The Student Affairs Leadership Council (SALC) allows alumni and supporters to stay current on the student experience at Oregon State and gain insights about what services and resources contribute to student success. Members of the SALC learn about Division of Student Affairs program and service delivery, and how division efforts support student persistence, degree completion and career advancement. As leaders in their respective professions and industry, council members share their experiences, ideas and workforce knowledge to help guide division programs and services. SALC members are expected to participate in the annual engagement meetings, and to the degree that they wish to participate they also have a variety of other opportunities to engage within the Division of Student Affairs.

Expectations

  • Support Oregon State University students and programs by demonstrating a willingness to mentor and interact with current and prospective students, participate in student affairs events and provide counsel to student affairs leadership.
  • Attend at minimum the annual meeting, and participate as interested in additional engagement opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively with student affairs leaders and engage with the OSU community.
  • Become familiar with the programs and mission of the Division of Student Affairs, based on materials and orientation provided by the vice provost for student affairs, development officers and other division leaders.
  • Identify development opportunities for OSU students, such as internships, industry site visits, career mentoring and job placement
  • Serve as an external advocate and ambassador for OSU to potential donors and supporters; host events for students and alumni; assist in the design and implementation of development strategies; and participate in donor identification, cultivation and stewardship in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs, OSU and OSU Foundation leadership.
  • Provide meaningful experience to members of the Student Affairs Leadership Council and opportunities for members to make a difference at Oregon State.  
  • Provide clear and compelling information about the programs, direction and vision of the Division of Student Affairs at OSU.
  • Engage Student Affairs Leadership Council members in opportunities that leverage their interest and experience.
  • Provide staff assistance in support of the Student Affairs Leadership Council activities. 

Membership

  • Invitations to the Student Affairs Leadership Council are extended by the vice provost for student affairs at Oregon State University.
  • Student Affairs Leadership Council members may serve multiple three year terms, renewable by agreement with the vice provost for student affairs at Oregon State University.
  • Make a pledge of at least $25,000 in support of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs’ Excellence Fund to support the OSU student experience. 
Want to become a member? Contact Vice Provost for Student Affairs Dan Larson to discuss further.