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.
ASWU is the student organization designed to oversee student life at Willamette and serves as the primary source of student advocacy on campus.
President – Jack Wellman
Vice President – Joseph Landoni
Treasurer – Dana Morita
Senior – Michael Chen, Calvin Decker, Maya Gordon, Yun Kim, Daniel Pekitch
Junior – Sarah Mische, Adrian Uphoff, Akerah Mackey, Conrad Bormann, Nell Crittenden
Sophomore – Stephanie Siquieros, Colin Troesken, Caitlin Forbes, Kylah Clay, Grace Gautereaux
Freshman – Will Huntington, Clare Whetzel, Benjamin Love, Isabel Sacksteder, Claire Mathews-Lingen
ASP - Miyano Sato
Quinlyn Manfull, Elizabeth Borrego, Madison Brown, Laura Polkinghorn, Danielle Saunders
General Manager – Denise Diaz
Blitz the Bearcat is the official mascot of Willamette University. The mascot program is student program managed by the Blitz coordinator.
Manager: Mariam Baig
The Bike Shop provides the campus with short and long terms bike check outs, maintenance and repairs, and information and education about bike safety/advocacy.
Bike Shop Coordinator: Derek Lund
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
Chair: Mariam Baig
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.
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, Dana Morita.
Family Weekend staff creates, plans, coordinates and attends all events during this program each fall semester.Fall 2017 Co-Coordinators:
The fraternities below are listed with their current president. For more information, see Greek life.
Phi Delta Theta:
President – TJ Rutter
President – Scott Richter
Sigma Alpha Epsilon:
President – Mikael Ruffin
President – John Gray
Beta Theta Pi:
President – Miles Smith
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:
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
IFC is the governing body for the men's fraternities, composed of elected representatives from each of Willamette's fraternities.
President – Derek Kennedy
VP Administration – Ty O'Donnell
VP Recruitment – Kevin Martz
VP Programming – Chris Colip
VP Public Relations – Sanjay Kapila
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.
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:
Outdoor Program Staff:
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.
2017 Lead Team:
Coordinator - Holly Walsh
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.
President – Sarah King
Vice President of Recruitment – Sarah Freilicher
Vice President of External Programming – Nell Crittenden
Vice President Internal Programming - Robyn Burnside
Vice President of Public Relations – Holly Peterson
Vice President of Administration – Layla Flint
The sororities below are listed with their charter year and current president. For more information, visit Greek life.
Alpha Chi Omega (1944):
President – Kaitlyn Pierson
Alpha Phi (2015):
President - Tynan Gable
Delta Gamma (1945):
President – Miranda Martin
Pi Beta Phi (1944):
President – Madison Roberts
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.
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.
Student leaders plan activities and events for the entire campus community. Through this experience students gain valuable skills in event planning, leadership, and communication.
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:
Wellness Program Staff: