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 – Claire Mathews-Lingen
Vice President – Dani Garcia-King
Treasurer – Michael Burke
Chief Justice: Sam Johnston
General Manager – TBD
Blitz the Bearcat is the official mascot of Willamette University. The mascot program is student program managed by the Blitz coordinator.
Manager: Oakley Phoenix
The Bistro is a student-run cafe which serves as a gathering place for students, faculty
General Manager – Maria Del Rocio Ortiz-Chavarria
Finance Manager – Bella Medina
Kitchen Manager – Maia Ito
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: Sophie Bunch
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, Michael Burke.
The fraternities below are listed with their current president. For more information, see Greek life.
Phi Delta Theta:
President – Matt Elcombe
President – Zachary Haroian
Sigma Alpha Epsilon:
President – Luther Jessie III
President – Will Huntington
Beta Theta Pi:
President – Ben Fritz
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
Intramural Coordinator: Lacey Jones
Assistant Coordinator: Jack Denzel
IFC is the governing body for the fraternities, composed of elected representatives from each of Willamette's chapters.
President – Luther Jessie III
VP Administration –
VP Recruitment –
VP Programming – Daniel Santos
VP Public Relations –
SLS Leaders assist new students in doing community service in Salem and surrounding areas during the four-day 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.
2020 Coordinator: Sophie Bunch
Outdoor Program Coordinator:
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 are available in November and Leader applications are available in January.
2020 Lead Team:
Coordinator - Isabella Lamb
Panhellenic Council is the governing body for Willamette's three sororities. The PHC Executive Council is comprised of five 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, and Vice President of Administration. Applications are available in November of each academic year to be considered for these executive officer positions.
President – Grasiela Quevedo-Ramos
Vice President of Recruitment – Elllen Smith
Vice President of Programming –
Vice President of Public Relations – Rachel Benning
Vice President of Administration – Lucy Cort
The sororities below are listed with their charter year and current president. For more information, visit Greek life.
Alpha Chi Omega (1944):
President – Perrin Crespi-Funderburk
Alpha Phi (2015):
President - Isabelle Maxwell
Pi Beta Phi (1944):
President – TBD
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.
Assistant Director: TBD
Tiger club invites Willamette volunteers to provide after-school mentoring and tutoring to students at
Coordinator: Jam Rorsoongnern
Student leaders plan activities and events for the entire campus community. Through this
President: Adriana Escorcia-Lopez
Vice President: Angel Park
Treasurer: Kristin Jradi
Sparks Fitness 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!
Fitness Center Coordinator: