Student LifeStudent Engagement

Student Engagement

Student Leadership

Student Life provides leadership opportunities for students including clubs and organizations, a student government association, Queer Alliance, and Students of Color Coalition. Students interested in starting a club or organization can contact Student Life at

Current clubs include:

Queer Alliance, Students of Color Coalition, STAR-student government, Cult Movie Classic Club, Stitch and Bitch, Dungeons and Dragons, Pokemon Go, Slam Poetry.

Campus Events

Student Life hosts a variety of co-curricular events for students. Weekend social and informational programming is a terrific way for students to connect to the community and each other. Seasonal events include apple picking, ice skating, and holiday celebrations throughout the year. Other annual events are Friends and Family Weekend, Late Night Breakfast, Spooktacular, and Stress Relief Week, which includes bringing puppies, kittens and massages to campus for students. Student Life also hosts educational panels on topics such as diversity, life skills (time management, wellness, etc.), and healthy relationships. Our student leaders host events both in the Residence Halls and in Porteous.

Examples of some previous Student Life Events include:
  • Resilience Week
  • Apple Picking
  • Visiting Artist Lectures
  • Game Night
  • Scavenger Hunt around Portland
  • Spooktacular
  • Potlucks
  • Grant Application Workshop
  • Stress Relief Week
  • Meditation & Yoga
  • Movie Screenings
  • Tie-Dye Workshops
  • Diversity focused programs
  • S’mores around Fire Pit
  • Comic Expo