While the primary focus of any student should and will be on obtaining a quality education here at East-West, student activities can be the thread that sews your entire college experience together. The university encourages all students to engage in activities that will stimulate the mind and body, while forging potential life long friendships along the way. Here are the student organizations that you can participate in this coming Fall.
Student Government Association
SGA represents the voice of the EWU students. All students are automatically members of the SGA. Officers are responsible for representing students at various administrative functions as well as coordinating events with other organizations through the school year including the fall and spring EWU Spirit Week Celebrations.
The Mentor Team's motto is "Bound to Rise". The team assists students with locating all resources available to them at EWU such as tutoring, accessing student portal, setting up EWU email, study tips, motivation. This is achieved through peer support, sponsoring bake sales, and hosting special events. In Spring 2014 Mentor Team is launching a new scholarship: the team members will conduct bake sales to fund $100 scholarships to assist students with tuition, books, school supplies and financial hardship. Team president is Delano Lee, business administration major with concentration in management; Vice President is Patricia Hall, Computer Science and multimedia major. Ms. Sonja Sims is the faculty administrator. During the midterms on the Winter quarter 2014 The Mentor Team conducted a peer motivation event: it sponsored water and snacks for students and distributed literature about tutoring, studying tips, peer motivation and other information to assist students in passing their midterms. In March 2014 the Mentor Team in conjunction with Social Work Club and Latino Student Association participated in the celebration of the Black History Month. Read below the report about it by Jamica Harper, BHS major, class of 2016:
“A Glimpse of African American History”: As an African American I learn something new every day about my culture. The Social Work Club and Bound 2 Rise Mentor Team provided the university with “A Glimpse of African American History”. The program was beautifully arranged by Alfreda White, Delanno Lee and Patrica Hall. The students of East-West University provided excellent informative speeches about leaders in Afro-American history. There was a diverse group of presenters who paid tribute to leaders such as Malcolm X, Harold Washington, Barack Obama and even their personal everyday heroes. A Glimpse of African American History gave the audience some brain teasers by playing a trivia game presented by Behavioral Science Academic Advisor and coordinator of student activities Mr. Angel Lebron. The presenters gave honor to the Chancellor of East West University Dr. Khan, and to the faculty such as Ms. Sonja Sims along with the rest of the faculty and staff that help out with the different groups and clubs. The Black History Month's “A Glimpse of African American History” program was filled with a diverse crowd that came together to learn about one culture and our leaders.
Performing Arts Group:
PAG was organized to showcase the performing talents of EWU students through the presentation of plays, poetry, and singing. Membership is open at the beginning of each term to all currently enrolled EWU students. Activities include quarterly programs of plays and talent expositions as well as participating in other school wide events.
Black Student Union:
Organized to promote African American cultural activities, membership is open to all currently enrolled EWU students and is accepted year round. Activities include organizing the annual EWU Black History celebration in February as well as other events through out the school year.
Multi-Cultural Student Association:
Established to enhance the interaction of the diverse ethnic backgrounds that are represented on the cultural mosaic of East-West University, activities include coordinating the annual EWU International Week each April as well as participating in other school events.
Latino Student Association:
This group provides Latino students with an interactive and multifaceted association that guides them through the college process. Activities include organizing special days such as Day of the Dead, Cinco de Mayo and working with other school events.
Phantom-X Dance Troupe:
For those who express themselves through movement and are ready to exhibit their school spirit, this organization combines dancing and cheering into their routines and performs at many school wide events.