Student Communities and Organizations

Engage with on-campus clubs, rec sports and cultural resource centers

Did you know that as an Oregon State Ecampus student, you have access to the university’s on-campus clubs, recreational sports and cultural resource centers at the Corvallis campus – no matter where you live?

This is a great opportunity to explore your passions, grow as a leader, learn about cultures and traditions, meet like-minded peers and network with professionals.

Student-led clubs

From agriculture to zoology, Oregon State offers more than 400 student-led clubs that are available to Ecampus students. (Some restrictions apply.) Each club consists of a student leadership team that coordinates meetings, activities and events based on the needs of its members. Browse through the list of clubs, where you’re sure to find one that matches your interests and passions. 

And if you’d like to start your own Ecampus online club, that’s possible, too. Email us with your idea, and we can work together to figure out how to make your club a reality.

Orman Morton

Despite being 2,400 miles away from Oregon State’s Corvallis campus, Orman Morton III became involved in OSU’s indigenous student community through the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws. He became a member, established personal connections and took part in virtual events where he could interact with others on the opposite coast. Read more »

Cultural resource centers

OSU’s cultural resource centers are dedicated to fostering an inclusive community that is committed to social justice and liberation for all people, regardless of racial or ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic class, age and/or physical abilities. 

The centers also coordinate safe environments in which students can share their multiple identities and learn about issues of culture, heritage, history, identity and self-expression in an atmosphere of positive engagement and mutual respect.

These inclusive environments are open to Oregon State Ecampus students, whether they live near campus or across the world. The centers’ student leadership liaisons are committed to helping engage Ecampus students from afar and can work with you to figure out the best way to connect you to the center and its activities.

Recreational sports

The Department of Recreational Sports offers students a wide variety of programs, including intramural sports, fitness programs, the Adventure Leadership Institute and much more. 

Ecampus students can take advantage of OSU’s state-of-the-art recreation facilities, including Dixon Recreation Center, Student Legacy Park, McAlexander Fieldhouse and the tennis complex.* These diverse facilities and program offerings encourage and support the pursuit of well-being and student success. 

*Please note: Ecampus students may be subject to additional fees.

Find out how you can participate

Here are a few suggestions for how you might participate:

  • Add your email to a club’s listserv
  • Skype/WebEx/video conference into meetings
  • Join a club’s Facebook and other social media groups
  • Notifications of on-campus events. (Some Ecampus students live near campus and might be able to attend.)

Note: It will be up to you and the club/rec sport/cultural center to figure out the best way for you to engage in their activities. Some fees may apply. This opportunity does not include the OSU-Cascades campus.

If this sounds of interest to you, please contact Bethany Ulman (bethany.ulman@oregonstate.edu) or Heather Doherty (heather.doherty@oregonstate.edu) so we can connect you with the on-campus Oregon State community. 


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