Lane Center for Service

The Lane Center for service and Leadership

The Lane Center for Service & Leadership strives to enhance the student experience through active and diverse engagement opportunities in the Wesleyan and Macon communities. In overseeing the areas of civic engagement, leadership, and student involvement, the Lane Center provides students with experiential learning opportunities that will prepare them for life-long learning and community engagement.



Ways to Get Involved


The Lane Center promotes all events that are open to the student community at Wesleyan. To find out what’s happening on campus, check out the following resources:

  • Campus Google Calendar: All events that are open to the student community are added to the Campus Master Events Calendar on Google Calendars. Check your email at the beginning of each semester to get the link to add the Campus Master Events Calendar to your preferred calendar app.
  • The Wesleyan Stall Wall Weekly: Featuring weekly events and important information for the community, The Stall Wall is a newsletter that is placed in the public restrooms around campus on Tuesdays. The Stall Wall is also emailed to all students each week.
  • GivePulse App: Wesleyan College has recently partnered with a campus engagement app, GivePulse. Download GivePulse to view campus events, check out student organizations, volunteer for service opportunities, and more! View the main Wesleyan GivePulse page.


Instructions to Login & Log Service Hours on GivePulse To create an account online: 

  1. Go to the Wesleyan College GivePulse page. 
  2. Click “Sign Up” in the top menu bar. 
  3. Use your Wesleyan College email to create an account. 
  4. Click “Become a Member” on the main Wesleyan College page. 

To download the GivePulse App and create an account on your phone: 

  1. Download “GivePulse” from your app store. 
  2. Click “Register” top right. 
  3. Create an account using your Wesleyan College email address. 
  4. On the main page, search for “Wesleyan College.” 
  5. Click “Join.”

To Sign-Up for a Service Opportunity Listed Above

  1. Login to GivePulse (click here to view the Wesleyan College GivePulse page). 
  2. Click “Events.”
  3. Click the service event that you’d like to attend. 
  4. Click “Register.”
  5. Complete any waivers or questions from the event host, and click “Continue.”
  6. You may edit or cancel your event at any time.

Through the coordination and promotion of service opportunities and partnerships in the Macon community, the Lane Center prepares students to be engaged citizens in their communities. From small weekly programs to large WOW-a-Day! service events that include the entire Wesleyan community, the Lane Center offers meaningful service-oriented opportunities for students throughout the academic year. Check out the GivePulse app for more information about our Campus Partners, upcoming service events, and how to get involved.


Using the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, the Lane Center provides a variety of programs, workshops, and services to help students develop their leadership skills at Wesleyan. We believe that leadership is more than just a position; it is a process that all students can learn.


The Student Government Association (SGA) is the student body’s representation before administrators, faculty, the Board of Trustees, and alumnae. All members of SGA are elected by their peers each year. In addition to tackling policy issues that matter to Wesleyan students, SGA approves new student organizations, addresses student concerns, and hosts programs and workshops to benefit the campus community. For more information or questions about SGA, email


At Wesleyan, there are dozens of student organizations for you to explore. Whether you’re hoping to advance your professional skills or looking to meet new people, there are student organizations that will fit your needs. To learn more about our student organizations, visit the Student Involvement Fair at the beginning of each semester or search for them by name on the GivePulse app.


For nearly a decade, Wesleyan’s Lane Center for Service and Leadership has served as the heart and soul of wesleyan's ongoing work of preparing women for lifelong service to others. 

Lane Center Statistics

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Number of student hours devoted to WOW! A Day.

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Pounds of food collected during a food drive for The Mentor's Project.

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Number of total community service hours by our students.


The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Logo
Wesleyan has earned a spot on the Presidential Honor Roll every year since the community service recognition program began in 2006, including the Honor Roll with Distinction Award for three consecutive years (2008, 2009, and 2010) – an honor no other college or university in the state can claim. In addition, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected Wesleyan College as one of 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification.




The Lane Center History

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The Wesleyan experience is designed to cultivate tomorrow’s leaders - women invested and fully engaged in their community. Students are united with the community through the Lane Center for Service and Leadership, established by Wesleyan in 2002 as a focal point of community service and engagement in Central Georgia and to serve as a national role model for other colleges and communities.

While students have a wide variety of opportunities to serve the community outside the classroom, the Lane Center staff also works with faculty to incorporate service into course curriculum. Nearly one-third of our faculty representing 11 departments are incorporating service learning into their pedagogy, and approximately two-thirds of our students are taking courses that incorporate service-based assignments. 


Important Reasons for LifeLong Service:

Builds Unity

People from diverse backgrounds unite toward a common goal, building a sense of community.


More apt to seek ongoing resources, seminars, group involvement, and to pursue scholastic interests.


Greater leadership roles, increased communication, solution-focused.


Reduces stress, increases positive effect, self-esteem and overall health. Research has shown individuals who participate in community service have a lower mortality rate.


Volunteers are almost twice as likely to donate to charities as non-volunteers.


Volunteers develop a strong interest in current events and local government, and are much more likely to vote and feel civic responsibility.


Builds teamwork, time management, networking, and critical thinking skills.

Individual Growth

Learn to understand one’s own competence and individual/collective capabilities.


Gain knowledge to assist in building sustainable models and to meet long-term needs in response to service to others. Help others realize they have value.


Lifelong service develops through habitual community service leading to healthier overall functioning over one’s lifetime.

Being a Servant Leader

Twice yearly, the Lane Center coordinates the mass-volunteer service effort known as WOW! A Day for Macon. In one day, Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff depart from campus to engage in simultaneous work with partner agencies on a broad spectrum of community needs. Not only do WOW! A Days enhance student engagement in the community, exposing them directly to real world experiences, they also spearhead Wesleyan’s efforts to infuse service learning both inside and outside the classroom.


Number of agencies in Macon that were served on WOW! A Day in 2016.


Number of volunteers who served in 2016 WOW! A Days.


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