Greek life provides a strong foundation to support a student’s personal development during their undergraduate years. The fraternity and sorority community at UW-Eau Claire offers fun, friendship, personal growth, professional networking and a great connection to campus life. These diverse and well-rounded campus leaders strive for academic excellence and are actively involved in the campus and the community.
The student leadership program develops the leaders of tomorrow, and links students to a great number of leadership experiences.
The Student Organizations and Leadership Center in Davies Center provides services and a home base for the more than 250 campus organizations at UW-Eau Claire. Involvement in campus organizations is an important part of the university’s total educational program. Campus organizations offer social and service opportunities for their members, the university and the community at large. Membership can broaden acquaintances, develop leadership ability, build decision-making and problem-solving skills, and complement classroom instruction.
The largest standing commission of the Student Senate, the UAC is also the largest student-run organization on campus. In selecting and producing high-quality, diverse and accessible education and entertainment programs for the university community, UAC volunteers gain valuable leadership experience and develop personal skills such as exercise of responsibility, decision making and teamwork. The UAC is advised by the Activities, Involvement and Leadership office.
Davies Center is the designated polling place for on-campus residents. The University Centers staff works closely with Eau Claire elections officials to help make what is likely to be a student’s first voting experience a positive one.
The University Centers brings people together to share their talents, interests and ideas in an action-learning setting. Working in the University Centers gives students the opportunity to learn career-related skills, work with state-of-the-art equipment, and gain leadership experience. Other advantages include an on-campus work site; a flexible work schedule designed around class hours; development of time management and communication skills; references; and non-Federal and Federal work study employment. Internship credit is also available in some positions.
Community Action and Lifelong Learning — CALL — is a University Centers program that matches prospective volunteers with the Chippewa Valley organizations and agencies that need them. Volunteer service offers students a chance to test career interests, develop valuable skills, and increase their readiness for competition in the job market after graduation. More importantly, though, volunteers gain an awareness of the human condition, how others live in ways very different from their own. Volunteers enable agencies to expand their services, provide more clients with self-help skills, and generally contribute to a better quality of life in the Chippewa Valley.