There is a lot going on at Vassar — over 1,000 campus-wide events annually. That figure includes lectures by well-known scholars and public figures as well as concerts, films, dramatic productions, art exhibitions, conferences, and social, cultural, and athletic events. Many of these events are student initiated — planned, publicized, and carried out by 100+ student organizations.
At a lot of other schools, the campus activities administrator is responsible for programming; s/he typically puts together a list of big-name entertainers (rock bands, comedians, etc.) and then submits it to a student committee for their input. At Vassar, it’s the other way around. A student organization called ViCE (Vassar Campus Entertainment) is responsible for bringing in outside entertainers, with the Campus Activities staff acting as facilitators.