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Student Engagement & Leadership

The Office of Student Engagement & Leadership is a great place for students to start their Willamette co-curricular involvement.

List of

Student Organizations

Take a look at the student organizations at Willamette

Starting a

New Student Organization

Learn how to form a new student organization

Campus Recreation

Check out our student-run program offering indoor and outdoor recreation and leisure activities

Community Service Learning

Building a sense of civic responsibility by cultivating mutually beneficial relationships in our community

Student Events and Activities

View our events calendar and learn more about campus activities

About Us

The Office of Student Engagement & Leadership enhances the academic mission of the University by providing personal attention for students as their primary resource for co-curricular involvement, offering 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.

In-person Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Have questions or need help?
Request a student engagement and leadership advising session.

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The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) is committed to upholding WillametteUniversity'ss equity, diversity, and inclusion values, and we aim to continue using those values to guide our work through our department-specific anti-racism statement:

At SEAL, we acknowledge that the history of the state of Oregon and the white supremacy that educational institutions have been built on have had a profound impact on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and historically marginalized communities. History continues to affect our students and employees throughout their journey of navigating higher education and ideas of professionalism and leadership.

As a team, we educate ourselves on oppression and privilege that surround our roles within the university and the community. We are committed to creating positive change through resources, opportunities, and programming. We challenge ourselves and our students to welcome dialogue to understand perspectives of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

We require our student organizations to submit and follow an anti-racism plan that highlights their efforts to be anti-racist in their programming, membership, and leadership practices. We provide students with the resources and programs necessary to maintain their anti-racist approach and enhance their global perspective through encouraging culturally responsive
programming. In addition, we are committed to disrupting oppressive practices by redefining inclusive and equitable programming and leadership.

Opening Days

It's not your typical incoming student orientation. Opening Days is planned carefully each year by current Willamette students who've experienced the program as incoming students themselves not too long ago.

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Are you looking for opportunities to serve, lead, and connect with students on campus and across the nation?

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Willamette University

Student Engagement and Leadership

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