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The Civic Engagement Program is hiring student volunteers to work winter through spring terms 2015! Click on the links below for full position description and information on how to apply:

Service Project Support Volunteer - 2-4 hours/week


"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. 


Past Civic Engagement Programs:

Camp Latgawa Service Weekend


Fall Civic Engagement Kick-off Service Weekend at Camp Latgawa

October 11-12, 2014

Join the Civic Engagement Program for our first service trip of the school year! This overnight trip will benefit Camp Latgawa, a summer camp located in the Cascade foothills outside of Eagle Point (~1.5 hours away). Service project activities may include: Adirondack Chair Building, Deck Staining, Interior and Exterior Painting, Landscape Beautification and Gardening, Sewing, Raking Leaves, Trail Maintenance, and Wood Splitting. 



Register HERE for our Fall Civic Engagement Program kick-off weekend service trip to Camp Latgawa October 11-12!

Student trip participants will each contribute $10 to the cost of this trip, and the Civic Engagement Program will cover the rest. Lunch and Dinner on Saturday October 11th, and Breakfast Sunday the 12th will be provided, as well as lodging and transportation to/from the project. Cabins are bunk bed style, heated, and have hot showers and restrooms nearby. Bring your own bedding (sleeping bag and pillow) and a warm layer for cool evening temperatures.

Space is limited to the first ten students to register, so sign up now to join us on the fun and rewarding service weekend!

For more information, call 541-552-6454 or email


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.