Student Leadership and Employment

Leadership. Students smiling at camera.

Develop your unique leadership qualities through leadership programming and involvement opportunities. Attend a Cougar Leadership Program event, join a student organization, be a voice for student interests through student government or welcome new students to campus.

Your involvement is integral to the success of the Office of Student Involvement and our student organizations.


Leadership programs

Cougar Leadership Program

Meet and network with student leaders. Expand your knowledge and understanding of the skills necessary to be an effective leader in your personal, academic and professional spheres. Several programs are planned throughout the year.

Student Ambassador Program

Join a group of outstanding students selected to represent WSU Vancouver to prospective students, their families and our community. Develop valuable leadership skills and meaningful connections.

Student Leadership Recognition Program

Coordinate event details and honor fellow students who have exhibited excellence in leadership at WSU Vancouver. Be recognized for your own contributions to the campus and the broader community.

Women of Distinction

Join us in planning Women of Distinction, a celebration of Women’s History Month, observed each year in March. Recognize women who have made a difference in the lives of others.


Student leader holding microphoneEmployment with OSI

Our interns organize the intramural program and plan large events. Our staff assist visitors in the Firstenburg Student Commons and Fitness Center.

There are many opportunities to be hired or volunteer for positions, including campus committees that help govern our student organizations and the university.

Current opportunities

Watch the A-frames! Opportunities to get engaged occur throughout the year. Intern and Student Ambassador applications open early spring. Other staff are hired as positions become available. Stay tuned!

Review the OSI position list and employment documentation to learn more.

Review our mission statement and goals.