Office of Student Engagement

Get Involved

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! 

View our Student Organizations

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  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:

Find the link to Campus Groups here!

Your event must be added to CampusGroups 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 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. Reach out to the Office of Student Engagement or Antoine Jordan to secure an outside vendor. 

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 email the Office of Student Engagement and/or Antoine Jordan at least 2 weeks before to your scheduled event.

If you plan to have any food at your event beyond basic snacks, you must have approval from the Director of Student Engagement Antoine Jordan , who can help place your catering order with AVI. If you would like to have catering that is not AVI, you must submit a request to Student Engagement, who will coordinate your order with AVI.

Due to their contract with the College, AVI has the first right to refuse any catering orders that are with vendors outside of the College, so keep in mind that your request for outside catering may be denied. Catering orders must be placed no less than 2 weeks in advance. If you order is not placed within this timeframe, your request may be denied and your event will not have food. If you have any questions about menu options or your catering order, please reach out to the Office of Student Engagement Antoine Jordan ([email protected])  or the Director of Catering, John Weczynski ([email protected]).

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 Antoine Jordan provides the final approval for all student events. Requests for events must be submitted via CampusGroups. Your event request is not final until it has gone through the two-phase approval process. Questions regarding the status or your request, or if you need to make changes, can be submitted by emailing [email protected] or by using the chat feature in Campus Groups. 
Event requests should be submitted no less than two weeks before your event, and you may not advertise for your event until it is fully approved. Keep in mind that event requests submitted with less than two weeks before your event date may not be approved or may not be scheduled for the space and time you've requested. Event dates, times, and locations are also subject to change depending upon the needs of the College even after your event has been approved. 
Any events where an outside vendor (ex. catering, performer, third party vendor) provides a contract cannot be signed by a student or their advisor. All contracts for events must be sent to the Office of Student Engagement for processing.