Have a love for quirkiness? Not into joining your run-of-the-mill school paper or homecoming committee? Last year we compiled a list of 15 crazy college clubs, but there’s plenty more craziness out there if you’re willing to look for it. From a murder mystery club to a pizza crust appreciation club, check out the wacky options that await you at schools all around the country!
Western Washington University – Foulplay: A Murder Mystery Club
Murder mysteries are no longer just for the detectives in books and movie—now you can become a sleuth too at Western Washington University! The Foulplay club lets you act out your Sherlock fantasies by giving you the chance to play elaborate murder mystery games. At a game, you’re given a character book and have a few hours to figure out who the murderer is while cautiously interacting with your fellow friends—who may be your enemies! According to the Foulplay Facebook page, “It’s to DIE for!”
Florida State University – The Flying High Circus
There are only two collegiate circuses in America, and FSU has one of them. Students make the costumes, put up the tent, produce the shows, and perform in all the acts! According to their website, the Flying High Circus was created to help integrate men and women when the school became coed, which means it’s been empowering awesome collegiettes for years.
Kutztown University – The Medieval Renaissance Club
Sick and tired of the same-old same-old college lifestyle? Wishing you could just go back to a time when things were simpler and people fought with swords? Then you should head on over to Kutztown University, where the Medieval Renaissance Club hosts a Dinner Theater in the fall and a Renaissance Faire in the spring. Their website also says you’re encouraged to learn skills from the time period “such as carpentry, weaving and chain mail.” Forget Facebook; stage combat sounds much more fun.
Tufts University – Free Compliments
Sometimes you feel best about yourself when you’re telling other people what you like about them. That’s what the Tufts Free Compliments club is all about—just letting people know what’s great about them to brighten up their day! Members stand outside a building on campus with signs that say “Free compliments” and shout niceties at anyone who walks by. In a Her Campus Tufts article on the group, one of the members said that they “compliment everyone that walks past, regardless of age, gender, race, whether they have headphones on, whether they are on the phone, whether they are walking and talking with a group, etc.” Sounds like the perfect way to make your day while also making someone else’s!