Confused about all these acronyms you keep hearing? Want to know where you can go on campus for help or just to find friends? We've put together a master list of people, places, and spaces that you should know about to make life at Dartmouth a lot easier.

Where to Get Academic Help:

RWIT: RWIT (research, writing, and information technology) is a free peer tutoring service that is dedicated to helping students develop their writing skills and more effective strategies for generating and communicating ideas. RWIT tutors are skilled writers that are able to help across a large variety of academic disciplines. They are especially popular for first-year writing/seminar courses. Don't be afraid to schedule an appointment or show up for their drop-in hours when you have a writing assignment.  

Study Groups: Study Groups are weekly meetings with a group of students from your class led by a trained leader (usually another student who did well in the class previously). They can be helpful for reviewing material and clearing up any confusion, especially before a test. There are Study Groups in Math, Science, Econ, and Psych/Ling classes. 

Tutor Clearinghouse: Peer tutors are available to you for about every class you can imagine. These tutors are people who previously did well in the class and can now provide guidance and class-specific strategies to help you succeed in class. Tutoring is free for up to 3 hours a week. After that, it's $12/hour or $15/hour for Engineering tutors.

National Society of Black Engineers: NSBE’s mission is to increase the number of Black engineers excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. They focus on providing academic and professional support, mentorship, and supporting non-STEM majors through their STEM distributive requirements.

Women in Science Program (WISP)

Women in Computer Science (WICS)

Dartmouth Minorities in Business Association (DMBA)

Digital Arts, Leadership, and Innovation Lab (DALI Lab)

Jones Media Center

Dean's Office

  • Dean's Office of Student Consultants (DOSCs)


Spaces and Clubs on Campus

The Afro-American Society: The AAm is an organization dedicated to addressing the needs of Black students at Dartmouth. The AAm regularly holds General Body Meetings every Thursday.

Dartmouth African Students Association: DASA works to represent, and be the face of, the African continent and the African diaspora on the Dartmouth College campus. They aim to foster a strong African community on campus and to build unshakeable bonds.

Dartmouth Caribbean Connections: DCC strives to celebrate and educate the Dartmouth community about Caribbean culture.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: The NAACP's principal objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of United States and eliminate race prejudice. The NAACP seeks to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic processes.

Music in Color (MIC): MIC is an a Capella group at Dartmouth College that works to share the experience of students of color on campus through song performances.

Water Works: A weekly class sponsored by IDE to teach students of color how to swim. This is taught by another student of color. You are going to need to pass a swim test to graduate, so this class is highly recommended if you aren't a strong swimmer!

Men of Color Alliance (MOCA)

Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL)

Black Girls are Magic (BGAM)

Dartmouth Center for Social Impact

Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association (BADA)

Dartmouth Alliance for Children of Color (DACC)

Gospel Choir


8-Ball Hall

Shabazz LLC


Bethel Campus Fellowship


Who and Where to Go to for Support

Dean’s Office Student Consultants

Sexual Assault Peer Advocates (SAPA)

Movement against violence (MAV)

Undergraduate Advisors (UGA)

WISE Campus Advocate

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) 

Counseling and Human Development (CHD)

Dick’s House

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC)

Center for Professional Development (CPD)

Dean and Counselor on call



*This list is constantly being updated. If your organization hasn't made it up there or doesn't have a description yet we guarantee that it will soon.