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Student Involvement

CLUB SPORTS

For a more in-depth sports experience than the intramural and/or general recreation program, club sports blend together the learning of new skills, practicing with fellow students/participants, and the opportunity to compete at an intercollegiate level. Active clubs include aikido, baseball, basketball-women, bowling-men, cycling, disc golf, fishing, karate, lacrosse-men, paintball, racquetball, rock climbing, rugby-men, rugby-women, ski and snowboard, soccer-men, tennis, ultimate-men, ultimate-women, volleyball-men, volleyball-women, water polo, waterski and wakeboard, and the Spirit Program. Contact the Rec Sports Office, 100 Williams Center, (262) 472-1145 or visit the website at www.uww.edu/recsports/ for further information.

CROSSMAN GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

The University’s art gallery, located in the Greenhill Center of the Arts, is a showcase for the campus, with exhibits that have both student and public appeal. While featuring exhibits of statewide, regional, and community artists, the Crossman Gallery also presents work with national and international significance. Experimental and pioneering work also comes from UW-W and UW System art majors and graduate students. Art faculty also present a biennial exhibit of their work. Visit the Crossman Gallery as part of an ongoing education.

CULTURAL AFFAIRS

Cultural Affairs brings to campus the best of the world’s professional performers, from national tours of Chicago to Montana Repertory Theatre’s To Kill a Mockingbird, from Virsky Ukrainian Dance to Parsons Dance Company. Events are programmed and presented by the Cultural Affairs Committee, a student-led and student-funded organization that is made up of students, faculty, and community members.

Tickets for Cultural Affairs events are offered to students at a special discounted rate and are available at the Greeenhill Center of the Arts Box Office, at the University Center, and online at the Young Auditorium website www.uww.edu/youngauditorium/.

Students from all majors are invited to join the Cultural Affairs Committee to help plan performances, meet the artists, and gain experience in marketing and promotion. Contact the Cultural Affairs Committee at 262-472-1964 or culturalaff@uww.edu.

Cultural Affairs has presented internationally renowned artists such as Bob Newhart and Arlo Guthrie, and numerous touring Broadway musicals including Hairspray and Blast. The diverse array of world-class performances presented by Cultural Affairs includes Koresh Dance Company, Terrence Simien and the Zydeco Experience, Leahy, and Sones de Mexico.

Cultural Affairs invites students to join them and experience the exciting world of the performing arts!

DISABILITY ADVOCACY AND AWARENESS COALITION (DAAC)

Warhawk Involvement Center, Advisor, Andersen Library 2002

DAAC is an organization that provides university students and community members the opportunity to change their own lives and make a difference in the lives of people who have disabilities. Through social activities, education, and political activity, DAAC strives to promote universal design and inclusion for people with disabilities. The organization aims to educate students about resources, to involve them in extra-curricular activities, and to help them attain skills that will be paramount in their personal and professional lives. DAAC offers members the opportunity to develop diverse friendships and to obtain knowledge about various disabilities through the sharing of experiences.

For further information on DAAC, or for information concerning disability services, students may contact CSD at 262-472-4711.

FAITH-BASED GROUPS

The following faith-based organizations are represented on campus: Jewish Student Organization, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Catholic Student Coalition (Roman Catholic), Diamond Way Buddhist Group, Navigators Pagan Spiritual Student Organization, and WELS Campus Ministry. In addition, the Campus Ministry Center is affiliated with the following Christian faiths: Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal, and United Ministries in Higher Education (Presbyterian, Congregational United Church of Christ, United Methodist, and American Baptist). Local churches or off-campus houses maintained by religious organizations provide the facilities for religious and social programs. Some meetings are held in University facilities. For more information, contact Career and Leadership Development.

GENERAL GREEK ORGANIZATIONS

FRATERNITIES

Five general Greek fraternities maintain chapters on the UW-Whitewater campus. Four of these - Alpha Phi Alpha, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Pi Kappa Alpha - are nationally affiliated. Phi Chi Epsilon is a local fraternity. A male student may become acquainted with a fraternity through inquiry to the particular fraternity or by contacting Career and Leadership Development at 262-472-3191.

SORORITIES

Seven sororities maintain chapters on the UW-Whitewater campus. Six of these - Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Delta Zeta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Sigma Sigma Sigma, and Zeta Phi Beta - are nationally affiliated. Alpha Sigma is a local sorority. A female student may become acquainted with a sorority through inquiry to the particular sorority or by contacting Career and Leadership Development at 262-472-3191.

GENERAL RECREATION

Sports facilities are open throughout the day and weekends for recreational use. Indoor facilities are available for such activities as basketball, volleyball, track (walking and jogging), racquetball, indoor tennis, and swimming. Outdoor areas and facilities are also available for such activities as softball, football, tennis, sandpit volleyball, disc golf, and basketball. A walking/jogging trail is located near Perkins Stadium for recreational use. Equipment checkout is available for these activities with a valid University ID. Facility reservations are also available for any of the indoor or outdoor facilities, as well as the Lawcon Picnic Shelter and the Coulthart Family Pavilion. To use the Weight Room and Fitness Center, a membership fee is required and can be purchased through the Office of Recreation Sports and Facilities, 100 Williams Center. The Weight Room is located in the Williams Center/DLK/Kachel Fieldhouse and University Fitness is located in the basement of Wells Hall. Call 262-472-1145 for further information.

HONORARY ORGANIZATIONS

The following Honorary Organizations are represented on campus: Beta Alpha Psi (business), Beta Beta Beta (biology), Chi Sigma Iota (counseling), Golden Key National Honor Society (Juniors/Seniors; service-oriented), the Honors Student Association, Kappa Delta Pi (education), Mu Kappa Tau (marketing), Phi Eta Sigma (first-semester sophomores), Pi Omega Pi (business education), Pi Sigma Alpha (political science), Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish), and Sigma Iota Epsilon (management). Many of these honorary organizations have a service component as well. For more information, contact Career and Leadership Development at 262-472-3191.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

MEN: Member of Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, offering the following 9 varsity sports: Football, Cross Country, Basketball, Swimming/Diving, Wrestling, Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field, Tennis, Baseball, Soccer

WOMEN: Member of Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, offering the following 11 varsity sports: Volleyball, Swimming /Diving, Gymnastics, Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field, Golf, Cross Country, Soccer, Bowling

INTRAMURAL SPORTS

An extensive program of intramural sports is available for all students, faculty, and staff. Tournaments and leagues are conducted throughout the year in various activities such as 9-hole golf, basketball, badminton, disc golf, dodgeball, indoor and outdoor flag football, floor hockey, innertube water polo, sand volleyball, indoor and outdoor soccer, pickleball, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, wheelchair basketball, racquetball, and indoor and outdoor ultimate frisbee. Entry forms for these activities are available in the Intramural Office, 100 Williams Center. Employment opportunities are also available as sports officials in flag football, floor hockey, basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball. Call 262-472-1145 or visit the website at www.uww.edu/recsports/ for further information.

IRVIN L. YOUNG AUDITORIUM

Young Auditorium is the home for several performing artist series, including Cultural Affairs Presents, Young Auditorium Presents, Horizons Matinee, and Horizons Family Series. These auditorium-sponsored series account for twenty-five to forty professional performing arts events each year. The auditorium is also used for various Music Department, Student Organization, and Continuing Education-sponsored activities.

The unique design of the Young Auditorium features a graciously appointed auditorium chamber with approximately 1,300 seats, depending on the stage configuration. Through lighting effects and seating arrangements, the auditorium can achieve a feeling of warmth and intimacy found in a much smaller space. The clean lines and unobstructed views of the chamber create a welcoming performing environment in this well-appointed facility.

One of the many striking areas is the Fern Young Terrace, which offers unparalleled charm guaranteed to enhance any event. The facility’s Kachel Center offers flexibility with its sprung hardwood floor. Conferences will find the room appealing for groups of up to 150 or as a space for small groups. Both the Fern Young Terrace and the Kachel Center can serve as support spaces to complement auditorium functions or as versatile stand-alone meeting, rehearsal, or reception rooms.

Young Auditorium provides students and the surrounding communities an astounding opportunity to experience a variety of cultural events. The auditorium is also available to student and community groups that wish to present their own activities.

MUSIC ACTIVITIES

The Department of Music sponsors a wide variety of instrumental and vocal performing groups, including Bands (Warhawk Marching Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Concert Band), Orchestras (Whitewater Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra), Choirs (Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, Meistersingers Men’s Chorus, Main Street Vocal Jazz, and Gospel Choir), Jazz (Jazz Ensembles I and II, and small group Jazz opportunities), and many small instrumental ensembles, as well as opportunities for musical theatre and opera performance. All ensembles sponsored by the department are open by audition to all University students. Playing or singing in an ensemble can be a rich and rewarding experience for any UWW student, both musically and socially. Contact the Music Department office or see the website for additional information.

The Department of Music annually sponsors over 100 concerts and recitals, including student groups and solo recitals, solo and chamber recitals by our faculty, and performances by a wide array of nationally and internationally known guest artists and chamber groups. Most programs are offered free of charge.

OFFICER EDUCATION

The completion of the Army ROTC Program - Leadership, Military Science and Aerospace Studies Department - and a baccalaureate degree lead to a Commission in the United States Army Reserve.

OPPORTUNITIES IN JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION

The campus television station, UWWTV, the radio station, WSUW, the print/on-line newspaper, the Royal Purple, the Advertising Club, the Zeta Phi Eta professional Communication fraternity, and a well-respected Forensics program all serve to provide both Communication majors and non-majors alike with opportunities to hone writing and speaking skills.

RADIO STATION

WSUW-FM (91.7 on the dial) is a 1300-watt student-run radio station operated by the University. The radio station provides a valuable on-site practicum for University instruction through practical experience to students and also acts in a service and outreach capacity for the University to the campus community and to the city of license.

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

A wide variety of service organizations exist, providing students with numerous ways to contribute to the campus and community. These organizations include, but are not limited to, Amnesty International, America Reads, Best Buddies, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Walworth County, Circle K, Habitat for Humanity, Helping Hands, Nursing Home Visitation Program, UW-W Student Foundation, Student Optimist Club, and numerous faith-based and Greek organizations which also offer service projects. For more information, contact Career and Leadership Development at 262-472-3191.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

The University recognizes a large number of special interest groups. A complete directory of all student organizations, their officers, and advisors is available at Career and Leadership Development.

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS

The Royal Purple is a weekly student-run newspaper of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The print version of the paper is published once a week, and an online version is updated daily. By working on the Royal Purple, students can obtain hands-on writing, multimedia, or advertising experience while receiving course credit. The Royal Purple also offers students the opportunity for advancement to editorial and business management positions. www.royalpurplenews.com

UNIVERSITY SPIRIT PROGRAM

The Cheer and Stunt Team and Spirit Squad support the athletic teams and promote campus spirit. The teams/squad performs at all home games and accompanies the Warhawks to away games. Cheerleading tryouts are open to all interested men and women, held in the Fall for the Basketball Cheer & Stunt Team and Spirit Squad and in the Spring for the Football Cheer and Stunt Team. Interested students may contact the Office of Recreation Sports and Facilities, 100 Williams Center, 262-472-1145.

The Dance Team supports Warhawk athletic teams at all home football and basketball games. Tryouts take place each Spring for Football and each Fall for Basketball. Interested students may contact the Office of Recreation Sports and Facilities, 100 Williams Center, (262) 472-1145.

Willie Warhawk is also part of the Spirit Program. Contact the Office of Recreation Sports and Facilities, 100 Williams Center, (262) 472-1145, to set up an interview. www.uww.edu/recsports

UNIVERSITY THEATRE

Annually the Department of Theatre/Dance presents six major productions, including a touring children’s play and a dance concert, as well as student-produced scenes and one-act plays. These activities provide rich opportunities for students to see a wide range of productions. Students may also participate in the technical aspects of productions and in theatre management, and may audition for roles in any of the productions. Camaraderie through theatre activities will enliven college life, and the arts and skills learned will forever enhance students’ lives.



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