In her 1911 essay "Female Suffrage," Mary Eleta Witmer analyzes the history and condition of the Suffrage movement. She argues that the American Suffrage movement has fallen short due to its association with such groups as socialists, abolitionists, and orthodox theology. Witmer closes her essay by comparing the strengths and weaknesses of the American and English Suffrage movements.
In 1994, the Equality House gained Student Senate Recognition. According to their constitution the purpose was to establish "equal opportunity for every person without regards for the indivdual's sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, and monetary or physical status... The Equality House is formed with the purpose of working for the development and preservation of the Equal Rights of every person in the Dickinson Community."
Founded in the early 2000s, AIDS Awareness in Dickinson Society (A.A.I.D.S.) sought to promote AIDS awareness through education and activism. According to their constitution "The Purpose of A.A.I.D.S. is to provide the community with the realities of AIDS and its impact on the world. This organization is the first student group to offer such contributions to the college community." A.A.I.D.S. was not affiliated with any other campus group.