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Research in higher education indicates that the more students are engaged in their university learning community through class participation, student leadership positions, or engagement in university activities, the more successful the students are likely to be. We invite you to explore this website and discover the ways that you can get involved outside of the classroom, find community, learn new leadership skills and make a positive difference!

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year at a glance - leadership calendar
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August

Volunteer Opportunities Open House
Youth Education Services (YES)

Welcome Home to Humobldt
Clubs and Services

Humboldt Orientation Program
Humboldt Orientation Program (HOP)

September

AS Welcome Back BBQ 
Associated Students (AS)

Agency/Volunteer Fair 
Service Learning Center

Multicultural Convocation 
MultiCultural Center

Creating Community Receptions
MultiCultural Center

Autumn Moon Festival
MultiCultural Center

Latin Independence Days
MultiCultural Center

El Grito!
MultiCultural Center

HSU Day of Caring
Service Learning Center

Paddlefest 
Center Activities

HSU Neighborhood Fair 
Admissions

October

Women's Walk
Athletics

Homecoming
Athletics, Clubs, Advancement, Alumni

Creating Community Receptions
MultiCultural Center

Indigenous Peoples Week
MultiCultural Center

National Coming Out Day
MultiCultural Center

Volunteer Opportunities Program, a Community Volunteer Event
Youth Education Services (YES), Service Learning Center

November

Campus Dialogue on Race
MultiCultural Center

Dia de los Muertos 
MultiCultural Center

Qross Qultural Queer Film Festival
MultiCultural Center

Transgender Day of Rememberance
(Eric Rofes Center)

Volunteer Opportunities Program
Youth Education Services (YES)

Community Volunteer Event
Youth Education Services (YES)

December

Volunteer Opportunity Program
Community Volunteer Event - Youth Education Services (YES), Service Learning Center

January

YES Volunteer Opportunities Open House
Youth Educational Services (YES)

Volunteer Opportunities Program - Community Volunteer Event
Youth Education Services (YES), Service Learning Center

February

SAAC Canned Food Drive 
Athletics

Lunar New Year Celebration 
MultiCultural Center

Black History Month 
MultiCultural Center

International Cultural Festival
Extended Education

Career Expo & Agency/Volunteer Fair
Career Center, Service Learning Center

Volunteer Opportunity Program - Community Volunteer Event
Youth Education Services (YES), Service Learning Center

March

Social Justice Summit 
MultiCultural Center

Women's Herstory Month
Women's Resource Center

Volunteer Opportunity Program - Community Volunteer Event
Youth Education Services (YES), Service Learning Center

Alternative Spring Break Adventures
Center Activities

April

AS Elections 
Associated Students (AS)

California Higher Education Student Summit 
Associated Students (AS)

HSU California Big Time & Social Gathering 
MultiCultural Center

National Day of Silence
MultiCultural Center

Celebrating Service Learning Success
Service Learning Center

Volunteer Opportunity Program - Community Volunteer Event
Youth Education Services (YES), Service Learning Center

May

Q-Grad Celebration 
MultiCultural Center

All Native Graduation Sash Ceremony
MultiCultural Center

Black Graduation Celebration 
MultiCultural Center

Asian Pacific Islander Lei Ceremony
MultiCultural Center

Graduacion Latina
MultiCultural Center

MultiCultural Center Grad Bash
MultiCultural Center

Celebrating Service Learning Successes
Service Learning

What They're Saying

Find out what students are saying about being involved with Student Engagement and Leadership Support.

“The best part about school isn’t the classes. It’s about the EXPERIENCES. Making the best of your education is learning about yourself and others. I couldn’t think of a better way than to be involved than with leadership programs.”

Cam Pham - HOP

Cam Pham
“Service learning has taught me the value in working with community partners to identify areas of need in the community, so that our service may have lasting effects in our community.”

Katherine Rose Arnett

Katherine Rose Arnett
“For me, the YES House was love at first sight. It captured my heart and showed me the path of my future. If it wasn't for this wonderful organization I would be lost in a sea of unknown destinations.”

Summer McCall

Summer McCall
“Leadership and volunteer work complete your learning experience. They give you the opportunity to learn about serving your community, and you direct that learning yourself.”

Eric Roberts, YES

Eric Roberts
“What I like about being an EOP/SSS student leader is that EOP/SSS keeps it real and true”

Keely Rosado

Keely Rosado
“It is such an honor to lead Society for Women in Math and Science. It is a fairly new club on campus which requires a lot nitty gritty details to be successful but after a SWMS meeting, I always leave happy. Being around a group of smart and diverse women makes me feel like I've found my place at HSU.”

Ana Veronica Parra, President Society for Women in Math and Science

“The Pre-Vet Club has been a great support network to prepare for graduate school.”

Rachel Brownell

Rachel Brownell
“As a part of the Service Learning Center team for the past four years, I have not only become a better independent leader- taking initiative on individual projects and tasks, but I have also learned how to be an effective team leader- acting as a source of knowledge and guidance for others...”

Jennifer Howell

Jennifer Howell
“As president of a campus club I have faced real world challenges far beyond those presented in any class, and have found an outlet to apply the theories and concepts I am studying. Being a leader of a student organization has proven the greatest challenge and most rewarding opportunity of my academic career at HSU.”

Justin Graves, President and Instructor HSU Cycling Club

“As a student leader in EOP/SSS I have not only helped to serve my peers, but also gained skills to succeed in college and in life.”

Denise Rodriguez

Denise Rodriguez
“I think that the skills I have learned facilitating groups on campus are rewarding and an awesome experience. People should get more involved on campus to enjoy all the resources that are provided. As a student I believe I need to take advantage of all the experiences possible because once we cross that stage it will be those little experiences that we will be taking with us to develop our skill levels in the real world.”

Victoria Orozco, Community Service Liaison for Legacy

“As an international student, study abroad not only means to study abroad, but also to enjoy all kinds of new experiences. To be involved in leadership programs here is a unique kind of study, which is unlike many classes.”

Yifei Cao - HOP

Yifei Cao
“By working in this program, it has allowed me to see how, as leaders, we need to advocate for the environment and for ourselves, because in the end we need each other.”

Denny Burke

Denny Burke
“Being an EOP/SSS student leader has given me a sense of focus towards my future goals and is guiding me towards an awareness of where I stand in the campus community.”

Nancy T. Lopez

Nancy T. Lopez
“Being involved with Y.E.S. I have seen the future leaders of our country and I am given hope by their dreams, their goals, their involvement in the community, and their passion for change”

Jacquelyn Gutierrez, YES Director

Jacquelyn Gutierrez
“My experience in the HSU Service Learning Center has shown me that my leadership abilities are diverse, valuable, and a gift that can be shared with the community for mutual benefit.”

Jimmy Barnett

Jimmy Barnett
“Being in YES has given me the opportunity to make a difference in the community that surrounds Humboldt State University and has helped me to connect to my peers. I will never forget the experience that the YES House has given me.”

Sarah Navarro

Sarah Navarro
“The Resident Housing Association is the funnest way to start building your resume! Become an executive board member, manage a budget and organize events!”

Alexsandra Chavez, President, Resident Housing Association

Alexsandra Chavez
“I have seen YES as a catalyst for individual and group growth – a place where some of life's most valuable skills are learned, and where eyes are opened to the truths of our society.”

YES student director

“My time as a Service Learning Intern has been exemplary. I've cultivated an abundance of information on Service Learning pedagogy, the Humboldt State campus, community partners, relationships...”

Arda Aghyarian

Arda Aghyarian
“Being the ITEPP Club Chair has been a great enhancement to my academic career, helped me to strengthen relationships within the Native Community and provided excellent opportunities to network with other campus leaders.”

David "TwoSticks" Arwood II

“Some people are made to lead and some are made to follow. For the ones that know their leaders the university is full of numerous organizations just waiting for you to guide them to excellence.”

Justino Perez, President Music Club

“Our club prepares students for the working world by giving them opportunities in Environmental Education and Interpretation. By actively engaging the community, local schools, our campus, and networking with professionals in the field, our club can provide the means for work experience that goes along with the major.”

Jennifer Robinson

Student Engagement And Leadership Support 2012