Leadership Opportunities

There are many leadership opportunities at Western Oregon University. To see an overview of ways to get involved around campus, look at the list below. If you want more information on a specific area, click on the heading.


WOU Ambassadors work with the Admissions Office on campus, providing campus tours, working with WOU Preview Days and much more. For more information, contact Admissions.

Associated Students of Western Oregon University

Associated Students of Western Oregon University (ASWOU) is Western Oregon University’s student government. They work on a variety of campus and governmental issues, advocating for WOU students’ rights, and chartering clubs. With over 65 student organizations on campus, you’ll surely find something you can connect with!
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Incidental Fee Committee

The Incidental Fee Committee is comprised of nine students who are tasked with the responsibility of allocating student fees to thirteen different departments that sponsor student activities.

Multicultural Student Services and Programs

The MCRs (Multicultural Representatives) provide support and mentorship for new students from first generation, low-income, and underrepresented backgrounds. Applications are usually available early in the Spring term. For more information, contact MCR’s 503-838-8737 or mssp@wou.edu.

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors work in the residence halls, providing support for healthy living options and referrals for students undergoing transition to independence and college life. More information, contact Pam Medzegian at medzegip@wou.edu  or (503)838-8791
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PLUS (Peer Leaders Understanding Students) Team is WOU’s orientation group that works with new students during SOAR and is responsible for planning for Fall Orientation. Applications are available the first week of winter term at the Werner University Center Information Desk. Contact Megan Habermann at (503)-838-8659 or e-mail her at habermam@wou.edu for more information.

Residence Hall Association

The Residence Hall Association provides programming, activities, leadership, and advocacy for over 1,400 students living in the WOU residence halls. A variety of leadership positions are available for those who live in the residence halls. Visit their office in the South Sister Annex near Valsetz or call them at (503)-838-8363.

Service Learning and Career Development

Service Learning and Career Development (SLCD) helps students become career ready by assisting students with finding jobs while attending Western, overviews resumes, provides mock interviews, as well as helps students find the careers that are the best fit for them. SLCD also provides students with opportunities to go on service trips, which advances student development and benefits society.

Student Activities Board

Student Activities Board is part of Student Leadership & Activities and is responsible for campus-wide programming and activities. Dances, comedians, and more are presented on a regular basis. To learn more, contact the Student Activities Board Director at (503)-838-8558 or stop by their office on the lower level of the Werner University Center – room 110.

Student Enrichment Program

The Student Enrichment Program provides services and a supportive environment to equip first generation, low income and students with disabilities with skills to be successful in college.  The purpose of this federally funded TRIO Student Support Service is to increase the retention and graduation rates of this student population.
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Student Engagement Internships

The Student Engagement office can offer internships to students interested in leadership, activities, orientation, or gaining skills in a variety of areas. Contact Alyssa Rollins at rollinsa@wou.edu if you are interested!

Student Media

Student Media on campus puts out the Western Oregon Journal, the campus newspaper, as well as The Northwest Passage, the campus literary magazine, and the KWOU internet campus radio station. You can reach them by calling (503)-838-9697.


WUC Information Desk

(503) 838-8261 | or e-mail: seoofc@wou.edu