Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration


Student Organizations


Horn Environmental Learning Project (H.E.L.P.)

The Horn Environmental Learning Project's mission is to provide members with a fun, social, physical outlet to assist in the development and conservation of Horn Field Campus, as well as to provide an opportunity for members to assist other organizations in the environmental well-being of Macomb and WIU communities, through direct experience.

President:  Ashley Demers
Vice President:  Fisher Boyle
Secretary:  Danita Wheatley
Treasurer:  Tim White
Publicity:  Gabriel Thompson
HELP meetings are held at Horn Lodge at 6 p.m. on the following Thursdays

Advisor: Meaghan Mason



Graduate Recreation Society (GRS)

The Graduate Recreation Society brings together graduate students pursuing careers in the recreation, parks and leisure services profession.  The GRS sponsors academic and social activities that provide opportunities for graduate students to pursue personal and professional growth and development.

Contact: Dr. Katharine Pawelko
Meets: Regular meeting dates to be determined.

Meets: TBA  


Student Events and Tourism Association (SETA)

Join S E T A to network with students, faculty, and alumni and gain your passport to professions in event planning/management and tourism administration!  We host and participate in various activities to enhance our understanding of the profession and the industry. 

Contact: Allison Staley
Meets: Every other Thursday at 5:00 p.m., Currens Hall 408

Meets: Every other Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in Currens Hall, Room 408

Advisor: Dr. Minsun Doh


Student Recreation Society (SRS)

The Student Recreation Society's mission is to stimulate interest in the prospects, experiences, and services within the field of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration through various learning opportunities.  

Meets: To be determined.

Contact: Edith Garcia  Email:

President: Edith Garcia   Email:

Advisor: Kara Sahagian


Student Therapeutic Recreation Society (STRS)

The Student Therapeutic Recreation Society enhances the unique field of therapeutic recreation through a variety leadership roles, community volunteer efforts, collective social interests, and educational enlightenment.  

President: Samantha Levickis    Email:
Vice-President: Jasmine Wilson    Email:
Secretary & Treasurer:  Brielle Gracia    Email:

Advisor: Ms. Cheng Lun Chu (CL) Tarantola

Meets: Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m in Currens Hall 408.


Rho Phi Lambda Honors Fraternity- Tau Chapter

Rho Phi Lambda is the National Professional Recreation, Park and Leisure Services honorary fraternity designed to recognize outstanding parks and recreation majors. Rho Phi Lambda has 38 Chapters at college campuses across the country. The fraternity is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated the willingness and ability to be leaders in the field of leisure services. Western’s Tau Chapter is one of the oldest chapters in the country with hundreds of current and former student members.  

Meets: Once a month in Currens Hall, Room 408. If you are a member, please like our Facebook page for meeting information and updates.

President: Ashley Bozman
Vice-President: Chandler Pillsbury
Secretary: Shawnae Holiday
Fundraising Coordinator: Phil Weis

Advisor: Dr. Daniel Yoder