Signature Programs

We provide a variety of signature programs for the campus community throughout the academic year.

  • Bear’s Den
    The Bear’s Den is located on the third floor of Willard Straight Hall.  It’s the Ivy Room by Day.  Bear’s Den by Night.  The Bear’s Den provides a venue for student organizations to host performances and events.  It is complete with a great stage, sound system, beer, and wine.  We host a cappella groups, coffee houses, trivia contests, dances, bands, D.J.s, karaoke, sports nights and open mic nights.  We work with student organizations to provide a menu that reflects your event… Baklava, Burritos, you name it! Alcohol is served to those over 21 and welcoming to those under 21. For more information on booking the Bear’s Den for your event, contact: Bearsdenpub@cornell.edu
  • dr. T projecT
    30 minuTes of Tea, shorTbread, and 3 Things worTh knowing.
    hosted by the willard sTraighT hall resource cenTer and wsh sTudenT union board

    This weekly program is facilitated by Near Eastern Studies professor Shawkat Toorawa (dr. T) who realized there were many things he thought students might find useful in helping them navigate popular and literate culture.  Every week, for 30 minutes, he shares an overview of three items of cultural interest in his special engaging manner. 
  • Popcorn with the Police
    Sponsored by CU Police and WSH Resource Center
    On a weekly basis, CU Police officers join us in the WSH Resource Center for a couple of hours to serve popcorn and be available to discuss any topic or answer any question you may have related to safety and the services they provide to our community.  Every so often, the friendly dogs from the K-9 Unit visit looking for you to pet them and learn about what they do.  Come by for the free popcorn and say hello!
  • Procrastinate @ the Straight
    Sponsored by the WSH Resource Center and the WSH Student Union Board
    This weekly two hour event is sponsored with other groups on campus (Cornell Minds Matter is a monthly partner) providing students with an opportunity to relax, have fun, and learn something about themselves and others.  Examples of activities include the Cornell Canine Companions, massages, crafts, physical activities, games.
  • Slope Studio
    Art is a healing force, and we strive to provide as many opportunities as possible for students to de-stress and relax. Open throughout the day, Slope Studio offers free art supplies and workspace for those who want to express themselves, play around, and meet new people. This place is open to all Cornellians and will serve as a space for self-expression, creativity, and discussion.