Rotaract UW members have access to a formidable worldwide network of leaders in every professional field who can serve as mentors and contribute to our professional development. Our Club provides opportunities that build lasting friendships, but also instill leadership, teamwork, motivation, and practical skills in our members. In the spirit of good citizenship, we will benefit our community and the world through volunteer activities and philanthropic events.
In Madison alone, Rotaract UW members have access to 500 business and community leaders—but also an additional 1.2 million leaders in every U.S. state and nearly every country in the world. Regardless of your major or year in school, no other student organization offers such tremendous networking opportunities. The least important benefit that UW Rotaract has is adding 3-4 lines to your resume. The most important benefit is building relationships that will make a positive difference in your life.
The UW Rotaract Chapter provides formidable networking and professional development opportunities to our members while making a positive difference in the community and the world.
WHAT WE DO
Our events vary, including general member meetings, intriguing speakers from experts in an array of professional fields, volunteering events and fundraising activities. These diverse activities relate to a complete spectrum of majors and interests.
Members of Rotaract are diverse in all sentiments - in Rotaract your unique perspective and skills are welcome and encouraged. Additionally, we enthusiastically accept students of all majors to join Rotaract and contribute to our community while developing as a professional.
Jacob Cording, President
I’m a senior here at UW-Madison studying Economics. I spend my time working and participating in organizations like Rotaract and Big Brother Big Sister. I hope to see our membership grow as we make a greater impact on our campus and community.
Savannah Byers, Vice President
I am a senior studying Marketing and Graphic Design. I like to spend my time hanging with friends and family and exploring Madison. I have a passion for bettering the community through service, which is why I love being a part of Rotaract. I have been in Rotaract for four years now and am consistently amazed at the dedication of the members involved and the astounding impact we make in the community.
Claire Terp, Secretary
I am a senior studying Communication Sciences and Disorders with a certificate in Disability Rights and Services. I hope to attend graduate school to become a speech-language pathologist. This will be my fourth year with Rotaract. Rotaract has given me the opportunities to both volunteer within the Madison community, as well as network with others. I am very excited for this upcoming semester!
Ben Nelson, Director of Service
I am a junior, studying Biology and pursuing a minor in French. My involvement with the Rotary network stretches back to high school, where I was involved with his Interact Club. I believe that Rotaract offers not only great networking opportunities, but also a chance to make a difference in the local community. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball and soccer.
Ashley Krasowski, Member Outreach and Recruitment
I am a junior majoring in biology on the pre-medical track and working toward a certificate in business. I grew up attending Rotary meetings with my father in Wausau, WI, was a Uthrotar, and received two Rotary academic scholarships upon graduating from high school. I am so excited to be a part of an amazing on-campus organization and continue toward my journey of becoming a Rotarian someday. When I am not studying, I enjoy going out with friends, reading, and traveling. I look forward to working with the other board members this semester and meeting new members!
Alyson Johnson, Director of Marketing
I am a sophomore studying Nursing and Health Promotion and Health Equity and pursuing a certificate in Global Health. In my free time, I enjoy being active outside and spending time with friends and family. This is my second year being in Rotaract, and I love the positive and friendly environment. Very excited for this semester!