Student Groups

Currently there are three public health student groups on campus. These groups are one way to meet other students with a common interest and get involved in the community.

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

Co-directors tabling at the Purple Key Fair

The Williams College MRC creates opportunities for students interested in public health, healthcare, and community empowerment to receive first hand experience before embarking on their journeys beyond Williams.

Members receive training, which includes CPR and first aid, that equips them to respond effectively during emergencies. Activities promoting health, such as health fairs, flu clinic assistance, blood drives, nutrition andexercise education, are also critical aspects of this MRC chapter.

Our mission is to help build a safer, healthier community that promotes well being within Williams College. We envision a campus with a strong, dependable student body that is prepared to provide servicesduring emergencies, provide health education to the public, and strengthen the community at large.

Williams Initiative for Global Health (WIGH)


Interested in Global Health or Public Health? The Williams Initiative for Global Health provides opportunities for student involvement in projects such as

  • Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University
  • Sending Medical Supplies Overseas
  • Bi-annual Global Health Disparities Magazine (Written by students, for students)
  • HIV/AIDS Campaign
  • Professors’ Panels & Catered Dinners
  • Film Screenings
  • Public Health Concentrators Dinners

Partners in Health: Engage, Williams

Founded in 1987, Partners in Health (PIH) is an organization dedicated to the achievement of social justice in the provision of healthcare worldwide.  PIH has ongoing public health projects in Haiti, Malawi, and Rwanda, and several other countries around the globe.  Last year, PIH created Partners in Health: Engage to increase fundraising, promote advocacy, and raise awareness at a grassroots level for the work that PIH is currently engaged in. There are currently 38 active PIH: Engage communities around on college campuses and in major cities around the country.  The PIH: Engage chapter at Williams will be fundraising, advocating, and educating specifically on behalf of PIH’s fight against multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Lesotho.