Elliott Weil

Elliott Weil

Email: jweil1@ithaca.edu
From: Keene, New Hampshire
Class of 2021
Major: Sociology
Minors: Women’s and Gender Studies; Recreation

What clubs/organizations are you involved in?

  • Ithacappella (I was just re-elected for my second year as president!)
  • IC Outdoor Club
  • Spectrum
  • Orientation (leader and mentor)

Have you been engaged in research, internship opportunities, student teaching, or conferences?

I’m currently conducting two different on-campus research projects. The first is a project about investigating how members of the LGBTQ+ community interact with the outdoors and nature in order to help broaden research on how marginalized communities experience limited inclusion and access to recreation. The second is a study on sex toys and investigating the role they play in people’s lives!

Why did you choose Ithaca College?

When I was looking at schools (I applied to 16!), I had no idea what I wanted to do. I had what felt like too many options and interests, and had no idea how to narrow them down. Choosing Ithaca felt right for a lot of reasons. When we visited, I really appreciated the intersection of bustling town and natural surroundings, and the Exploratory Program helped me to figure out what I was going to be interested in long-term without setting back my graduation time or learning.

Is there anything else you would want to share with a prospective student?

Something of a mantra for me during my college application process (and still rings true today) is just to try everything! You’ll always learn something.