Gargoyle Society

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Recent Delegations

118th Delegation (2011-2012):

117th Delegation (2011-2012):

Elizabeth Jimenez (President), Francesca Barrett, Nicholas Fogel, Elizabeth Jimenez, Mustafa Saadi, Newton Davis, Lisa Jaris, Tim Goggins, Tyler Holden, Andrea Lindsay, Ladd Hamrick, Krista Pickett, Peter Skipper, Chalita Washington

116th Delegation (2010-2011):

Hilary Dolstad (President), Aaron Flack, Ifiok Inyang, Jonathan Carroll, Emanuel Yekutiel, David Gorleku, Cadence Hardenbergh, Chandler Sherman, Francesca Barrett, Nicholas Fogel, Elizabeth Jimenez, Mustafa Saadi, Newton Davis

115th Delegation (2009-2010):

Anthony Coleman (President), Aaron Flack (Treasurer), Ifiok Inyang (Secretary), Samim Abedi, Thomas Rubinsky, Jonathan Galinsky, Tarik Elhussein, Michael Tcheyan, Nordia Savage, Elizabeth Brickley, Emanuel Yekutiel, Hilary Dolstad, David Gorleku

114th Delegation (2008-2009):

Rachel Ko (President), Eve Streicker (Treasurer), Andres Lopez (Secretary), Elizabeth Brickley, Anthony Coleman, Rashid Duroseau, Jeremy Goldstein, Nontombi Kraai, Sarah Moore, Aroop Mukharji, Peter Nurnberg, Thomas Rubinsky, Nordia Savage, Michael Smith, Michael Tcheyan, Kevin Waite.

113th Delegation (2007-2008):

Jose Pacas (President), Julia Kropp (Treasurer), Rashid Duroseau (Secretary), Morgan Goodwin, Kim Dacres, Phillip Carter, William Bruce, Eve Streicker, Rachel Ko, Peter Nurnberg, Michael Smith, Jeremy Goldstein, Kevin Waite

112th Delegation (2006-2007):

Katie Josephson (President), Charles Howard (Treasurer), Godfrey Bakuli, William Bruce, Kim Dacres, Nirmal Deshpande, Blake Emerson, Morgan Goodwin, Julia Kropp, Alexis Machabanski, Jose Pacas, Robert Streicker, Peter Tosirisuk

111th Delegation (2005-2006):

Katie Krause (President), Geri Ottaviano (Treasurer), Charles Howard (Secretary), Ainsley O'Connell (Vice President), Zachary Ulman, Andres Schabelman, Alan Cordova, Maurice Robinson, Cathy Mercado, Alexis Machabanski, Katie Josephson, Godfrey Bakuli.

History and Mission

In 1895 the founders of Gargoyle Society wrote, "The object of this organization shall be to discuss college matters, and take active steps for the advancement of Williams in every branch of college life and work, and to exert itself against anything which it considers detrimental to such advancement."

Gargoyle's commitment remains the same today. Every spring, Gargoyle elects several seniors and a few juniors based on self-nominations which demonstrate leadership capability and a strong commitment to improving Williams College.

As Gargoyle seeks to integrate the concerns of alumni, administration, faculty, and students, it provides an essential link between the past and the present at Williams, perpetuating a forum for the discussion of long-range as well as contemporary issues.


Past delegations of this honor society have been instrumental in founding the College Council, abolishing fraternities, and encouraging student input into administrative decisions by founding groups like the Committee on Undergraduate Life and the Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility.

In 1997-1998, the 103rd delegation of Gargoyle founded the Williams College Debate Union (WCDU) and held two wildly successful debates in Chapin Hall; worked to increase students-faculty interaction through a series of forums and other events; and organized an internship fair to help acquaint students with possibilities for summer and post-graduate employment.

Recently Gargoyle has proposed amendments to the Honor Code, hosted wildly successful biannual senior only parties to foster class cohesion, examined the Williams advisory system, lobbied the administration on behalf of club sports, hosted dinners to integrate the Center for Development Economics fellows into the broader Williams community, and hosted community discussions on important campus and international issues.

In the 2009-2010 academic year, the Gargoyle Society assembled a comprehensive business plan as part of a larger initiative to re-open the Log as a college space and is awaiting administrative approval.

Project Links and Additional Information

New York Times Coverage

  • See here for a reference to Gargoyle in the 5/31/1907 edition of the New York Times
  • See here for a reference to Gargoyle in the 5/31/1929 edition of the New York Times
  • See here for a reference to Gargoyle in the 5/31/1932 edition of the New York Times
  • See here for a reference to Gargoyle in the 5/31/1939 edition of the New York Times
  • See here for a reference to Gargoyle in the 8/30/1942 edition of the New York Times

Recent Record Coverage

Famous Alumni


See the Gargoyle Pictures page.