Involvement

If you are looking for ways to become more involved at Wingate University, congratulations. This is the first step toward making university life a truly memorable experience. The next step is figuring out which organizations are the best, and at Wingate you have plenty of options. Here is some advice on Involvement from a few upperclass students.

Joining a registered student organization, or RSO, means finding a group of people who share the same enthusiasm for similar interests. From faith-based groups to Greek fraternities and sororities, there’s an RSO that lets students explore what excites them.

With approximately 50 student organizations to choose from, it can be difficult to settle on one or two. We’ve made the selection process easier by dividing RSOs into four key groups:

  • Academic/co-curricular.
  • Faith-based.
  • Social Greek.
  • Sports and Recreation.

Each group is designed to help you tailor your extracurricular itineraries to suit your personal needs and help you maintain a flexible academic schedule.

Whichever way you go, start by checking out WUSync. WUSync is your way to connect to organizations, communicate with other students and explore the Wingate involvement community. From event calendars to RSO pages, there is plenty to explore. But don’t take it from us. Hear what our current students have to say about Involvement at Wingate.

Wingate Athletics

The spirit of the Bulldog does not exist without you, the student, and the passion you bring when you arrive on campus.​ Being a Bulldog brings students, faculty and staff together as one: one culture, one champion, One Dog. Take a look into what will be the best four years of your life. Wingate’s athletic program competes in 22 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past 11 years. Wingate is first among NCAA Division II Academic All-America-producing colleges in the 2000s with 96 selections. Among North Carolina’s colleges and universities, Wingate is number one in this millennium with 96 Academic All-America honorees. Wingate is tops among all SAC schools with 105 lifetime Academic All-America picks. For more information, visit WU athletics.

Wingate Jargon

At Wingate, sometimes we have our own language that may be complicated to get the hang of. Here is a short checklist of Wingate terms to help students get started at the Gate.

Terms

Meaning

ASB Alternative Spring Break
BARC Bulldog Activities Resource Committee
CA Community Assistant (community leader for apartment-style housing)
Lyceum Cultural enrichment events; students must attend as a core graduation requirement
RA Resident Assistant (community leader for residence halls)
Refuel A week of programs that provide students with a study-break option during final exams
RSO Registered Student Organization
SGA Student Government Association
W'International Winter or spring study seminar that concludes with a 10-day travel abroad (must be a junior)
WinLink Academic information system used to access class schedules, grades and finances
Academic Quad Open area encircled by classroom buildings: Burris, Smith, Bridges, and the Ethel K. Smith Library
ARC Academic Resource Center
Bulldog Bucks Additional spending money on your student ID card for use in dining places that don’t take meal swipes
Caff W.T. Harris Dining Hall
DPC Dickson-Palmer Center
EKS Ethel K. Smith Libr
Klondike Klondike Poolside Grill
myGate University internal website that provides resources such as calendars, documents and forms.
OL Orientation Leader
Res Life Office of Residence Life and Involvement