Carthage has more than 120 student groups and organizations through which students can get involved, explore possible careers, meet other students, work closely with faculty advisors, and perform community service. See a full list of Carthage student organizations.
Alpha Mu Gamma
Alpha Mu Gamma is the national honorary foreign language fraternity. The society celebrates the cultural differences of our global society and honors those who have excelled academically in foreign languages. This is achieved through the sponsoring of campus educational and social events. Their major annual event is National Foreign Language Week.
The Chinese Club at Carthage provides a platform for cultural and linguistic immersion while in an English-speaking environment. The club hosts movie nights and calligraphy sessions to gain a better understanding of Chinese culture. There are also Chinese lunches every Friday, where students are able to hold conversations with other students and with faculty members who are fluent in the language. These weekly lunches not only hone linguistic skills; the conversations also go into different aspects of Chinese history or society. Future activities will include trips to Chinatown, where students will come into contact with authentic Chinese gastronomy, and Chinese ways of living and conducting business. The group also participates in the annual International Poetry Festival at Carthage by performing songs and poetry in the Chinese language.
German Club & Language Circle
Stammtisch, the language circle, allows students studying German to gather for conversation, usually over lunch. The German Club holds culture nights with movies and German food, during which everyone speaks German. The club hopes to take a trip to a German opera.
International Friendship Society
IFS brings together U.S. citizens and students from around the world. Members share cultural differences with each other, the College and the community. The group sponsors presentations and special programs for the Carthage community. One of its main goals is to increase cultural awareness on campus.
The Japanese Club is a student-run organization that hosts meetings and events for students interested in Japan. It provides opportunities for students to further expand their knowledge of Japan and its culture outside of class. But most all, we have fun! We enjoy the time together watching Japanese anime, playing games, learning Japanese songs, and talking about Japan. The club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Todd Wehr Center.
Japanese Lunch Table
The Japanese Lunch Table meets once a week, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Todd Wehr Center. Students chat with each other in Japanese and with professors, TLEs and exchange students from Japan.
Latin/Belly Dance Club
The Latin/Belly Dance club was created in Spring 2007 after several students expressed interest in learning how to dance Flamenco. Professor Maribel Morales became the advisor and instructor teaching Flamenco and other cultural dances such as Belly Dance. Students have also choreographed and taught dances for the club.
The club’s goal is to learn about cultures through dancing and music, and has contributed to spread cultural diversity throughout Carthage. There are performances every semester. In 2008, they were invited to perform at the Empty Bowls Dinner, a fundraiser for the homeless in Kenosha; at the Make A Wish Foundation Event held at Carthage on Nov. 20, and the International Day celebrated on the same day. This year, they performed at the International Day organized by IFS, and will perform at the next International Dinner. Anyone is welcome to join the dance club; no previous dance experience is required. The Latin/Belly Dance Club meets from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the dance room in TARC.
Mesa Espanola, or Spanish Table, is a weekly lunch for students who are studying Spanish, have studied abroad, or are just interested in speaking the language. Students and faculty gather at 11:45 a.m. every Tuesday and 12:15 p.m. every Friday in the Carthage cafeteria. Students can use the Spanish that they are learning, reminisce about studying abroad, or just talk with other students in Spanish. The Spanish Table is run by Professor Ed Montanaro and is open to all.