Student Activities

Play an intramural sport, join a club or organization, participate in service projects or take advantage of leadership opportunities. Sing, dance or engage in an organized activity such as Frisbee golf, pool or paint ball. Then relax with friends at the Internet Cafe, Hartness Student Center, Cyber Lounge or in a hammock on the front lawn. Whether you want to pursue your passions, explore new opportunities or simply decompress from studies, there’s plenty to do at Wesleyan.

Choose how you want to get involved…

Clubs and Organizations


NC Wesleyan students are involved in and out of the classroom. Whether it’s gaming with BGA, maintaining fitness & wellness with the Health & Movement Science Club, educating the campus and community on conservation, preservation, and biodiversity with the “B” Club or enjoying open conversations that are real and relevant with our ministry organizations, NC Wesleyan students are always utilizing their creativity and skills to build their collective future.

With 30+ student clubs and 15 varsity sports, plus numerous volunteer and internship opportunities here in Rocky Mount, you’ll find your niche at Wesleyan.

1821 Ministries

1821 Ministries develops individuals by teaching the Word of God which produces Worship through relationship with Christ & Works based in faith! In addition to various events throughout the year, we meet once a week for in-depth teaching and open conversations that are real and relevant for everyone!

Advisor: Teikisha Anderson,

Anime Club

Our purpose is to create our own manga and to enjoy what members like in the Anime and Magna world so members can connect in friendship to each other as Anime and Manga enthusiasts. To encourage enthusiasts of Anime and Magna to join a friendly group setting to express their interests.

Advisor: Dr. Julie Perino,

Bishop Disc Golf Association

We desire to provide the students, faculty, and staff of NCWC the entertainment of disc golf.

Advisor: Jerod Johnson,

Bishop Gaming Association

The Bishop Gaming Association is devoted to promoting the culture of gaming by providing experiences, advice, awareness and resources to students interested in exploring, playing and discussing video games of all platforms.

Advisor: Dez Driver,

Black Student Association

The purpose of the Black Student Association is to provide support, community and cultural engagement to minorities on campus.

Advisor: Atayh Spells,

Covenant Campus Ministries

Covenant Campus Ministries exists to glorify God through making disciples of all people by the powerful Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are a people passionate about Jesus, His Church and His Word. We love to study His Word, worship Him and have great fellowship with one another. We also have a heart for Discipleship, Evangelism and Missions.

Advisor: Johnathan Tyndall,

Health & Movement Science Club

health & science club logoThe purpose of the Health & Movement Science Club is to provide students of Exercise Science an opportunity to establish a connection between NCWC and the community of Rocky Mount through fitness & wellness events. This will be achieved by promoting social, academic and professional relationships both on and off campus.

Advisor: Dr. Danielle Braxton,

President: Savion Young
Vice President: Emily Ketchum
Secretary: Kelsey Hutchinson
Treasurer: Karlee Bjurstrom
Rep/Social Media: Savannah Chenault


Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a campus ministry that meets weekly for the purpose of discipleship, evangelism, outreach and fellowship using the platform of athletes.

Advisor: Carol Carson,


The NCWC FFA will teach and practice different farming and agricultural techniques as well as educate its members on farm animals and how to properly care for them. We will also endeavor to foster a healthy learning environment where our members will develop their leadership skills, promote positive personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. We will also promote change in the Wesleyan Community.

Advisor: Carl Lewis,

IMPACT- Wesleyan Business Society

The Wesleyan Business Society or “Impact” is a society for business school majors and minors that promotes practical education and application of business concepts through a business-style application process. The society incorporates: guest speakers from the field of business, group discussions, networking and collaboration meetings, and projects designed to improve and prepare the individual for the business field. This is a high engagement and commitment society with immense personal advancement potential. In short, this society is designed to emulate business fundamentals that reflect real world experience.

Advisor: Terrence Martin,

International Bishop Association

The International Bishop Association seeks to promote cultural awareness, provide opportunities for students to participate in activities of cultural and international interest, and to provide advocacy and support for the NCWC International Community.

Advisor: Brent Dozier,

National Society of Leadership & Success

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter was started in 2017 and is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members. Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. Members have access to, more than $400,000 in scholarships, an exclusive NSLS job board, a personalized letter of recommendation and who learn from exceptional leaders like former President Barack Obama during exclusive Speaker Broadcasts. Learn more at

Advisor: Jessie Langley,

Politics Club

The purpose of the Politics Club is to promote political education, awareness, and involvement on campus.

Advisor: Jared Kelly,

Psychology Club

The Psychology Club is open to people that major in Psychology and/or have an interest in the field. We follow a constitution that was created by members and executive board. Members have taken the responsibility of running the club and its successful events.

Advisor: Dr. Fred Sanborn,

Refuge Campus Ministries

Refuge Campus Ministries allows students to learn and grow in their walk with Jesus Christ. With a laid-back and friendly atmosphere, students commune together to enjoy food and fellowship. Our goal is to spread the love of Jesus with the campus of NC Wesleyan and beyond its serpentine walls.

Advisor:  Barry Drum,

Rotaract Club

Rotary is a sponsored service club sponsored by the local Rotary Club for men and women ages 18-30. Rotary consists of community, professional and networking activities.

Advisor: Eddie Coats,


The purposes of the ROTC Club is to help improve the overall quality of the Army ROTC program at NCWC, enhance the professional and academic development of the cadets, as well as provide services to its membership and to the College.

Advisor: James Mercer,

Sexuality And Gender Acceptance (S.A.G.A)

SAGA Seeks to educate and acknowledge all groups and spectrums of specific sexualities and genders, allowing for better understanding and communication amongst LGBTQ people and allies to form a tolerating and accepting community on this campus.

Advisor: Kyle Smith

Science Club

The purpose of the Science Club is encourage students to pursue careers in science-related fields and to keep the college and community informed on health related issues, as well as participate in community service.

Advisor: Dr. Daniel Elias,

Sigma Tau Delta

International English Honor Society for four year college students that focuses on literacy and education.

Advisor: Dr. Lee Templeton,

Student Athlete Advisory Committee

The mission statement of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at North Carolina Wesleyan College is to improve the experience of student athletes on campus and in our conference and to help the community that we live in.

Advisor: Mier Lewin,

Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE)

SNCAE helps to inform those enrolled in the Education program. We help organize students by offering workshops to prepare for future tasks. We are also there to support all of our students.

Advisor: Dr. Patricia Brewer,

Student Veteran Association

The purpose of the Student Veterans Association is to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.

Advisor: Laura Estes,

Voices of Triumph

We are a group of young adult college students who dare to step out and be different in word, thoughts, and our actions.  We don’t just sing!  We are the songs that we minister.  We are believers!  We are victorious!  We are intelligent!  We are VOT!!!

Advisor: Erma Hedgepeth,

WesCIS (Computer Science Club)

The computer science club is an extracurricular study based group for anyone who is interested in computer technology or information systems to help improve ourselves, our communities and, our knowledge of computers.

Advisor: Sherry Holland,

NCWC Current Internationally Recognized Greek Organizations

Alpha Kappa Alpha (Tau Gamma Chapter) Sorority, Inc.

The purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and alleviate problems among girls and women, to maintain a progressive interest in college life and to be of service to all mankind.

Alpha Phi Alpha (Omicron Beta Chapter) Fraternity, Inc.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the first African American Greek-letter organization. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Delta Phi Epsilon (Gamma Pi Chapter) Sorority

Our mission is to develop a social consciousness and commitment to think and act for the greater good in women. We assure continuous development and achievement for women through individual attention and strategic growth. Advisor: Lynne Patterson,

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Student Entertainment & Activities Team

The Student Entertainment & Activities Team (S.E.A.T.) is comprised of students who select, plan, and implement activities and entertainment with both social and educational dimensions. These events vary and may include comedians, novelty acts, concerts, trips, dances, homecoming week, spring fling week and much more.

All students are encouraged to play an active role in S.E.A.T. It is a great way to meet other students and learn skills outside of the classroom. Whether it is program planning, publications and promotions, or helping with the events, S.E.A.T. provides fellowship and helps foster a spirit of community.

If you are interested in becoming a member of S.E.A.T. or applying for an executive council position, please contact Elliott Smith, Director of Student Activities, at

Student Government Association

North Carolina Wesleyan College’s Student Government Association (SGA) is responsible for addressing student concerns, allocating funds and supervising the Association’s committees. Officers of the SGA are elected by the students each year to conduct student government business. Students who are not elected to executive positions may also participate in a variety of ways. Every student is encouraged to become active in student government through participating in elections, attending meetings, becoming involved in committees, and by contributing ideas and concerns through their elected representatives.


President: Jonah Purnell,

Vice President: Toni Foster,

Secretary: Rebecca Mitchell,

Treasurer: Shane Vick (

Parliamentarian: None

Hartness Student Center

Hours of Operation

Sunday: 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday-Thursday:  Noon to 11:00 pm
Friday: Noon to 10:00 pm
Saturday: Closed

  • Main room: The Hartness Center Main Room offers multiple areas for students to relax and hang out together. There are pool and ping-pong tables, The Recharge Entertainment Area, and The Loft available daily for students.
  • WoW Cafe – An evening dining location that serves American cuisine and specialty chicken wings. The eatery is open Monday – Thursday, 7:00 p.m.- 11:30 p.m. 
  • Lounges: The Hartness Center offers private and semi-private rooms and areas that students or student groups can reserve free of charge for gatherings, meetings, or events.
  • Esports Arena: The College’s Esports Program is also housed in the Hartness Center.
  • Offices: R.O.T.C., Cheer & Dance, Student Activities, S.E.A.T, Student Government, and Cross Country offices are all housed in the Hartness Center. See individual doors for office hours.

Pep Band performs as a spirit band for the Wesleyan community and at athletic events. The band is open to all Wesleyan students and community members with previous instrumental experience. The band consists of woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments.

For more information, contact:
Leo Nieves

ncwc band at athletic game

Wesleyan Singers is one of Wesleyan’s oldest performing ensembles. The group was founded in 1960 by Dr. William G. Sasser, the College’s first professor of music. The Wesleyan Singers learn and perform a wide variety of music including classical, spirituals, show tunes and popular selections. In addition to presenting a concert each semester, the group provides music for special events on campus as well as in the community. Wesleyan students, faculty, staff and members of the local community are welcome to join this ensemble.

For more information, contact:
Tom Parker

nc wesleyan singers

Applied instruction in piano and organ are currently offered to Wesleyan students at beginning to advanced levels. Instruction in other instruments may be available in the future.

Piano Instruction

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Organ Instruction

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Meet our Staff

Elliott Smith

Elliot Smith
Director of Student Activities

Elliott joined North Carolina Wesleyan College in 2017. He directs all areas of student organizations including Greek Life, student activities and oversees the Hartness Center. He advises the Student Government Association, Greek Council and Student Entertainment Association Team (S.E.A.T). When he is not working, Elliott enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristen, and their daughter, Peyton.

Nadine Verner

Nadine Verner
Residence Hall & Student Activities Coordinator

Nadine joined NCWC in July 2020. Her role in Student Activities will be to serve the Greek Life students and their organizations in leadership and chapter development, coordinating with their National Organizations. She will advise the student leaders to continue to be a positive leadership and personal development organizations on our campus, through programming and membership development.  In her free time, she loves to explore new places, experiment with her hair, and craft.