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Undergraduate Association (UA)

Student government at Nazareth College is organized through the UA. Every student matriculated at the College becomes a member of the association. The UA's aim is to support the academic, social, cultural, and political needs of students. It serves as a vital communication link among students, faculty, and administration. The UA office is located in the Otto A. Shults Community Center across from the office of student development. All students, faculty members, and administration are urged to visit the office to meet student leaders and discuss various facets of student life.

Since student involvement is essential for the association to exist and function in a manner supportive of the student body, UA meetings are open to all students. Copies of the UA constitution are available to students on request.

For more information, contact the UA at or student activities at 389-2331 / 389-2320.

UA-Chartered Clubs and Organizations

The UA encompasses more than 50 student clubs and organizations. It is these clubs and organizations that provide many of the social, educational, and spiritual activities of the Nazareth community. View the full list and learn more about what each club/organization offers.

Special Events and College Traditions

Special social and recreational highlights are scheduled throughout each year, including Orientation, Reunion Weekend, Family Weekend, the Formal, Siblings Weekend, Springfest Weekend, and Commencement. Lectures, movies, and art exhibits are also regularly scheduled throughout the year, as well as performances by touring professionals at the Nazareth College Arts Center.

Each full-time undergraduate Nazareth student is entitled to one free ticket to all Arts Center sponsored events (some restrictions apply to Garth Fagan and Rochester City Ballet performances). Part-time undergraduate students are eligible for one free ticket per semester.

Radio Station

Nazareth's campus radio station, WNAZ (cable channel 4), is housed in the Shults Center and is operated entirely by students.

Student Diversity Resource Center

An initiative between the office of student activities and the UA, the Student Diversity Resource Center opened in fall 2004 in the Shults Center. Currently, 13 UA clubs specifically represent diversity interests among undergraduate students. The center features a drop-in lounge for students with resources available on a sign-out basis and work space for all the diversity clubs.

For more information contact the UA office at

Music Ensembles

The department of music hosts a full complement of music ensembles for both majors and non-majors. These include the Men's Choral Ensemble, Women's Choral Ensemble, Chamber Choir (by audition), Concert Band, the Nazareth College Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combo. Other ensembles open for participation include the Brass Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, Piano Ensemble, Opera Workshop, Percussion Ensemble, Saxophone Quartet, Chamber Music for Strings, and Clarinet choir. The music department also has a pep band that plays for home basketball games.

For information on participation, additional ensemble opportunities, and private-lesson instructionals, please contact the department of music at ext. 2700.

Theatrical Productions

The department of theatre arts and Nazareth Theatre League produce four major theatrical productions each academic year, all of which are directed either by faculty or guest directors. Two are produced in the Studio 48 Theater, and two in the Callahan Theater. Additionally, student-directed one-acts are produced as a requirement of the directing course.

The music department produces an opera each year and the foreign language department regularly produces a foreign language play. Extracurricular theatrical opportunities produced by students are also routinely mounted in A13, A14, Wilmot Recital Hall, and the Linehan Chapel. Auditions for any production and membership in the Nazareth College Theatre League are open to all Nazareth College students.

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