Welcome to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development!

Student Activities has been an integral element of Student Life since the mid 1970s. With a modest list of organizations reflecting the political and social times of the '70s, our list of Clubs and Organizations has grown to over 60 clubs and organizations and reflects the current interests of our students. Student Activities and Leadership Development play an important role in the daily lives of our students. We encourage you to use your energy and creativity to contribute to the diverse assortment of things to do on campus. The experienced staff in the office believes in our students’ personal growth and education outside of the classroom. The staff’s dedication to the betterment of Student Life represents years in the field and at the University and our doors are open and ready for you to step into the experience and immerse yourself into Student Life!

Students become involved in Student Activities usually within the first two weeks they are here as First Year or Transfer Students. The Student Activities Expo hosted by the Office offers students an opportunity to meet the student leaders of each organization and also see what they are planning for the year.

  • Annual Traditions on campus include, WNEpalooza Music Fest, Homecoming, Midnight Madness, Family and Friends Weekend, October’s Freak Week, and Spring Week including the Spring Event.
  • Departmental clubs will usually host monthly lunchtime programs and meetings featuring speakers or off campus field trips to related career sites.  Special Interests Clubs range from the Outing Club to the Role Playing group named W.A.R.P. and include our student groups performing in the Arts area, Campus Chorus, Golden Bear Bands, and the Stageless Players (drama club), one of the oldest clubs on campus.  
  • Most programming is brought to campus by the Campus Activities Board, the largest subcommittee of Student Senate. Student Senate funds most of the clubs on campus through the annual Student Activities Fee and Class Councils are charged with programming that is not only social but includes community outreach and educational opportunities for their classmates as well. 
  • Student Media is an extension of classroom theory and students are encouraged to participate in The Westerner (newspaper), The Cupola (yearbook), WNEK The Voice, GB-TV (the on-campus television station) and The Review of Art and Literature (the annual literary magazine).

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development is committed to weekend programming. FRIDAYS events (happening weekly and starting at 9:00 p.m.) and “Late Night @ The Rock” events occurring from 11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. in the Campus Center on Fridays and Saturdays are the two weekend programs that occur ever week. Weekends also include trips and recreational programs throughout the Northeast region. Many additional programs happen throughout the week as well. Programming on campus is a seven-day operation.

The Leadership Development element of the office is built on developing the potential and talents of our students and begins with the Emerging Leader Leadership Series, followed by the Art of Leadership for Sophomores to the Junior LEADS Conference and the capstone experience of the year long Senior Success Series. Most of the student leaders on campus are involved in many of the other leadership training programs offered by the Office emphasizing the importance of community, personal development, civic responsibility and an appreciation for diversity.

Maureen Hart Keizer
Assistant Dean of Students/Student Activities & Leadership Development


Upcoming Events

Catherine Gibbs: Bridging the Gap

Thursday, April 9, 2015 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Art Gallery, St. Germain Campus Center GALLERY CLOSES

Event Contact: Student Activities

Senior Formal

Friday, April 10, 2015 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA Tickets purchased in advance.

Event Contact: Student Activities

Class of 2018 presents "Decades Night"

Friday, April 10, 2015 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Rock Gather your friends and head back a decade or two or ten, and enjoy the sights, sounds and food from way back when.

Event Contact: Student Activities

Student Improvisational Comedy Troup: Improv on the Rocks

Saturday, April 11, 2015 7:00 PM
Rock Cafe in campus Center

Event Contact: Student Activities

Review of Art and Literature's "Festival of Art"

Saturday, April 11, 2015 9:00 PM
Rivers Memorial Arena

Event Contact: Student Activities

CARE's Tom's Shoe's Night

Saturday, April 11, 2015 11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Rock Cafe

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ASME Car Show

Sunday, April 12, 2015 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sleith Hall Parking Lot Raindate: April 25

Event Contact: Student Activities

Lyell Castonguay: Printmaker - Maiastra: Woodcuts

Sunday, April 12, 2015 1:00 PM
St. Germain Campus Center Art Gallery Opening Reception: Sunday, April 12,2015, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Gallery Talk: Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m. GALLERY OPENS

Event Contact: Student Activities

Gay/Straight Aliiance Presents "Night of Noise"

Friday, April 17, 2015 9:00 PM
Rivers Memorial Hall Join in as GSA breaks the silence on the "National Day of Silence" with a celebration.

Event Contact: Student Activities

WARP Game Night

Friday, April 17, 2015 11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Rock Cafe

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Hampden Hall Hall Weeks Last Night

Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Rock Cafe Hosted by Hampden Hall!

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Spring Showcase: Earthly Ideals

Sunday, April 19, 2015 3:00 PM
wood Auditorium Western New England student choral and instrumental ensembles will perform a wide variety of repertoire. Reception follows.

Event Contact: Student Activities

Year End Banquet for U&ME

Thursday, April 23, 2015 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Rivers United and Mutually Equal ending event for club members

Event Contact: Student Activities

Stageless Players presents "Curtains"

Friday, April 24, 2015 7:00 PM
Rock Cafe in Campus Center

Event Contact: Student Activities

CAB Stress Relief Fridays

Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Rock Cafe/Rivers

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