New Student Group Introduced on Campus

OISS Newsletter 11.15.19For decades, WashU has been home to a wide variety of student groups and a place to foster student lead interests. This semester, the European International Students Association (EISA) became a newly recognized Student Union Club.

EISA is WashU’s first European international club of its kind which aims to reinforce a supportive community among European international and exchange students. Group founder, Helen Webley-Brown stated, “As a Black British sophomore, I noticed a gap in WashU’s current cultural and diversity groups offerings.” She further explained that before EISA, there were no active cultural or political groups that provided a space of support and learning for European international students. She stated, “After seeing an advertisement for new club applications, I got to work designing the club’s logo, recruiting its initial members, and writing the constitution and am grateful to those who have helped me build up EISA.”

When asked what Helen would like others to know about EISA she explained, “Events are open to everyone; they are European in theme and content, but attendance is in no way limited to Europeans. We hope to create a space to celebrate and share European food, news, films, and music.” Additionally, Helen shared that there are still open executive positions available and an upcoming General Body Meeting.

For more information or to connect to EISA, contact Helen Webley-Brown.