Diversity at Wells: Get Involved

Student clubs and organizations organize many opportunities for the campus to learn from—and with—others in a diverse, multicultural setting.
Students painting a Black Lives Matter mural
two students at the athletic association house for opening picnic and barbecue
katie mouradian '17 in the women's resource center
prodigy step team at the dance collective concert

Students at Wells use their energy, enthusiasm, and the lessons that they learn—in the classroom and from each other—to make a difference. The members of our community have many opportunities to engage with each other and work for a better world. Clubs and organizations provide a location and organization for this work, as they meet and continue their programs each semester.

Student clubs and organizations that promote diversity on our campus, with their mission statements provided by club leadership:Access for All Abilities: Spreads awareness about disability culture and educates the community to promote equal opportunities, improved accessibility, and empowerment

  • Access for All Abilities: Spreads awareness about disability culture and educates the community to promote equal opportunities, improved accessibility, and empowerment
  • Cornerstone: Join Cornerstone for open conversations on any topic whether that's political, social, diversity or any topic students wants to meet and discuss.
  • Cultura, Lucha, Experiencia (CLE): Celebrates the different rich and diverse Latin cultures, realizing that a uniao faz a forca, and unites by sharing our tradiciones y religiones.
  • Dance Collective: Dance Collective is a student run dance concert that strives to showcase a wide variety of dance backgrounds. We also strive to illuminate the diversity we have here at Wells by letting everyone who wants to, express themselves in a positive way.
  • Gender Equity Center (GEC): Provides resources on sexual health, assault, intersectional feminism, civil rights, and body positivity in a safe space, library system, and meeting space.
  • Japanese Cultural Club: Helps the Japanese exchange students get acclimated to the college campus while spreading Japanese culture.
  • Wells PRIDE: Celebrates LGBTQ+ identities and experiences and acts as a safe space for open dialogue, building a safer community for LGBTQ+ peoples.

These clubs have their budget and meeting spaces decided each year by their leadership (usually a chair, vice or co-chair, secretary, and treasurer) under the guidance of the Collegiate Association and College staff. Membership is nearly always open to all—as is the opportunity to start a new club or revive one that has lapsed.

Please reach out to John Bennett, Director of Student Activities, Orientation, and Leadership, at studentactivities@wells.edu or 315.364.3463 to learn more about our clubs that strive to promote diversity and inclusion on our campus.

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