Campus Life

Community Service

(3rd floor Young Student Center) The Community Service Office serves as a link between the College community and the community service organizations in the Monadnock region and assists students in gaining practical experience by connecting them to volunteer opportunities locally, nationally and internationally.

Greek Life

(Young Student Center) Greek life provides student an enhanced college experience through leadership opportunities, social interactions, working together towards a common goal, and building life-long relationships. Greek life also offers students opportunities to develop academically, personal rewards through community service and outreach, and a sense of responsibility.

Leadership Development

(Young Student Center) Cultivating the leadership skills that will transfer into life after Keene State is a very important facet of being involved in student organizations and activities. The Student Center offers many different ways to become involved and gain valuable leadership experience.

Recreation Center/Spaulding Gym

The mission of Recreational Sports is to plan, organize and direct a sports and fitness program which is broad in nature and will appeal to diverse interests and skill levels. The program includes intramural sports, club sports, group fitness classes, BodyWorks fitness center, open recreation, informal instruction and special events. The focus is on fitness, wellness and the development of healthy lifestyles.

The goals of the program are based on the expectation of improved physical health and vitality, as well as enhancement of academic and workplace productivity that result from regular physical activity. Full-time and part-time matriculated students at KSC gain access to the Recreation Center and all Recreational Sports programs through payment of their student fees.

Visit the Recreational Sports web site for more information about the programs offered, policies, and hours.


Keene State supports opportunities and actively assists students in developing specific areas of interest. There are recognized student organizations which have a spiritual/religious emphasis. If you have an interest in developing a student organization with a spiritual emphasis that is not represented, contact the Student Center Activities Office at 358-2642.

A privately supported Protestant minister and Catholic Newman Center Director are available to serve Keene State College students. The Newman Center, 358-1000, offers programs and services and is located adjacent to St. Bernard’s Church, 173 Main Street. The Campus Ministry House, 51 Blake Street, is staffed by a campus minister who works with the guidance of the Campus Ministry Board of Directors, and fosters interdenominational and interfaith perspective and cooperation. Campus Ministry can be reached at 358-2403.

Student Activities and Organizations

(Second floor, Young Student Center) Keene State College supports over 100 student organizations of all types and sizes to choose from. Being active in a student organization has been shown to help students develop personally, socially, intellectually, and spiritually. Students who become involved in organizations are more likely to continue through graduation because they are able to develop ties and friendships that help them “anchor” to the campus. Being involved also enhances future career opportunities through skill and leadership development.

Student Center

The Lloyd P. Young Student Center at Keene State College is the community center of the campus, a gathering place for all members of the College family – students, faculty, staff, administration, and alumni – as well as guests from the wider Keene community.

As the “living room” or “hearthstone” of the College, the Center provides the services, conveniences, and amenities needed by members of the College family for their daily campus lives and for getting to know and understand one another through informal association outside the classroom.

Student Government

Students assume basic responsibility for co-curricular activity through the Student Assembly, which legislates matters of policy and finance. Representatives to the Student Assembly come from the freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior classes. Non-traditional students have five representatives as well. Assembly members are elected each spring from which the leadership is then elected.

Assembly members serve on the following committees: Finance, Elections, and Constitution. Representatives from Assembly also serve on the Student Center Advisory Board and the following committees of the College Senate: Judiciary, College Wellness, Curriculum, and Academic Standards.