Community * Leadership * Reciprocity * Collaboration * Social Change * Appreciation

Civic Engagement Week is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and affiliates to be involved in a week of activities that represent several aspects of engagement. Some of the aspects represented in this year’s week of activities include: advocacy, education, and direct service! Civic Engagement is about demonstrating care for people, our communities, and the environment and place we share; it is working towards creating a better quality of life for all. We will also be working on spotlighting and celebrating the work of local community organizations and students who are actively working towards a more just, sustainable community.

2018 Schedule

All week: celebration of the work of community organizations and students to improve our community via social media

  • Saturday, February 24th: 8:30am-1pm, SEC Plaza for check-in: Wood cutting and stacking for Mary Rivers Gleaners. Register here!
  • Monday, February 26th: 2-6 PM, SEC Involvement Lounge: Decorate monthly calendars with Jackson Street Youth Services to help clients keep track of dates
  • Tuesday, February 27th, Wednesday, February 28th, and Thursday, March 1st: 12-3pm, SEC Plaza: Recyclemania Craft 'N Care (making sunflowers using reused materials for Community Outreach, Inc.) 
  • Thursday, March 1st: 6-7 PM, SEC Involvement Lounge: Discussion led by Justin Bennett and Austin Carsh about laws that affect students, and opportunity to write postcards for our politicians
  • Saturday, March 3rd: Animal Action Day (Registration is required, and will open soon!)
    • Heartland Humane Society (9 AM-11 AM, Check-In @ SEC Plaza at 8:30 AM): Assist with feeding animals, cleaning kennels, dishes, laundry, and other day-to-day animal care activities
    • Craft N Care for Humane Society (10 AM - 12 PM, Check-In @ SEC Plaza at 9:30 AM): Craft bow ties for adoptable dogs and cats
    • Safe Haven Humane Society (10 AM - 12 PM, Check-In @ SEC Plaza at 9:10 AM): Assist with cleaning and animal socialization (More information TBA)
    • Minto Brown Dog Park (10 AM - 2 PM), Check-In @ SEC Plaza at 8:30 AM): Maintenance on the dog park
    • Chintimini Wildlife Center (10 AM - 2 PM, Check-In @ SEC Plaza at 9:15 AM): Volunteers will assist in ongoing site maintenance including sanding, painting, and/or staining. Volunteers may also participate in the removal of invasive species from the education facilities

Registration will open the week of February 19th. 

Below is a look into the amazing work from Civic Engagement Week 2017!

Monday, February 20th:

  • Postcards for Politicians (with ASOSU) - sent letters to Oregon Legislature Senator Sara Gesler and Representative Dan Rayfield about issues that matter to OSU students such as higher education, tuition, funding public education, and more!

Wednesday, February 22nd:

  • Smoke-Free Campus: Cigarette Butt Clean-Up! - 14 volunteers walked around campus to pick up litter and cigarette butts to promote OSU's initiative of being a healthy campus environment! The project totaled 14 hours of volunteer service.
  • Recycled Craft 'n Care with Javacoustics (with OSUPC) - 13 volunteers joined the CCE and OSUPC's Javacoustics to make 19 paper flowers for Corvallis Public Library, to total 19.5 hours of volunteer service! 

Thursday, February 23rd:

  • Linn-Benton Food Share Packing Party (with Growing Food Security/SSI) - 12 volunteers joined the CCE and SSI's Growing Food Security initiative to pack 2 tons of beans into small bags and box packed cabbage for households in Linn-Benton County who benefit from the services of the Linn-Benton Food Share! The group also broke down cardboard boxes and freed up the front entrance of the warehouse to help operations run as smoothly as possible. The event totaled 18 hours of volunteer service!

Friday, February 24th:

  • Trans-Solidarity Workshop (with SOL) - The CCE partnered with the SOL LGBTQ+ Multicultural Support Network to host a workshop on effective trans bystander intervention!

Saturday, February 25th:

  • Animal Action Day of Service had 3 projects! There for 42 volunteers who totaled 123 hours of volunteer service!
    • Craft 'N Care for Heartland Humane Society - 21 volunteers decorated 44 dog bandanas and made 52 cat toys to help increase adoption at the humane society! The individual project totaled 42 hours of volunteer service.
    • Pre-Spring Cleaning for Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary - 12 volunteers cleaned 2 bird pens, 2 sheep pens, 1 cow pen, and 1 pig roaming area, picked up 8 eggs, cleaned the walkway, and gave lots of pets and loves to the farm animals! The individual project totaled 36 hours of volunteer service.
    • The Real Room for Dogs with Willamette Humane Society - 9 volunteers cleaned 3 vans, mulched 1 dog isolation area, washed and folded 10 loads of laundry, sorted dog food, and untangled leashes! The individual project totaled 45 hours of volunteer service.