Apply to be a We Speak We Stand Actor!

Want to earn a $250 stipend?  Want to play a unique role in Orientation and welcoming the first year class?  Apply to be a We Speak We Stand Actor!

Write, edit, and perform monologues addressing interpersonal violence and alcohol use during Orientation 2021.  No experience necessary!

For More Information & to Apply:
Fill out this application by Sunday February 28th at midnight:

Questions? Contact Johanna DeBari (
or September Johnson (

Wesleyan Women in Science

Swipe right, Swipe Left! WesWIS is inviting you to a Student-Faculty Speed Networking event. There will be one faculty member from every NSM department. Students of all backgrounds, identities, interests and class year are encouraged to participate.

We will use a platform that allows students and faculty to be matched according to interests, sounds familiar? Both faculty and student will have the option to skip or accept the match. If both student and faculty accept the match, they have 5 minutes to chat and have the possibility to extend the meeting to 9 minutes. But do not worry about this now, we will spend the first few minutes of the event on Zoom to go over the logistics.

Please sign up here with your Wesleyan Email or RSVP to to get the Zoom link.

Writing Workshop and Writing Mentor Program

Working on your writing? Don’t go it alone!

Instead, make a free one-on-one appointment with peer writing tutors at the Writing Workshop. Trained to help Wesleyan writers at any stage of the writing process, writing tutors are available, by appointment, Sunday -Thursday for online appointments. Make an appointment by going to Wesportal→ Academics→ Writing Workshop Account. You’ll be asked to make an account before being brought to our online scheduler.

Want semester long support? Apply for a writing mentor who will work with you for an hour every week. Earn a .25 credit for working with a peer tutor on writing skills like organization, time management, and concision. Learn more at the Writing Workshop website or email the Ford Fellow at

To apply for a writing mentor, please sign in to Google and fill out the online application here by Thursday, February 18th at 12pm EST; we will let you know by Friday, February 19th if we’ve been able to pair you with a mentor. All matched mentees will be expected to attend our online Mentee Reception on Friday, February 19th at 4:30PM. Please contact Ford Fellow Naomi Glascock at if you have any questions or concerns.




Register for LIT!

Hello Everyone,

We are BEYOND EXCITED to share that The Resource Center Socioeconomic Status and Disability Interns have been working with ReisUP (and our co-sponsors the Adelphic Educational Fund, FGLI Advisory Board, and the Office for Equity and Inclusion) to bring the LIT financial literacy program for first-generation and low-income students to Wesleyan!


Terrified of money?

Confused about taxes?

No idea about insurance?

Wondering about investing?

LIT for Wesleyan has you covered!

LIT was created by a first gen, low-income college grad as a way to empower students like her to take ownership of their financial future. How incredible will it be to have your money questions and concerns addressed by SOMEONE WHO GETS IT !!

The program is totally online and FREE to those who sign up (sign-up link)! Step into and step back from content as you need to over the course of this year to gain the tools and knowledge you need to make decisions now, for summers, and for after graduation!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 15TH (sign-up link)! This is a pilot program this year to see if Wesleyan students would utilize this program, so there are a limited number of spots.  You can find more information (FAQs, an intro video, etc.) about LIT here.  The program will launch on Feb. 15th, but if we have more spots left- sign-ups can continue throughout the month of February.

We are so happy to be bringing this program to our community!  If you have any questions or concerns about the program or sign-up process, please contact Demetrius Colvin (


The Resource Center Socioeconomic Status and Disability Interns

– Griselda Solis

– Alice Musabe

– Shakira Fortson

– Briana Rodriguez Castillo

The College of Integrative Sciences Research-A-Palooza 2/13

Research-a-Palooza takes place Saturday, February 13, starting @ 12:30 pm (

We will start with an hour long panel on “How to get into Research,” followed by Q&A with departments and individual research labs (Chemistry, MBB, Bio, NSB, Psych,; Astronomy, EES, COE, Physics, Math, CS,

Resource Center Reopening Spring 2021

The Resource Center is now closed and will reopen after the Wesleyan quarantine period ends on February 22nd.  Our operational hours at that time will be Sunday-Friday from 12pm-8pm.  Although students are not able to physically check out books from the RC during quarantine, they can virtually reserve and check out books by filling out this form.  You can see what books are available in the library by checking out our catalogue.  You can also check out books from the RC or request a book to be purchased through the FGLI Textbook Fund even if you are studying remotely- we will ship the book to you.  Visit our website ( for more details.

Beyond providing academic supplies, The RC staff is eager to continue engaging with the Wesleyan student body on creating meaningful virtual community spaces for underrepresented and marginalized students.  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay in the loop about our programs, initiatives, and opportunities that can benefit you and our community.  Also check out the Black History Month 2021 calendar on Ujamaa’s Instagram for other great programs to attend this month.  If you have an idea for a program or initiative that would help support underrepresented and marginalized student populations on campus,  please reach out to us with your suggestions.  I hope you and your families are doing okay and safe travels to everyone returning to campus!




Director, The Resource Center

Wesleyan University
167 High Street | Middletown, CT 06459
P. (860) 685-3979 | E.




MLK Celebration 2/12 at 12:15

At the start of every Spring semester we come together as a community to honor the civil rights legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  This year’s MLK Commemoration will be held on Friday, February 12th from 12:15 pm -1:15pm on Zoom.  This year our keynote speaker will be Civil Rights activist, organizer, author, and educator, Ruby Sales.

Ruby Nell Sales looks at her work as a calling rather than a career. She answered the call to social justice as a teenager at Tuskegee Institute where she joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and worked on voter registration in Lowndes County, Alabama.  Sales received a B.A. degree from Manhattanville College and attended graduate school at Princeton University.  Sales received a Masters of Divinity degree from the Episcopal Divinity School where she was an Absalom Jones Scholar. While there, she developed a reputation as a preacher and has preached at churches and cathedrals around the nation.  After divinity school, she founded and still directs a national nonprofit organization, the SpiritHouse Project (

This is event is sponsored by The Resource Center, Office for Equity and Inclusion, Department of African-American Studies and the Center for African-American Studies, Fries Center for Global Studies, and the Wesleyan Library.  If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact Demetrius Colvin at


Looking for funding for your unpaid or low-paid summer experience?

The 2021 Wesleyan Summer Grants Program will be accepting applications from February 8th – February 26th, 11:59pm.

Wesleyan Summer Grants are funding resources awarded through the Gordon Career Center which allow students to pursue no- or low-paid career-related summer experiences such as internships, faculty-mentored research, language study, volunteer work, field study, and academic programs.

The Gordon Career Center will be holding three virtual information sessions which will cover funding opportunities, eligibility and requirements, navigating the application process, and what makes a strong application. All sessions will conclude with a Q&A. Please click the event links below to register.

February 3, 3pm EST
February 9, 5pm EST
February 18, 11am EST

The list of available grants and the application can be accessed on AcademicWorks through WesPortal. For more information about the application process, please visit the Gordon Career Center website.

Don’t know where to begin or need help with your application? Schedule an appointment to meet with a career advisor.