Student Activities

Bard College Berlin encourages students to be creative and supports their initiatives through student projects that have academic relevance, artistic merit or make a substantial contribution to the social life of the college.

Spotlight on Student Clubs

Watch a video about Bard College Berlin’s Debate Club.

Student clubs and initiatives

Since Bard College Berlin is a small community, student clubs in the classical sense thrive alongside occasional self-organized events and gatherings. Everyone who is willing to initiate a student project in line with our principles as an intellectual community is highly encouraged to do so and has the support of the college.

Independent projects supported by Bard College Berlin have ranged from photo exhibitions, fashion shows, short films and music albums, to foreign language clubs, theatrical productions and various collaborative team projects such as the yearbooks, and the Student's Guide to Berlin.

Sample Clubs 2018–19

  • Politics, Rhetoric, and Debate Society (PRD) Expand for Politics, Rhetoric, and Debate Society (PRD)
  • Liberal Education Student Conference (LESC) Expand for Liberal Education Student Conference (LESC)
  • Bard Berlin Outdoor Education (BBOE) Expand for Bard Berlin Outdoor Education (BBOE)
  • Bard Acting Troupe (BAT)  Expand for Bard Acting Troupe (BAT) 
  • Emancipe Initiative Expand for Emancipe Initiative
  • Student Life Committee (SLC) Expand for Student Life Committee (SLC)
  • Student projects from previous years include: Expand for Student projects from previous years include: