Student Clubs and International Affairs
Participation in on- and off-campus cocurricular activities enhances the students' international affairs education and offers opportunities to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to real-world international problems and issues. Students are encouraged to work with SGA-sponsored organizations and clubs in conjunction with academic departments and programs to recruit, fund, and host guest speakers who bring to campus needed expertise in specialized areas of international relations.
The Skidmore Environmental Action Club is a student-based group committed to sustainability initiatives on campus, in the community, nationally, and world-wide. Our goal is a 100% clean energy future, and an ecologically, socially, and economically just environment. To work towards this goal, the EAC focuses on four general themes - energy, transportation, waste, and food issues. We plan events, campaigns, projects and more around these issues to generate awareness and inspire change.
The purpose of this club is to explore and bring awareness regarding the diverse and common cultures, social trends, traditions and politics of Islamicated regions. These regions include the Middle East, North Africa, and Southwest Asia. Hayat seeks to promote awareness and educate students on issues surrounding the indigenous customs of these locations. As such, this club includes the customs and faiths that reflect the complex cultural fabric of these regions including but not limited to Islam, Coptic Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc.
The International Affairs Club explores current international politics and issues. Many various activities and events are held throughout the year including speakers, debates, film screenings, and food tastings to list a few. One of the goals is to promote awareness and appreciation of the many different cultures and countries around the globe on Skidmore's campus.
Model EU helps students prepare for an annual intercollegiate simulation of the European Union called EuroSim. Skidmore Colllege will receive a country and represent it at the conference. Through this simulation, students learn valuable negotiating, research, and speaking skills, as well as get to deepen their understanding of diplomatic relations and international politics.
Model UN helps Skidmore students prepare for an annual intercollegiate simulation on the UN in which they are assigned a country to represent. Students get to learn about international politics and diplomatic relations through a hands-on experience. The club also holds events for the Skidmore Community to further educate them on the structure and purpose of the UN through workshops, forums, and fundraisers.