Campus Life

Gettysburg students are curious and dedicated. They are constantly refining their skills and exploring new interests—always in an effort to find the most authentic and meaningful way to make an impact.

Life at Gettysburg is yours to create, define, and experience. What happens outside of the classroom is a vital extension of your academic pursuit. Get ready to make it your own.

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved. You will find your niche, your passion. But if you don’t, you will be inspired and encouraged to create one. A lot of Gettysburg students do.

In and outside of the classroom, there is a contagious energy and inquisitiveness within Gettysburg students. Read some of their stories.

A Day at Gettysburg

Life at Gettysburg is yours to create, define, and experience. What happens outside of the classroom is a vital extension of your academic pursuit. Get ready to make it your own.

Student Spotlight

Phoebe Doscher

In her words: Phoebe Doscher ’22 shares first-year reflections on campus life

Liz Rose ’19

In her words: Liz Rose ’19 answers “Why Gettysburg”

“Not everyone is here for the same reasons, but all of you already share a common link—you saw something in this campus, this community, and this education that inspired you.” –Liz Rose ’19

y Abdul-Karim ’18

Creating Social Change: Ty Abdul-Karim ’18

As a Gettysburg student, Ty Abdul-Karim established “The Fellaship”—a group designed to unite African American males on campus, spur social change, and foster support and understanding.

Emily Vega

Emily Vega ’19: Building community, bridging divides

Clubs and Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

With more than 120 clubs and organizations, it is easy to get involved — academic, arts & music, cultural, media, political, religious, service, social, sports and outdoors, and more. All are run by students, and create more than 1,000 leadership opportunities.
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GLC Leadership Conference

Leadership & Service

Leadership and service are integrally related. Students are active participants in their communities—working on projects that make a real impact and gaining leadership experience.
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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Gettysburg is committed to cultivating a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming campus that prepares students to thrive in and contribute productively to an increasingly interconnected society.
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Athletics

Athletics, Recreation, & Fitness

With 24 varsity sports that compete at the NCAA Division III intercollegiate level, Gettysburg is a founding member of the Centennial Conference. An active campus recreation and intramural program that includes club sports and fitness classes will also keep you moving.
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Campus Life

Campus Living

There is a lot to love about living and eating on campus.
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Health and Wellness

Health & Wellness

Access to resources regarding your health and wellness is an important part of life on campus and promoting healthy lifestyles and decision-making.
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