The Wesleyan Student Assembly hosted its annual Student Groups Fair Sept. 7 on Andrus Field. Wesleyan has more than 300 student-run groups, focusing on areas from the arts and publications to community service and sports.
Pangea is Wesleyan’s international student association. It exists as a platform for the promotion and exchange of cultural ideas within the international community. Members also share the cultures and perspectives of international students with the rest of the Wesleyan community.
The Wesleyan Sound Cooperative provides a public announcement (PA) system to student groups hosting gatherings, parties, musical performances, speakers, and other events. The co-op also offers a unique opportunity for students to learn about and operate a standard PA system, a skill that is useful in a variety of careers and extracurricular activities.
YAADI is the Jamaican student organization.
Wesleyan Korean Fan Dance (WesKoFan) and Korean KPop tabled together at the Student Activities Fair. Through collaboration with other members of the Wesleyan community, WesKoFan members choreograph and perform original fan dances in the traditional style, and dress and share aspects of traditional Korean culture on campus and in the greater Middletown community. KPop is a performance and visual arts organization that welcomes anyone wanting to dance to pop/modern music.
Veg Out is a student-run campaign that aims to increase awareness of the social, political, and environmental consequences of animal agriculture. The organization hosts bimonthly “Veg Out Tuesdays” with Bon Appetit.
The Wesleyan Chess Club (WesChess) provides a network for students to play one another and make small school-wide tournaments. Members meet for a few hours every week and provide lessons for newer chess players.
The Wesleyan Whale Conservation Association, or WesWhales, is an organization that promotes marine conservation. Members aim to educate the student body about inevitable environmental catastrophes on Earth and to conceptualize possible solutions for this global problem.
The Cardinal Cheerleading Club gathers to show support to Wesleyan’s athletic sports teams.
Members of the Blender Club gather to socialize and make everything from smoothies to milkshakes to guacamole in a blender.
Rho Epsilon Pi is Wesleyan’s only sorority. Its mission is to “cultivate the creativity, knowledge, and spiritual illumination of its members through a perpetual bond of friendship and sisterly affection to develop strong, passionate Women with a commitment to leadership, moral integrity, and community service for the betterment of the individual and the world.”
Chabad is a student group that provides an organizational structure for students to learn about Jewish heritage, partake in cultural events, and have the opportunity to participate in educational events throughout the school year, all in an open and nonjudgmental atmosphere.
The goal of WSA’s Project No Red Zone is to raise awareness about campus sexual assault and provide resources on campus to support assault survivors. The project also aims to help promote a culture of consent on campus.
The Student Groups Fair was held in conjunction with WesWOW, the Wesleyan Week of Welcome. The new initiative, sponsored by the Orientation Office and the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD), helps students foster personal connections with other students, faculty, and staff while increasing their sense of belonging to the University. (Photos by Olivia Drake)
Search all student groups online here.