Students are the heart of WAU. We offer a number of different programs and opportunities for students get involved in. From athletics to music, cultural clubs to honor societies, each program provides students with unique educational and recreational opportunities which enhance the overall learning experience of students and promote a sense of community across campus.
The Office of Student Life coordinates and manages all aspects of student life on campus. This includes student activities, student association, campus clubs and organizations, residence life, dining services, health services. Gifts to the Office of Student life directly impact the campus experience of students. This year the Office of Student Life is fundraising for a new campus lounge in Wilkinson Hall. For more details, please contact the Office of Advancement and University relations.
The Department of Athletics at Washington Adventist University strives to use the Christian principles of love to develop the whole-person into the image of Christ for winning in athletics and in life. Athletics works to develop each student-athlete as a whole person. Click the links below to support specific athletic teams.
The Adventist Colleges Abroad program provides opportunities to qualified undergraduate students for study in other countries while completing requirements of their programs at their home colleges. Students are immersed in the culture and life of another country while becoming conversant in its language. Through such experiences students also may gain an appreciation of and perhaps an inspiration for mission or other multi-cultural service.
Enactus is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. WAU’s Enactus team is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.
The College’s Center for Law and Public Policy enhances access to the resources of Washington, D.C., through internships, conferences, legislative advocacy, and intercollegiate mock trail competition. The Mock Trial Team, through engaging in trial simulations in competition with teams from other institutions, helps students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as knowledge of legal practices and procedures.
The Honors Program at WAU is an interdisciplinary general education program dedicated to providing unique academic and co-curricular experiences for students and community members. The program strives to provide academically talented students the opportunity to engage with and explore subject material in great depth and breadth, inspiring them to excel as independent learners and investigators within a collaborative learning community.