To help you make the most of your time at Indiana Wesleyan University and in the John Wesley Honors College, we share here some of the many opportunities that you might want to explore next fall — everything from the Honors College Student Association, to Student Government Association (where there is a long history of JWHC student involvement), to multiple other extracurricular activities. And if you don’t see something you’re interested in, there is always the option to start something new!
Honors College Student Association (HCSA)
Several students from each JWHC class serve on the HCSA Senate, helping to fulfill its mission through planning and hosting a variety of projects, events, and service opportunities — everything from Coram Deo chapel services, to chess tournaments, to theme parties, to the annual LoveFast fundraiser for the underprivileged of Marion.
Nominations for Freshmen Senators will be requested during the first week of classes. Get to know your classmates during New Student Orientation and nominate those you think would enjoy this role. Feel free to nominate yourself! It’s a great way to invest yourself as a leader in the JWHC. We will confirm with all nominees whether or not they are interested in the position. You will then be sent an email to vote for your top three candidates. The winners will also be announced by email. Starting in the fall, be sure to check your IWU account regularly for Honors College and HCSA announcements.
Numerous student organizations on campus provide avenues for you to pursue and develop your interests and passions in clubs related to your major and through honor societies, sports and recreation clubs, professional groups, and more. We have everything from Model United Nations to Frisbee Golf on the list, and they want you to join them! During New Student Orientation, you’ll have an opportunity to visit each of these groups during the Student Org Fair. Make sure to stop by and check out what’s there, and if there’s a group you don’t see and would like to start with some friends, stop by the Student Development Office and pick up an application!
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association represents the total student body on issues concerning a variety of topics, including but not limited to academic policy, spiritual and social development, health, and awareness. SGA also distributes significant funds to student organizations in support of their mission and activities. SGA is comprised of a president, executive cabinet, and an Assembly of elected representatives from each division on campus. Elections are held each spring, with special elections held during New Student Orientation for you to vote two freshmen into office as Freshmen Representatives. If you’re interested and want to hear more, visit their website (linked above) or email them at email@example.com.