By joining a Max Community, you will join a group of students with similar interests. These communities are designed to help ease your transition into college life. You will have access to student support, academic skill development, specialized programs and involvement activities, and opportunities to connect with students and staff. Check out this year’s offerings below to decide if a Max Community is right for you.

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Living out Leadership – LOL

Living Out Leadership also known as LOL is a new Max Community at MWSU. This is a leadership-centered community with a focus on the exploration of all thing’s leadership, personal development, and emphasis on empowering others as well as one’s self to understand that anyone can be a leader. This Max Community will have a focus on helping students better understand their leadership styles, grow understanding of others who have different leadership styles, and harvest a passion for leadership.

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#GriffsGoingFirst – 1st Gen

First-Gen Scholars is a collective of first-generation college students committed to completing a college degree while building leadership skills and providing service to the MWSU community. As defined by the US Department of Education, First-Generation College students are those whose parents did not complete a 4-year college or university degree. First-Gen Scholar leaders provide resource navigation, academic success strategies, and fun activities to help enhance their overall college experience.

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Career Exploration Opportunities – Career Development

CEO Max Community, Be the Chief Executive Officer of your college career and professional development journey. Regardless of if you have no idea what career or major you want to pursue or you know exactly what you want you to want to do, join us. This community is dedicated to fun while engaging in career exploration and orientation to all things professional development through career coaching and engaging with successful alumni and professionals.


G.I.V.E Community – Griffons in Volunteer Engagement

Join the G.I.V.E. Community and explore how volunteerism can lead to positive outcomes for you and the communities served. If you have a heart for service, plan to major in an area where you will serve others, or are interested in learning how you can turn your passion for volunteerism into a future career, this is the community for you. G.I.V.E will take part in fun, meaningful service opportunities from volunteering at a food pantry, to making door decorations for seniors in assisted living. We will hear from experts in non-profit organizations, who serve a variety of needs in our community, and how volunteers impact the work they do. We’ll explore how volunteerism will help you build your resume, develop new skills, make connections and help you lead a more balanced, rewarding life.



Gaming for Everyone is a new Max Community on campus. This is a student-centered community with a focus on providing all students an opportunity to game and we want to emphasize on empowering those who feel unwelcome in the gaming community to participate. This Max Community will have a focus on helping students better understand gaming, grow understanding of others and how to better treat fellow gamers, and harvest a passion for gaming.

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Adventure 360

Adventure is out there! Especially on our campus. This Max Community brings together students who like to live out an active and adventurous lifestyle. Whether that is participating in intramurals, exploring the walking trails, or hitting the gym; there is an activity for all.


Common Ground – Interfaith

This Interfaith Learning Community gathers first-year students to meet and interact with people of different faiths, cultures and backgrounds to advance the common good—to discover “common grounds” on which to build community.

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