Clubs and Organizations
Beneath our modest size…There are more than 70 organizations and clubs on the Virginia Wesleyan campus, including some that are bound to catch your interest. From our award-winning newspaper The Marlin Chronicle and honor organizations to cheerleading, political clubs and Model United Nations, there’s something for everyone. There are even eight national fraternities and sororities on campus. And, if there’s something you feel passionate about that’s not represented, you’re welcome to start an organization to pursue your interest.
Becoming part of a college organization is a great way to get involved with campus life, meet people who are interested in the same things you are, and grow as an individual. It’s one more way to compound the value of your Virginia Wesleyan experience.
Friends of Psi Chi
Friends of Psi Chi is an informal campus group affiliated with the psychology honor society of Psi Chi. The group is open to all students interested in the field of psychology.
Marlin Business Association
To create an experience with big corporations and companies to see how they work and operate.
The Math/Computer Science Club was organized to provide a means for those with similar interest in math and computer science to meet and to increase the interest of other students on campus in math and computer science.
The Political Science and International Studies Association encourages all forms and expressions of political interest and opinion on this campus in a non-partisan manner. The goal of the organization is to raise student awareness about the impact of politics and legislation on the nation. The club sponsors speakers, films, and mock debates.
Recreation Majors Club
The Recreation Majors Club provides students with opportunities for recreational activities and provides leadership experiences for recreation majors. Members travel to the state conference and sponsor various activities.
The VWC Science Club serves science majors and minors by providing educational programming relating to science occupations and careers, a support structure to increase informal student-student and student-faculty interactions, and opportunities to increase public awareness of science issues on our campus and in the community. This organization is open to all science majors and minors, as well as those with interest in science.
The Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) is an organization for students, faculty and staff focused on enhancing management skills, providing global networking possibilities, and exposure to Business Majors at VWC.
The Student Virginia Education Association (S.V.E.A.) brings education majors together for workshops and programs designed to help with problems and provide ideas for use in the classroom. It gives members information about the historical, ethical and recent trends in education.
Alpha Kappa Delta
Alpha Kappa Delta is the international honor society for Sociology which encourages the study of humanity through social awareness and research.
Alpha Phi Sigma
As the Honor Society for Criminal Justice, the mission of Alpha Phi Sigma is to promote critical thinking, rigorous scholarship and life-long learning; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research, to elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice professions and to sustain in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training.
Alpha Sigma Lambda
Alpha Sigma Lambda is a national honor society for students in continuing higher education. The Virginia Wesleyan chapter was formed to recognize students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the Adult Studies Program.
TriBeta is the national biological honor society, which is dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.
Delta Phi Alpha welcomes students who excel in the study of the German language and literature.
Gamma Sigma Alpha
National Greek Academic Honor Society was founded to promote intellectual interaction between Greek students and the academic community. The purpose of the Society is to promote the advancement of education among Greeks; to instill a greater spirit of cooperation among Greek students and organizations and to encourage excellence in scholarship. Gamma Sigma Alpha exists to recognize and advance academic excellence as a core value of fraternities and sororities. We do this through our recognition of Greek communities with GPAs over the campus average, scholarships for members pursuing graduate work, presenting academic programming at regional conferences, and our research initiative.
Gamma Sigma Epsilon
Gamma Sigma Epsilon is a national chemistry honor society founded in 1919 at Davidson College to recognize outstanding academic achievement in chemistry and aims to promote professionalism and scholarship in chemistry.
Honors and Scholars Association
The association provides an instrument through which members can meet and talk about academic concerns and discuss social issues that affect Wesleyan Scholars.
Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education committed to recognizing excellence and fostering mutual cooperation, support, and professional growth for educational professionals.
Lambda Phi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association. The goals of Lambda Pi Eta are to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement; stimulate interest in the field of communication; promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas about the field; establish and maintain close relationships and understanding between faculty and students; and explore options for further graduate studies.
Omicron Delta Kappa
Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honor society which recognizes accomplishments of students in five areas: scholarship, athletics, journalism, campus leadership and the performing arts. Candidates for induction must have a minimum 3.25 G.P.A., be a junior or senior and have demonstrated leadership skills through participation in campus organizations.
Phi Alpha Theta is the international honor society for History. Phi Alpha Theta serves to recognize outstanding academic achievement in the field of history and to promote an appreciation of history among students. The society sponsors speakers, debates, and seminars throughout the year.
Phi Eta Sigma
Phi Eta Sigma identifies and celebrates the academic achievement of Virginia Wesleyan freshmen. A candidate for induction must be a freshman or first semester sophomore with a 3.5 G.P.A. Your induction into Phi Eta Sigma is a lifelong membership.
Pi Delta Phi
Pi Delta Phi is a nationally affiliated French Honor Society.
Pi Sigma Alpha
Pi Sigma Alpha is Virginia Wesleyan's chapter of the National Political Science Society. The group's aim is to recognize outstanding students in Political Science and to promote understanding of political issues.
PORTfolio students work closely with their faculty advisors to identify the attitudes, skills, and knowledge that are necessary to make progress along each Dimension of Living. As the essential elements become evident, the students and their advisors collaboratively examine our curriculum, campus life, and resources available both within and beyond the Hampton Roads metropolitan area in order to plan a course of action that can acheive the desired results. PORTfolio focuses on enhanced learning, engagement in the community, electronic portfolio, and experiential opportunities.
Psi Chi is the national honor society for Psychology. The organization encourages, stimulates and maintains excellence in scholarship and works to advance the science of psychology.
The purpose of Rho Lambda is to honor those women within the sorority community who have exhibited the highest qualities of leadership and service to their Green community and their sorority. They are women who have furthered the ideals and principles of the Greek community throughout their years of sorority affiliation.
Rho Phi Lambda
Rho Phi Lambda is the honor society for Recreation and Leisure Studies.
Sigma Beta Delta
Sigma Beta Delta is the international honor society in business, management, and administration. It was established to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management, and administration and to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.
Sigma Delta Pi
Sigma Delta Pi is a national honor society for Spanish. The society recognizes students who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish Language.
Sigma Tau Delta
Sigma Tau Delta is the English honor society. Members hope to increase student awareness of activities in the field of English and to encourage reading of classic world literature.
Through admission to the Society student communicators are rewarded for their efforts, services and accomplishments. The Society hopes to elevate the cause of mass communications; to teach the ethics, technique and mechanics of good communication. Members are also encouraged to participate in local and campus communication media.
To recognize achievement in religious studies and to encourage an interest in religious studies.
Black Student Union
The Black Student Union helps blacks and other minorities adapt academically and socially to college life. The students reach out to the Hampton Roads area through positive community events. The union also brings together all aspects of black student life to improve the campus environment for all.
Campus Kaleidoscope is a student chapter of The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ). Kaleidoscope serves as an umbrella organization to bring together students and student organizations to sponsor events that will enhance appreciation of our differences, develop personal and institutional understanding of bias, bigotry and racism, and empower student leaders to include those who are different to make our community more inclusive and, as a result, more productive and innovative.
The International Student Organization is a support and networking organization for all international students at Virginia Wesleyan College. ISO organizes and promotes international events for both international and American students.
Anime Club is a club to explore the art of Anime through drawing, videos, and games. This club welcomes anyone interested in Anime or interested in learning more.
The cheerleaders are an enthusiastic group of students who support and encourage team spirit for athletic competitions.
To join others with interest in classical history and myth.
The VWC College Republicans Chapter is a unit of the VA Federation of College Republicans and a chapter of the National Federation of College Republicans. On the campus level, the chapter is run by a president, vice president and master at arms. Then, at the state level, the Federation is run by a president, 3 vice presidents, a secretary and a treasurer, as well as an executive board consisting of the officers of each of the College Republican units in the state. The National Federation is run similarly, with the executive committee consisting of the state level officers. College Republicans act as liaisons to officials of their state party and their nationally elected representatives. The College Republicans engage in awareness efforts on and off campus detailing elections, the electoral process, and most crucial, informing the campus/local citizens on many Republican causes ranging from pro-life issues to the defense of the nation, firearm rights and taxation. VWC College Republicans are active in many phases of party functions such as: campaign co-directing with candidates and the Virginia Beach Republican Party, poll working, rally planning, attending rallies and formal political celebrations in support of candidates and many other exciting endeavors with the local, state and national Republican Party as situations arise.
To encourage and promote theatre among students on campus and to provide opportunities for theatre productions.
Equality Alliance unites those who value equal rights for all people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. EA strives to foster awareness, peace, and education to the campus community of these issues.
Healthy Living Club
To promote healthy eating.
Marlins Undergoing Success Together
The purpose of this organization is to provide a mentoring program that will encourage students to be well-rounded, goal-oriented, and healthy individuals. All students are eligible to participate. Participants will focus on academic, social, cultural, and spiritual aspects of college life. There is a self-selection process for this program as it is not a requirement. It is recommended that any first-generation college students, students of color or under-represented groups take advantage of this unique opportunity.
Model United Nations serves as a campus organization for students interested in international politics, public policy and diplomacy. Every spring the VWC chapter joins teams from around the world to attend the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in New York City. At the conference, members of the VWC delegation represent a single country on various committees and commissions. Transformed into diplomats, students must rely on pre-conference research to successfully and accurately represent the positions of their assigned country. NMUN is a fantastic opportunity to understand diplomacy and public policy from the inside out, and to network with other ambitious domestic and international students.
To promote philosophy by any legal means and to foster a philosophical community within the Virginia Wesleyan College Community. Whereby, we shall explore, produce, and engage in dialects pertaining to Philosophical issues.
Positive Outreach Promoting Science
To promote interest in the sciences with positive outreach into the community.
Rec & Leisure Majors Club
Gather Rec & Leisure Majors to participate in service work, communicate and promote Rec & Leisure Majors at Virginia Wesleyan College.
Red Flag Campaign
To promote awareness of the "red flags" in abusive relationships.
Virginia Wesleyan College offers students the opportunity to enroll in an Army ROTC program through an extension agreement with the established ROTC unit at Old Dominion University. Courses are offered which develop a student's ability to organize, motivate and lead others. Further information on this program may be obtained by contacting the VWC Admissions Office
The Student Environmental Awareness League (S.E.A.L.) attempts to raise consciousness of current issues in the environment. The organization feels that through knowledge of environmental issues, each person will become conscious of their own actions and hopefully will make a positive change.
The Tea Club
To get people ot love and understand Tea and to provide a relaxing atomosphere.
The Zombie Survival Club
To promote general safety and awareness of the dangers of the undead and to prepare members for the impending zombie apocalypse.
The Wesleyan Beekeepers Association's mission is to further beekeeping, to promote awareness of the importance of bees to the environment, and to increase students' and the public's awareness of the beekeeping community. Beekeeping is one of the many ways to explore mankind's interactions with his world and the Wesleyan Beekeepers Association promotes the ability of students to enjoy the broad range of experiences that a liberal arts education provides.
The Young Democrats provides an outlet for those students eager to get involved in politics and the Democratic Party. Members promote campus awareness of local, state and national candidates and issues.
Wesleyan Ambassadors provide tours and other related services to prospective Virginia Wesleyan students and their families.
The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha promote true sisterhood and friendship and have had an honorable impression on the community. They believe that their members will find social and economic betterment at the local, state, and international levels through scholastics and ethical standards. They were founded on January 15, 1908 at Howard University and their colors are salmon pink and apple green. Service to all mankind.
Alpha Sigma Alpha encourage within its sisterhood the physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual growth of its members. Every year the chapter supports Alpha Sigma Alpha's national philanthropy, Special Olympics. Alpha Sigma Alpha wishes to support the members as they become all that is within their reach to be and to establish a community between its young women where possible.
The association of Greek Presidents provides unity among the social Greek Lettered organizations. Additionally, the presidents coordinate rush events and sponsor a fall and spring event for the entire campus.
The Virginia Wesleyan College Interfraternity Council promotes all fraternities in our Greek System. The IFC is dedicated in promoting a shared vision of integrity, academic excellence and brotherhood. The IFC is the umbrella organization for the three social fraternities on campus Phi Kappa Tau, Kappa Alpha, and Sigma Nu.
Iota Phi Theta
The development and perpetuation of scholarship, leadership, citizenship, fidelity, and brotherhood among men.
Kappa Alpha Order
Kappa Alpha Order is a national fraternity whose two primary goals are the acquisition of knowledge and the development of character. To achieve these goals, Kappa Alpha brothers sponsor and participate in programs for VWC and the greater community.
The Virginia Wesleyan College Panhellenic Council supports the sororities in our Greek System. The Panhellenic Council promotes values, education, leadership, friendships, cooperation, and citizenship among Greek women. Panhellenic Council is an umbrella organization for the four sororities on campus Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Phi Sigma Sigma, and Sigma Sigma Sigma.
Phi Kappa Tau is a national fraternity based on a strong sense of brotherhood and fellowship. Joining the fraternity is considered a special life-long commitment that emphasizes the development of its members both socially and scholastically.
Phi Sigma Sigma is a dynamic sisterhood of powerful women fostering uncompromising principles, igniting positive change and embracing individuality. The mission of Phi Sigma Sigma is to inspire the personal development of each sister and perpetuate the advancement of womanhood. Each year the chapter supports and raises funds for their philanthropy, the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation which supports the National Kidney Foundation, with a Rock-a-thon. The women of Phi Sigma Sigma strive everyday to live out their core values of leadership through service, inclusiveness and life long learning.
Sigma Nu, the first "social" fraternity chartered at Virginia Wesleyan, promotes the ideals of love, truth, and honor through the Brotherhood. The brothers engage in many campus and community related events that help to develop the character of each person.
Sigma Sigma Sigma is the newest national sorority at Virginia Wesleyan. The sorority promotes the betterment of women by encouraging high scholastic achievement, development of leadership skills and encouraging philanthropic events that create a more positive life for people.
Circle K is an international organization affiliated with the Kiwanis clubs. The membership is committed to community service and developing quality leaders and citizens.
Cooking for Kids
Cooking for Kids is a sustainable program that prepares meals for Kid's Cafes programs- Foodbank Programs that bring hot meals or nutritional snacks to needy children in organized summer and after-school programs. Members of the Virginia Wesleyan community join forces with on-campus dining service professionals and the Kid's Cafes Program of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia to prepare the meals on a weekly basis.
Habitat for Humanity builds houses in partnership with the working poor. Motivated by the vision of "a decent house in a decent community for God's people in need", students work at local sites. Participation is open to all levels of building skills.
Marlins Go Green
To raise awareness of how the campus can go green and to see just how fun and easy it can be.
Using mindfulness to promote healthy, peaceful, and sustainable communities.
Tutoring first to fifth graders in the afternoon at Heritage United Methodist Church. Also includes working on homework, reading, arts and crafts, and recess with the children in a fun relaxing environment.
Relay for Life
Relay for Life is a walk held in June. Teams raise money for cancer research and those teams make a pledge that they will have someone on the track at all times. Wesleyan's group name is "Marlins Fight for Life."
Student Outreach Committee
Student Outreach Coordinators along with Student Service Clubs, make up the leashership team of the Office of Community Service. SOC raises awareness of societal issues and inspires all Virginia Wesleyan College students, faculty, and staff to engage in community action, by planning and implementing direct service projects that meet real community needs.
Chaplain's Office and Campus Ministries
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is an interdenominational Christian organization that for more than forty years has been focused on the purpose: "to present to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church."
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Intervarsity is an interdenominational student ministry that seeks a witnessing community of Jesus growing in grace and engaging all of life. IV provides a place for students to grow in their love for God, His word, His people, and His purposes in the world through bible study, worship, fellowship, outreach, leadership, and discipleship.
The Hebrew Club promotes the interest and understanding of Hebrew language and its' alphabet.
Holy Fire is a student-led Christian fellowship that focuses on bulding real relationships with each other and with a personal God.
Young Life is an awesome time to get together with other students on campus in fellowship and to grow with each other, and a place to build great relationships.
Communications and Media
The Marlin Chronicle is Virginia Wesleyan's campus newspaper. The paper is published ten times each school year and provides the College community with information about campus and area happenings. The newspaper also provides students and faculty with an outlet for expressing their interests and concerns. Every student with an interest in writing for or producing a newspaper is invited to join the staff.
The student art and literary magazine of Virginia Wesleyan, published every April. The purpose of The Outlet is to promote and recognize creative talents in the literary and art fields and to provide a means of acquiring the necessary skills to publish a magazine.
The Sandpiper, published each spring, is the Virginia Wesleyan College yearbook. The staff, comprised of students, write the copy, provide the photographs, and design the layouts for the publication.
WVAW is the College's student-run radio station. WVAW delivers a variety of music (progressive, pop, metal, classical & rock-n'-roll) and features special interest programming.
Along with campus residents, commuter students are a vital part of the Virginia Wesleyan Community. It is the goal of the student life program to integrate the resident and commuter populations in an effort to enhance campus activities for everyone. Theme parties, student publications, campus intramurals, sorority and fraternity functions, worship services, athletic contests, Lake Taylor Music Festival and Spring Fling are just some of the activities and opportunities afforded our commuter and resident students. Through the help of the Commuter Service Office (located in Student Activities), commuter students are kept informed, provided special assistance, and encouraged to take full advantage of campus resources and the co-curricular activities of the College. Commuters are also assigned a Commuter Asisstant who holds office hours dedicated to commuter students.
Club Presidents Round Table
A monthly meeting that presidents of each club attend to learn leadership initiatives. They also tal about what their particular club is doing for that month and hear what the other clubs have going on.
The Student Activities Office seeks to enhance the overall educational experience by fostering social and leadership development and encouraging collaboration. This office houses the Wesleyan Activities Council (Student Programming Board), Student Government Association, Fraternities and Sororities, Commuters, Clubs and Organizations and Leadership Initiatives for students.
The Student Government Association is the liaison between the student body and the College administration. The S.G.A. and the Senators host activities which benefit the entire campus community such as Homecoming.
WAC is the programming board dedicated to providing quality weekend events and entertainment for the campus community.