Center for Student Involvement is a student fee funded unit with the primary goals of providing a comprehensive leadership program that provides support and enhances student engagement within student-led organizations in addition to executing a variety of social and cultural programs.

    CSI staff provides one-on-one contact and consultation to brainstorm ideas, listen to any challenges that may exist and help figure out strategies and solutions. In support to all student-fee funded units and campus clubs/organizations, CSI also provides assistance in a variety of ways including consulting on event management, personnel issues, budget development and management, billing, purchasing, fundraising and contracting. Additionally, CSI offers support to faculty/staff, who serve as advisors for clubs/organizations by assisting them with EOU policies and procedures and provide advisor trainings (i.e. risk management, conflict management, officer transition and diversity).

    Leadership training continues to be provided to students, faculty and staff as CSI provides leadership and organizational trainings/workshops (i.e. goal-setting, creation of mission/vision, running effective meetings, effective communication and team bonding) for all clubs and organizations. Furthermore, CSI continues to provide and improve opportunities for student growth in a variety of ways including the 2nd year of EOU Beautification Day and the Alternative Spring Break. Additionally, the EOU Leadership Committee worked to restructure the Student Leadership Conference into a ‘confab’ format with informal discussion that encouraged additional conversation and engagement among its participants. The confab followed an outline that still encourages successful student development. Furthermore, Tyson Wooters (former University of Oregon Ducks mascot) served as the confab’s keynote speaker and drew upon his experience to show students and staff the importance of being a part of a community and empowering participants to “lead outside the box.”

    The Center provides resources for student groups to work on projects and get additional assistance. These resources include color copier usage, mailbox space, work areas and poster making supplies for publicity purposes. Services are provided to the student body from 8 am to 5 pm with appointments scheduled as necessary. Additionally, CSI maintains the Student Leadership  Zone for all clubs/organizations to utilize the space for meetings, networking and minor projects. The space includes access to computers, a resource library and a conference table. 

    Leadership opportunities for individuals to serve on steering committees and participate are encouraged with the recruitment of prospective students through fairs and additional outreach.

    A summary of services is provided below:

        • - Serve and administer over 50 student clubs and fee funded units.
        • - Process club/organization payments, invoices, timesheets, travel requests and reimbursements.
        • - Advise the Associated Students of Eastern Oregon University and Eastern Student Entertainment. 
        • - Advise and administer EOU Chapter for the National Society of Leadership and Success.
        • - Participate in and support recruitment and retention efforts: Preview Days, Mountaineer Days, and Week of Welcome
        • - Implement and host the EOU Student Leadership Confab, which is open to all EOU students.
        • - Partner with student groups/volunteers to administer various programming opportunities including the Blood Drives (3 per year).
        • - Administer the EOU Alternative Spring Break program.
        • - Sponsor students to attend, participate and present at local, regional and national conferences including the Oregon Students of Color Coalition, National Collegiate Leadership Conference and the Northwest Student Leadership Conference.
        • - Generate student advocacy and learning through committee work.
        • - Collaborate with campus departments (students, faculty and staff) to develop student learning outcomes, supporting activities and assessment.