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Brevard College develops strong student leadership by encouraging students to step out of their comfort zones and take advantage of extracurricular activities and service-learning opportunities. Brevard offers a long, diverse list of student-led clubs and organizations. But if you don’t find anything that interests you—initiate your own! The Student Involvement and Campus Life staff truly honors student initiatives, needs, and interests, and would love to help you create BC’s next student-led organization.

Brevard Clubs and Organizations

  • BC Serves: Community Service
  • BC Greens: Environmental Initiatives
  • Business Club
  • BC Internationals
  • Campus Activities Board (CAB)
  • Debate Society
  • Dimensions Math Club
  • Diversity Pride Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Fine Arts Club
  • Literary Society
  • Outing Club
  • Paddling Club
  • Pastimes History Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • SGA: Student Government Association
  • and more! 
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CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

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EVENTS EACH YEAR

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"LEARN IN ORDER TO SERVE"

Paddling Club

The Brevard College Paddling Club seeks to unite students interested in whitewater paddling, provide a simple way to paddle, and have fun! The club offers weekly indoor and outdoor roll clinics and attends slalom, downriver, and boater cross races across the Southeast. The races range from beginner-friendly to highly competitive with novice, intermediate, and advanced categories. When the weather permits, club members are often found chasing their favorite whitewater runs.

Brevard is the perfect place to be a whitewater paddler, and BC Paddling takes advantage of these outstanding resources by exploring local class I-III rivers. The Southeast is home to several world-renowned rivers, while Western North Carolina specifically has rivers that provide a great progression into whitewater paddling. For example, the French Broad River, which winds through Asheville, ranges from class I to class IV. Green River Narrows, which is about 40 minutes away from Brevard College, offers a training ground for more experienced class IV to V paddlers. 

Anyone and everyone at all levels of experience are welcome to join the club.  Club members learn fundamental skills in a pool like boat maneuvering, wet exits, and how to roll. The club has at least one community service “clean-up day” planned on the French Broad River and recently assisted local company Headwaters Outfitters with their REEL Paddling Film Festival.

In the future, the club plans to continue to provide a supportive and fun community that offers an affordable way for both experienced and inexperienced paddlers to get on waterways.

Outing Club

The Outing Club Mission Statement: To be a resource for individuals interested in the outdoors, the learning of outdoor skills, healthy social activities, networking, community service, and professional development.

The Outing Club’s events are geared toward all lovers of the outdoors at any level of expertise, and have included kayaking, rock climbing, back packing, canoeing, and hiking. The Outing Club’s focus is to involve as many possible students of Brevard College in their activities, and to mirror the diversity of students in the Wilderness Leadership Experiential Education (or WLEE) major. When students participate in the Outing Club’s activities, they create a more unified campus and develop a stronger respect for the environment.

Brevard College is located near Asheville in one of the most diverse areas of the country for outdoor education and recreation. As such, the College heavily utilizes the enormous nearby wilderness areas to help students develop into skilled and responsible outdoor leaders. Brevard has greatly increased in students with well-developed skills and strong interests in outdoor recreation, and, as a result, several students with a passion for outdoor recreation started the Outing Club.

Events

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival
  • Kayaking for Charity
  • Wurley’s Cave
  • EarthShine Mountain Lodge Zipline
  • Movies on Campus
  • Rock Climbing, Mtn. Biking, and other trips
  • Concerts on Campus in Coltrane, Dunham, and the Porter Center

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Brevard College is consistently recognized as one of the best liberal arts colleges. The College’s focus on experiential learning, small class sizes, and location the mountains of Western North Carolina near Asheville makes Brevard a top choice college for students around the world.

Brevard College, One Brevard College Drive, Brevard, NC 28712 | 1-828-884-8332
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.