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Societies, Student-Run Coops and Businesses
If you want to be part of a longstanding organization at Wellesley and like to plan events with your close friends, then one of these Societies might be for you (especially if you are easily wooed with tea...).
And if you'd like to work in a fun, cooperative environment, then keep your eyes open for applications to one of Wellesley's student-run businesses. Even if you don’t want to be on staff, be sure to stop by for a snack from Hoop or a sandwich from El Table!
Café Hoop is a student-run, student-owned co-op in the basement of the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, founded in 1981. Serving up delicious late-night snacks and drinks, the Hoop is a great place to hang out. Stop by tonight!
El Table, short for “Elevator Table” (when it began in 1904, it was only a small table by an elevator) is a student-run cooperative café serving sandwiches, salads, soups, and snacks. El Table offers vegetarian and gluten-free options, and (perhaps most importantly) refutes the rumor that the Hoop could take El Table in dodgeball.
Made up of a diverse group of young women, Phi Sigma boasts members from college government, varsity athletics, and various on and off campus organizations. Our members incorporate all of the four pillars of our society (Lecture, Social, Sisterhood, and Passion) into their everyday lives. We live by our motto: "Prove all things; forever hold fast to the good."
This student-managed pub has remarkable red décor and beverage prices. As one Yelper put it, “$3.00 beers. Even the good ones. Need I say more?” Even if you’re not there for a beer, the pub is a fun place to meet with friends or fellow members of a student org… and almost always has live music or parties on the weekends.
Wellesley College's only sustainable living cooperative, the SCOOP is located in Simpson West (the same building as Health Services!). We live in a conscientiously sustainable and thoughtful manner, working to reduce our impact on the earth and its resources.
The Wellesley College Shakespeare Society was founded in 1877 by the founder of the College, Henry Fowle Durant, and remains the oldest continuous society on campus. The purpose of our Society is the study of Shakespeare as a means to intellectual development and to encourage love and appreciation of Shakespeare and his works in the College and greater communities.
Tau Zeta EpsilonLink
Founded in 1876, Zeta Alpha is the oldest of any society or campus organization with a continuous group of members. We are a proud club with a very diverse group of women who come from various student, cultural, and athletic activities across campus. We share a passion in pursuing literary, intellectual and cultural interests at Wellesley College.