Etihad means unity—as a cultural resource center, it means a forum to unite students from various backgrounds in order to bond over things that bring us together. The Etihad Cultural Center (ECC) is home to a large population coming from central, southern and western Asia as well as northern Africa. This region contains lots of similarities and differences in culture, religion and politics. The ECC’s mission statement embodies the combined vision of hundreds of students who want to build a community based on their mutual commitment to unity and inclusion. Moreover, the ECC serves as a student resource not only culturally but also academically by mentoring international and domestic students. The ECC is an important addition to OSU’s historical growth as an inclusive community—especially one that values internationalization.
We do not affiliate with any particular religion, rather we represent all belief systems embraced by these cultures.
Our space and resources we offer are open to all students, faculty, staff, and OSU community.
Lounge & TV
Guitar & piano
Video games & board games
Library with textbooks and INTO OSU curriculum
For the majority of students who work at ECC or spend time in the main gathering hall, Etihad is not only a Cultural Resource Center—it offers a taste of family and community. It is a family of diverse individuals who encourage curiosity about others, who believe in trying new experiences, and forming lasting friendships with individuals across racial or ethnic divides. In the past few years; ECC has already shown immense maturity and growth, both as a community of campus leaders and as committed social justice advocates.
Thanks to mentoring and support from DCE and OSU leadership in general, ECC is now fully functional as a cultural and resource center that organizes year-round programs. Some of the signature events for the ECC are as follows:
Al-Jebal Middle-Eastern Restaurant
2240 SW 3rd St, Corvallis, OR 97333, (541) 207–3478
Crystal's Cuisine & Cafe
Cobblestone Square, 1425 NW Monroe Ave # E, Corvallis, OR 97330, (541) 752–6403
Devi Indian Grocery & Spices
919 NW Circle Blvd D, Corvallis, OR 97330, (541) 738–8393
Evergreen Indian Restaurant
136 SW 3rd St, Corvallis, OR 97333, (541) 754–7944
Le cafe D'Eljebal
517 SW 2nd St #104, Corvallis, OR 97333, (541) 286–4171
New York Bagels
1999 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97330, (541) 207–3853
380 Student Experience Center
2251 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM