It extends beyond the classroom, supports your development as a leader and encourages a healthy lifestyle. You will graduate prepared to manage the challenges of our global and digital future.

Clubs and Organizations

The annual Club Fair held soon after your arrival gives you the chance to explore membership in more than 30 clubs and organizations. For a complete listing of clubs and organizations, click here.

Wellness Programs

Learning how to take care of yourself and relieve stress will support your success at Salem and for the rest of your life! Salem offers health and fitness programs including group fitness classes, such as yoga and pilates, and bikes are available for checkout at the Info Desk in the Student Center. Whether on foot or on bike, plan to explore local fitness trails, bike paths in the Village of Old Salem, the Greenway to Salem Lake, and the city’s new Innovation Quarter. Salem’s student-led Women in Nature (WIN) program sponsors trips to explore the great outdoors, including camping, hiking, and rock climbing trips in the beautiful Western North Carolina mountains and around the state. Connect with the Women in Nature group on facebook: SalemCollegeWIN.

Spiritual Life

You will find a rich and vibrant spiritual life at Salem. Rev. Dr. Amy Rio, the College Chaplain, works with campus ministries representing a variety of faith traditions. The student-led Interfaith Council sponsors discussions, worship services, and special events highlighting the campus’ religious diversity. Ministry groups often partner with clubs from other campuses for fellowship activities. Want to learn more? Visit the Spiritual Life section of our website.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a member of the College’s richly diverse campus community, you will participate in activities and programs designed to cultivate the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to be successful in our increasingly diverse multicultural society. The Office of Diversity and Inclusiveness collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to offer you exemplary learning experiences in and beyond the classroom. Click here to visit our Diversity and Inclusion section of the website to find out more.

Leadership Salem

As a Salem student, you can distinguish your college experience by participating in Leadership Salem, a comprehensive three-tiered women’s leadership and professional development program:

Success @ Salem—Success @ Salem is a year-long leadership program, specifically designed for all First Year students to assist with the transition to college life.   

iLEAD: Immersion into Leadership and Diversity—iLEAD provides you with opportunities to develop the knowledge, awareness, and skills to reach your highest potential in this global and digital century and to attain the qualities that 21st-century employers value most. This program is open to all students, and upon completion, you will earn the 1772 Society designation.

Emerging Leaders—Through the support, partnership, and generosity of BB&T, the BB&T Emerging Leaders Certification is based on the model that beliefs drive behaviors - which in turn produce results. These highly interactive sessions give students a better understanding of their individual leadership style and how they can lead others more effectively. Students are given the opportunity to identify their signature strengths, leadership preferences, and ultimately articulate their leadership purpose. Upon completion of the certification, students will leave with practical tools and strategies that they can use immediately as a leader.

If you want to gain confidence and competence as you identify and build your potential leadership abilities from the inside out, then Leadership Salem is the program for you.


Monica Boyd
Monica Boyd
Director of Student Professional Development
(336) 917-5579

Amy Rio
Amy Rio
(336) 917-5087