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Division of Student Affairs

The Center for Student Involvement

Get Involved

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Why get involved on campus? 

Getting involved on campus is beneficial by

  • Provides a break from schoolwork
  • Develop and build skills outside the classroom
  • Leadership and networking opportunities
  • Meet lifelong friends
  • Alleviate stress
  • Make college more balanced and enjoyable

Students that are involved in activities on campus are more likely to feel connected and easily adjust to college life.


Try something new…

You may have heard that you’ll have plenty of things to do outside of class once you get to know others in your dorm or classes, but if you’d like to be more involved or if it’s been hard to make connections with other students, think about trying something new.

Join or start a club or organization

With more than 80 clubs, your interests will be served. Get in touch by reviewing the complete list of clubs at www.wcsu.presence.io  or meet members in person at Clubs Carnival, held at the beginning of each semester.  If you don’t find an organization that interests you, consider starting a new club.

Partake in Student Government Association (SGA)

Joining SGA allows you to advocate for students’ voice. Explore opportunities to test your leadership skills. Student government connects students, faculty and staff.

Feel free to join one of SGA Senate Meetings . All are welcome and encouraged to come!

Join Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL)

Joining a Fraternity or Sorority is an amazing way to enhance your college experience. It’s not only a great way to meet people and create lasting friendships but it also helps you build quite a few skills! Being in FSL helps enhance time management skills, adds to your resume and grants you access to a lot of leadership conferences and workshops. Members learn how to delegate tasks, create and manage large scale events, and learn how to conduct themselves professionally as well as help raise funds and advocate for some remarkable philanthropies. Visit WCSU Fraternity & Sorority Life to learn how to join FSL or more information.

Be part of Westconn Club Sports Program

Westconn Club Sports Program provides an opportunity for individuals who share a common interest in a recreational sport, to improve their skill level and overall knowledge of the sport or activity. For more information visit:  WCSU Athletics

Enjoy attending events? Why not create them!

The Program Activities Council (PAC) offers students the opportunity to enhance their learning outside of the classroom through social, multicultural, educational and recreational activities.

Joining PAC allows students to become more active participants in the campus community and plan events for the entire university population.

All event ideas are welcome!

Feel free to attend a PAC Meeting or reach out via email pacevents@wcsu.edu to learn how to join PAC!


Get out and get active!

The Recreation Department at WestConn is dedicated to providing the campus community with a multitude of various recreational activities to encourage physical fitness, promote a positive well-being, and to have some fun! Get Out and Get Active!

Attend campus events, performances and lectures

Join our virtual and in person events or watch a sports event at Westside Athletic Complex. If you don’t want to go alone, ask a friend or someone from a class to go with you. Check postings around campus or follow us on Instagram.

Do you enjoy theatrical performances?

Whether your interest is in Music, Visual Arts, or Theatre Arts, WCSU School of Visual and Performing Arts offers many performances virtually and in person.

Stay connected  

  • Participate in upcoming events; visit What’s On at WCSU (WOW) wcsu.edu/wow
  • Follow WOW on Instagram @wow_wcsu  and The Center for Student Involvement @csi_western.
  • Download myWCSU App

Get an on-campus job!

Want to meet people on campus? Get an on-campus job!

Students who work on campus are more likely to persist in their academic studies. Through an on-campus job, students become better-acquainted with faculty, staff and other students and are more likely to feel like they are part of the campus community.

 

Look for opportunities to serve your campus & community

Volunteer!

Why volunteer?  In addition to the immediate reward of knowing you are making a difference in people’s lives, volunteer experience on a resume can give you the edge you need in today’s competitive job market.  You will also make contacts in the community.

Visit :  WCSU Community Service

 

Improve your leadership skills

 

Want to enhance your leadership experience on campus?

The Leadership, Compassion and Creativity Certificate program is for you!

The Leadership, Compassion and Creativity Certificate (LCCC) is a free program for all WCSU students, as a way to enhance their experience at the University, and learn more about themselves, their goals for the future and leadership styles. LCCC takes all your co-curricular activities, leadership roles and community service hours and combines them into one leadership certificate, to show off all their skills and experience on their resume and commend them for all their dedication and work!  Ultimately, students will be able to learn more about how they can practice effective leadership in their current roles, civic life, and future careers.

To get more information on LCCC, please email leadership@wcsu.edu or go to www.wcsu.edu/leadership

 

Become an Orientation Leader!

Being an orientation leader is a fun job where you get to welcome future students, their parents, families and guests to campus!

  • You get to meet lots of new people, be a mentor for incoming students and build friendships with your coworkers and professional staff
  • You will feel more involved and connected on campus
  • This job helps you grow both on a personal and professional level

Don’t see something for you? Reach out to us!

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is here to help you experience the best of collegiate life at Western, by getting you involved in your campus community! Our secret middle name is “support”. If you have concerns, issues or recommendations, we’ll help – or connect you with the right person or department.

Center for Student Involvement (CSI)
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday
(203)837-3954  |   csi@wcsu.edu
Midtown Student Center 227

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