Student Groups

Themed Housing

  • The Bayit promotes interest in Jewish culture and traditions to both its residents and to the campus as a whole. Bayit residents work closely with the Havurah, Wesleyan’s Jewish student organization. The Bayit kitchen is kept kosher for anyone on campus that may require it, and is home to a weekly cooking co-op. The Bayit encourages both Jewish and Non-Jewish applicants who are interested in sharing their religious and cultural perspectives with each other and the greater Wesleyan community. 
  • The Earth House is a program house focused on environmental issues and sustainable living. 
  • The Eclectic Society is a coeducational society composed of House Members and Associate Members scattered about the community. While many house members are involved in artistic, political, and musical endeavors, there is no definition of what an Eclectic member actually is or does. This contributes to what is the only truly static attribute of the society: change.
  • The Farm House Community seeks to provide community access to the food politics and farm community. 
  • Full House allows members of the Wesleyan community to indulge their inner food junkie with a variety of events and tastings. The goals of Full House are to provide a place for Wesleyan students who enjoy cooking to meet and learn from each other, cook together, and live together; to further educate the Wesleyan community on different types of cuisine from a plethora of cultures; and incorporate the greater Middletown community in culinary endeavors. 
  • Malcolm X House is a residence for Wesleyan students who wish to live in an environment dedicated to the exploration and celebration of the cultural heritage of the African Diaspora, both for themselves and for the larger Wesleyan community. The House is responsible for organizing an annual event commemorating Malcolm X during Black History Month. Residents honor the best of a tradition set by the Vanguard Class of 1969, stressing the importance of togetherness while respecting each other's diverse backgrounds. The House serves as the communal safe-space not only for the student-of-color groups on campus, but also for groups interested in advocating learning and positive communal unity. 
  • Music House aims to provide for Wesleyan students a supportive, creative environment for musical activity, from discussion and the exchange of ideas to performance, composition, music production, recording and appreciation.
  • Open House is a safe space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Flexual, Asexual, Genderfuck, Polyamourous, Bondage/Disciple, Dominance/Submission, Sadism/Masochism (LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM) communities and for people of sexually or gender dissident communities. The goals of Open House include generating interest in a celebration of queer life from the social to the political to the academic. Open House works to create a Wesleyan community that appreciates the variety and vivacity of gender, sex and sexuality.
  • Westco Guidance - WestCo Dorm is community-based living in an artistic environment. Support for the creative and personal expression of all residents is the priority, and weekly meetings ('Guidance') provide an open forum for discussion of community issues and concerns. Westco residents play music, paint murals, go to protests, throw dance parties, cook meals, and help plan and run two music festivals, Duke Day in the fall and Zonker Harris Day in the spring. 
  • The Women of Color Collective provides a safe space for all who are in support of issues regarding women of color. The Collective comes together to share ideas, gain support, laugh, discuss, and have difficult dialogues with the common goal of making the reality for people of color and women of color safer on campus and throughout the world.
  • Writing House works to provide students interested in and committed to creative writing with a space in which to share their work in a residential living-learning environment with other student writers. Writing House also serves as a student and community resource, offering workshops, performances and creative writing activism within the Wesleyan and Middletown communities. 

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