Student Activities Office
Location & Hours
Student Health and Activities Center (SHAC) 165
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
P.O. Box 10,000
Toledo, OH 43699-1947
Welcome to Student Activities! We offer a variety of activities in which students can participate to make the most of their experience at Owens. From Registered Student Organizations (RSO’s), social events to service and community outreach experiences, there are plenty of ways to get involved.
Our mission is to strive to provide opportunities to students that allow for leadership development, social responsibility, and co-curricular engagement. (See Figure 1)
We believe that education is a process that results in self-development, self-awareness, and personal responsibility among other socially desirable outcomes. It is a personal experience whose ends include promotion of individual welfare and development of individual character. However, education is not exclusively an individual experience because it takes place in a social context that inextricably links the individual to the collective. Education seeks to satisfy the personal interests of the individual while preparing the individual for effective social engagement in work settings and diverse environments.
Students who participate and engage with Student Activities will benefit in these ways:
- Leadership Development
Leadership Development is a values-based process of identifying a need and working collaboratively with others to meet that need and accomplish other goals (Social Change Model of Leadership Development, 1996). Indicators of leadership development include participating in a leadership position in a student organization, setting goals, and collaborating with others/engaging in teamwork.
- Appreciating Diversity
Appreciating Diversity is a concept that promotes pluralistic campus communities among students that moves from mere tolerance towards acceptance and appreciation. Within this context, appreciating diversity refers to valuing aesthetics, culture, and social identity differences. Indicators of appreciating diversity are seeking involvement with people different from oneself, seeking involvement in different interests and activities, and appreciating the presence of different point of view.
- Social Responsibility
Social Responsibility represents an intellectual shift from a single perspective to a more complex view of the world. Social responsibility is related to civic responsibility, community service, and democratic engagement. Indicators of social responsibility include participating in service or volunteer activities, understanding relevant governance systems, and having an awareness of community needs.