Clubs, Activities, and Student Leadership

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Tafties are more than just students, they are activists, athletes, actors, and authors. They celebrate culture, catch fish, and create art. They are leaders, readers, and eaters. Whatever your passion, there is a way to indulge it at Taft, through our wide range of clubs, networks, publications, and organizations.

Taft hosts an activities fair near the start of each academic year, where students can learn about the roster of clubs and organizations currently active on campus. Tafties are always encouraged to bring new ideas to the community, or to bring back clubs that were once part of Taft’s history. With a solid game plan and a commitment from an advisor, the sky is the limit.

Clubs and Activities

Our broad and ever-changing list of clubs and programs includes, naming only a few:


  • Debate Club
  • Economics Team
  • FLIP (Forensic Studies)
  • Geography Club
  • History Club
  • Math Team
  • Quiz Bowl

Affinity, Ally, and Identity Groups

  • African Affinity Group
  • Asian Alliance Club
  • The Black Alliance Club
  • European Affinity Group
  • Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
  • Girl Up
  • Hong Chinese Alliance Club
  • Japanese Culture Club
  • LGBTQ+ Affinity Group
  • The Middle Eastern Youth Alliance
  • Model UN Club
  • Mosaic
  • Multiracial Affinity Group
  • The Muslim Affinity Group
  • Neurodiversity at Taft
  • Pan Asian Affinity Group
  • Shades
  • Somos Taft
  • SAC: South Asian Culture Club


  • Creative Writing Club
  • Fashion Design Club
  • Fleeting Thoughts
  • Hydrox (a cappella)
  • Illustration Club
  • International Film Club
  • Masque And Dagger
  • Oriocos (a cappella)
  • Poetry Club
  • Taft Dance Club


  • Entrepreneur Club
  • Female Entrepreneur Fellowship
  • Female Financial Literacy Club
  • Start Your Own Business
  • Taft Business Review
  • Taft Financial Society

Connecting our Community

  • Student Engagement Council
  • Sunshineology
  • Taft Book Club
  • Taft for Ukraine

Health, Wellness, Sports, Recreation

  • Bike Club
  • Climbing Club
  • Every Mind Matters
  • Girls with Gains (fitness)
  • Med Society
  • Public Health Club
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club


  • Democrats of Taft
  • The Political Awareness Club
  • The Republican Club

Publications and Media

  • Red Ink
  • Taft Radio
  • The Global Journal
  • The Taft Papyrus
  • Yearbook


  • Robotics
  • Sports Analytics Club
  • Taft Coding Club

Service, Social Consciousness, Philanthropy

  • Amnesty International Club
  • Community Service Board
  • The Red Rhino Fund
  • Rhino Reuse
  • Taft Habitat for Humanity
  • Taft Interact Club (Rotary International)
  • UNICEF Club
  • Veterans Awareness Fund

Special Interests

  • Chess Club
  • International Cooking Club
  • Knitting Club
  • Mahjong Club
  • Star Wars Club

Spiritual Life

  • JSO Jewish Student Organization
  • Religion and Spiritual Life Council
  • United Cultures at Taft

Student Leadership

Leadership opportunities abound at Taft. From positions in student government to team captainships, editorial posts, club and organization officers, or dorm monitors, there are many ways, both formal and informal, for students to build and share leadership skills while effecting positive change in our school community. Opportunities include, but are not limited to:


Taft on Leadership

Leadership is choosing to act with empathy, integrity and courage to help one’s group achieve its goals.

Expectations for Taft’s Student Leaders:
  • I will be principled in my actions, ambitious in my goals, energetic in my duties, open-minded in my interactions with others and respectful in my communications with everyone.
  • I understand that the role of class committee member/school monitor/dormitory monitor is constantly changing and that circumstances may require difficult decisions and different tasks than have been required in the past.
  • I will invest myself in the process of learning good leadership.
  • I will work with faculty and my fellow committee members/monitors to construct an identity for my group that encompasses a diversity of viewpoints and serves the larger Taft community.
  • In order to act with moral authority, I will conduct myself in accordance with the Honor Code, the rules of the community and with the highest personal integrity.

The Red Plate Society: Culture, Connection, and Community

Five student chefs are bringing the Taft community together one dish at a time.

Tafties Attend United Nations SDG Action Day

Seniors Rina Kurihara and Theresa Alves recently had the opportunity to serve as delegates at the United Nations’ 2023 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Action Weekend at UN headquarters in New York City.