Want to make an impact in your community and aren’t sure where to begin? Schedule a consultation with Community Engagement & Leadership (CEL)! Our consultations connect interested students with a student staff member to learn about how to get involved with CEL, or explore one of the aspects of the Leadership Identity Model (Strengths, Values, Socially Conscious Leadership, and Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement). In this one-on-one setting, discover your unique leadership style and identity so you can engage more intentionally at OSU and in the broader Corvallis community.
Leadership is about knowing, being and doing. We must know ourselves and what we are working towards. We must be ethical, principled, authentic, open, caring, and inclusive. We must act on our commitments in socially responsible ways (Komives, Lucas, & McMahon, 2013). Fundamentally, leadership is about practicing our values and core beliefs in thoughts, feelings, and behaviors individually and collectively to take action on a shared purpose.
Leadership is for everyone and CEL's Leadership Model supports all students in growing their leadership potential capacity! Learn more about this model and how it directly informs our Student Consultations (in addition to other programs and services) here!
The six pathways included in our programs and services are:
*Adapted from Pathways of Public Service, in partnership with the Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University.
Are you looking for a greater sense of purpose and direction in your leadership and life? We can help with that! This pathway will give you the opportunity to take a deeper look at your personal values as a way to better understand what drives you in life. Clarifying our values and applying them through daily actions is critical to leading for a more just and equitable world.
Civic engagement is about acting on a mindset centered around a sense of social responsibility to better the larger world. This pathway sheds light on the numerous pathways an individual can take to be more engaged in larger social change.
The purpose of this survey is to provide you with an opportunity to explore social issues that are important to you and different ways of addressing these issues. Your results may serve to confirm what you already know about yourself and your interests. This tool will provide you with information about your public service preferences and interests while giving our staff the information that they need to connect you to local and regional opportunities that align with your interests. Your responses are anonymous!
Please add your OSU email at the end of the tool.