Social Life

We know a vibrant campus life is a major contributor to your academic experience. Learn more about the opportunities for you to get involved at F&M.

Inspiring Leaders

What leadership opportunities will you discover on campus? “I could maybe become the person who leads rehearsals, I could start to learn how to arrange music,” Yasmin Nicholas ’24 said of her decision to join The Poor Richards, an F&M a cappella group. “I’ve done all those things, and I’m currently the music director. It’s been very rewarding.”

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Clubs & Organizations

With 118 clubs and organizations at your fingertips, you can deep-dive into your favorite topics, explore more interests, and enjoy opportunities for fun and learning.

Civic Engagement

F&M’s Ware Institute for Civic Engagement connects F&M students with opportunities to learn, serve, and work in the surrounding Lancaster community. By working directly with local leaders to address community challenges, students develop a deeper understanding of societal issues and make a positive impact on Lancaster while also gaining important professional skills.

Fraternities & Sororities

Since the first fraternity was established on campus in 1853, F&M's fraternities and sororities have been part of our community, offering interested students additional opportunities for intellectual advancement, leader development, responsible citizenship and community building. You can join a fraternity or sorority beginning your second semester of your first year on campus.

Faith & Meaning

F&M's is a rich tapestry of religious communities. Students of faith seeking spiritual fulfillment and fellowship, as well as those who are on a faith journey, will find many opportunities available to them at F&M, where the various religious groups on campus are open to everyone.

Athletics & Recreation

Athletics at F&M is more than football games and a good way to work up a healthy sweat. With club sports, intramural sports, and terrific facilities for informal recreation, we see athletics as a big part of an integrated education, providing important lessons in leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, and perseverance. 

Extracurricular Support

F&M’s Office of Student Engagement & Leadership (OSEL) works with all clubs and organizations on campus to create, promote and support opportunities which inspire students to become connected, empowered and engaged members of the F&M community.