Student Life at Fisher

At Fisher, what happens outside of the classroom is just as important as what happens inside, and is an integral part of your college experience.

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Student-Run Organizations

It’s easy to get involved in one or more student clubs and organizations at Fisher. With more than 70 student-run groups, there is something for everyone. From Biology Club to Sport Management Club and Dance Club to Investment Club, you are sure to find a fit!

Check out our Student Club Profiles to get a taste of some of the clubs Fisher offers!

The Campus Life website also maintains a listing of all the current student clubs and organizations on campus.

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Ties to the Community

Whether you participate in service-learning, college-sponsored service trips, or student-led service activities, an underlying thread at Fisher is this: your experience interacting with others in the local, regional, and even global communities will prepare you for real-world accomplishment.

Learn more about Community Service at Fisher.

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Learning By Doing

Fisher believes in the value of experience. When you expose yourself to new situations—from meticulously recording data in a research lab, to performing on-the-job work at an internship, to communicating with residents of a foreign country—you not only complement your classroom learning, but you learn things in ways you won’t soon forget.

Learn more about Experiential Learning at Fisher.

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Cardinal Athletics

At Fisher, athletic competition will bring out your best. Our student-athletes are good citizens, respectful of others, and involved in serving the community.

Fisher competes in NCAA Division III as part of the Empire 8 Athletic Conference, the ECAC, and the Liberty League. Choose from 23 varsity sports as well as several club and intramural teams.

Visit the Athletics website for more information.

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Friendly Atmosphere

The “Fisher family” includes everyone on campus, and you’ll notice that cohesiveness from the start. Whether it’s a passing smile on the sidewalk, a fellow student or professor holding a door as you approach, or respectful debate and discussion in the classroom, the atmosphere on campus is one of caring, acceptance, and trust.

Student & Faculty Profiles

Isabel Hansen

Isabel Hansen '18

Isabel Hansen, from Cropseyville, a suburb of Albany, first came to Fisher for an overnight visit during her senior year. It was then when she fell in love with the campus and knew that it was the right fit.

The College’s School of Business reputation helped her set her sights on studying management, and she is enjoying the small class sizes as they allow her to really get to know her professors and participate more in class.

So far, the Great Beginnings program is her best memory because it was when she met a lot of her classmates, which was important since she isn't from Rochester.

What are some of her other favorites? Taco Tuesday in the dining hall and the writing course she took in her Learning Community.

Isabel would tell anyone considering Fisher to take advantage of the overnight visit to get a first-hand look at what life as a Fisher student would really be like.


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