• Student Services

    Learn about our Academic Resource Center (ARC)

  • Get Involved

    The Dean of Students’ Office and the Student Coordinating Committee (SCC) work together to promote self-care and community

  • Student Colloquia

    View a sampling of colloquia titles from our Clinical Psychology doctoral students.

Student Organizations

The Dean of Students’ Office works with the Student Coordinating Committee (SCC) and the student organizations at William James to enrich the college’s community.  Through collaboration and support we continue to grow connections in our community.  Our office is more than happy to assist students interested in starting a new organization.  On this page you can find a list of this year’s registered student groups.  As well, below are resources to assist groups in having a successful year, and information on how to start a new organization.

  • Student Group Guidelines:  Information on how to develop, register, and lead a successful student group.
  • Checklist for a Successful Student-Run Event: If your student group  is planning an event, you can use this checklist to ensure you take all the necessary steps to make it a success.  Also, you can always reach out to the Dean of Students office to guide you through the planning of any type of event.
  • Constitution of the Student Coordinating Committee: The Student Coordinating Committee (SCC) is William James College's student government where student voices are heard and growth is made.  If you are interested in how they are structured please feel free to check out their constitution.  More information about the SCC can also be found below.

William James College offers a number of student-led organizations.  Organizations are open to all students.

African Latino Asian Native and Arab American - ALANAA


  • Open to all students
  • Engage in discussions about ethnic related issues as it pertains to fields of mental health
  • Experience a sense of community and belonging
Christian Fellowship Group

kelsey_ chambers@williamjames.edu

The purpose of the Christian fellowship group is to provide a warm, loving and supportive atmosphere where fellow Christian believers and individuals who may be interested in the Christian faith can come together to socialize, worship, pray and encourage each other.

Clinical Applications of Mindfulness


The purpose of this group is to

  1. share information about research, practice, conferences, and funding opportunities related to mindfulness in clinical psychology; 
  2. create a clearinghouse and convening body for students who use mindfulness as part of their clinical psychology work to share best practices;
  3. foster connection with Massachusetts professional organizations, such as the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School; and
  4. serve and inform the broader William James community through guest speakers or other professional development opportunities.

Health Psychology


  • This group is open to all WJC students who are interested in health psychology.
  • This group will strive to be a place for WJC students to connect, build relationships, learn from each other’s experiences and share opportunities in the field of health psychology as they arise.
  • This group will seek to network and build relationships within the community to increase our knowledge and exposure to health professionals throughout the area.
  • This group will aim to participate in philanthropic events as a way to bring awareness, build relationships and show support.

Military Community


  • Provides support to our military and their families
  • For veterans, military or military connected members of our community
Opioid Crisis and Advocacy


Our mission is to advocate, celebrate, and inspire recovery as well as inform and raise awareness about the pervasiveness of the opioid crisis.

Rainbow Alliance


  • All are welcome
  • Discuss LGBTQ issues at William James College and Beyond
  • Participate in an LGBTQ Mentoring Program

For those of you who do not know, the month of June is nationally designated as Pride month in memory of a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in NYC in late June 1969. This raid set off a series of protests and riots advocating for LGBT rights, and is considered the impetus for the current LGBT rights movement. (There's lots of pretty good info about the history of Gay Pride on Wikipedia.)

There are many Pride events to attend in Boston, you can check them out on www.bostonpride.org. All are welcome to all events - you don't have to identify as LGB T to have fun at Pride events or to recognize Pride as an important part of engendering equality in our society.

School Psychology Social Club


The purpose of the group is to foster connectedness among cohorts, create opportunities for networking and informal mentoring, and, of course, have fun. Lets also not forget that it would act as a great form of self care!
Student Coordinating Committee


  • William James College's student government where student voices are heard and growth is made.
  • For students interested in making a difference and improving the learning experience

The SCC is comprised of two co-chairs, class representatives, and student representatives to various administrative and school committees that work to represent the voice of the entire student body. The Student Coordinating Committee acts as a vital link in the flow of communication between all the various constituencies within the school. Students serving on the SCC are an integral part of the majority of faculty and administrative committees that exist in the school. Students are provided a voice in much of the decision-making that occurs at William James College and are afforded the opportunity to represent the interest of their peers throughout our community.

The SCC provides a great opportunity to become acquainted with the MSSP community. Becoming involved helps to maintain the consideration of students’ perspectives and needs as well as assuring a sense of community among the students, faculty, and administration. The SCC is also working to establish more student-led groups and to aid in planning additional educational and social activities.

In the meantime, we'd like to introduce you to MyCampus and its various components. On MyCampus you will find access to library information, department documents (registrar, financial aid etc.), and the SCC homepage. There is also a "Student Marketplace" located on MyCampus, where you can list things you'd like to sell (books, furniture, etc), jobs wanted/available, housing and roommate requests, and much more. It’s like William James College’s version of “Craigslist.” This is a great way to become familiar with some of the other things that our community has to offer.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education