At Wesleyan, we hope you will be empowered to engage with our community and take the opportunity to design what your four years looks like. We want our students to get off the sidelines and play an active role in shaping their community and their individual experience. It’s easy to do here, and it starts just by showing up and participating. Join something. Don’t see a group that fits your interests? Start one!
Student involvement opportunities help build a campus community in which students have ownership over their experience and develop not only as scholars, but as well-rounded individuals. Engagement in co-curricular endeavors provides a balance between intellectual and personal development. Participation aids students in becoming ethical, responsible, and self-disciplined leaders; challenges them to develop an appreciation for civility and diversity; prepares them for community leadership and citizenship; and supports them in an environment that embraces discourse and the exchange of ideas.
Students receive practical experience and advising via their roles in student organizations that directly translate into professional skills, giving students a leg up in their chosen careers. In addition to gaining friends and connections, they practice organizational leadership, financial management, decision-making, accountability, marketing, and recruitment/retention efforts.
Campus involvement comes in many forms, but through all of the opportunities to engage, students celebrate their own, and each other’s contributions to life at WVWC and the larger community.
The coordination of student organizations, budget allocations, campus events, as well as the oversight of quality of life issues on campus and in the residence halls all fall under the responsibilities of Student Senate.
Membership consists of student representatives as well as representatives of campus organizations, faculty, and administration. Student Senate meets bi-weekly to facilitate campus communication and to provide leadership in dealing with campus problems and issues. Meetings of Student Senate are open to all who are interested. Students are also encouraged to get involved with student government via their individual Class Councils.
Whether through Greek Life, performing arts, or academic department, there is always something to do, see, or experience on campus. Additionally, our student programming board, Bobcat Entertainment makes sure that there is always a full calendar of events free and open to all students. Keep an eye out around campus for calendars and event postings. Be sure to download the WVWC app on your phone so that you have all the latest event updates at your fingertips to you never miss out on an opportunity.
Greek Life has a rich history on campus. Fraternal organizations have existed on Wesleyan campus since 1925. Greek chapters focus on academic integration, leadership development, civic engagement, and character/values congruence.
Our campus is home to five national fraternities, and four national sororities, including:
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Gamma Delta
Alpha Xi Delta
Zeta Tau Alpha
Alpha Sigma Phi
Approximately one-third of Wesleyan students are members of a Greek organization. Our Membership actively participates in a variety of on and off campus organizations. These organizations value academic scholarship and encourage it in their members. The average GPA of all Greek students has exceeded the College average GPA every semester since 2001. Fraternities and sororities also heavily stress philanthropy and giving back to our campus and community. In fact, these organizations donate a combined total of over 10,000 volunteer hours annually.
Each fraternity and sorority is unique, and all offer members a connection with fellow students and alumni through relationships that continue long after college.
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John Bohman ’90
Director of Greek Life