Dear 100 Hour Board,
Are there any "secret" clubs or organizations here on campus? (something akin to The Dead Poets Society)
Have you ever heard of the 100 Hour Board? I hear that they are all really smart and secret and no one knows who they are. And they're really cool. And they write stuff.
The coolest, most secret club I knew of was the Frère Rubik Secret Club. It was a club where I would tell myself lots of secrets. Unfortunately, the first rule of the Frère Rubik Secret Club was "Don't Talk About the Frère Rubik Secret Club Because In the Instant In Which You Talk About the Frère Rubik Secret Club the Frère Rubik Secret Club Shall Cease to Be Secret and Therefore Shall Cease to Exist," so that club's not around anymore, which is a shame.
But, I am also aware of another secretive group that organizes Silent Dance Parties on and around BYU campus. You'll know them when you see a group of people wearing headphones and all dancing in time. 'Tis a strange sight indeed.
Finally, this may not have been the work of a club or organization, but last semester someone was hiding potatoes in the most ingenious of places all around campus and I had the strongest urge to track them down and give them a medal.
Dear Neil Perry,
The Secret Nap Society used to post and review nap spots. I don't know if they are still active, but I did see a recruitment letter once in one of their nap spots. Alas, I didn't get around to joining them at the time, but I still find their archives useful.
The 5th Chapter might fit the feel of what you are looking for. They are a group that formed 10 years ago and originally played "library tag" and did other secretive-ish stuff. I can´t quite tell from the article I linked whether the 5th Chapter is still active.
The Great Train Robbery was a group that left recruitment "tickets" around campus and organized flash mobs. Since I haven't seen either the cards or the flash mobs around for a couple years, I assume the organizer graduated and moved on with life. I might remember the email to contact the organizer, though, so let me know if you want me to try to find them.
And yeah, there's us. Like the 5th Chapter, we also have a hollow library book. Unlike the 5th Chapter, we are hopelessly humble and don't let our massive obscurity and omniscience get to our heads.
--Ardilla Feroz from Cochabamba, Bolivia
P.S. If you want to talk about cool secret places on campus, the best way to see them is by joining a security team on campus (i.e. Building or Library Security). Each has their own perks—for example, the Library guards apparently have Nerf wars in the library after hours from time to time. Sounds better than library tag.