Within Kitasato University, the Kitasato University Kitasato Society allows students to study the spirit of cooperation and partnership and to cultivate humanity through extracurricular activities. This society supports a fulfilling campus life for students. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences contains its own division of Kitasato Society, an organization in which first-year students are official members and faculty/staff members are special members. Activities are funded by student dues paid to the Kitasato Society. If possible, we hope that all first-year students will flexibly participate in a variety of ways in events held by the Kitasato Society.
There is a phrase that says “study hard, play hard.” Students entering our university will begin earnest academic study and will also participate in club activities, and so on.
Konwa-kai exists to deepen relationships, between faculty and student at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences through shared hobbies and sports activities. In a different atmosphere from classes, students can enjoy a more fulfilling campus life, and can deepen interaction and bonds with teachers and students from other undergraduate schools. Therefore, we hope that students will actively take part. Konwa-kai provides a rare opportunity for freshmen to reach beyond their undergraduate school or department to enjoy broad and deep human interaction with other first-year students throughout Kitasato University.
There are two kinds of Konwa-kais: the regular Konwa-kais which were established by faculty members and the student-initiated Konwa-kais. As a general rule, each student is limited to participating in one group only.