The Department of Student Leadership & Involvement supports students and student groups by providing opportunities for leadership development and campus community involvement.

 

Our Mission

We create meaningful and diverse opportunities for leadership development and involvement experiences that cultivate positive social change.
 

Our Vision

Student Leadership & Involvement provides opportunities for Oregon State University students to engage in shaping a better self and a better world.
 

Our Values & Commitments

  • Concurrent with the mission of Oregon State University, we strive to contribute to society's intellectual, cultural, spiritual, and economic progress and well-being to the maximum possible extent.
  • Our primary objective is to support the success of students.
  • Development of individual identity, organizational effectiveness, and positive social change are intimately intertwined.
  • Experiential learning is at the core of the co-curriculum.
  • Involvement and leadership activities take many shapes and forms which honor the diversity of our university community.
  • Community matters – success is defined by a whole and diverse community.
  • Leadership is about doing something that matters.
  • Leadership happens at all levels of an organization. Development of individual identity, organizational effectiveness, and positive social change are intimately intertwined.
  • Positive social change is purpose driven, community based, and intensely personal.

 

Our Strategic Goals

Civic Engagement & Sustainability

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. Through programming that fosters connections between academic learning, community, and place, students will develop as active citizens who are able to critically examine how their knowledge, skills, and abilities can contribute to fulfilling community needs and creating a more sustainable world.

 

Community Building, Involvement & Celebration

Student Leadership and Involvement will provide engagement and experiential learning opportunities that 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. The community we envision will challenge each of us to perceive and engage with the world from a perspective broader than our individual experiences.

 

Global Perspectives & 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 locally and to the world. Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of how local and global issues impact the human experience, an appreciation of and ability to learn and work with people from diverse backgrounds (including linguistic, cultural, ability and other differences), and skills to function productively in an interdependent world community.

 

Leadership Development

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

SLI Administration

Damoni Wright

Director, Student Leadership & Involvement

damoni.wright@oregonstate.edu  |  541.737.8849  |  SEC 312

 

Robin Ryan

Associate Director, Student Leadership & Involvement

robin.ryan@oregonstate.edu  |  541.737.2917  |  SEC 307

 

Brian Laird

Interim Building Manager, Student Experience Center

Office Specialist, Student Leadership & Involvement

brian.laird@oregonstate.edu  |  541.737.6339  |  SEC 108N

 

Luke Kawasaki

Social Media & ePortfolios Coordinator

luke.kawasaki@oregonstate.edu 

 

SLI Programs

Candace Baltz

Director, Orange Media Network

candace.baltz@oregonstate.edu  |  541.737.4615  |  SEC 490

 

​Susan Bourque

Manager, Craft Center

susan.bourque@oregonstate.edu  |  541.737.6371  |  SEC 02D

 

Emily Bowling

Assistant Director, Civic Engagement & Sustainability

emily.bowling@oregonstate.edu  |  541.737.77673  |  SEC 208

 

Jen Myers

Advisor, Sustainability Initiative

jen.christionmyers@oregonstate.edu  |  541.737.6938  |  SEC 212

 

Becky Evans

Program Coordinator, Clubs & Organizations

rebecca.evans@oregonstate.edu  |  541.737.0760  |  SEC 108D

 

Dante Holloway

Program Coordinator, Clubs & Organizations

dante.holloway@oregonstate.edu  |  541.737.1562  |  SEC 108E

 

Linda Howard

Program Coordinator, Program Council

linda.howard@oregonstate.edu  |  541.737.1369  |  SEC 108J

 

David Ryusaki

Program Coordinator, Cultural Foods Program

david.ryusaki@oregonstate.edu  |  541.737.0763  |  SEC 108F

 

Melissa Yamamoto

Assistant Director, Leadership Development

melissa.yamamoto@oregonstate.edu  |  541.737.6385  |  SEC 108G