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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

Summer Orientation Group Leader Applications

Friday, January 30, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Office of First Year Students and Students in Transition Applications are available in the Office of First Year Students and Students in Transition and online beginning January 12 and must be returned by January 30.

Event Contact: Student Activities

Student Improvisational Comedy Troup: Improv on the Rocks

Friday, January 30, 2015 7:00 PM
Rock Cafe in Campus Center

Event Contact: Student Activities

International Club and SAAC present "International Dodgeball"

Friday, January 30, 2015 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
AHLC Put together a team and compete in the largest dodge-ball tournament of the year!

Event Contact: Student Activities

Game Night

Friday, January 30, 2015 11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Rock Cafe Hosted by WARP!

Event Contact: Student Activities

The Merry Window Opera

Saturday, January 31, 2015 4:00 PM
The Metropolitan Opera/ Lincoln Center, New York The Office of Student Activities and leadership development is offering another trip to the Metropolitan Opera/ Lincoln Center, New York. Tickets are on sale through University Tickets now (wneu.universitytickets.com). Bus transportation is provided and will leave campus at 4:00 p.m. Performance starts at 8:00 p.m. This program is made possible by the Steerage Rock Art Fund.

Event Contact: Student Activities

Trip to Metropolitan Opera in NYC

Saturday, January 31, 2015 4:00 PM Tickets on sale at wneu.universitytickets

Event Contact: Student Activities

CAB Laser tag

Saturday, January 31, 2015 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Rivers Memorial Hall

Event Contact: Student Activities

Innovation Challenge

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 7:30 PM
Rock Cafe

Event Contact: Student Activities

Sexy Feast: What Our Favorite Foods Teach Us About Sex

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 7:00 PM
Rivers Memorial Area

Event Contact: Student Activities

Senior 100 Days Event

Thursday, February 5, 2015 9:00 PM

Event Contact: Student Activities


Friday, February 6, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Event Contact: Student Activities

WNE Music presents "Karaoke Night"

Friday, February 6, 2015 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Rock Cafe Sing and dance the night away with the University Band and Chorus.

Event Contact: Student Activities

Campus Activities Board Comedian "Craig Carmean"

Saturday, February 7, 2015 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Woods Auditorium (formally Sleith 100)

Event Contact: Student Activities

Hall Weeks Late Night

Saturday, February 7, 2015 11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Rock Cafe Hosted by Gateway Hall

Event Contact: Student Activities

U & ME Caribbean Food Fest

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Campus Center We are trying to highlight Caribbean Cuisine/culture through the University by showcasing Caribbean dishes.

Event Contact: Ellen Serra
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