The Center for Civic Engagement facilitates community-based learning experiences to build community, enhance students' leadership skills and inspire positive change.
Connect with others and nurture healthy relationships to enhance your well-being.
“My time at OSU has taught me that some of the greatest accomplishments in academics and social development were not done alone, and that in order to continually succeed as an individual and as a community we must work interdependently.”
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Create meaningful experiences for you and others by being an active member of your community.
“Whether joining a club, participating in an intramural team or working on campus, these experiences enrich your time at OSU and make them so much more memorable.”
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Discover your passion and seek meaning through your experiences at OSU — in the classroom and beyond.
“My experience in the clinic significantly shaped my worldview and turned my passion into a personal obligation. I will no longer be satisfied if I do not contribute to global health.”
Find resources that support interpersonal relationships — like conflict resolution services and couples counseling. Or explore ways to connect to community through cultural events on campus or service opportunities in Corvallis and beyond.
The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life aims to empower the OSU Greek community to strive for individual and organizational excellence. Services include advocating for the interests of the Greek community; supporting community development around multiculutral competence; advising governing councils and chapters; and leading development programs.
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!
Student Leadership and Involvement oversees approximately 400 clubs and organizations each year. Find one that fits with your passion! There are lots of options to explore — from cultural organizations to clubs focusing on environmental, health or other social issues. Clubs enhance knowledge, help you develop transferable skills and complement classroom learning. Learn leadership, organizational development, team building and communication skills.
The Community and Cultural Foods Program partners with students to enhance campus programming and provide food for cultural sharing, learning and community building. Annually thousands of meals are served, hundreds of students and community members volunteer and hundreds of individuals gain new insight on food use and production.
The award-winning Community Relations Facilitator program in UHDS promotes inclusive and welcoming communities in the residence halls, cooperative houses and dining facilities through workshops and programs. Facilitators are peer educators who work with student staff and student leaders.
In couples counseling you can explore issues with a your roommate, friend or partner. The aim is to help those in a relationship to deal with their problems and learn better ways to relate to one another. Counseling can address repetitive arguments, feelings of distance or emptiness in the relationship, pervasive feelings of anger and other issues.
Group therapy provides a safe and confidential place to share and explore. This form of therapy empowers group members to give and receive feedback and support as they experiment with new ways of being. Some groups are population and/or issue specific, while other groups consist of skill building and experiential learning.
The Craft Center supports and promotes a creative outlet of expression for students and other members of the university community by providing a dynamic environment, resources and arts programs in which people can foster their own creativity.
Broaden your horizons by engaging in INTO OSU's cultural exchange program. This term-long program gives domestic students and international students the chance to connect and learn about each other's cultures. Applications due by the end of week one of each term.
Cultural nights are an opportunity for students to learn about cultures across the globe. Events often include food, music and entertainment.
Diversity and Cultural Engagement 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.
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.
Emerging Leaders is an interactive course that provides an introduction to leadership theory and practice. Explore personal communication styles, values, talents, strengths and leadership identity. Build a foundation for group development, collaboration and communication.
Become a more effective leader and community member!
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.
This community is for students who want to explore all of their options and potential interests at OSU. The LLC offers guidance and experiential learning opportunities to find engagement inside and outside of the classroom.
The Flourishing @ OSU lecture series was created to cultivate a culture of flourishing in the OSU community. OSU and community partners provide open lectures that explore this concept through the unique lens of their work. Past Flourishing @ OSU lecture videos are available online.
Expand your horizons and cross international borders while living on campus. Global Village in the International Living-Learning Center is a partnership with the College of Liberal Arts and INTO OSU that offers international-domestic student roommate opportunities and much more.
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.
Students who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare, or are interested in the intersections between science and health, can find learning experiences and like-minded students in this community.
The International Student Community Team focuses on peer-to-peer connections for international students, who come to OSU from nearly 100 countries. The team facilitates participation in community, recreational and educational activities.
The Involvement Lounge serves as a hub within the Student Experience Center for students to connect with resources and further their involvement in the more than 400 clubs and organizations on campus. Staff in the Involvement Lounge provide one-on-one peer support, answer questions and facilitate events.
This space is inclusive for people of all religious and cultural backgrounds. The meditation room provides a quiet, intentional space for individuals to connect with their spirituality while on campus. No shoes, electronics or food/drink is allowed into the space — cubbies outside are provided to store footwear.
Men's Development and Engagement organizes the annual Healthy Masculinities Conference. The initiative provides opportunities to discuss gender, explore topics of masculinity in our community and engage in a process of positive gender identity development with hope of creating a safer environment for all.
The MU Basement is an 8,500 sq. ft. recreation facility located beneath the Commons in the Memorial Union. Among its attractions are bowling, billiards, darts, shuffleboard, video games and the Beaver Den with a 58" big screen TV.
Multiracial Student Connections is an outreach support group to connect with fellow students who identify as biracial, multiracial, multi ethnic or who grew up in a transracial family. This group provides a safe space to share experiences, explore identities and build community.
Orange Media Network oversees a multitude of student media channels, including KBVR FM, KBVR TV, the Barometer, Prism Magazine and Beaver's Digest. Students have the opportunity to gain technical skills — such as writing, editing, photography, graphic design and video production — while also cultivating transferable skills like time management and leadership.
The OSU Program Council is a student-led, student-driven organization, which plans and produces meaningful events. We are committed to serving the Oregon State community by upholding traditions and creating inclusive programming that enhances the college experience.
Peer Health Advocates (PHA) is a volunteer-based, peer-to-peer health promotion organization at Oregon State University. PHA volunteers raise awareness about college health issues and promote healthy choices among peers.
SOL is a student-initiated, collaborative effort to support and improve campus climate for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and allied (LGBTQQIA) persons of color through counseling, educational programming, advocacy and ally-building among students and community members at Oregon State University. SOL's administrative office is located within the Pride Center, but we hold office hours in all seven of the cultural resource centers on campus.
Take advantage of living on campus by joining a special interest community! Varying interests are represented and offer students the opportunity to connect with others who have similar interests.
Explore spiritual development and intersections with values, identity and purpose.
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.
Transfer Student Ambassadors are hard-working undergraduate employees who welcome new transfer students and their families during the summer Transfer START program and Welcome Week.