Service & Maintenance Staff
Olive Swann Porter Student Center
Popular Places to Chill
- Academic Center
- ADPi fountain
- Hurdle Café
- The Loggia
- OSP porches
Bar on Campus
Wesleyan is a dry campus; therefore, there are no bars on campus.
Bowling on Campus
None, but there is a local bowling alley a few minutes away from campus that is popular amongst Wesleyan students.
Coffeehouse on Campus
The Hurdle Café
Movie Theater on Campus
There is not a movie theater on campus. Fortunately, one can be found a few minutes away on Zebulon Road.
The school has developed a CAP (climate action plan) to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions on campus and improve other related educational and research efforts. The school has gradually been reducing its rates of energy consumption and has an active recycling program on campus run by the environmental concerns chair of the Student Government Association.
- The AC: Short for the Academic Center, the main student center on campus
- The Hurdle: The Hurdle Café-an area outside of the dining hall where students can study, hang out, or eat
- The MAC: Nickname for the Mathews Athletic Center, Wesleyan's most up-to-date athletic facility
- OSP: Short for Olive Swann Porter-one of the main buildings on campus that houses admissions, campus police, the dining hall, the academic center, and much more
- Wesleyanne: A nickname for a student at Wesleyan
- Alumnae Weekend: An annual weekend of events hosted by the Alumnae Association that welcomes back Wesleyan alumnae. Activities range from a special candle-lighting ceremony (that welcomes graduating seniors into the alumnae community) to alumnae soccer.
- Class soccer: Class soccer is one of Wesleyan's most competitive Homecoming traditions. All four classes compete in a two-week tournament for the soccer cup, wearing their class colors and saying the beginning line of their class cheer upon scoring a goal. Players are known for going all-out, so shin guards are highly recommended! All students, excluding members of the varsity soccer team, are permitted to play as long as they attend three practices.
- Color rush: Another favorite Homecoming tradition that occurs the Friday before Homecoming. Each class has a limited amount of time to completely cover one section of the old soccer field with their class color.
- Halloween Banquet: An annual banquet hosted the Friday before Halloween by the Student Recreation Council (SRC). The council fills Anderson Dining Hall with seasonal decorations and covers the tables with candy. During the banquet, students can participate in a costume contest that is judged by the "Senior Witches." Senior Witches is a group of seniors that are kept anonymous to students outside of the Student Recreation Council. They are known for parading through dorms and apartments, littering the hallways with candy. Overall, Halloween Banquet is a time for students to dress up, relax, and have fun!
- Into the Fountain you go!: Students get thrown in the fountain on their birthday and when they get engaged.
- Madness Wall: As implied by its name, Madness Wall is Homecoming's most competitive tradition! This event kicks off Homecoming and occurs the Sunday before the Homecoming dance. All classes have a limited amount of time to cover a large wall in the Anderson Dining Hall with as much of their class color as possible. Any items that students use must be worn on their person.
- Pep rallies: Wesleyan pep rallies are held to celebrate sisterhood and usually take place on a Thursday evening around the Alpha Delta Pi fountain. Students take dressing up in sisterhood colors to the next level and usually wear some form of body and/or face paint. After every class arrives, students perform their class cheers and have a good time.
- Sisterhood: Sisterhood takes the place of Greek life on campus. There is a "big sister, little sister" system that is similar to sororities, but this bond is much deeper than anything obtained through wearing Greek letters. Each class has a sister class: the Green and Purple Knights are sister classes, and the Pirates and Golden Hearts are sister classes. Big sisters and little sisters are personally paired by the junior class (the big sisters). Sisterhood does not stop there, however, because regardless of what class an individual may be in, she is still a sister to every Wesleyan student.
- STUNT: STUNT is an annual musical competition between classes that raises money for rising-seniors' scholarships. Each class writes a 30-minute musical that is performed in February.
- Lake Foster is so polluted that if a student swims in it, she will develop strange growths on her skin.
- The third floor of Banks Hall is haunted. Students can hear the ghost moving furniture around in the middle of the night.
- There is a haunted mirror in Porter Auditorium. Students and faculty can occasionally see the young women who committed suicide in the mirror as they pass by.
Favorite Things To Do
Students always look forward to events put on by the Student Recreation Council (SRC), the Campus Activities Board (CAB), and international organizations such as AXIS (Association of eXemplary International Students), Amnesty International, and the French Club. Whether it is glow-in-the-dark "capture the flag," a Quidditch tournament, fun day, an international banquet or international activism, these organizations always have their hands full with participants. On the weekends, some students play sardines, manhunt, or get together as groups to have a Wii party and/or play board games.
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
It is impossible to not be involved with something on campus. According to the student handbook, there are 29 different clubs and organizations that students participate in. The five student boards-Student Government Association (SGA), the Student Recreation Council (SRC), the Campus Activities Board (CAB), the Council on Judicial Affairs (CJA), and the Council on Religious Concerns (CRC)-and the international organizations are the most active organizations on campus. A solid majority of the students is usually involved with one of the major boards, as well as another club or organization. Also, students may easily start their own club by following a few procedures. First, create a constitution for the club and get it approved by the Director of Student Activities. Next, acquire the signature of at least eight other students who want to join the club, and then find a faculty adviser. Finally, after submitting everything to the Director of Student Activities, present it to the Student Government Association for approval.
Student Activities Offered
- Campus ministries
- Choral groups
- Literary magazine
- Music ensembles
- Musical theater
- Student government
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No
Did You Know?
- There are nine departmental leadership groups on campus. In order to join any of these groups, students need to apply to the appropriate department and meet the selection criteria. The leadership groups are: computer resident assistants; junior marshals; orientation leaders; resident advisers; summer conference assistants; WAVE (Wesleyan Admission Volunteer Experience); Wesleyan disciples, and the Pierce, Pioneer, Leadership Program.
- Wesleyan has a library cat named Libris. He enjoys living on the main floor of the library and greets students as they walk through the door.
- Porter Auditorium is home to the largest musical instrument in middle Georgia: The Goodwyn-Candler-Panoz organ. It has almost 5,000 pipes!
- The Bradley House has been home of Wesleyan presidents since 1954.
- The College's Dice R. Anderson Cabin is used as the office for the arboretum.
- The smokestack near Physical Plant is a remnant of the days when Wesleyan ran its own steam laundry and heating services. During Homecoming, the returning senior class adds to the graffiti on its wall.
- Physical Plant houses ground crews, storage, and maintenance for the College. It is also the location of STUNT paints and backdrops.