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. The following organizations are popular with philosophy students.
The Carthage Meditation Club is a group of students who come together to explore meditation and self reflection. The club is not affiliated with any religion, and the members who attend come from many different backgrounds. Each week, students gather in the Potente Chapel to share silence together, and as a result they find a way to relieve stress as well as learn more about themselves and each other. At various points throughout the semester, meditation leaders from the Kenosha-Racine community attend a meeting and explain their experiences/strategies for meditating to the club members. Meditation Club hosts an annual mala bracelet sale and take a spring field trip to the Chicago Botanical Gardens to enjoy the benefits of meditating in an outdoor atmosphere.
Poetry Underground (PU!) is an organization for anyone who loves poetry. Members are open to all styles of poetry, including spoken-word and rap. Fiction writers, dramatists, essayists, artists, and all other creative types are also welcome. Whether you are a literary veteran or are ignorant of poetry altogether, this organization of open-minded artists offers trips to readings, open mic nights, poetry slams, and weekly meetings. Meeting times and places vary by semester. Bring yourself and any work you’d like to read. Meetings generally consist of a writing prompt, time to write a poem, and time to share. Members can share what they wrote with the prompt, a personal poem, or other short fiction.
Amnesty International is a non partisan international human rights organization. Our club focuses on specific areas and issues writes letter/petitions and participates in community education efforts.
Centrique is a student art and literary magazine published each year. Students submit writings and art work throughout the school year. Pieces are judged and prizes are awarded in a variety of areas.
The ADAPT organization advocates for people on campus with disabilities by holding events and partnering with other groups both on and off campus to support the community of people with disabilities. The organization’s largest event is the Special Olympics basketball game, which will hopefully become an annual activity.
Carthage’s Tea Club provides high quality tea for all, from the new drinker to the connoisseur.
Do you like to search for wisdom? Then come join in on Phi Sigma Tau’s philosophical discussions concerning all of life’s most demanding questions.