Rural Engagement and Vitality Center

Rural Engagement and Vitality

The Rural Engagement and Vitality Center (REV) creates partnerships between Eastern Oregon University and entities in eastern Oregon which enhance the vitality of the region and develop tomorrow’s rural workforce and leaders.

The REV facilitates experiential learning for students through internships and integration of regional projects and research into EOU courses.


  • Find out about Applied Learning opportunities on the EOU campus
  • Apply for internships
  • Learn about rural communities in eastern Oregon


  • Connect with a regional partner to integrate research or projects into your courses
  • Connect with paid contracts for regional projects


How can people at EOU support your work?

  • Hire student interns
  • Contract with faculty
  • Integrate ongoing projects into EOU courses to answer challenging questions

Cultivating vibrant and prosperous rural communities in eastern Oregon.

The REV is a partnership between Wallowa Resources and Eastern Oregon University.

Julie Keniry
p: 541-962-3012

Current Collaborations

Getting connected to eastern Oregon communities

  • Urban Rural Ambassadors Summer Institute
  • Socioeconomic Profiles
  • Urban Rural Theater Production
  • Rail-with-Trail
  • Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute


Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute

Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute (CCSI) is a week-long residential field studies program for high school students currently in grades 9-12. Participants choose from five course options where they learn about locally significant cultural or natural resources. Projects are led by EOU faculty, EOU Capstone students, and other regional professionals.