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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Dr. Whitney Rapp
Associate Professor, School of Education
Dr. Rapp came to Fisher full-time in 2002 after serving as an adjunct instructor in 2001. She was immediately attracted to the collaborative, close-knit community here, and was impressed by how well the faculty and staff across campus knew each other and worked together, and how well they knew the students.
She calls Fisher a "nurturing place to be a faculty member," having found many opportunities to collaborate with colleagues as well as opportunities to continually improve and develop new courses, programs, and teaching methods.
Having had many students stay in her mind through the years, she recalls one student in particular who questioned things in a way that no student had questioned her before. Those questions challenged her to articulate her own experiences and the evolution of her dedication to full inclusion of all students.
"My job was not to change his mind or tell him my way was right, but to offer him a new perspective to consider,” she says. “He was open to that new perspective and considered it deeply. We are both better teachers for it."
Rapp is continually awed by the endeavors and accomplishments of the education students, noting that Fisher is a place for students to get involved, be challenged, and grow.