Oregon State University

Strategic Initiatives

Civic Engagement & Service

Student Leadership and Involvement will provide engagement and experiential learning opportunities that will encourage students to explore issues of public (local and global) concern and understand their ability and agency to envision and create a better world. This means that students will comprehend that their actions and decisions impact the people and environment around them – their actions matter. Through programming that fosters connections between academic learning, community, and place, students will develop as stewards and active citizens who are able to critically examine how their knowledge, skills, and abilities can contribute to fulfilling community needs. Students will value contributing to and serving something larger than themselves in order to contribute to society’s intellectual, cultural, spiritual, economic, social, and environmental progress. Through increased civic literacy and advancing civic action and democratic engagement for the common good, OSU students will develop an ethic of active citizenship that fulfills community needs.  
Students will develop a keen understanding and value for the way that their actions impact the social and environmental systems around them and work to use their knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet community identified needs.

Leadership Development

Student Leadership & Involvement will provide engagement and experiential learning opportunities for students to provide deeper understanding of self, a greater capacity to engage group processes to serve others, and an enhanced understanding of collaborative and community-based skills that bring about change for the common good. 

Global Citizenship & Multiculturalism

Student Leadership and Involvement will provide engagement and experiential learning opportunities to enhance student capacity to utilize knowledge, skills and personal interests to connect to the world. Student will acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of international issues, an appreciation of and ability to learn and work with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and skills to function productively in an interdependent world community.

Community Building, Involvement and Celebration

Student Leadership and Involvement will provide engagement and experiential learning opportunities that will enhance the social well-being of Oregon State University by affirming and empowering students and student groups through the cultivation of skills needed to engage in and create a welcoming and affirming environment and space for all people. OSU is made up of geographic, cultural, academic, social, and organizational communities that together create the OSU community. In partnership with students, SLI will create an atmosphere and environment that honors all identities and allows students to be their full selves. Students will gain the ability to establish a deep respect and listening for the needs and values of the other people on campus, have the opportunity to get involved in various OSU communities with a similar sense of belonging to the broader OSU community, build partnerships and collaborations between students and student groups, and be able to create and enhance of programs aimed at honoring the challenges and celebrating the achievements of diverse geographic, cultural, academic, social, and organizational communities. 

Students will demonstrate an ethic of care around creating welcoming, affirming, and inclusive spaces where all people feel honored and respected in all elements of their identity. Students will embrace the many ways that diversity enhances and strengthens community and learning opportunities. 

Contact Info

Student Leadership & Involvement
149 Snell Hall
Corvallis Oregon 97331
541.737.2101
sli@oregonstate.edu

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