Clubs and Organizations

Wheelock has a vibrant campus with student clubs and activities geared to a variety of interests. If you do not see something here that interests you, we strongly urge you to contact the Student Government Association (SGA) and they can help you start a new club. If you have any questions, please contact SGA by email at sga@wheelock.edu, by phone at 617-879-1017, or stop by their office suite in Campus Center 108.

Student Government Association
Autism Awareness Club
Best Buddies
Black Student Union
Boston Association for the Education of Young Children (BAEYC)
Campus Activities Board
Campus Association of Social Workers (CASW)
Catachresis (Literary Magazine)
Class Councils
Commuter Council
FLOW (Fundamental Lyricists Of Wheelock)
Gay-Straight Alliance
Juvenile Justice Youth Advocacy Club
La Herencia Latina
Pi Gamma Mu
Sign Choir
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Wheelock Child Life Organization (WCLO)
Wheelock Ukulele Union
WheeSEA
WheeSpeakCulture

Women of Wheelock (formerly Women's Center)
X-Clusive (Dance Team)

Descriptions of Each Organization

For more information on any of these organizations, please contact the Office of Student Leadership and Campus Programs at 617-879-2108 or sdo@wheelock.edu.

Student Government Association
The Wheelock College Student Government Association represents the student body and acts as a liaison between students, administration, and alumni. The executive board officers oversee student leaders and organizations while providing constant support to the community. The Student Government Association acts as a resource to enrich student life and enhance the culture of Wheelock College. As leaders, these individuals advocate for and empower students to express their voices and reach their fullest potential. Visit the SGA's webpage.

Autism Awareness Club
This organization has a mission to open the eyes of the Wheelock Community to the increasing diagnosis of children with Autism to educate future professionals about Autism and the range of people it affects, to provide a group to share experiences and knowledge with and about Autism, and to act as advocates for Autism curriculum and programming on campus. Past events include art therapy nights, panel discussions, lectures, Autism sensory simulation, movie and documentary showings, and their annual walk for Autism.
Contact: autismawarenessclub@wheelock.edu

Best Buddies
The Wheelock College Best Buddies Chapter provides the opportunity for college students (College Buddies) and adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities (Buddies) to become friends. Friendship is the crucial element in Best Buddies, and activities are designed to build mutually enriching friendships between buddy pairs. Past Best Buddies events have included dances, dinner, and bingo nights.
Contact: bestbuddies@wheelock.edu

Black Student Union
The Black Student Union was launched at Wheelock in May 2010. Their mission is to foster a cohesive sense of community among students of the African Diaspora. The goal is to stimulate intellectual, political, social and cultural awareness among all students. This group also serves as a resource for other clubs, social organizations, and the community. Event plans for this organization include poetry nights, festivals, workshops, culture nights, movies and lectures.
Contact: blackstudentunion@wheelock.edu

Boston Association for the Education of Young Children (BAEYC)
The Boston Association for the Education of Young Children, better known as BAEYC, follows the national club's objective of promoting excellence in the field of early childhood education. This club also strives to bring awareness of early childhood issues to campus. The members participate in national conferences, most recently attending one in Washington D.C.
Contact: baeyc@wheelock.edu

Campus Activities Board (CAB)
Campus Activities Board organizes activities for the Wheelock Community both on and off campus in hopes of building relationships between students. CAB encourages students to become active members of the Wheelock community. This group also works closely with the Colleges of the Fenway to provide entertainment for the surrounding college communities.
Contact: cab@wheelock.edu

Campus Association of Social Workers (CASW)
The Campus Association of Social Workers is a student organization that provides information, support and programs of interest to Social Work majors and the College community as a whole. In past years, CASW has collaborated with the Wheelock College Counseling Center, held drives for Rosie's Place, facilitated fundraisers and donated money to organizations, and hosted a social work meet-and-greet for faculty and anyone in the Wheelock community interested in learning more about the Social Work program.
Contact: casw@wheelock.edu

Catachresis (Literary Magazine)
This organization was formed by students to collect and highlight poetry, essays, and short stories of the Wheelock community.  At the end of each year, this poetry and prose will be shared in a new issue of Catechresis.
Contact: catachresis@wheelock.edu

Class Councils
Class Councils are expected to be a group that will represent the ideas and concerns of their class. These students have been elected to design, create and facilitate class events and fundraisers that support the feeling of unity. Some Class Council programs include: class meetings, apple picking, karaoke night, class dinners and awareness programs.

Class of 2014 (classcouncil2014@wheelock.edu)
Class of 2015 (classcouncil2015@wheelock.edu)
Class of 2016 (classcouncil2016@wheelock.edu)
Class of 2017 (classcouncil2017@wheelock.edu)

Commuter Council
This group has been formed to address the needs and ideas of commuter students to ensure that their voice is equally heard on campus and also to connect commuters with the residential community.

FLOW (Fundamental Lyricists Of Wheelock)
FLOW is a spoken word group that sponsor monthly cause-driven events. They participate in spoken word, slam poetry, and other forms of stage acts.
Contact: FLOW@wheelock.edu

Gay-Straight Alliance
The mission of the Wheelock College Gay Straight Alliance is to welcome all students and create a safe community for LGBTQ students and allies. The GSA also seeks to be an agent for campus education and change. The group is open to anyone on campus.
Contact: gsa@wheelock.edu

Juvenile Justice Youth Advocacy Club
The mission of JJYAC is to spread awareness about the Juvenile Justice Major here at Wheelock. JJYAC also seeks to educate students about career opportunities in the field while providing opportunities for students to directly work with "at risk youth."

La Herencia Latina
La Herencia Latina was started at Wheelock College in May 2010. Their mission is to develop an environment that supports its members socially and academically. This club embraces Latino heritage and history, and integrates it into Wheelock campus life. The ultimate goal is to create a campus environment that understands, respects and legitimizes Latino culture.
Contact: laherencialatina@wheelock.edu

Pi Gamma Mu
The Wheelock College Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu promotes and supports academic excellence, especially in the area of the social sciences. The organization promotes participation in community service both within the organization and campus-wide. Pi Gamma Mu recognizes academic achievement. Juniors and seniors who have cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 or higher and have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or higher in the Social Sciences, are eligible to apply to Pi Gamma Mu.
Contact: pigammamu@wheelock.edu

Sign Choir
The Wheelock College Sign Choir is a performing arts organization that brings deaf awareness to the Wheelock community as a culture and not a disability. Every semester the Sign Choir performs a series of songs for the community that they sing using sign language. The Choir promotes awareness of deaf culture and sign language as a form of communication through performances that integrate sign language with music and the performing arts.
Contact: signchoir@wheelock.edu

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
The Students Against Destructive Decisions organization provides students with prevention and intervention tools to combat the issues of but not limited to: underage drinking, drug use, and impaired decision making. Past events include a beer goggles event, a musician, lectures and discussion.
Contact: sadd@wheelock.edu

Wheelock Child Life Organization (WCLO)
The Wheelock Child Life Organization strives to combine the efforts of all Child Life concentrators, both undergraduate and graduate. The organization will provide a network support system for all students. The Child Life Organization will work to offer events that help educate child life concentrators and raise campus awareness of the Child Life profession and its role in pediatric medicine. The Child Life Organization reaches out to area hospitals and provides volunteer services and materials through working with area Child Life specialists.
Contact: wclo@wheelock.edu

Wheelock Ukulele Union
This is an informal group founded by a few students and faculty in which members learn and appreciate music and also perform during some of Wheelock's musical special events.

Whee-SEA
Students for Enviromental Action.

#WheeSpeakCulture
The main purpose of Whee-Speak Culture is to provide support to African, Latino, Asian, and Native American students on campus as well as acting as a channel between students to enrich their cultural understanding. The group's goal is to educate the student body about culture and diversity, both on and off campus. The club holds many events each semester. Last year they offered Chinese dancers, a Caribbean dance jam, a Native American Pow Wow, a musical benefit for Haiti, a beauty shop for different cultures, lectures, plays, performances, and an AIDS awareness events. It also holds a fundraiser each month and donates the money to a charitable organization in the Boston Community.
Contact: alana@wheelock.edu

Women's Center
The mission of the Wheelock College Women's Center is to bring women's issue to the forefront of students' minds through dynamic, thought-provoking programming on issues ranging from body image to domestic violence. They provide resources pertaining to safe sex and other women's issues. The organization strives to challenge attitudes and stereotypes of women, actions that subjugate women and to bring self awareness to women in the community. Past events include: The Vagina Monologues, self-defense workshops, lectures and presentations.
Contact: womenscenter@wheelock.edu

X-Clusive
X-Clusive, the dance and step team, provides an opportunity for Wheelock students interested in hip hop dancing and stepping to participate in programs not otherwise offered by Wheelock College. They explore other forms of dancing through workshops. As a group, they perform at sports rallies and talent shows, while also hosting a dancers talent show and a dancing with X-Clusive event.
Contact: xclusive@wheelock.edu

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