Concerns may include: not having as many friends as you would like, trouble making connections on campus, don't have a "group" that you relate with, spend a lot of time alone.
Wilson Commons Student Activities (WCSA) fosters a vibrant, inclusive campus community, where ideas and activities develop and thrive.
We help students take part in creative programming and traditions, meaningful employment, experiential learning opportunities, and innovative services and facilities.
Through our partnerships and advocacy, we affirm students' educational goals and passions, the MELIORA Values, and the University mission.
We have 23 varsity teams that compete in both the Liberty League and University Athletic Association at the NCAA Division III level.
Ready to work out? Our main athletics facilities are the Goergen Athletic Center and Brian F. Prince Athletic Complex, which include courts, fields, weight rooms, and an aquatic center.
Clubs & Intramurals
From ultimate to tai chi, quidditch to alpine skiing, we offer a range of sports and activities that feature healthy competition in a more casual environment.
There are two main athletic facilities on the River Campus:
Robert B. Goergen Athletic Center, which houses the Bloch Fitness Center, the Speegle-Wilbraham Aquatic Center, and a variety of other facilities.
Brian F. Prince Athletic Complex, which includes Fauver Stadium, North Field, Towers Field, the Lyman Outdoor Tennis Center, and the Boehning Varsity House.
Additional River Campus-affiliated sports facilities include:
Southside Fields—Home of Yellowjackets softball and men's and women's track and field
Oak Hill Country Club—Home of Yellowjackets golf
Genesee Valley Park—Home of Yellowjackets cross-country and rowing
Chaplains are available for counseling and advising on a variety of emotional and spiritual issues, including grief, loss, depression, sexuality, relationships, academic anxieties, family conflicts. Confidential, one on one support is available to students in times of stress, need, spiritual or emotional crisis.
The University has twelve religious or spiritual groups or communities currently affiliated with the Interfaith Chapel: Jewish, Christian (Protestant, and Catholic), Muslim, and Buddhist traditions and can help connect students to community resources in Hindu, Baha'i, Sikh, Mormon and other religious traditions.
The Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center (BIC) is a joint venture of the Office of the Dean of Students and the David T. Kearns Center. It exists to promote cultural awareness and engagement; educate on issues of identity, culture, and diversity; and provide avenues for intersection and opportunities for collaboration.
The BIC works closely with students, staff, faculty, and offices across campus to foster a collaborative environment throughout the year. Staff develops resources that complement and supplement curricular offerings, explore the intersections of identity, build intercultural competence, and promote and encourage cultural understanding and appreciation among the campus community, while also providing opportunities for education and dialogue on topics such as race, religion, LGBTQ issues, privilege, and bias-related incidents.
Students can use the intercultural lounge and LGBTQ resource area, which is an ideal location for studying, checking out books and videos, engaging in discussions, and as a community gathering space.
The mission of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs is to advise, advocate for, and promote the learning and development of fraternity and sorority members through collaborative partnerships that support the University’s mission and vision and values.
Our programs, activities, and services provided by Fraternity and Sorority Affairs help students:
- Gain practical skills and knowledge they can apply to daily life
- Develop critical thinking skills to positively shape the vision, goals, and activities of their chapters and community
- Demonstrate personal responsibility
- Make informed decisions that are congruent with personal values, the University’s vision and values, and the tenets of their national or international organizations
- Identify and use their personal strengths in leadership capacities to achieve chapter and community goals
- Demonstrate care for others within their chapters, community, and a global society
Mindful Coaching to help students learn practical skills to manage stress, anxiety, difficulty focusing/sleeping to set and reach their goals with more balance and ease.