Student Activities & Organizations

Make Your Mark

Do you enjoy getting involved, taking a leadership role and taking part of activities at your school? If so, you’ll have tons of great opportunities to get involved on DWU’s campus.

Results from the DWU 2017 Graduate Exit Survey indicated that 68% of students responding were a member of one or more clubs or organizations while at DWU.

Jumping in to student activities and organizations on campus will help you to meet people with similar interests, get to know yourself better and have fun doing it!

Depending on our students’ interests, we offer a huge range of ways to get involved:

  • Athletic Training Club
  • CHAOS (Science Club)
  • Entrepreneurship Club (CEO)
  • Esports
  • Future Teachers (FTO)
  • Intramurals
  • Intercollegiate Athletics (55% of the DWU student body participated in intercollegiate athletics in 2017-2018)
  • Lost&Found
  • Math Club
  • McGovern Engagement Group (MEG)
  • Music
    • Dakota Wesleyan Choir
    • The Highlanders
    • Singing Scotchmen/Women’s Chamber Choir
    • Wesleyan Bells
    • LyricWood String Orchestra
    • Wesleyan Band
    • Tiger Pep Band
  • Prairie Winds literary journal
  • Psychology Club
  • Student Activities Board (SAB)
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Student Diversity Council
  • Student Nurses (SNA)
  • Student Ministry Council (SMC)
  • Student Senate 

The Student Life Department and SAB bring multiple entertainers to campus each year which are free to the entire DWU community and SAB hosts its own student-oriented events year-round, including: Grocery Bag Bingo, craft nights, a "Wesleyan Idol" talent contest, intramural sports, and different weeklong games like Humans vs. Zombies.

The Ron & Sheilah Gates Departments of Music and Theatre also perform choral and band concerts that are free to students to attend, and the theatre produces at least three performances a year, including a musical -- all with open casting. If you enjoy performing, both the music and theatre departments are open to non-majors.

In addition to the student- and department-led entertainments, the DWU campus also invites special speakers to campus for various lectures. Just a few of our past speakers include: Immaculee Ilibagiza, author of "Left to Tell"; Don Miller, author of "Blue Like Jazz" and Steve Taylor who directed the movie by the same name; Kelsey Timmerman, author of "Where Am I Wearing?"; Sister Helen Prejean whose book "Dead Man Walking" was made into an Oscar-nominated film; Ernest Michel, a survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp;  and Bob Goff, author of "Love Does."