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How Student Orgs Plan To Operate This Fall

Student Union | Photo by Cheyenne Waddell | Edited by Jessica Fugett | The Wright State Guardian

Student Union | Photo by Cheyenne Waddell | Edited by Jessica Fugett | The Wright State Guardian

Many Wright State student organizations have worked hard to develop plans to operate safely this fall and for many it means remaining virtual or creating new virtual events. 


Abilities is planning to start meeting again this fall through virtual meetings.  

“[There will be] meetings every other week on Thursdays at 3:30pm starting on August 27th,” said Rebekah Wyse, primary contact for abilities.

Abilities also plans to hold virtual events like online game night and movie night to allow members to stay connected with one another. 

Interfraternity Council 

The Interfraternity Council will not stop recruiting new members this fall and will instead use online resources to complete the recruitment process.

“We are also doing what we can for community engagement, within the guidelines from both the state, as well as the university,” said Joshua Burkheiser, IFC president. 

The Interfraternity Council is taking safety very seriously and will continue to do what they can to keep members safe and slow the spread of the virus.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity has spent a lot of time finding ways to operate both virtually and face to face and they will continue to meet this fall.

“The spring semester showed us that student organizations don’t end if we’re virtual, they can actually improve and be stronger than before,” said Jackson Cornwell, sigma phi epsilon vice president of recruitment.

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) is planning to hold many virtual events and meetings this fall.

“This fall semester we are planning to hold our usual “Meet n’ Greet the Professional” via WebEx,” said Susan Sebastian, primary contact for IISE.

This event will allow students to listen to three different Industrial Engineers share their experiences and information about their education.

“All in all, we want to make sure ISE students know that we are here to help them in any way possible during these times,” said Sebastian.

Biomedical Engineering Society

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is planning to hold virtual meetings for both the officers and members of the organization.

“The general meetings will be recorded and meeting minutes will be taken so members not available at the time can go back and watch,” said Carmen Asman, primary contact for BMES.

Any members who have questions regarding the organization will have the opportunity to attend a one-on-one meeting. 

Fencing Club

The Fencing Club will see many changes this fall as they are not able to operate.

“With most of our tournaments being out of state, and with KNH cancelling the Raider Active Fencing classes, we have decided the best thing for us is to not operate,” said Molly Foster, fencing club president.

The organization is currently working on plans to still operate by possibly hosting online practices. 

Wright State University 4Paws

Wright State University 4Paws currently plans to have options for members to meet either face to face or virtually. However, these plans may change depending on changes by the university.

Students who do not feel comfortable meeting in person can take a break and return another semester.

“They will be welcomed back the following semester but, our organization does require us to meet in person to hand off our 4 Paws dogs,” said, Jessie Begley, WSU 4Paws president.

The organization plans to hold meetings this fall as well as some activities.

“For those who wish to do virtual meetings there will be activities that they can do at home to stay engaged,” said Begley.

Wright State University 4paws will be operating with less students this semester and they are excited to become involved again on campus.

Classics Club

The Classics Club is excited to meet this fall and they plan to meet in a classroom where they can distance themselves.

“Currently, the Classics Club is planning on doing a book club this semester, where we read nonfiction and fiction books written by authors of antiquity,” said Kristen Cross, President of Classics Club. 

The club plans to host virtual events for activities that may draw a bigger crowd.

“Our play readings on the other hand have a bigger turnout, and if we cannot maintain a safe distance, video chatting for us would not be a problem,” said Cross.

Through the use of virtual meeting platforms, many organizations this fall will continue to meet and operate the best they can.