Director of Student Activities
The Office of Student Activities encourages the development of students’ unique potential through experiences outside of the classroom that celebrate human differences. We challenge and support students to make a positive contribution in a richly diverse world.
- engage in the Salem community and become aware of their unique role in campus life as a result of attending campus activities.
- develop an understanding of their own culture and that of others as a result of engaging in activities that celebrate human differences.
- develop lifelong skills in management, delegation, program planning, and program assessment as a result of serving in organizational leadership positions.
- learn to apply concepts of multiculturalism and inclusion to campus programming, thereby supporting the larger Salem community as a result of serving in organizational leadership positions.
Student Activities provides support for student groups in order to plan and implement social, cultural, educational, and service programs on campus. Programs include events such as: Fall Lawn, poetry readings, hypnotists, movies under the stars, battle of the bands, Fall Fest, and many other exciting events.
Salem students make friends and socialize with students from many nearby institutions. (Some students wouldn't miss a Wake Forest football game!). Neighboring campuses include Wake Forest University, UNC School of the Arts, Winston-Salem State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, High Point University, and Greensboro College. Other campuses in our area include Guilford College, Davidson College and Duke.
Many students enjoy visiting the Arts District in downtown Winston-Salem or listening to music at one of the local hot spots. Others like to stroll through the village of Old Salem and explore the rich heritage of our institution.
Throughout the year students benefit from Salem's four major dance weekends –Fall Lawn, Semi-formal, Winter Formal and Spring Cocktail.
A number of traditions exist within the Salem College community such as Fall Fest, the Christmas Candlelight Service, Big Sis/ Little Sis, Sophomore-Senior Banquet, the Founders Day Celebration and Commencement Weekend festivities.