Benefits of Joining a Student Organization at WPU

August 22, 2023
WPU student orientation

Joining a college student organization can bring a multitude of benefits to your university experience. From making lifelong friends to developing valuable skills, the benefits of joining a student organization are worth considering.

If you are on the fence, or just wondering what some of the benefits of joining a student organization may be, check out a few of them below:

  1. Networking Opportunities: Student organizations provide a platform to meet like-minded fellow students who share your interests and passions. These connections can lead to valuable networking opportunities, both within the organization and beyond.
  2. Skill Development: Being part of a student organization allows you to develop and enhance various skills. Whether it’s leadership, teamwork, event planning, or public speaking, these skills are transferable and highly valued by future employers
  3. Personal Growth: Joining a student organization helps you step out of your comfort zone and push your boundaries. It allows you to explore new interests, take on leadership roles, and develop a sense of responsibility and accountability
  4. Social Engagement: Student organizations provide a sense of belonging and community. They offer a platform to meet people from diverse backgrounds and create lasting friendships. These events and activities organized by these organizations foster a vibrant social life on campus
  5. Impact and Advocacy: Student organizations often play a crucial role in advocating for causes and making a positive impact on campus and in the community. Joining an organization allows you to contribute to meaningful initiatives and make a difference

WPU offers a wide variety of organizations including:

  • 15 Below Student Theatre Company
  • Black Student Union at WPU
  • Civic Order at WPU
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Future HealthCare at Peace
  • Gender & Sexuality Alliance
  • Green Team
  • Human Resource Club
  • Impact Cosplay
  • Peace Ministry
  • Psychology Club
  • Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at WPU
  • Student Government & Programming Association
  • Wired

For students who are interested in starting their own organization, you must have a President, a Treasurer, and at least one member. From there you will need a staff or faculty advisor and have a consultation meeting with The Office of Student Involvement. Any questions or inquiries can be sent to

Remember, when considering joining a student organization, it’s important to find one that aligns with your interests and values. Take the time to explore different organizations, attend their events, and talk to current members to find the perfect fit for you while at WPU.