Office of Student Engagement
Whether it’s joining a campus club, taking on a leadership role, or getting involved in the community, find something you’re passionate about and run with it!
Getting involved can meaning anything you want it to. Something as simple as joining a campus club, or offering to spend your afternoons at a local charity can make all the difference in your years at WAC. The Office of Student Engagement is committed to helping you make great memories by doing what you love!
Community Service Organizations
The Office of Student Engagement is committed to uniting campus and community in meaningful service.
Whether your passion is helping animals (Animal Impact), saving the environment (Student Environmental Alliance), promoting equality and LGBT rights (EROS), working with children (Caring for Kids), building houses for those in need (Habitat for Humanity), or community service in general (Service Council), Washington College has a club for you!
Beyond the clubs themselves, OSE offers a wide range of club and community partnerships to provide students with the opportunity to participate in service work they’re passionate about.
Our core community partners include:
Kent Food Pantry
Kent County Schools
Habitat for Humanity
Why get involved?
There are many reasons to get involved in community service. Here are just a few:
- Make a positive difference in the lives of others.
- Meet people who share your interests.
- Develop leadership skills by planning service projects or becoming a club officer.
- Build your resume (being actively involved in service work looks really good to potential employers!).
- Network with community leaders and nonprofit organizations.
- Have rewarding and fun experiences!
How to get involved?
At Washington College, we care about finding community service opportunities that appeal to you.
If you have an idea for an event or want to raise awareness about a certain issue, we would love to help make that happen! Or, if you want more help finding a service project, please reach out to us.
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments, or ideas you may have.
Feel free to stop by the Office of Student Engagement, in the first floor of Hodson (across from Java George), to inquire further about community service opportunities.
Planning an Event? Follow These Steps:
Your event must be added to Presence 2 weeks before your event. If you plan to serve alcohol at your event, please email the Office of Student Engagement 3 weeks before your event. If you need help with Presence please contact the Office of Student Engagement.
All vendors/performers need to be under contract through the Office of Student Engagement. Under no circumstances should a student enter a verbal or written agreement with an outside contractor.
To rent tables for your events please complete the Table Rental Form. This form includes tables for Hodson Lobby.
OSE owns lighting and a sound system that can be requested for events sponsored by Washington College clubs and organizations. You must complete the Lighting and Sound Request Form at least 2 weeks before to your scheduled event.
If you wish to have ANY food at your event you must go through Kayla Young and Chartwells. Chartwells has the first right of refusal for all campus catering, and therefore must approve any food purchased off campus.
Please contact Catering Director Kayla Young (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in ordering catering.
Clubs and Organizations may use the Resource Room in OSE to create signs, posters, banners, etc. to advertise for their events. The Resource Room is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
The Director of Student Engagement provides the final approval for all student events. Event planners will be contacted by the Office of Student Engagement regarding the approval status of your event once a completed Event Registration Form is submitted.
Also, no student or advisor can authorize a contract. All contracts that are needed for the event must be handled through the Office of Student Engagement. (Example: performers, third party vendors, etc.)