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 sophomore here at UW-Madison studying Finance and 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 junior 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 three 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 junior 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 third 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!
Vishal Srinivasan, Treasurer
I am a sophomore, 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.
Maiah O'Rourke, Rotarian Outreach
I am a sophomore studying Journalism and International Studies with certificates in African Studies and Environmental Studies. I spend my free time playing tennis and reading. This will be my second year in Rotaract where I hope to grow the Rotarian Mentorship Program and strengthen our relationship with surrounding Rotary Clubs.
Taylor Eilers, Director of Member Outreach
I am a Junior at UW-Madison, pursuing my BBA in Operations Technology Management and International Business with a certificate in Supply Chain Management and Slavic Studies. Besides Rotaract, I am also a member of Multicultural Business Student Association, Wisconsin Without Boarders Marketplace, and Association of Women in Agriculture. I also enjoy spending time on my family farm. My main passion resides in being an active community member through student organizations, which is the base of my dedication to Rotary and Rotaract.
Wyatt Eiden, Director of Philanthropy
I am a sophomore at UW Madison studying Biochemistry. Outside of Rotaract, I enjoy listening to music, spending time in nature, and meeting new people in my community. I look forward to this coming school year and being able to work with and meet many great people!