Student Experience

Woodbury places a strong emphasis on providing an exceptional, personalized experience for students, both academically and socially. While the small classes taught by world-class faculty help to make Woodbury an exceptional institution, it is the close, mentoring relationships that students develop with faculty and administrators while they are at the university, as well as the social interaction among the entire close-knit community, that truly makes Woodbury special.

In fact, students consistently rank the university’s community among the top reasons why they love Woodbury. They regularly highlight the sense of family that exists on campus as well as the close collaboration that occurs between students, faculty, staff, and administrators, all working toward one goal: helping students achieve their dreams. For many, this is a truly transformative experience, and one that they could only have at a small university like Woodbury.

Helping to foster this nurturing and collaborative environment is Woodbury’s highly active student government organization—known as the Associated Students of Woodbury University (ASWU)—as well as the Campus Activities Board (CAB). Both of these organizations are committed to continuously enhancing the social and cultural environment on campus by providing a variety of programs.

Additionally, the Office of Student Affairs works closely with ASWU to enrich both the social and educational experience by embracing students’ goals, dreams and aspirations. The dean of student affairs meets monthly with ASWU and the university president has a monthly lunch with the elected six-member executive board of ASWU.  This collaborative environment helps to challenge students to develop both academically and personally, as well as provide the support necessary for them to do so.

Woodbury offers a variety of activities and organizations to engage students while they are a member of the university, as well as providing them with the opportunity to help shape their own community.

Student Activities

Woodbury’s Healthy Living and Student Activities programs hosts a variety events on campus, as well as free classes that are open to students, staff, faculty and alumni. Classes include yoga, meditation, exercise, music, dance, theater and improv comedy.

The Healthy Living Program also hosts free events such as museum scavenger hunts, art nights, dance nights, games nights and more!

Student Publications

Woodbury has several student-produced publications, including:

Woodbury’s student-run digital magazine focusing on arts, media and culture in Los Angeles.

Link to 7500 Magazine

 

 

 

MORIA

The national online literary magazine of Woodbury University

Link to MORIA

 


sofa: The Journal of the School of Architecture

Student Organizations

The educational experience at Woodbury extends beyond classroom work. Student organizations provide opportunities to develop leadership skills, network, make a contribution to the campus community and have fun. Student interest drives the development of each organization. We are confident that you will find one that matches your interests.

Academic/Professional

  • Accounting Society (AS)
  • American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
  • American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
  • Animation Club
  • Business and Professional Women of Woodbury (BPWOW)
  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO)
  • Coordinadora Latinoamericano de Estudiantes de Arquitectura (CLEA)
  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
  • Psychology Students Association (PSA)
  • Silver Screen Society
  • Zone V

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Beta Lambda Chi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Omega Nu

 

Graduate

  • Master of Business Administration Association (MBAA)
  • Woodbury Leadership Association (WLA)

Cultural Organizations

  • Armenian Student Association (ASA)
  • Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Service Organizations

  • Circle K
  • Rotaract

 Governing Organizations

Leadership Development

Woodbury University believes in the cultivation of student leaders, both to shape the campus and to prepare students for shaping their world. We offer many opportunities for students to lead in meaningful ways.

Student Leadership Positions

  • Associated Students of Woodbury University (ASWU)
  • ASWU Campus Activities Board (CAB)
  • SOAR Peer Advisors (SPAs)
  • Residence Life Staff (Resident Advisors and Residence Hall Association)
  • Greek Council
  • Student Life Interns (SLIs)
  • International Peer Advisors (IPAs)
  • Academic Peer Mentors (APMs)
  • Tutors and Note takers