Office of Student Activities

Welcome! The Office of Student Activities enhances the academic mission of the University by providing personal attention for students as their primary resource for co-curricular involvement.

About Student Activities

The Office of Student Activities at Willamette University offers numerous opportunities for students to get involved in co-curricular activities. There are over 100 registered student organizations, which sponsor numerous programs and events. Getting involved as a leader or as a member is as easy as stopping by the office on the second floor of the University Center.

There are also several leadership positions available. Apply to be an Opening Days leader, intramural student coordinator, Family Weekend Coordinator, Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council officer, or Bistro Willamette manager. Or, start your own student organization, sport club or project.

The Office of Student Activities is a great place to start your Willamette co-curricular involvement!


COVID-19 Student Organization Event Planning Checklist


For All Events:

  • Event attendance:
    • 50 people can attend indoors or in an enclosed space (with social distancing)
    • 100 people can attend outdoors (with social distancing)
  • Event signage must have the following messages:
    • Symptoms of COVID-19
    • Hand washing protocol
    • Social distancing of 6 feet required
    • Face coverings are required
  • Have a handwashing station or hand sanitizer available at the event entrance (request these items in advance through Facilities. Student Activities or your University Advisor can help with this).
  • Face coverings (masks) are required to both indoor and outdoor events.
  • Keep an attendance list of all attendees. Collect their name and email address and save the information in a secure place. A member of your organization should keep track of the list (at a check in area) to ensure that every attendee is included.
  • Food is not allowed at events and meetings (unless the event is held in a food-designated area such as the dining tent or outdoors).
  • No bake sales are permitted at this time.
  • No outside guests or visitors may attend your event. This includes performers and speakers (who can still attend virtually via Zoom, just not in person).
  • Assign a member of your organization to monitor and enforce social distancing and mask wearing among participants.
  • The hosting group (your group) is responsible for sanitizing the event venue before departure. (Facilities can provide supplies if you need them.)

For Online Events

  • For virtual events taking place on Zoom, take precautions to avoid "Zoom bombing". These include: pre-registration for the event or emailing participants the event access information.
  • Screen display names - make sure your pronouns are on your display name.

Questions? Contact Student Activities


Office Hours

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Willamette University

Student Activities

Putnam University Center, Second Floor
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6463 voice
503-370-6407 fax

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