Student Involvement seeks to "enhance student learning and student succes through co-curricular involvement" and provides support services to organizations funded by student fee funds. Among the services offered are assistance with event planning, space for meetings, publicity, and leadership development.
The Student Activities Center was housed in the Memorial Union in the early 1970s, moved to the new Memorial Union East in the late 1970s, and became known as Student Involvement in the late 1990s.
The Student Involvement Records consist of materials generated and assembled by the unit and include annual reports, brochures, budgetary records, buttons, correspondence, flyers, handbooks, meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, publications, student group rosters, and a sound recording. Outreach programs documented include Eager Beaver, Odyssey, and Passport to Student Involvement. In addition to reflecting the administration of Student Involvement, these files document interactions among Student Involvement staff, student organizations, and cultural centers; event planning; office space remodels; involvement in coursework and leadership training office; policies and procedures; and budget preparation.
The Associated Students of OSU (ASOSU) materials pertain to ASOSU retreats, student body elections, the Oregon Student Association, and incidental student fee budgets.
The photographs depict a staff retreat, the Student Involvement office area after a remodel in 2003, OSU cultural centers and various events sponsored by student organizations. The sound recording is a reel-to-reel tape of a 1975 public hearing on the freshman housing requirement.
Student Involvement Records (RG 232), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.