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Holden Center Hours

Our office is open Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. We're located on the ground floor of the Erb Memorial Union, office space 047. You can access our center by the amphitheater entrance.

Virtual office hours are also available by appointment. Email holdencenter@uoregon.edu to schedule a time to meet with one of our staff members.

Plan for a Bright Future

Take a moment to stop and ask yourself some of life's harder questions. Who am I? What am I doing here? Where am I going? Not easy questions to contemplate. We believe that the journey to answering these questions is just as important as finding the answers. In order to find them, you must engage with the life and people around you. You must identify your strengths, connect with your passions, and envision the world that you want to live in. In short, we need people who are leaders. We need you. Don't believe us? Challenge accepted. Join us and we'll show you how to be the leader that you never dreamed you could be.

Being a Leader

We believe that everyone has the capacity for leadership, it just looks different on all of us. And that’s part of what makes our local and global communities so incredible. You’ve probably already developed some of your leadership skills, and we’re here to help you keep honing those skills, make connections, and learn new things about yourself and the world. No matter what career you’re hoping to pursue or your passions for positive change, development of leadership skills can help you foster deeper connections with people and projects, better understand society, catapult you forward in your career choices, and add meaning to your life.

Serving Others

Service and leadership go hand-in-hand. A leader stands at the front of the flock, but also takes time to make sure everyone is fit for flight. You envision a better world for everyone to live in, but you don't stop there. You wake up at 6:00 a.m. on a Saturday and pick up the tools to make that vision a reality. You've got a lot of choices here. So, when you're ready, your opportunities are waiting.

Donor Spotlight

Patrick and Stephanie Kilkenny

The Kilkenny Service and Leadership Fund supported the creation of the Student Service Grant program, which provides multiple grants of up to $1,000 to help students participate in hands-on educational projects. We are honored to have their support and thank them for their committment.