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-FM (10 watts non- commercial radio station), 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 (usually occurring from 11:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. in the Campus Center on Fridays and Saturdays, this semester occurring from 11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. every other Saturday) 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

#EXTREMESPRING Spring Week 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Rock Cafe, Campus Center Pub Trivia and Dessert Bar

Event Contact: Melissa Emmans

#EXTREMESPRING Spring Week 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Commonwealth Lawn Rain Location: Rivers Inflatables and Snow cones!

Event Contact: Melissa Emmans

CAB Paint the Rock

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Painting Rock Show your school spirit and paint the rock with CAB Spirit and CAB Homecoming! Not part of a club, that is fine! Join us and you can add your "paw' to the rock!

Event Contact: Shaine Spencer

Earth Day Celebration

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Deliso Lawn Earth Day is a time to appreciate all that our planet is capable of doing and providing us with since there is no Planet B. Earth Day is observed worldwide and this year the Global Sustainability Club has put together a festival for your enjoyment in honor of our Planet A. Come celebrate with us with food, music, and fun activities.

Event Contact: Tim Rapczynski

U&ME Year End Banquet

Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Rivers Arena United and Mutually Equal's year ending event for club members.

Event Contact: Ellie Serra

CAB Presents: Comedian Eric O'Shea

Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Rock Cafe, Campus Center Six time nominated Campus Activities Magazine's male performer of the year, Eric O'Shea will be performing live on our campus April 24th at 8 p.m. in the Rock Cafe. Between his high-energy and elmo impersonations, he will have you dying of laughter by the end of the show! Don't miss out on one of the funniest comedians ever!

Event Contact: Ryan Flemming

Color Me WNE

Sunday, April 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Alumni Healthful Living Center Color Me WNE is a 5K walk/run and all proceeds will be given to the American Cancer Society.

Event Contact: Mark Martinez

RHA Presents: Spring Fling

Sunday, April 27, 2014 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Commonwealth Lawn Rain Location: Rivers Come join RHA at this years annual Spring Fling. This year there will be carnival games, snow cones, cotton candy, and much more. You can have the chance to win big prizes and play some fun games with your friends before the stresses of finals week!

Event Contact: Melissa Ferris

The Dance Team Presents: Spring Recital

Sunday, April 27, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Alumni Healthful Living Center The Dance Team's annual spring recital to showcase all the performances they have been working on throughout the year while raising money for charity at the same time.

Event Contact: Aubrie Przybysz

Stress Relief

Friday, May 2, 2014 9:00 PM
Rock Cafe, Campus Center Annual Stress Relief sponsored by CAB featuring: Lego movie, massage therapists and more!

Event Contact: Andrew Carter
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