Q: How do I join the College Republicans?
A: There are several ways that you can become involved with the WMU
College Republicans. You can email the Chief of
to be placed on the email list. Prior to each meeting,
an email will be sent to those on the list explaining the topics of
discussion for the next meeting, as well as any other important information
needed before the meeting. Also, you can stop by our table at the annual
Bronco Bash held at the beginning of every academic year to sign up
for our email list and get information about our group. And of course,
you can just always show up at a meeting!
Q: When and where are the meetings?
A: The meetings are held every Wednesday at 9 pm in the Brown &
Gold room on the top floor of the Bernhard Center.
Q: How long are the meetings?
A: Since the meetings start late in the evening, they usually do not
last longer than about an hour. Most of the time, we will gather at
The Roadhouse (a local restaurant) afterwards to eat, drink and socialize,
but attendance is not required.
Q: Do I have to be a member of the WMUGOP to come to the
A: No! "Membership" is somewhat of a loosely used term.
To attend the meetings, conservative speaking events, or even to help
with CR events, you don't necessarily to have to be an "active
member". However, our WMUGOP constitution
does set very rigid standards for those who wish to vote at meetings.
Q: Does it cost anything to join the WMUGOP?
A: Not one cent! We realize that charging a membership fee would dissuade
some people from joining. Membership is absolutely FREE! Consequently,
feel free to donate to our group.
Q: Do you have meetings in the summer?
A: No. Since our group is large, and members are from all over the
state (and in some cases out of state), it's difficult to get enough
people together to have a meeting.
Q: What should I bring?
A: As many friends as you can fit into your car! Besides that, you
don't need to bring anything.
Q: I'm not quite sure if I'm a Republican or Democrat. I
am more independent. Why should I join your organization and not one
of the more liberal groups on campus?
A: In this case, we invite you to a meeting. After coming to one meeting,
you will see why we are the most influential college political organization
in the state. While we do tend to see eye to eye on most political
issues, what sets us apart is how well we communicate. We are an effective
group because we gather socially from time to time, and we enjoy each
other's company. As far as joining a more liberal group, we would
point out that while their goal is simply to counter our actions,
we pursue our own goals independent of other organizations' actions.
The College Democrats are now scrambling to keep up with us as they
hastily organize their members to compete with us in terms of volunteering
for candidates and putting on events.