Civic Resources

Center for Civic Engagement

Alternative Break trips are centered on creating transformative, experiential learning experiences for students through regional, reciprocal campus-community partnerships. Through these trips, students develop the capacity to lead social change and immerse themselves in a community to learn its historical, sociological, cultural and/or political background.  

541-737-3041
Multi Campus

Celebrating the cultures of Asian and Pacific Island nations, the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center provides a meditation room, engagement opportunities, and space for students to mingle and experience community.

541-737-6361
Corvallis

The ASOSU student advocate provides mentoring, professional development and strategic advice to the ASOSU executive, legislative and judicial branches. The advocate coordinates the ASOSU Internship Program, which includes coursework designed to advance student government leadership by familiarizing students with community organizing, movement-building, political identity development and tactics for addressing issues facing students. 

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Corvallis

We believe a better campus, a better community, a better experience happens when we come together. You are a student. You have a voice. Make it known — apply to be on a committee or to volunteer, register for an ASOSU internship or attend one of our events. We also have resources to help students navigate their educational experience. 

541-737-2101
Corvallis

Beavers Give a Dam is an interactive bystander program to prevent sexual violence. This skill building workshop offered by the Alcohol, Drug and Violence Prevention Center is customizable for different communities and aims to increase participants' motivation and confidence to intervene.

Corvallis

This interactive map is a tool to help you navigate OSU. Find water bottle filling stations, gender inclusive restrooms, childcare facilities and other resources.

Corvallis

The Center for Civic Engagement facilitates community-based learning experiences to build community, enhance students' leadership skills and inspire positive change.

541-737-3041
Corvallis

Celebrating Chicano/Latino/Hispanic cultures, Centro Cultural César Chávez has an event space, areas for students to study, and a comfortable learning atmosphere.

541-737-3790
Corvallis

The Center for Civic Engagement maintains a regularly updated database of civic engagement opportunities that is searchable by areas of interest and other criteria. Interested in animal welfare, youth development, economic justice or other types of social change? Find ways to engage with our community now!

541-737-3041
Corvallis

In 2007, President Ed Ray commited to make OSU a carbon neutral institution by 2025. The Student Sustainability Initiative partners with organizations in the community to promote this mission through various programs.

Corvallis

Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE) brings students together for out-of-classroom experiences that build bridges to community and support your ability to change the world. Through our programming and cultural resource centers, DCE enriches your personal growth and development while fostering belonging. 

541-737-9030
Corvallis

Do One Thing (DOT) is a social movement to create a better world through collective action. It may seem that one DOT stands alone, but working together we can create significant social gain.

Corvallis

Representing ethnicities accross central and southwestern Asia and northern Africa, the Ettihad Cultural Center works to provide a place for students to learn more about these cultures while also providing a relaxing area to mingle and study.

(541) 737–1052
Corvallis

An initiative of the Student Sustainability Initiative, Growing Food Security gives students the opportunity to learn about and engage in community efforts focused on food justice. The initiative encompasses garden workparties, cooking workshops and permaculture gardens.

541-737-3172
Corvallis

The Human Services Resource Center works to bridge students and resource agencies that help with food security. A food pantry, health insurance subsidies, emergency housing and MealBux, a supplemental meal plan for students in financial need, are all available to students through the HSRC.

541-737-3747
Corvallis

The Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center celebrates African and African-American culture in our community and beyond while also providing study areas, academic support, and cultural engagement opportunities.

541-737-4372
Corvallis

The Native American Longhouse Eena Haws, featuring a meditation room and symbolic totem pole, is a hospitable environment and a source of support honoring the cultures of the first people of this land.

541-737-2738
Corvallis

The Pride Center seeks to create and provide a safe, non-judgemental and supportive community for students of all sexual orientations and gender identifications to participate.

541-737-9161
Corvallis

This office is dedicated to supporting students find research funding across all OSU colleges, departments and disciplines.

541-737-3467
Corvallis

There are hundreds of student clubs and organizations at Oregon State. Find a club to serve the community, connect with others, evaluate your values or explore your identity.

Corvallis

Through our many programs, Student Leadership & Involvement helps OSU students on their path to a better self and a better world. We create meaningful and diverse opportunities for leadership and involvement that cultivate positive social change.

541-737-2101
Corvallis

The vision of sustainability isn't just about being "green." Our sustainability programs address social, economic and environmental factors. By taking into consideration more than the environmental aspects of producing a sustainable world, we work toward a socially just and responsible economy that respects the natural environment.

541-737-2101
Corvallis

The program pairs passionate students with campus departments and community organizations working to solve local and global sustainability challenges through research, education and community engagement. Students have the opportunity to develop leadership competencies and transferable skills through mentorship, networking and professional development.

Corvallis

Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & the Arts (URSA) facilitates undergraduate engagement in scholarly and creative independent projects mentored by faculty in all disciplines.

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Corvallis

It is the mission of the Unified Greek Council to promote unity, communication and cooperation among its member organizations and to advance the ideals of scholarship, service, and diversity throughout the greater OSU and Corvallis community.

 

541-737-5432
Corvallis

The Women's Center works to empower women and educate the campus community about women's issues, resources, and opportunities both locally and globally.

541-737-3186
Corvallis

Student Tools

    Civic Engagement Tracking and Resources

    Record your civic engagement activity with the Center for the Civic Engagement or read through our collection of articles, books and websites to learn more about civic engagement in higher education.

    Resources and Tools for Planning Civic Engagement Projects

    Download our guides on service planning, reflection facilitationcommunity entry, and using philanthropy for social change.

    Community Entry and Being Prepared for a Project

    Check out our list of considerations for community entry and recommendations for what to bring/wear before participating in a project.

    Civic Engagement-Related Student Organizations

    Browse through various civic engagement and service student clubs and organizations that focus on a broad range of civic engagement, including community service, political advocacy/activism, cultural awareness/advocacy, sustainability, and social issue awareness.

    Engagement and Wellness

    Staying healthy and engaging in self-care is paramount to ensuring that you are doing the most that you can for your community and not letting your work impair your health.

    Benton County Extension Office

    The OSU Extension Service engages the people of Oregon with research-based knowledge and education that strengthen communities and economies, sustain natural resources, and promote healthy families and individuals.