Why We're Here

We are here to help you discover and develop your unique talents and leadership skills in order to affect positive change and engage our community. Established in 2005, the Ambassador Glen and Mrs. Gloria Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (HC) is your hub for leadership development, experiential learning, and community engagement on campus. We work with community partners to create mutually-beneficial relationships of engaged scholarship, reciprocity, and social change. You can develop strong relationships with the community, ground your academic experience in an applied context, and engage new cultures, domestic and abroad. We can help you discover your strengths and talents, develop your leadership skills, find a volunteer internship, plan a service event, fund your service project, take a service-learning course, or attend an Alternative Break. Get involved today. Discover how you can use your strengths and passions to make a difference.


Student Employment

Preparing yourself for the world of work is one of the reasons you are here. We can help you gain practical experience that you can use on your résumé and in your future career. There are many opportunities for you to gain employment experience during your time here. Typically, applications for student positions are available in the fall for each school year. Check back in spring 2016 for updates on future positions!


Holden Center Initiatives

Like every organization or department, we have a lot going on. And we know it's important to think about how we focus our time and do the most for students. We are contstantly evaluating our committments and initiatives to meet the needs of our Duck community.

We also know that planning can really help achieve goals and vision, so we have that too. Our strategic plan outlines our goals as a department to support the three Division of Student Life goals. Our Multicultural Organizational Development strengthens our team's cultural competency and provides a framwork to support the institutional committments to diversity and inclusion. 

We are also working on UO Advantage to help students make sense and meaning with their outside the classroom invovlement. We could list several more inititiatives we are working on, but were busy making those happen too.