Special Interest Groups

Have a fun hobby or interest you want to explore? Our special interest groups can help you to find an exciting way to get involved on campus. You can click on any group name to connect with a representative via email or email osamp@emmanuel.edu and we can connect you with the group of your choice!

Active Minds
President: Lindsey Murphy
Advisor: Helen MacDonald, Dept. of Psychology
Our group seeks to promote education and understanding about mental illness and the stigma surrounding it.  We hope to provide more information to students that will debunk this stigma, as well as give students more information about the resources at Emmanuel and in the great Boston community that can help them.

Chronic Illness Support & Awareness
PresidentKatrina Bergeon
Advisor: Linda Corinne, Health Services
The purpose of Chronic Illness Support & Awareness Group is to provide a safe space for support and events for students suffering from chronic illness or chronic pain. It also aims to promote awareness around campus of invisible disabilities and chronic illnesses.

EC Chess Club
PresidentPenelope Moroso
AdvisorBenjamin Allen
Emmanuel College Chess Club is a place for any student of the COF to relax and play a few games while getting to know other students in the area.

EC Emergency Medical Services (ECEMS)
Presidents: Rachel Corsetti
Advisors: Chief Jack Kelly, Campus Safety and Lauren Davis, Health Services
The mission of Emmanuel College Emergency Medical Services is to promote health and awareness through public health education as well as provide the college with the highest quality of pre-hospital emergency medical care.

EC Superfans
President: John Carroll
Advisor: Dan Roberts
Our mission is to inspire our athletes on the court, field and track by bringing immense school spirit to our athletic competitions. We aim to do this in a fun way that is inclusive of the entire EC community.

Jpop Anime Kpop Kdrama (JAKK)
President: Kristi Jimenez
Advisor: Violetta Ravagnoli, Dept. of History
Our mission is to expand the knowledge of Asian pop culture throughout the campus. We also provide entertainment with discussions about the area of interest.

Star Wars Club
President: Emily Pelletier
Advisor: Karl LaClair, Mission & Ministry
Star Wars Club is a place where all fans of Star Wars can come together to discuss and share their appreciation of all Star Wars related media.

Zumba Club
PresidentGabrielle Wenc
Advisors: Leah Kendall, Human Resources
The purpose of the EC Zumba Club is to provide a dance exercise opportunity for Emmanuel Students. The club will provide an opportunity for dance fitness and social engagement of students on campus through weekly classes.

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Jake Hill '20: Seeing Citizenship with a Capitol C

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Melissa Duffy '20: Artist and Appreciator

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Kai Uehara '20: Social Justice Scholar

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Robert Columbus '20: The Idea Man

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Jessie Wang '19: Head of the Class

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Emmanuel Awarded Cummings Foundation Grant for Service Initiatives

In May 2019, Emmanuel College was selected as one of 100 Boston-area nonprofits to receive a $100,000 grant through Cummings Foundation's "$100K for 100" program. The grant will help support service initiatives through Emmanuel's Cardinal Seán O'Malley Center for Mission & Ministry.

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