From Cultural Discerners discussing popular culture in the residence halls to planning upcoming concerts and campus-wide conversations with popular artists, the Student Activities Office is a place that seeks to cultivate an appreciation of culture alongside an understanding of deeper redemptive stories.

Affiliated programs

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Student activities board
  • The Student Activities Board (SAB) is a volunteer group of students who work with the Student Activities Office (SAO) to discern what artists and films we should present.
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Cultural discerners
  • The CD curriculum has focused on developing skills for cultural discernment in aspects of popular culture with a view toward a skill set that could be applied to all parts of life.
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Pop Music Guild
  • The Pop Music Guild develops emerging student musicians and bands by providing them with mentoring and space for collaboration.

Festival of Faith and Music

The Festival of Faith & Music at Calvin College is a biennial conference that brings together musicians, critics, journalists, artists and listeners for three days of discussing and celebrating insightful music that explores, in some significant way, issues of faith.