Oxford Campus Life

You can get involved right away at Oxford. First-year students can take the helm of clubs, start on varsity teams, perform as leads in student theater, music, and dance groups, and serve in student government. Oxford builds student leaders who serve with compassion and smarts on campus and off.

Get Involved

Clubs

Our 80+ student organizations give you many options for enriching your extracurricular experience at Oxford. Or start a club of your own if you have a particular passion you don’t see on our list.

Oxford’s five social clubs are historical fraternal organizations in which you can make lifelong friends, perform community service, and practice a unique type of leadership.
Oxford Student Activity Club

Leadership

Your two years at Oxford give you a chance to practice leadership in meaningful ways. We have leadership programs to help you develop skills, of course, but you can also learn by doing—as head of a club or in student government.

60%
of students hold leadership positions
14,000+
Annual service hours by students

Service

There are plenty of ways to perform community service in your spare time at Oxford. It’s also woven into the curriculum through theory practice–service learning courses, where you take what you’ve learned out into the real world. Either way, our students are committed to service.
An Oxford student tutors a young girl
Oxford students celebrate Diwali

Diversity

Diversity at Oxford comes in all ways and forms. But underneath it all, we’re a community of singular individuals who value difference and come together to celebrate our unique perspectives through campus programming or just living and learning together.

Traditions

From your first hours on campus to your last, you’ll find a community rooted in tradition. You’ll carry memories of these traditions with you as you move on to the Atlanta campus and make new memories there. Here are a few:

  • Dooley, Emory’s unofficial skeletal mascot, who first came to “life” on the Oxford campus
  • Oxford Olympics, orientation games where winners get perpetual bragging rights
  • Pancake Breakfast, where staff and faculty flip flapjacks and serve students during finals
  • Stress Busters, a petting zoo on the Quad that provides finals stress relief

students tug-of-war at the Oxford olympix
An Oxford student holds up a bunch of radishes from the organic farm

Sustainability

Our commitment to sustainability is found everywhere you look on campus. From the abundant recycling bins on campus, to our zero waste commitment in the dining hall, to energy-saving transportation options like bikes, shuttles, and car sharing, we continue to work on lessening our impact on the environment.

At the core of our commitment to sustainable living is the Oxford College Organic Farm, a learning laboratory that provides fresh fruits and vegetables to the campus and to the greater community.

Athletics

With 9 varsity sports for men and women as well as club and intramural sports, Oxford students have plenty of ways to stay active. Or get a workout joining the campus community cheering for Oxford teams. Additionally, the Center for Healthful Living offers programs that promote fitness and healthy choices for the entire campus community.
Oxford Men's Tennis team pose with their 2015 NJCAA Championship trophy
Oxford student actors perfoming a play

Arts

There’s a full schedule of visiting lecturers and performers, films, and other cultural events at Oxford each semester. Tarbutton Performing Arts Center houses music/choral classrooms, rehearsal and gallery space, and a black box theater. It’s the hub of arts activity on campus. Take a virtual tour of Tarbutton.
Raquel Solla

“One of the trademarks of Oxford College is the opportunity it provides its students to develop into leaders from their very first semester on campus. One of my favorite parts of life at Oxford, without a doubt, are those leadership opportunities.”

Raquel Solla Political Science Major Windsor, Connecticut