months and host 3 meetings. When ready, SIGs can apply to become an RSO.  

​​​​What privileges come with being a SIG?

•      Request funding for an event by completing the Student Interest Group Funding Request Form and emailing it to Student Affairs least 3 weeks before the event. Applications will be reviewed, and funding allocations will be made based on strength of application/availability of funds.

•      Collaborate with another RSO on an event

•      Inclusion of information given to incoming new students and prospective students

•      Inclusion on the Student Gateway website - The name of the group and the email address of the main leader of the group will be on the site.

•      Faculty/staff advisement

•      After 3 months of viable existence (minimum of 3 meetings), SIG will be eligible to request for funding for mission-consistent activities while working on the RSO application. ​


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Recognized Student Organization ​

A Recognized Student Organization (RSO) is a group of organized students with a common interest ​that have functioned as a successful Student Interest Group (SIG) on campus.  Recognized Student Organizations provide opportunities for students to broaden their academic experiences. These affiliations can provide social, intellectual, political, cultural, spiritual, recreational, and professional growth to individual students.



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The benefits of being an RSO include the following:

•      Inclusion of information given to incoming new students and prospective students

•      Inclusion on the Student Gateway website

•      Student organization e-mail account

•      Faculty/staff advisement

•      Funding available for mission-consistent activities​​




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​​​​​recognized Student Organization:

​The Black Activism in Action Community Association 

Our mission is to hold students and faculty accountable for dismantling systems of oppression and to foster multicultural inclusivity among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) within counseling spaces. Our goal is to bring activism and equity into counselor education and future professional practices.​

If you are interested in learning more about the Activism in Action Counseling Association, contact:

President​ - Cassondra Jackson ​

Vice President - Lurinda Sumpter

Secretary/Treasurer - Faith Rains​

Advisor - Dr. Charlotte Hamilton​​

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Saybrook Psych​ophysiology Association  

Saybrook’s Psychophysiology Association (SPA) is open to all students with the objective of applying and expanding one's knowledge of psychophysiology including: neurofeedback, biofeedback, and hypnosis. SPA also focuses on networking within the community and committing to the needs of psychophysiology students.

If you are interested in learning more about the Saybrook Psychiophysiology Association, contact:

President​ - Rebekah Walker ​

Treasurer - Bonnie Cardell

Secretary - Nich​olas ​Whittredge

Advisor - Cynthia Kerson

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Saybrook Psychedelic Society  

Saybrook Psychedelic Society provides a safe space for like-minded individuals to collaborate, advocate and educate on all things related to non-ordinary states of consciousness. It is our goal to partner with a number of influential organizations, to equip us with the skills and resources we need to successfully take part in the Psychedelic Revolution that is now taking place before us. It is our goal to foster compassionate, intelligent. discussions of psychedelics, psychedelic states, and the cultural implications of these powerful medicines, while also incorporating critical analysis and discussions in response to cutting edge research around psychedelics as well.  

​If you are interested in learning more about the Saybrook Psychedic Society, contact:

President​ - Devin Green  

Vice President - Blake Durst 

Treasurer - Devin Green (Until Filled)

Advisor - Israel Espinosa 


The Queer Alliance Collective
The Queer Alliance Collective (QAC) is a group of queer allies and those on the LGBTQ+ spectrum that aims to hold a safe space to gather, learn, and connect. The goal of QAC is to provide a space for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies at Saybrook, students and staff alike, to meet and discuss current topics in LGBTQ+ news through key speaker presentations and intimate gatherings. Monthly meetings will be held on the first Monday of the month where a specific topic will be discussed and an open forum will be provided in the form of “Fire-side Chats”, where members can freely discuss personal issues, questions, or topics. This group is unique in that we want to be inclusive of not just students, but Saybrook faculty as well. This open, inclusive dynamic will provide exponential opportunities to engage across subjects and make meaningful connections that can enrich the Saybrook experience. 
Come join us on the first Monday of every month to learn more and celebrate all things pride! 
If you are interested in joining or would like more information please contact:
President - Devan Livaudais ([email protected])

Treasurer - Kaylee Cartoscelli ([email protected])​



​Student Organization Handbook and Forms​

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