Leadership Opportunities

Student Activities, in collaboration with the other offices in Student Involvement, advises many student leaders throughout Willamette. Check out the various leadership opportunities available through our offices below.

Associated Students of Willamette University (ASWU)

ASWU is the student organization designed to oversee student life at Willamette and serves as the primary source of student advocacy on campus.

President – Akerah Mackey
Vice President – Erica Noble
Treasurer – Sarah Mische

Senate Representatives:
Senior – Kylah Clay, Peter Oaks, Mia Noran, Denise Diaz
Junior – Amarit Uhbi, Simone Stewart, Tatiana Amrein, Kellen Bulger, Tessa Harvey
Sophomore –  Claire Mathews-Lingen, James Hoodecheck, Jordan Hitchcock, Kaizen Betts-LaCroix, Joel Westby

ASP - Taiga Hakoyama, Mai Hiwatashi

Judicial Board:

Quinlyn Manfull, Elizabeth Borrego, Madison Brown, Laura Polkinghorn, Danielle Saunders 

ASWU Sound:
General Manager – Denise Diaz

Blitz the Bearcat

Blitz the Bearcat is the official mascot of Willamette University.  The mascot program is student program managed by the Blitz coordinator.

Manager: Mariam Baig

Bike Shop

The Bike Shop provides the campus with short and long terms bike checkouts, maintenance and repairs, and information and education about bike safety/advocacy. 

Bike Shop Coordinator: Derek Lund

Bistro Willamette

The Bistro is a student-run cafe which serves as a gathering place for students, faculty and staff. Day-to-day management of the Bistro is handled by student managers. Applications are available as positions become available.

General Manager – Maddy Aichele
Finance Manager – Phil Shin
Kitchen Manager – Asalia Arauz

Campus Life Honors and Awards

Chair: Allison Kerkhoff

CSL (Community Service Learning)

CSL coordinators support the work of the Office of Community Service Learning, raise awareness of social justice issues, provide opportunities to address these issues through service in the community, and foster a cooperative spirit between Willamette and the surrounding community.

Lead Coordinator:
Maeve Axtell

Club Approval and Finance Committee

The Club Approval and Finance Committee is one of the ASWU Senate committees. The fundamental mission of ASWU is to facilitate the growth of a healthy, diverse, and sustainable community of student organizations at Willamette. The Club Approval and Finance Committee is committed to improving the infrastructure of student organizations by helping new groups focus their visions and improve upon their weaknesses.

This committee's primary purpose is to evaluate the affiliation materials (Affiliation Form, Petition of Interest, and Constitution and Bylaws) of newly forming student organizations. In its evaluation process, the Club Approval and Finance Committee provides feedback, suggestions, and resources to newly forming student organizations. Once the affiliation materials have been reviewed and revised to their satisfaction, this committee has the authority to recommend new groups to ASWU Senate for official recognition as student organizations.

For more information contact ASWU Treasurer, Sarah Mische.

Family Weekend

Family Weekend staff creates, plans, coordinates and attends all events during this program each fall semester.

Fraternities at Willamette

The fraternities below are listed with their current president. For more information, see Greek life.

Phi Delta Theta:
President – Michael Chergosky

Kappa Sigma:
President – Andrew Choe

Sigma Alpha Epsilon:
President – Max Pichardo

Sigma Chi:
President – Ty O'Donnell

Beta Theta Pi:
President – Evan Levy

Intramural Sports

Serving as an IM rep is one way to start building recreational leadership skills. The IM activities program also hires and trains students to work as intramural referees, scorekeepers and timekeepers. If you like sports, like to have fun, and want to enhance your leadership and assertiveness skills, this is the job for you. Students with work-study eligibility are encouraged to apply.

Intramural Coordinator:
Katie Pierson

Intramural Supervisors:
Hannah Seyffert 
Hannah Lea
Shay Hannigan-Luther
Ibraheem Hafuda 
Rachel Fischer
Dru Draper
Hannah Deighton
Annette Bautista-Feliberti
Jake Weigand 

ASP Lead:
Eri Kaneko
Yume Matsuyama
Koki Nakajima

Interfraternity Council (IFC)

IFC is the governing body for the men's fraternities, composed of elected representatives from each of Willamette's fraternities.

2018 Officers:
President – Katie Bick
VP Administration – Reanna Lancaster
VP Recruitment – Alyssa Feskanin
VP Programming – Liz Simonovich
VP Public Relations – Jaiden Mason

SLS (Service, Leadership & Sustainability)

SLS Leaders assist new students in doing community service in Salem and surrounding areas during the week-long Jump Start program in mid-August. The team leads evening activities and reflection, encouraging students to bring meaning to their experiences and their role in the Salem community.

2018 Leaders:
Rosalind Fraser
Sophie Bunch
Shawn Cichosz
Bella Medina

Outdoor Program

Located int the Montag Center, the Willamette Outdoor Program is a fantastic resource for the Willamette community to connect the varied and great aspects of the Pacific Northwest. We provide a variety of services that help students, faculty and staff through guided outings, gear rental and connection to related local events. We can even assist you in planning your own outings!

Outdoor Program Coordinators:
Grace Graham
Derek Lund

Outdoor Program Leader Instructors:
Naomi Rothenburg
Trevor Susla

Outdoor Program Staff:
Courtney Ibabao
Tim Lee
Elena O'Shea
Robyn Burnside
Ellis Cobb
Emma Smoll
Katie Gavares
Kelly Ewing
Kate Matthews
Marta Olejniczak

Opening Days

The Opening Days staff facilitates the adjustment of each year's entering class to academic and campus life at Willamette during a five-day orientation program. Opening Days Coordinator and Leadership Team applications available in November and Leader applications available in January.

2018 Lead Team:
Coordinator - Maggie Mellecker

Alexa Anderson

Mariam Baig

Nell Crittenden

Caspar Croft

Panhellenic Council (PHC)

Panhellenic Council is the governing body for Willamette's three sororities. The PHC Executive Council is comprised of six executive officers, who create and oversee programs for all of the sororities - President, Vice President of Recruitment, Vice President of Programming, Vice President of Public Relations, Vice President of Risk Management, and Vice President of Administration. Applications are available in February of each academic year to be considered for these executive officer positions.

2018 Officers:
President – Julia Fleener
Vice President of Recruitment – Sophia Abegglen
Vice President of Programming – Amy Meyerson
Vice President of Public Relations – TBD
Vice President of Administration – Hannah Deighton

VP Public Relations has not been filled at this moment; anyone interested in the position is welcome to contact Katie Bick with questions!

Sororities at Willamette

The sororities below are listed with their charter year and current president. For more information, visit Greek life.

Alpha Chi Omega (1944):
President – Alex Stacy

Alpha Phi (2015):
President - Kaylin Bullert

Delta Gamma (1945):
President – Rebecca Koltin-Shaw

Pi Beta Phi (1944):
President – Olivia Harrington

TaB (Take a Break)

Take-a-Break is a student-run alternative break program that sends groups of students, faculty, and staff to communities throughout Oregon and the United States to learn and serve. Student facilitators and coordinators play active roles in the development and support of TaB trips.

Manuel Marcos Gutierrez

Assistant Director:
Karla Garcia

Tiger Club

Tiger club invites Willamette volunteers to provide after-school mentoring and tutoring to students at near-by Bush Elementary. Opportunities are available for Willamette students to serve as tutors as well as coordinators for the program.


McKenna Aune

Willamette Events Board (WEB)

Student leaders plan activities and events for the entire campus community. Through this experience students gain valuable skills in event planning, leadership, and communication.

Diana Marquez-Guerrero

Vice President:
Maria Del Rocio Ortiz-Chavarria

Anna Burdine


Wellness Program

The Wellness Program provides a variety of ways to engage in healthy life choices.  Programs, information, and education are provided in exercise, nutrition, and rest.  Students can sign up/train for a 5k run, take a cooking class, get a personal trainer, enroll in a group exercise class, or engage in the many formal and informal programs!

Wellness & Fitness Program Coordinator:
Nolan Douglass

Personal Trainers:
Skylar Seminara 
Teneah Rushen
Kara Phillips 

Wellness Program Staff:
Aerin Amore
Saffron Cleveland 
Marley Duncan
Nate Dunford 
Evan Levy
Ty O'Donnell 
Greg Smith 
Cassie Tallman 
Bailey Wyatt