The First Year Experience Tradition for Winter Term is Service to Community. Service to Community features a variety of service opportunities during the ten week term. The themes of the service project themes are activism and advocacy, philanthropy, community service, and lifestyle and consumer mindset shifts. This Winter Term tradition is supported by the Center for Civic Engagement.

“As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement, Oregon State University promotes economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation and the world.” - Oregon State University’s Mission Statement