Student Involvement and Leadership
The mission of the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership (SIL) is: Explore. Connect. Engage. Lead.
We work with students as they explore new ideas and interests, their identity, the arts, cultures, and opportunities at Western New England. We foster ways for them to connect to the community, their peers, networks of support, clubs, and organizations, and their goals. We encourage engagement in learning outside of the classroom, leadership development, program planning, community service, and social action. In turn, we inspire our students to lead through involvement in clubs and organizations, employment, activism, peer engagement, and in their communities.
Student Involvement and Leadership provides all students with opportunities to explore from the moment they step foot on campus, with the goal of connecting them to their peers, community, and beyond. We are committed to ensuring that students take advantage of pathways, or create their own path, to become engaged members of the community and leaders in their co-curricular involvement.
The pillars of SIL are:
- Civic Engagement
- Clubs and organizations
- Campus Center Community
Clubs & Organizations
Clubs and organizations represent a wide range of programs and reflect the current interests of our students. Involvement in clubs fosters personal growth and the development of many transferable skills for future career paths. Club activities include social programs, career exposure, and community service projects. All students are encouraged to actively participate in at least one organization and to regularly attend the many activities offered on and off campus.
Leadership at Western New England University happens through experiences. The Division of Student Affairs Shared Student Leadership competencies are integrated into development series, one-day workshops, and shorter interactive sessions. Students are also encouraged to take a hold of opportunities to lead their peers in clubs and organizations, student leadership positions, and by chairing large-scale campus programs.
St. Germain Campus Center
The Campus Center is the center of activity for students, faculty, staff, and guests of Western New England University. Centrally located on our beautiful campus, the Campus Center is easily accessible from any point on campus. It is the home of the University Bookstore; a game room with two billiards tables, ping pong, air hockey tables, and arcade games; meeting rooms of various sizes; programming spaces; the Golden Bear Clubs and Organizations Resource Center; as well as most offices within the Division of Student Affairs.
Programming and Events
What's Happening on Campus?
During the academic year, there is always something for students to do on campus. Whether it be club and organization meetings or events, office-sponsored programming, or a campus-wide tradition, be assured there are opportunities to get involved practically each and every day.
For the Avid Performer
Annually, the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership hosts a Music and Theatre Camp for incoming and returning students the week prior to fall semester move-in.
To register for Music or Theatre Camp, please visit the Student Involvement and Leadership section of Connect2U
Questions? Please contact Melissa Lambert, Director of Student Involvement and Leadership.
Involved on or off campus!
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Many club and organization events are free to students and do not require tickets. University Tickets is used for off-campus trips, clothing sales, and select events on campus such as Spring Event and the Stageless Players theatre productions. Some of these opportunities are even open to the greater WNE community and the outside public. Interested in purchasing tickets for an upcoming event or clothing sale? Visit the University Tickets page!
Student Involvement and Leadership employs over fifty students each year. Through Campus Center employment, student assistants, and more, our hope is to find a position for students in an area they are interested in while providing them with opportunities to grow personally and professionally. To inquire about available positions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.