Office of Student Activities

Leadership at OSA

Leadership Programs provide a wide variety of programs, services, and experiences that assist WIU students in the exploration and development of their leadership abilities, and their preparation to become active participants in the community. The program offers classes, workshops, resources, and activities that complement the co-curricular experience of the WIU students. Involvement in the campus and local community creates an appreciation of service and emphasizes the importance of being interconnected with groups and individuals.

Western offers a variety of programs throughout the year that are open to all students. These programs expose students to a wide range of experiences that promote leadership, development and personal growth. Should you have any questions, please feel free to stop by the Office of Student Activities or call 298-3232.

Take advantage of leadership opportunities and become empowered to shape the future!


Rocky Unleashed

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“You cannot afford to live in potential for the rest of your life; at   some point, you have to unleash the potential and make your move.”

-Eric Thomas

Rocky Unleashed is an eight week interactive program that takes  place each semester.  It is peer led and discusses issues leaders face on campus while working on building your individual leadership style. This is an opportunity to build the skills necessary for student leadership at Western Illinois University. Topics explored includes: Leadership, Teams, Values, Time & Priority Management, Conflict, Collaboration, Student Branding, and Citizenship. The Office of Student Activities takes great pride in sponsoring this program at Western Illinois University.

Applications will be through Purple Post once a semester. 


Blue Key - "Serving I Live"

Blue Key

Blue Key is an honorary fraternity for junior, senior, and graduate students who have combined academic achievement and co-curricular involvement. The purpose of Blue Key is to recognize and honor upper division students who have shown outstanding qualities of scholarship, service, and leadership. To be eligible you must have at least a 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average. The Western Illinois University Chapter of Blue Key was chartered during the 1963-64 academic year. Blue Key continues to be an integral part of the University, striving to provide incentives for students in leadership positions and seeking to honor those who have excelled in service to the University and community. For more information contact the Office of Student Activities 298-3232.

Leadership Resource Library

The Office of Student Activities houses a resource library that provides a variety of information on leadership, organization development, advising, and personal growth. Books, periodicals, games, videos, files and simulations are made available to students and staff. Most materials can be checked out on a short-term basis. For more information, please stop by the Office of Student Activities.


Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges

Since 1934, Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges has furthered the aims of higher education by recognizing individual academic excellence, leadership and service on a national level. Students' selection will be based on scholarship, participation and leadership in academic and extra-curricular activities, and overall service to the University and community.

Full-time juniors, seniors and graduate students with at least a 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average are eligible to apply. 

Applications are now live & can be found here!


Congratulations to the 2013-2014 WIU Students recognized with this prestigious honor!

Angela S Bahr, senior, biology

Christopher K Busker, recreation, park, and tourism administration graduate student

Heather J. Carlberg, senior,  recreation, park, and tourism administration

Sidney R Colbert, junior, social work

Cassandra V Combs, junior, finance

Spencer L Cotton, junior, management

KeJuan J Crump, senior, law enforcement and justice administration

Anna C Dahlstrom, junior, family and consumer sciences

Hayley E Delia, junior, communication

Michelle M Dumele, senior, english

Alex M Gleason, senior, law enforcement and justice administration

Juliana D Goodman, senior, english

Victoria L Kappel, junior, communication sciences and disorders

Skyler W King, senior, graphic communication

Ben Joel Lampere, senior, computer science

Courtney Elizabeth Loos, senior, management

Ashley M Luke, junior, political science

Ayesha J Montgomery, senior, political science

Randy J Moore, senior, sociology

Michaela S Nelson, senior, athletic training

Liza C Nicol, senior, recreation, park and tourism administration

Victoria D Niemann, senior, journalism

Ste'Phan A Nolla, senior, engineering technology

Megan L Pazdernick, senior, management

Kellie L Raddatz, senior, family and consumer sciences

Joshua S Smith, senior, geology

Devin P Stumpf, senior, social work

Kevin E Thomas, junior, african american studies

Hila A Tieman, senior, history

Nicole J Van Horn, senior, law enforcement and justice administration

Kylie J Wilson, senior, communication

Kyle L Wiseman, senior, law enforcement and justice administratio

Contact Info

Student Activities
University Union
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-3232
Fax: (309) 298-2879