The Student Activities Coordinator, in collaboration with the Dean of Students, faculty, staff and alumni, provides leadership and support to a broad array of student activities and recreational opportunities. As a non-residential campus, Goodwin ensures that its diverse student body has numerous opportunities for enhancing growth and development.
The goals of the student organizations are: (I) to ensure that the educational potential of the extra curriculum is realized; (II) to facilitate cohesion and social interaction; (III) to enable students to maximize their college experience; (IV) to instill a sense of civic responsibility; and (V) to help students harness transferrable leadership skills.
The Student Council, which meets monthly, serves to oversee or to provide general supervision of all student activities. It also provides a forum for the expression of student views and interests. Its officers provide official representation of the student body to the Board of Trustees, the Administration, faculty, staff and the broader community.
Students are encouraged to organize activities that provide leadership, leisure and fitness. Some of the special interest organizations are affiliated with departments, such as Early Childhood Club, Respiratory Care Club, and Student Nursing Association. Other organizations include the Veteran's Club, the Goodwin Karaoke Club, Paranormal Psychology Club, Journalism Club, and Goodwin GoodNews Singers. Student volunteers support sponsored activities organized by recognized community-based agencies such as FoodShare, CPTV and the American Red Cross. Recreational opportunities include basketball, flag football, soccer and several new activities that are being planned.
The institution has a Beta Rho Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. It was developed to recognize and encourage high scholarship. A Faculty Advisor confers membership on selected students who meet the criteria for eligibility to this distinguished organization. The inductees are expected to maintain their academic performance and to contribute to the institution through service-learning activities.