OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Student Leaders In Community

Description:

The Student Leaders in Community implementation priority seeks to engage student leaders in development and growth in their knowledge of themselves and those who are different from them. The efforts of Student Leaders in Community work with student leaders' curiosity, energy, and interest in creating learning opportunities in Oregon State University's residential communities and exploring subjects of difference.

Task Force Members:

Teresita Alvarez, Dawn Snyder, Jeffrey Tsang , Christine Nguyen, Brandi Douglas, Kathryn Magura, and Katie Doran 

Goals:

  • To support students in exploration of self in regards to identity, values, and beliefs
  • To expand students' understanding of one's specific social identity and what that identity means in relation to others and the institution
  • To increase students' awareness of different lived experience of OSU general populations
  • For students to recognize and identify how to act individually and communally to create inclusive environments, as well as understand the necessity of doing so
  • Through formal and informal efforts, support students from traditionally marginalized backgrounds in their roles as leaders

Projects

  • Develop and implement Building Inclusive Communities Workshop Series, a three-session series for self-identified student leaders in UHDS to explore and engage in learning about identity and issues of difference, including oppression and privilege (ongoing);
  • Develop and implement Beyond BIC sessions, which are topic-specific sessions available to student leaders who have completed the Building Inclusive Communities Workshop Series to explore issues around a specific aspect of diversity (ongoing); 
  • Support and create UHDS training efforts for student staff (ongoing);
  • Support and create training efforts for positional student leaders through the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Hall Council (past);
  • Support the continued development and success of the Community Relations Facilitator peer education program (ongoing);
  • Provide support for Residential Education Student Staff Diversity Work Group (past);
  • Support the growth and progress of the Gender Inclusive Living communities program (ongoing); and
  • Collaborate with other implementation priorities, units and programs in support of student leader development (ongoing).

Contact:

Christopher Hughbanks

Time commitment / involvement opportunities:

  • Attending and contributing at monthly meetings (one hour)
  • Supporting the development of trainings for staff and student leaders (time commitment is dependent on project)
  • Facilitating a Building Inclusive Communities Workshop Series or Beyond BIC session (10-20 hours total, with specific time commitments to be further specified)