Activities & Organizations
So you think you can dance, sing, debate, save the world? At Wheaton College you can find ways to do it all. (Saving the world might be a bit more challenging, but there are plenty of opportunities to try). Take your pick from more than 100 student-run clubs and organizations or start your own. Stimulate your brain at lectures, feed the drama queen or king in you at plays, get fired up at political rallies and rugby games. Whatever your interest, whatever your passion, go for it!
You will not only find other students who share your interests, but you will also find support for pursuing them. The Office of Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership (SAIL) serves as an advisor to student groups as well as individuals. Their main focus is to ensure that you and other students find quality programs, services and activities that enhance your overall experience.
If you just want to hang out, the Balfour-Hood Center is Wheaton's social hub. It houses a cafe and pub, a game room, fitness center, post office, radio station, recording studio, media center and videotape editing room. It's also home to musical groups like the Jazz Band, the student-run Wheaton Wire newspaper, athletic clubs like fencing and wrestling, as well as cultural and religious organizations, service clubs and student government.
The Student Government Association annually receives nearly $350,000 in funds from the college to present campus wide events. Students produce dance, theatrical and musical performances; host speakers from politics to business, science and the arts; pursue common intellectual interests; operate the campus coffeehouse; and dive into social causes.