Getting involved in activities outside of the classroom is one of the most rewarding aspects of college life. You will meet new people, build friendships and a community, and learn about your skills and abilities. You will also gain invaluable experience that will translate to your life after Roberts.
The organizations below are what's currently offered, but students have the opportunity to form new organizations if they find an interest.
Click on the categories below to see all of our current opportunities to get involved in a group.
Student Association Entities (funded by Student Activity fees)
Student Association Leadership Team - Serving the student body in Christ's name, the Student Association Leadership Team (S.A.L.T.) is involved in the planning and integration of student activities so that students can have a full and balanced life outside the classroom. S.A.L.T. promotes a sense of group responsibility and plays the critical role of student representation for all aspects of community life.
Beacon Chronicle Newspaper- Produces a bi-weekly student newspaper to inform and enlighten students on campus activities and issues.
Class Councils- Represents class and plan activities for the class. Officers are elected positions.
Intramurals- Provides sports throughout the year including basketball, dodgeball, flag football, handball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball.
Publicity- Promotes student activities on campus.
Senate- Represents the student body's concerns and promotes positive change on campus.
Social Life- Plans and implements campus-wide social activities.
B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers And Sisters In Christ)- Provides students with the full Gospel to encourage them to develop their full potential as Christians.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)- Promotes and encourages spiritual growth for athletes at Roberts, while seeing the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches.
I.H.S. (In His Service) Club- Fosters connections among Catholic students on campus.
In Jesus’ Name- Feeds the hungry and shows the love of Christ through the partnership with Rochester Family Mission.
Young Life- develops life-long leaders on campus who will have the opportunity to serve and impact the lives of adolescents.
Academic and Pre-Professional
Art Club- Encourages creativity through events related to art and art culture.
Communication Club- Creates community that promotes and encourages the study and practice of communication.
Criminal Justice Club- Promotes interest in the Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Sociology fields, as well as a sense of fellowship.
Enactus- Implements creative initiatives, inspires lasting change, and infuses hope and excellence. This is a college chapter of the global non-profit organization active in over 40 countries and territories which develops community outreach projects that make social, economic and environmental difference.
Math and Science Club- Provides a place for math and science students to come together and discuss issues in math and science.
Nursing Club- Meets once a month to plan events and service projects and fundraisers for the academic year. Projects include BP screenings, events at local hospitals, fundraisers for trans-cultural trips, and social activities.
Physical Education Majors Club- Supports professional and service activities outside of the classroom, in partnership with the Student Education Association.
Society of Physics Students (SPS)- Advances and diffuses knowledge of physics, encourages interest in physics, and introduces students to the professional community.
Student Education Association (SEA)- Promotes dialogue on important topics facing the field of education and teachers in the workplace, and plans service projects/fundraisers for local children.
Student Patrol- Provides experiences for students interested in a career with law enforcement through volunteer patrol shifts.
Student Social Work Association (SSWA)- Furthers learning and social skills in the field of Social Work.
While the perspectives of Special Interest organizations do not necessarily reflect those of Roberts Wesleyan College, we support our students as they explore a variety of interests and issues.
Board Game Club- Builds community through board games, sponsors monthly game nights in the Library.
Christians United For Israel (CUFI)- Raises awareness of Israel, counters anti-Semitism, mobilizes students toward specific action-based initiatives focused on moral and socio-political reasons to support Israel.
Colleges Against Cancer- Coordinates Relay For Life celebrating cancer survivors, remembering loved ones, and uniting in our commitment to fight cancer, alongside the American Cancer Society.
Ecology Club- Raises ecological awareness and promotes good ecological practices on the Roberts campus.
FREE- The Fellowship of Revolutionaries Empowering the Enslaved (FREE) fights against human trafficking.
Global Club- Helps international students connect with American students, builds relationships, and provides a place to share about cross-cultural experiences.
ICARE Connections- Facilitates positive connections among students across all disciplines and makes accommodations as partners with the BELL (Bridge to Earning, Learning, and Living) program.
Mental Health Advocate Team (MHAT)- Educates, brings awareness, and reduces the stigma surrounding mental health challenges faced by the student body.
Ski Club- Provides an opportunity for students to ski/snowboard and create a sense of community.
Student Multicultural Advisory Council (SMAC)- Breaks barriers and builds bridges by accepting, embracing and celebrating people from all cultures.
Ultimate Frisbee Club- Enjoys the sport of Ultimate Frisbee and competes with area college club teams.
Music and Performing Arts
Brass Chamber Music- Performs an array of styles ranging from early Baroque to modern music. This ensemble rehearses weekly, performs a concert each semester, and typically consists of trumpets, French horn, trombone, and tuba.
Chorale- RWC's premier vocal ensemble, devoted to the study and performance of high-quality choral music from diverse styles, musical eras, languages, and cultures. Rehearses four times per week, performs several times each semester, and takes biennial domestic tours and quadrennial international tours. Auditions are required.
Drama Club- Led by students, this group gathers to write, direct, and perform student-initiated productions.
Gospel Choir- Exposes the Roberts community to Gospel music while providing students with another style of worship. No audition is required.
Jazz Combo/Ensemble- Rehearses weekly and performs composed and improvised music derived from the American big band tradition, African American composers, contemporary classical music, and more. Auditions are required for Jazz Ensemble but not for Jazz Combo.
Key of She- Led by students, this all-female a capella group performs both on and off-campus.
Men’s Chorus- Performs a capella, southern gospel, quartet styles of music. For men both majoring and not majoring in music. No audition is required.
Opera Performance- Provides experience in the art of Opera with a production every year. Auditions are required.
RWC Community Orchestra (RWCCO)- Provides a high quality orchestral musical experience. The Orchestra consists of approximately 60 RWC students and Rochester area musicians, and performs 2-4 concerts each semester. Auditions are required.
String Chamber Music- Includes string players and performs a concert each semester.
Theatre Minor- Faculty-led aspects of theatrical productions including acting, production, backstage, set, and promotion.
Wind Ensemble- Rehearses three times per week, performs 2-4 concerts each semester, and takes biennial domestic tours and quadrennial international tours. Auditions are required.
Women's Choir- Includes women both majoring and not majoring in music. No audition is required.
Woodwind Chamber Music- Includes flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, French horn and performs a concert each semester.
8 Principles of Student Organizations