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There are MANY OSU resources available to students that can help with the cultural, institutional, and personal transition to OSU.This page will connect you to many of these resources whether you are a student who is looking for ways to improve your academic success or maybe you want to find a way for you and your family to connect to campus!

 

 Academic:

Academic Success Center (ASC) The Academic Success Center is located in Waldo Hall and provides a host of services, from study tables to supplemental instruction and coaching, helping students overcome challenges and working with high achievers to help them reach the next level.
ASOSU

AdvocacyThe Office of Advocacy provides advice and guidance to students who have a dispute within the university. In addition, the office serves as policy advisor and researcher to the ASOSU President and Vice-President. Furthermore, we seek to function as a problem solver for all 24,000+ students who are currently enrolled at OSU.

Chemistry (Mole Hole) General chemistry tutoring offered in the Valley Library Collaborative Learning Center, located on the main floor.

Collaborative Learning Center (CLC)Offering peer-tutors and GTAs to help with math, sciences and writing. Located on the main floor of the Valley Library.

 
Disability Access Services (DAS) Disability Access Services (DAS) provides accommodations, education, consultation and advocacy for qualified students with disabilities at Oregon State University. DAS works with students at OSU, OSU-Cascades, across Oregon and around the world through the OSU E-campus program.

Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) The Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) provides a welcoming environment that supports the full development of the personal and academic potential of students who have traditionally been denied equal access to higher education. The program was created at Oregon State University in 1969 and provides support to students of color, students with disabilities, students who are single parents, low-income students, students who have been rurally isolated, veterans, older-than-average (25+), or 1st generation in college (neither parent graduated).

Learning Corner Find information and tools and worksheets on the memory process, exam preparation, time management, reading techniques, and note-taking as well as how to stay motivated while studying for courses. 

Library The OSU Libraries enhance and support the university’s instructional and research programs with traditional and innovative services and collections.

Majors/Programs Find your major/program to see what support is offered.

Math Tutoring (Math Learning Center) The Math Learning Center provides free drop-in tutoring, printed resources, calculators, help using MATLAB and other math software, study areas, and a computer classroom. Private tutoring for a fee is also available. Located in Kidder Hall 108.

Multicultural Resource Guide Our resource guide to multicultural communities and services at Oregon State University and beyond.

Physics Tutoring (Worm Hole) General physics tutoring offered in Weniger Hall 145 (M-F) and the Valley Library Collaborative Learning Center (Su-Th).

TRiO Student Support Services  is located on the 3rd floor of Waldo Hall. TRiO helps students develop excellent academic skills, persist to graduation, and foster the habits of life long learning, within a culture of inclusivity and equality. To accomplish this mission, TRiO-SSS & STEM SSS provide ongoing support throughout a student's college career and promote development through advocacy and services beyond what is offered to traditional OSU students.

Honors College The University Honors College (HC) encourages curiosity and rewards creativity, offering a small college environment with the resources and opportunities of Oregon’s leading public research university. Small, interactive classes, typically limited to 12 or 20 students, are taught by the university’s top professors. Your experience will also go beyond the classroom, with opportunities to engage in hands-on learning, research and a senior thesis project in the topic of your choice. The UHC is one of only a handful of degree-granting honors colleges in the United States, you’ll graduate with the Honors Baccalaureate, Oregon State’s most prestigious undergraduate degree.

University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Offers a variety of services, including personal counseling and academic success workshops such as “Reducing Test Anxiety” and “How to Study in Less Time and Do Better.”


Writing Center The Writing Center’s mission is to provide writing support that enable students at all levels to function effectively, efficiently, and confidently in an academic environment. Writing assistants can help with all aspects of the writing process from brainstorming and organization to questions of grammar and usage.

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Career Support:

Career Development Center The Career Development Center has a number of initiatives that empower, support, and nurture OSU students and alumni in their exploration and pursuit of lifelong career success and meaningful employment in a diverse world.

Majors/Programs Find your major/program to see what career support is offered.

Multicultural Resource Guide Our resource guide to multicultural communities and services at Oregon State University and beyond.

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Child and Family:

Childcare Centers Beaver Beginnings is located at 11th & Adams and is a full-day NAEYC Accredited child care center for children of students, staff and faculty. There are 144 full-time spaces for infants through preschool, plus a full day private Kindergarten. They offer half-time, flex-time and full-time rates. The Center is operated by Children’s Creative Learning Centers. Waitlists can be long, so contact Beaver Beginnings as soon as possible to be placed on their wait list.

Childcare and Family Resources Childcare and Family Resources advocates for and provides services to students with children and all families with dependent care needs across campus to promote the academic, professional and personal success of the whole person.  We work to identify and remove barriers for students with children to ensure equal access to campus opportunities and resources.

Family Housing We are pleased to offer affordable housing in a supportive environment for OSU students with families. Our 107-unit apartment complex at Orchard Court is situated on the northwest corner of campus, within easy walking and bicycling distance of other campus facilities. Most schools, shopping areas, places of worship, and other community services are within minutes by car or bus. Living at Orchard Court provides a unique opportunity to live in a diverse multicultural community with other families from throughout the world. Currently 65% of our student families are from countries other than the United States, and more than 70% of our student residents are graduate students. Orchard Court has a friendly, inviting atmosphere, making it a good place for you and your family to call home.

Human Services Resource Center (HSRC) Provides direct service, outreach, education, and referral services to OSU students that help alleviate the effects of hunger, poverty, and other human needs so that students can pursue a quality education. We also create a dynamic learning environment in which students, faculty, and the community can learn how to meet the current pressing societal challenges facing college students.

Multicultural Resource Guide Our resource guide to multicultural communities and services at Oregon State University and beyond.

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Co-Curricular and Leadership:

Campus Involvement Opportunities

Adventure Club  A student-coordinated program in association with the Adventure Leadership Institute developed to bring students the opportunity to experience adventure in the outdoors and connect with other students! As a member of the Adventure Club, you are granted access to all the trips and events held through the club from rock climbing to snowshoeing, whitewater rafting to backpacking, the Adventure Club has it all.

Adventure Leadership Institute includes a variety of facilities, classes, programs, and services that support educational and leadership experiences outside the classroom. Special 'for-credit' classes are offered to provide the skills needed to lead trips or facilitate groups. Professional certificates can be obtained in these areas.

Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU)  We exist as an organization to promote academic excellence, encourage the intellectual, social, cultural, and physical development of the student body, and enable the student body to assert its varied interests as citizens and members of the academic community through democratic representation.  Our mission is to promote self-governance and leadership within the student body of Oregon State University, thereby enhancing the educational, social and cultural experience of the students.

Campus Life Oregon State University offers a friendly, welcoming community where students can get involved in their favorite activities — and try new ones. Students can choose from more than 300 clubs and activities, including student government, sports, community service, social and environmental awareness, Greek life, theater and music. Oregon State also hosts a variety of events — many that are open to the community — such as lectures, concerts, festivals and other cultural programs.

Center for Civic Engagement There are many ways to live your commitment to community and civic engagement, from big impacts to small decisions. Learn about all of the ways the Center for Civic Engagement can help you be engaged through our civic engagement opportunities, events and programs.

Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life  A diverse and exciting experience for you. With 44 organizations and 2,800 students there is great academic support, service and philanthropy projects, intramurals and great people to meet.

Cultural & Resource Centers  OSU’s Cultural Center program coordinates safe environments in which students can learn about issues of social justice, leadership, identity, culture, heritage, history, and self expression in an atmosphere of positive engagement and mutual respect. Cultural Center staff strive to foster an inclusive community that recognizes the worth of all individuals regardless of racial/ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic class, age, and/or physical abilities.  For more information, contact Diversity & Cultural Engagement, dce.oregonstate.edu.

Asian & Pacific Cultural Center
Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez
Ettihad Cultural Community
Diversity and Cultural Engagement

Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center
Native American Longhouse
Pride Center
Women’s Center

 

Disability Access Services (DAS) facilitates access to University programs and services for students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities through accommodations, education, consultation, and advocacy.

Greek Life The Oregon State University Greek community is comprised of 46 fraternity and sorority chapters with more than 3,100 students (and growing) between the 26 fraternities 20 sororities.

 

Human Services Resource Center (HSRC)  We provide direct service, outreach, education, and referral services to OSU students that help alleviate the effects of hunger, poverty, and other human needs so that students can pursue a quality education. We also create a dynamic learning environment in which students, faculty, and the community can learn how to meet the current pressing societal challenges facing college students.

Intercultural Student Services  The mission of the Office of Intercultural Student Affairs is to build the intercultural and Cross-Cultural capacity of students through high-impact pedagogical practices and support services, so as to best inform and empower them in a globally diverse and engaged world.

International Students of Oregon State University  The International students of Oregon State University (ISOSU) leads in creating a community that enhances and influences the student experience. ISOSU facilitates cross-cultural interaction and understanding by inviting many voices from around the world to be heard. ISOSU is committed to supporting and developing a wide range of international opportunities for the OSU community focusing on the education of issues and appreciation of cultures on this university campus.  ISOSU is responsible for the International Resource Center (IRC), located in the Memorial Union.

INTO OSU Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program  Engage with your international student peers!  Help them learn about life at OSU and your culture while you learn about theirs. This is a great way to internationalize your education at OSU and gain cultural diversity experience here on campus. Cultural Ambassador groups aim to explore our campus and participate in meaningful conversations.

KidSpirit links knowledge from Oregon State University to benefit community youth in an environment that creates service and learning opportunities.  The KidSpirit staff study and demonstrate effective teaching strategies and professionalism. Staff learn life skills which increase their confidence and self-esteem while enabling them to enter the workplace as leaders.  Health, physical activity, science, and creative arts curriculum created and implemented by the KidSpirit staff improve the skills, lifestyle and social development of children of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds.  Activities focus on instruction to build skills, increase self-esteem, and foster personal talents while creating friendships in a safe and positive environment.

Majors/Programs Find your major/program to see what you can get involved in.

Music/Performance Ensembles  Music students share their talents through the OSU Chamber Choir, Wind Ensemble, OSU Marching Band, the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra, chamber groups, pep bands, concert bands, wind ensembles, jazz groups, percussion ensembles, solo recitals, opera workshops and other vocal and choral groups. Extracurricular music ensembles are available, too, performing classical, folk and vernacular music, as well as jazz, rock, and blues, on campus and beyond.

Orange Media Network The Daily Barometer (8,000 circulation weekly newspaper, free), Beaver Digest Magazine ( published three times annually, free), Prism Magazine (literary and arts magazine published three times annually, free), KBVR FM, 88.7 (FCC licensed, 350 watt non-commercial radio station), and KBVR TV (educational access channel 26, serving Corvallis-Philomath), DAMchic Magazine (fashion Magazine, free)

Peer Health Advocates (PHA) is a peer-to-peer volunteer organization committed to enhancing the health of the OSU community through outreach events.  PHA volunteers conduct campus activities designed to raise awareness about college health issues and promote healthy behavior choices among our peers. Past events and projects have included awareness of safer sex behaviors, HIV/AIDS, impact of stress, alcohol and substance abuse, and other health related issues

Recreational Sports can help keep you moving through all the ups and down of campus life. We host a variety of programs, resources, and services to support health and wellness within the OSU Community. Stop by Dixon Recreation Center and see how we can support you.  Programs include Adventure, Aquatics, Challenge Course, Fitness, Intramural Sports, Safety and Sport Clubs

Residence Hall Association (RHA)  Our goal is to create a sense of community for the students living in the fourteen residence halls that we serve at Oregon State University. We provide students with ample opportunities to interact with the people around them through diverse programs and events. We are a conduit to fun, friends, and learning.

Spiritual Life  A group of on and off campus advisors who seek to serve students’ spiritual development through one-on-one relationships, workshops, retreats, prayer and meditation gatherings, a monthly labyrinth walk, annual tabling events, and Spiritual Wellness Week.       

Student Incidental Fees Committee (SIFC)  This committee of elected students oversees the budgeting process for the entirety of student/incidental fees.  This includes the budgets for Student Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, ASOSU, Educational Activities, Intercultural Student Services, Athletics, Student Sustainability Initiative, Music Ensembles, the Memorial Union, Recreational Sports, Our Little Village, and Facility Improvements.

Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI) provides opportunities for Oregon State University students to engage in shaping a better self and a better world.  We create meaningful and diverse opportunities for leadership development and involvement experiences that cultivate positive social change.

Student Jobs @ OSU Earn money while engaging with the OSU community!

Study Abroad

University Honors College The University Honors College (UHC) encourages curiosity and rewards creativity, offering a small college environment with the resources and opportunities of Oregon’s leading public research university. Small, interactive classes, typically limited to 12 or 20 students, are taught by the university’s top professors. Your experience will also go beyond the classroom, with opportunities to engage in hands-on learning, research and a senior thesis project in the topic of your choice. The UHC is one of only a handful of degree-granting honors colleges in the United States, you’ll graduate with the Honors Baccalaureate, Oregon State’s most prestigious undergraduate degree.

Other Options

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Cultural and Resource Centers:

 

Asian & Pacific Cultural Center
Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez
Ettihad Cultural Community
Diversity and Cultural Engagement

 

Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center
Native American Longhouse
Pride Center
Women’s Center

 

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Financial:

Corvallis Community RelationsCorvallis Community Relations enhances neighborhood livability and inspires a shared responsibility for creating a healthy, inclusive OSU-Corvallis community. Corvallis ranks among the nation's top college towns and best places to live. Through collaboration, communication, education, and celebration, we help cultivate C.A.R.E. to help keep it that way.

Human Services Resource Center (HSRC) Provides direct service, outreach, education, and referral services to OSU students that help alleviate the effects of hunger, poverty, and other human needs so that students can pursue a quality education. We also create a dynamic learning environment in which students, faculty, and the community can learn how to meet the current pressing societal challenges facing college students.

Financial Aid and Scholarships The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships welcomes the opportunity to assist you with making your dreams of a quality education come true. Click on the topics below to learn more about your opportunities at Oregon State University!

Majors/Programs Find your major/program to see what scholarships are offered.

Student Accounts and Finance The Student Accounts and Student Debt Management Offices are responsible for posting tuition and fees to student’s OSU accounts, sending the monthly electronic billing statements; and administering the Perkins loan program, sundry scholarships, and sponsorship contracts for students.  We can also provide advising on managing your college finances.

Student Jobs @ OSU Earn money while engaging with the OSU community!

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Housing:

City of Corvallis Housing and Neighborhood Services Division

Corvallis Community Relations Corvallis Community Relations enhances neighborhood livability and inspires a shared responsibility for creating a healthy, inclusive OSU-Corvallis community. Corvallis ranks among the nation's top college towns and best places to live. Through collaboration, communication, education, and celebration, we help cultivate C.A.R.E. to help keep it that way.

OSU Family Housing We are pleased to offer affordable housing in a supportive environment for OSU students with families. Our 107-unit apartment complex at Orchard Court is situated on the northwest corner of campus, within easy walking and bicycling distance of other campus facilities. Most schools, shopping areas, places of worship, and other community services are within minutes by car or bus. Living at Orchard Court provides a unique opportunity to live in a diverse multicultural community with other families from throughout the world. Currently 65% of our student families are from countries other than the United States, and more than 70% of our student residents are graduate students. Orchard Court has a friendly, inviting atmosphere, making it a good place for you and your family to call home.

OSU Residence Halls The Residence Halls offer a variety of convenient living options and programs for OSU students. On campus housing offers traditional residential environments, as well as programs focused on specific interests such as international education, service-learning, engineering, entrepreneurship and arts and social justice.

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Military/Veteran:

Corvallis Community Relations Corvallis Community Relations enhances neighborhood livability and inspires a shared responsibility for creating a healthy, inclusive OSU-Corvallis community. Corvallis ranks among the nation's top college towns and best places to live. Through collaboration, communication, education, and celebration, we help cultivate C.A.R.E. to help keep it that way.

Counseling and Psychological Services(CAPS) CAPS understands that becauese of military service you have unique life experiences and outlooks.

Disability Access Services he office of Disability Access Services (DAS) would like to make your transition or return to Oregon State University as smooth as possible. The OSU Veteran Information web page is designed to provide veterans access to student information and resources available in the OSU community and beyond.

Military and Veteran Resources Helps student veterans successfully navigate the Oregon State University structure while accomplishing their education goals and maximizing their VA educational benefits.

Student Health Services and Veterans Student Health Services welcomes military veterans! We thank you for your service, and are ready to support and assist you in your health and wellness needs as you transition to being a student at OSU. If you are entitled to VA benefits, SHS is committed to work with you to coordinate medical care.

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Parking:

Parking Services  Permits are required in commuter parking spaces between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, year-round.

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Sexual Assault:

Center for Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) Trained advocates are available 24 hours a day to take calls, provide support, and extend their services to survivors of rape, sexual assault, or domestic violence. Services include emergency shelter; legal, medical, and social service advocacy; support groups; and a 24-hour hotline which provides support, listening, and information. CARDV can also assist survivors in finding other resources they may need.

Counseling and Psuchological Services (CAPS) Counseling and Psychological Services provides mental health counseling to students, and consultation, outreach and education to all OSU community members.  We do this in order to (1) facilitate student’s academic success, mental health, and personal development and (2) promote a culture of positive mental health at OSU.

Oregon State Police

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) Oregon State University Student Health Services (SHS) is committed to taking an active stance in survivor-focused health care. SHS now offers a fully integrated Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program to support any female or male students who are survivors of sexual assault. By offering exams at the campus health center, sexual assault survivors can be in familiar surroundings with caring clinicians and do not have to be concerned about arranging transportation to the hospital. Survivors can continue seeing a Student Health clinician for any other health exams as well, which allows for a continuum of care for the survivor that includes sensitivity to their experience.

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) SASS can help you with support, safety, counseling, and provide information about reporting options. SASS is a team of trained and experienced counselors who provide support for students of all genders who have experienced any form of unwanted sexual contact or relationship violence. SASS services are FREE, confidential, and available to all enrolled OSU students. SASS is open during CAPS regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm, hours may change during breaks and summer). For immediate help after hours, or if you have an urgent safety concern, contact the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) 24-hour hotline at 541-754-0110.

Student Health Services Oregon State University students can be reassured that their health is supported by many caring staff and faculty members. In the forefront for health is Student Health Services. SHS clinicians, health educators and other highly skilled health professionals provide campuswide comprehensive primary health care, disease prevention and treatment services, and extensive health promotion for all OSU students.

Victim Support & Reporting The Student Conduct and Community Standards office acknowledges how difficult it can be for anyone who experiences unwanted sexual contact or sexual harassment to make a disclosure. If you are an OSU student and are a survivor of unwanted sexual contact/sexual harassment or are involved in any other form of misconduct brought about by another OSU student or students, you are encouraged to disclose the incident. The Student Conduct and Community Standards office can offer a variety of options and outcomes and will connect you to resources that maintain confidentiality.

Wellness/Health:

Counseling and Psuchological Services (CAPS) Counseling and Psychological Services provides mental health counseling to students, and consultation, outreach and education to all OSU community members.  We do this in order to (1) facilitate student’s academic success, mental health, and personal development and (2) promote a culture of positive mental health at OSU.

Cultural Resources

Disability Access Services Disability Access Services (DAS) facilitates access to University programs and services for students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities through accommodations, education, consultation, and advocacy.

Dixon Recreation Center Dixon Recreation Center houses two cardio rooms, two weight rooms, two gyms, six racquetball courts, three squash courts, three multipurpose rooms, a 42ft tall climbing wall, 1/10 mile indoor track, 25-yard pool, a dive well, a hot tub, three sand volleyball courts, and the Adventure Leadership Institute. Take a look at our facility maps.

Financial Wellness

Human Services Resource Center (HSRC) Provides direct service, outreach, education, and referral services to OSU students that help alleviate the effects of hunger, poverty, and other human needs so that students can pursue a quality education. We also create a dynamic learning environment in which students, faculty, and the community can learn how to meet the current pressing societal challenges facing college students.

Student Conflict Management The University Ombuds Office promotes a civil and inclusive campus community by providing informal, impartial, and confidential* conflict management services to all members of the university community. The Ombuds assists with individual concerns through service and education, and serves as a change agent to address group conflict and systemic concerns. It is the goal of the Ombuds to foster a culture of healthy, safe and open dialogue, and facilitate cooperative problem resolution.

Student Health Services Oregon State University students can be reassured that their health is supported by many caring staff and faculty members. In the forefront for health is Student Health Services. SHS clinicians, health educators and other highly skilled health professionals provide campuswide comprehensive primary health care, disease prevention and treatment services, and extensive health promotion for all OSU students.