The Wesleyan Student Assembly hosted the 25th annual Student Groups Fair Sept. 16 on Andrus Field. The campus-wide event provided an opportunity for all students to learn about new and established student groups, network with different academic departments, and interact with vendors from the local Middletown community. Wesleyan boasts more than 250 clubs and student groups.
Throw Culture is Wesleyan’s mixed ultimate frisbee team. The group has regular practices to prepare for tournaments throughout the year. The team is an open space for everyone to come play and learn ultimate.
Wesleyan’s Stained Glass Club teaches students how to cut and solder stained glass.
The Wesleyan Sailing Team is intercollegiate, competing throughout New England. As a club team, the group welcomes sailors from all experience levels, beginner to expert. Wesleyan Sailing practices on Lake Pocotopaug in nearby East Hampton, Conn. from September to early November and from mid-March to early May.
Wesabi is Wesleyan’s Anime and Gaming club. Members provide insight and appreciation of Japanese animation and host video gaming socials.
Hermes is Wesleyan’s longest running progressive publication. Writers aim to provide a more political, critical, and analytical outlet for campus opinion. Hermes is organized in a collective and horizontal spirit and wants anyone who is interested to participate.
The Wesleyan Refugee Project (WRP) brings together dedicated volunteers from the Wesleyan student body to support the Connecticut refugee community and raises awareness to the current worldwide refugee crisis. Members have the opportunity to volunteer with refugees at Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), a nonprofit organization that resettles refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan, Congo, Sudan, and numerous other countries. The Wesleyan Refugee Project will connect group members with projects at IRIS helping refugees and asylum-seekers access affordable housing, health care, and education.
Ujamaa is Wesleyan’s Black Student Union committed to the exploration and celebration of Blackness. Members are dedicated to educating their communities, and building strong individual and collective characters. Through continuous efforts to remain socially aware and politically active, the group works to build effective leaders for the Wesleyan community and the world.
Wesleyan’s Movember Club encourages male students to grow mustaches during the month of November and raise awareness for men’s health.
The Asian American Student Collective strives to strengthen the voices of Asian Americans through social awareness, progressive action, and political empowerment. The group works to build coalitions with other student of color groups and opens up channels of communication and dialogue among Asian American and Asian students and the greater community. Through presentation and discussion of engaging art, media, and speech, the students hope to promote an awareness and deeper understanding of Asian American concerns.
Prometheus is a performance group that specializes in fire and prop manipulation. Practices are focused on skill learning and skill sharing. (Photos by Rebecca Goldfarb Terry ’19 and Caroline Kravitz ’19)