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Student Outreach and Recruitment Team (SOAR)

The SOAR Team at Mt. Hood Community College is made up of student leaders who have a special mission: to encourage and help YOU come to our college. These students have different experiences and come from various educational and life backgrounds. Some have been through college before, while others are new to this environment. They collaborate with teachers, staff, other students, and people from the community to tell everyone about Mt. Hood Community College and the things it offers. We are determined to help every potential student become a part of MHCC.  

What is the Role of SOAR

The SOAR team works directly with the college’s student outreach and recruitment staff to get the word out about MHCC. Below is a sampling of the activities the SOAR team does to help bring awareness of the college to our community.  


Our students lead the following: 

  • Campus Tours from 1-19 prospective students 
  • Campus Visits with 20-150 students 
  • Classroom presentations where they share their experiences to encourage prospective students to attend MHCC 
  • Call students to help them with the enrollment process 


Our students lead the following: 

  • Classroom presentations where they share their background and experiences. 
  • College fairs where students table at local high schools and the community to talk to prospective students about MHCC 

What Do You Need to SOAR 

  • Know (or want to know) the Gresham campus inside and out. 
  • Have a story to share about why YOU chose to attend MHCC. 
  • Want to help inspire, inform, and support prospective students. 

Benefits of Becoming a SOAR Team Member 

  • Part of your tuition paid for (tuition waiver). 
  • Develop leadership skills, gain more self-esteem, and develop personal growth all while adding skills to your resume 
  • Great experience in public speaking/public relations 
  • Opportunity to broaden contacts among faculty, staff and students at MHCC 


Get to know your SOAR leaders

Apply to become a SOAR team member