Adult Learner Student Organization (A.L.S.O.)
The purpose of this organization shall be to help non-traditional students adjust to the collegiate world.  Non-traditional students who over 25 years of age, are veterans of the armed services; are returning to school after a break of four years or more of homemaking, employment, or other activity; or who have assumed multiple life roles as a parent, spouse/partner, employee, or caregiver.  Contact:  Gordon Holly - gholly@uakron.edu

African-American Association (AAA)
The mission of the AAA is to promote awareness of African-American and multiculture ethics.  To serve as a support group and address the needs of all students on campus, especially those of the African-American student.  Contact:  Gordon Holly - gholly@uakron.edu

- To promote educational events, such as African-American awareness and Women's History Month.

- Work with the faculty and staff of Wayne College to nourish our students so that they may excel academically and become our leaders of tomorrow.

Associated Student Government (ASG) 
The Wayne College Associated Student Government (ASG) represents the student body in governance issues on campus. The ASG meets on a weekly basis during the fall and spring semesters. Members of the ASG serve on various college committees, address student issues and concerns, and work to ensure that students are properly represented in campus matters. Elections are held during the spring semester, and any seats remaining vacant at the beginning of the fall semester are filled through a special election. 

There are many benefits associated with this organization.  Students work closely with the faculty and staff of Wayne College and can really make a difference in the college environment.  Past student involvement has lead to greater leadership and social skills, letters of recommendation for employment purposes and financial aid, awards, and special recognition.  Membership for the ASG is open to all students who are dedicated, responsible and have a desire for involvement and personal growth.  Potential students must achieve and maintain a minimum 2.3 grade point average (GPA), and be in good academic standing.  

Throughout the year, the ASG also sponsors a wide range of educational and social events designed to support and enhance students’ experience. Some of these events include:  

• Alcohol Awareness
• American Red Cross Blood Drives
• Spring Fling
• Finals Freebies
• Wayne Fest/Student Appreciation Day
• Community charities

ASG Members: 2011-2012
           - Julie Yockey – President   
           - Jackie Hunter – Vice-President

Students interested in joining the Associated Student Government should contact Jackie Ashbaugh at 330-684-8973 or via e-mail: jackie1@uakron.edu

Activities and Programming Board (APB) - a subcommittee of the Associated Student Government

The Activities Programming Board (APB) is responsible for developing social activities, educational programming, and special events at Wayne College. Past activities have included concerts, comedian performances, interactive games, euchre and video game tournaments, and attendance at sporting events.
For more information contact Jackie Ashbaugh at 330-684-8973 or via e-mail: jackie1@uakron.edu

Campus Crusade for Christ  (CRU)
Campus Crusade for Christ is an interdenominational, student, Christian organization seeking to provide a spiritual environment for students to grow in their relationship with God. We provide resources for students, weekly Bible studies, conferences, and retreats every semester. We also offer opportunities for prayer, praise and worship, and Christian fellowship on campus. The hope is to create an atmosphere that encourages the cultivation of your relationship with God and learn what it means to live as a Christian in the real world.
Contact Susan Lewis at susan17@uakron.edu or phone 330-684-8739 if interested.

 
Gay/Straight Alliance (WCGSA)
The Wayne College Gay Straight Alliance Club (WCGSA) is a service/learning organization providing students of all races, ethnicity, and sexual orientation a safe place.  The Purpose of a GSA is to give students, teachers and faculty the opportunity to have a club on campus so that they feel safe and secure with a set of individuals that will not judge them for who they are.
For more information contact Jennifer Holz at (330) 684-8790 or via e-mail: jh16@uakron.edu


The Global Green Club
The purpose of this organization is to expand environment awareness within The University of Akron Wayne College and the community, to strive to be good stewards of the environment and to encourage and strengthen commitment to sustainable environmental practices.
For more information contact Carol Pleuss (330) 684-8928 or cjpleus@uakron.edu


Nursing Club
The purpose of the Wayne College Nursing Club includes:

  • To represent, support, and mentor Wayne College nursing students by promoting social, educational, and community interaction.
  • To provide leadership opportunities to Wayne College nursing students.
  • To promote cohesiveness and a unified collaborative, team spirit among the nursing students, faculty, and staff to promote the philosophy and purpose of Wayne College.

For more information contact Garth Schoffman, gds@uakron.edu


P256 (Computer Club)
The purpose of this organization shall be to gain experience through interaction and peer education in the realm of technology. For more information contact Alan Boettger at alan1@uakron.edu


Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honorary scholastic society for two-year colleges. The Wayne College chapter of the society is called Alpha Zeta Chi. Students at Wayne are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa when they have completed 12 credit hours toward their degree and have a GPA of at least 3.5. All members are invited to be active in PTK projects. Each year new members are inducted into PTK at an initiation reception in the spring.

Philosophy Club
For more information contact Dimitria Gatzia at dg29@uakron.edu


Psychology Club
The Psychology Club is a service and study organization that provides academic and community service opportunities to Wayne College students. The group accomplishes this through educational programming including speakers, field trips, conferences, and through college and community services. This includes providing information and resources to students, organizing an annual Stress Fest on campus, coordinating a session on coping with stress during New Student Orientation, working with community organizations to develop and maintain a volunteer network, and coordinating at least one major community service project each year. The Psychology Club provides members opportunities to meet and socialize with other individuals who share common interests.
Student interested in The Psychology Club should contact Susie Meehan at 330-684-8762 or via e-mail: meehan1@uakron.edu


Veterans Association
The University of Akron Wayne College Veterans Association offers a friendly environment of diverse and dynamic individuals who share many of the same struggles, interest and pride as those seeking a formal education after serving their country. The Wayne College Veterans Association partners with the Akron's Military Veterans Association to provide support and resources in many different areas.  For more information contact Jackie Ashbaugh at jackie1@uakron.edu


Waynessence
Waynessence produces the literary magazine Waynessence: Writers and Artists at Work. The magazine is published twice per year and includes short stories, poems, drawings, and photography submitted by Wayne College students, faculty, and staff.
The magazine is published to support and encourage writing within the College community. New staff members are always welcome, and members of the college community are encouraged to submit their original works for consideration for publication in the magazine.
Students interested in Waynessence should contact Sue Horn at 330-684-8962 or via e-mail: shorn1@uakron.edu
You can also check out the Waynessence web page.


Wayne Mirror
The Wayne Mirror, Wayne College’s student newspaper, has a three fold purpose: to inform, to educate, and to entertain. Staff members with articles, conduct interviews, and solicit advertising. Editors plan and design the newspaper. Any student may contribute commentary, letters to the editor, original poetry, cartoons, and club or organization information.
Students interested in the Wayne Mirror should contact Theresa Rabbitts: tm37@uakron.edu.
You can also check out the Wayne Mirror web page.
Past issues of the Wayne Mirror are available in PDF format from the web page.
All other previous issues are held in print at the Wayne College Library. 


Writers' Club
The purpose of the Writers' organization is to share writing in a friendly, relaxed environment and foster creativity.  If you really enjoy writing, or just want to experiment without feeling stressed, then this organization is for you. 
For more information contact Deb Johanyak dljohan@uakron.edu

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