Lafayette College Top Questions

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Shehtaz

Since LC has over 250 clubs and organizations for 2,400 students there's no shortage of things to do on campus -- whether it's a school day or not. During the week different departments, both academic and administrative, host brown bags and lunchtime discussions that are open to the campus. Student groups like the International Students Association, Newman Association and Hillel will also host events (generally with food provided, which is always a great incentive to boost attendance!) that span the gamut from lighthearted topics like campus dating to the fluidity of gender and sexuality in contemporary Africa. Students on a typical weekend also venture down to Center Square in downtown Easton, to sample the farmers' market or amble through one of the many festivals that the Easton Main Street Initiative puts together every year.

Andy

There are so many student activities and groups that it is hard to narrow it down. Intramural sports are very popular at Lafayette, and most every sport you can think of is offered. Other than that, Student Government, debate club, and finance club are popular.

Andy

There are so many student activities and groups that it is hard to narrow it down. Intramural sports are very popular at Lafayette, and most every sport you can think of is offered. Other than that, Student Government, debate club, and finance club are popular.

Dexter

I am involved in the Prison Outreach Program which is the coolest thing I have done here at Lafayette. We went to a local prison and read The Things They Carried with a group of prisoners and it was a mind-numbing experience that put my stress in perspective. This program really helped get me through the first semester. Some students leave their doors open and others don't. I think people do it more at the beginning of the year to try and be "open", but as the year goes on, less and less doors are open. Athletic events, guest speakers, and theater all depend on the event to determine how many people show up. The only athletic event that students care about is Lafayette/Lehigh weekend, which, to be quite honest, was a huge disappointment. It is just used as an opportunity to get drunk; no one cared if we won or not. The crowds at my high school were louder than the ones here. There are some crowded theater events and some ones where barely 50 people show up. People party but the parties are just not fun. You can find many Fridays and Saturdays where there is NOTHING FUN TO DO. Either you go to a frat, or you are on a sports team. Drinking in the dorm is usually what happens first semester, and then you have to worry about getting written up by RA's, so there isn't anything crazy going on. The first two months, as a freshman guy, do not expect to go to any good parties. Do not expect to feel at home within the first month. Expect to be bored out of your mind and longing for another place. I met my closest friends in my dorm and then through them, I met other people. There are actually quite a few people dating here, more than at other schools. On a Tuesday at 2 A.M., I am either reading, or going to sleep. You can go into Easton to some restaurants or to a bar called Drinkys, but you need ID and it really isn't a thing people do on a regular basis. The best weekend here was when a frat sponsored a trip to Oceans, another bar in Easton. A ton of people went and I think it actually resembled fun. But plan on something like this happening once, at most twice, a semester. At other schools, this big event where everyone is sharing an experience is a much more common thing.

Colin

What did I do last weekend? Last weekend was the first one back from winter break which meant leaving my girlfriend back home, and all of my high school buddies. As soon as I walked into my dorm, filled with countless friends, I realized that although I have attachments at home, this is now my home. The social life caters to every type of person I have met and I know that my peers have the same sense of home here at Lafayette that I do.

Casey

A lot activities in downtown Easton, campus activities, parties on weekends, free football games, also a good number of recreational activities.

Kristen

Definitely an active social life. About a third of students participate in greek life, but you can still have a social life without participating. Lots of athletes (Division 1 sports.)

Save time. Let us search for you.

Narrow down over 1,000,000 scholarships with personalized results.

Get matched to scholarships that are perfect for you!

START YOUR SEARCH

Last day to enter is JUNE 15TH!
$10,000 ScholarshipPoints Giveaway

X