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Involvement & Leadership

The Office of Student Involvement & Leadership (OSIL) is the nucleus for student involvement at UNH. Working collaboratively with the MUB, the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership provides programs, resources and opportunities that promote student involvement in ways that positively affect the learning, growth and development of each student, while enhancing the quality of life at UNH and the greater community.

Primarily comprised of Commuter & Non-Traditional Student Services, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Leadership Programs, Student Activity Fee Office, and Student Organizations, the OSIL is on the first floor of the Memorial Union Building in Room 114 (across the hallway from the Student Governance Association offices, next to the bridge on the south side of the building).

Contact Us

The OSIL is accessible as lounge and collaborative work space whenever the MUB is open. During the academic year, the OSIL is staffed by student and/or professional staff. To reach the OSIL by phone please call (603) 862-0303.

Office Hours

  • Mondays - Thursdays: 9am-8pm
  • Fridays: 9am-5pm
  • Sundays: 4pm-8pm

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Commuter Student Services

Commuter & Non-Traditional Student Services at the University of New Hampshire is here to help you get the most out of your college experience. 

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Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternity & Sorority Life at the University of New Hampshire aims to cultivate a values-based and inclusive Greek community of excellence.

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Leadership Programs

The Memorial Union & Student Activities offers cutting edge leadership education, training, and development opportunities that endeavor to meet the needs and interests of all UNH students.   

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Student Activity Fee Office

The Student Activity Fee Committee, called SAFC, administers the Student Activity Fee which is paid by all full-time undergraduate students at the University of New Hampshire.

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Student Organizations

UNH’s 200+ recognized student organizations provides you with the opportunity to make new connections and enhance life skills that are continued beyond college. 

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  • Alex Buckman

    Alex Buckman

    CYOS 2017-18 Award Recipient

    Since January, Alex Buckman ’19 has sat on the banks of the River Jordan, visited the Dead Sea, and seen Al-Maghtas, where it’s believed that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.

  • Michael Locke

    Michael Locke

    CYOS 2017-18 Award Recipient

    As a high school student, Michael Locke '18 said he never really broke out of his shell. He stuck with his friend group and didn’t have a strong desire to meet others, even here at UNH.

  • Marissa Anderson

    Marissa Anderson

    CYOS 2017-18 Award Recipient

    It all started with Rammstein, an industrial metal band from Germany, when Marissa Anderson ’18 was just about five years old.

  • Madison Pierce

    Madison Pierce

    CYOS 2017-18 Award Recipient

    Two weeks before Madison Pierce ’18 was to board a plane for Amman, Jordan, she was informed of a ban on travel to Egypt and Jordan — according to University policy, any countries with travel bans were off-limits.

  • Jhenneffer Marcal

    Jhenneffer Marcal

    CYOS 2017-18 Award Recipient

    “I like to be in the background, so a lot of people don’t really know what I do.” That quote represents the quiet but purposeful way that Jhenneffer Marcal ’18 has approached her UNH experience.

  • Hayley Forbes

    Hayley Forbes

    CYOS 2017-18 Award Recipient

    As a first year student, Hayley Forbes was excited to be on a college campus, surrounded by other students and with plenty of opportunities to socialize. But she pretty quickly realized that she wasn’t satisfied at the prospect of going to more parties;

  • Hannah Mathieu

    Hannah Mathieu

    CYOS 2017-18 Award Recipient

    Hannah knew she wanted to leave her home state of Maine for college and, with a nudge from her dad, applied to UNH.

  • Eden Suoth

    Eden Suoth

    CYOS 2017-18 Award Recipient

    Eden Suoth’s ’18 UNH story is not a romantic one, as he would say, but one of sacrifice and empowerment. It is an endeavor to help others better understand the human experience.

  • Chelsea Evankow

    Chelsea Evankow

    CYOS 2017-18 Award Recipient

    Chelsea Evankow ’18 came to campus and quickly found her niche – joining club lacrosse, going on Outdoor Adventure trips, and becoming a member of the Greek community.

  • Alexandria Hidrovo

    Alexandria Hidrovo

    CYOS 2017-18 Award Recipient

    Alexandria (Lexy) Hidrovo ’18 comes from the gritty town of Harrison, New Jersey. Her father told her in April of her first year at UNH that their family home was being auctioned off and they would be evicted.

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Create Your Own Story

The University of New Hampshire wants to highlight student success stories. One way of doing this has been through the Create Your Own Story initiative which features students who, in their own way, have strived to make the most of their time at UNH. Each of their stories are different, yet they all share a common theme - a deep desire to claim their education.

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