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Leadership Opportunities at WOU

There are many leadership opportunities at Western Oregon University. To see an overview of ways to get involved around campus, look at the list below. If you want more information on a specific area, click on the heading.

 

Leadership Opportunities with Associated Students of Western Oregon University

Associated Students of Western Oregon University

Associated Students of Western Oregon University (ASWOU) is Western Oregon University’s student government. They work on a variety of campus and governmental issues, advocating for WOU students’ rights, and chartering clubs. With over 65 student organizations on campus, you’ll surely find something you can connect with!
Leadership Opportunities with IFC

Incidental Fee Committee

The Incidental Fee Committee is comprised of nine students who are tasked with the responsibility of allocating student fees to thirteen different departments that sponsor student activities.
Leadership Opportunities with Multicultural Student Union

Multicultural Student Services and Programs

The MCRs (Multicultural Representatives) provide support and mentorship for new students from first generation, low-income, and underrepresented backgrounds. Applications are usually available early in the Spring term. For more information, contact Affie Eyo at 503-838-8834 or eyoa@wou.edu.
Leadership Opportunities with Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors work in the residence halls, providing support for healthy living options and referrals for students undergoing transition to independence and college life. More more information, contact Craig Wimmer at (503)-838-8772 or wimmerc@wou.edu.
Leadership Opportunities with PLUS Team

PLUS Team

PLUS (Peer Leaders Understanding Students) Team is WOU’s orientation group that works with new students during SOAR and is responsible for planing New Student Week. Applications are available the first week of winter term at the Werner University Center Information Desk. Contact Megan Habermann at (503)-838-8659 or e-mail her at habermam@wou.edu for more information.
Leadership Opportunities with the Residence Hall Association

Residence Hall Association

The Residence Hall Association provides programming, activities, leadership, and advocacy for over 1,400 students living in the WOU residence halls. A variety of leadership positions are available for those who live in the residence halls. Visit their office in the South Sister Annex near Valsetz or call them at (503)-838-8363.
Leadership Opportunities with Service Learning and Career Development

Service Learning and Career Development

Service Learning and Career Development (SLCD) helps students become career ready by assisting students with finding jobs while attending Western, overviews resumes, provides mock interviews, as well as helps students find the careers that are the best fit for them. SLCD also provides students with opportunities to go on service trips, which advances student development and benefits society.
Leadership Opportunities with SAB

Student Activities Board

Student Activities Board is part of Student Leadership & Activities and is responsible for campus-wide programming and activities. Dances, comedians, and more are presented on a regular basis. To learn more, contact the Student Activities Board Director at (503)-838-8558 or stop by their office on the lower level of the Werner University Center – room 110.
Leadership Opportunities with SEP

Student Enrichment Program

The Student Enrichment Program provides services and a supportive environment to equip first generation, low income and students with disabilities with skills to be successful in college.  The purpose of this federally funded TRIO Student Support Service is to increase the retention and graduation rates of this student population.
Leadership Opportunities with Student Leadership and Activities

Student Leadership and Activities Internships

The Student Leadership & Activities office can offer internships to students interested in leadership, activities, orientation, or gaining skills in a variety of areas. Contact Patrick Moser at (503)-838-8063 or moserp@wou.edu if you are interested!
Student Media

Student Media

Student Media on campus puts out the Western Oregon Journal, the campus newspaper, as well as The Northwest Passage, the campus literary magazine, and the KWOU internet campus radio station. You can reach them by calling (503)-838-9697.
Leadership Opportunities with Western Ambassadors

Western Ambassadors

WOU Ambassadors work with the Admissions Office on campus, providing campus tours, working with WOU Preview Days and much more. For more information, contact Chris Jones at (503)-838-8594 or Melissa Hinzman at (503)-838-8532.