St. John Fisher College is a private liberal arts college founded in 1948 in Rochester, New York. Fisher is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education. Fisher is made up of five schools. It offers 35 undergraduate majors, as well as a variety of master and doctoral programs. One of its schools, The Wegmans School of Pharmacy is one of five pharmacy schools in New York State and is the first pharmacy school in the Greater Rochester community. The most popular majors at St. John Fisher College include Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Social Sciences; and Education. Nearly all first-year students receive some form of financial assistance. Need-based and merit-based scholarships, as well as grants, loans, and part-time employment, are available for eligible students. Two unique scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen. The College is also a founding member of the Empire 8 Athletic Association and competes with other full-member schools. Many campus clubs and organizations are available to students. Four of the major organizations on campus include the Student Government Association, the Student Activities Board, the Residence Hall Association, and Commuter Council. Other clubs include music groups, language clubs, cultural organizations, student publications, and intramural sports. Many academic departments also sponsor clubs. Fisher students can contribute to the community through a variety of service organizations including Students With a Vision and Colleges Against Cancer.