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"Civic engagement means fulfilling your role as a citizen in community/society - having a voice, talking to your Congressman, not being afraid to address issues in your community, trying to make life better for everyone in your community - and outside your community."

(Frasier, 2013)

Civic. It's what we do. 


Nepal Trip!

Nepal Service & Outdoor Education Trip

We are excited to announce our inaugural partner trip between Civic Engagement and Outdoor Adventure Leadership to travel to Nepal in September! For more information about the trip and to apply, please click here.

Where: Various locations throughout Nepal!

When: September 3 - September 24, 2014

Who: 13 students and 2 staff leaders 

**Applications for the Nepal Service & Outdoor Education trip are now open!

For more information, click here to visit our Alternative Break Program page.**


Coffee Education Night

Coffee Education Night Fundraiser

Please join us on Thursday, May 29 at 6:00PM at Case Coffee Roasters for a fun and engaging evening of coffee conversation. We'll be discussing "third wave" coffee, providing pour over demonstrations, offering cupping (coffee tasting) and more!

All proceeds benefit a dedicated, hard-working group of students traveling to Guatemala in June for a two-week service trip to volunteer in two small coffee farming communities.

Students w/ ID $8

General Public $12

With questions or for more information, please contact Brittany Depew at or 541-552-6454.


Alt Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break

This spring term, 10 students traveled to San Francisco to work in Early Childhood Education. The group partnered with Early Head Start, Head Start and Boys and Girls Club to engage in hands-on, direct service to youth.

Where: Oakland & San Francisco, CA

When: March 23-29, 2014

Who: 9 students and 1 staff leader

How: Check back in April for photos of the group's work.


Arbor Day

Arbor Day Celebration & Campus Beautification

In partnership with SOU Landscape Services, we hosted SOU's 1st Annual Arbor Day Celebration on April 9, 2014. There were presentations, live music, giveaways, and over 6000 new plants will be planted!

Over eighty students, SOU staff and faculty, and community members joined us in planting some greenery, making our campus an even more beautiful place, and celebrating Arbor Day.



Food Pantry

SOU Student Food Pantry

Available for all currently enrolled SOU students, ID required.

Visit the Food Pantry website to learn more.