Please note that some resources listed below are shared with undergraduate students and some are graduate specific.
Online and OSU-Cascades students can access additional resources specific to them.
Anytime Anywhere: MySSP @ OSU is an app that gives all OSU students, including Ecampus students, immediate access by text or phone with a licensed mental health counselor, 24/7 (MySSP stands for “My Student Support Program”). The app makes it easy to schedule short-term counseling appointments with the same ongoing counselor and provides educational materials covering mental health topics. Students can communicate with a counselor in five different languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Spanish or English); additional language options are available upon request.
Student Legal Services is one of the services offered by the ASOSU for the OSU students of the Corvallis campus. Legal Services are provided to OSU students through Access the Law, and paid for through the Corvallis campus student incidental fees. Our office provides legal advice and representation to OSU students when they have a dispute that does not pertain to the university.
The Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) provides a forum to address important issues facing our campus community. Their website contains information about ASOSU, the Graduate Student Senate, various committees and task forces, as well as a special subsidy program administered through ASOSU to provide funding for graduate students to attend professional conferences in their field.
At the Basic Needs Center, the student team works together to build community, share resources, develop strategies and have fun along the way. BNC Student Leaders use their experience and training to help other students find resources and create a plan to make it to graduation
When students visit the BNC, they learn about the main campus food pantry, the BNC Textbook Lending Program and other resources funded by the student fees they pay each term.
Beyond Benefits provides resources for family needs, financial needs, mental/emotional support needs and legal needs. Employees will have access to online resources, online communities and on-demand learning programs. Additionally, consultants can create personalized action plans related to individual employee needs.
The program is available to graduate assistants, postdoc scholars, classified staff, academic faculty, professional faculty, and household members.
As a "gateway to the future," CDC provides resources for students and alumni to achieve their professional goals through job fairs, the Beaver Recruiting Program, career counseling, workshops, internship opportunities, and job-hunting tools. CDC also posts student employment information for positions on and off campus.
Access Beyond the Professoriate and Beyond Graduate School for online tools and videos to support your career preparation. These resources feature information for the academic and professional job market.
CAPE operates through a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to provide a continuum of programs and services designed to prevent interpersonal and gender-based violence (IP-GBV), and to support survivors of IP-GBV.
The Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE) represents the interests and rights of Oregon State University’s graduate employees through the bargaining and maintenance of a fair working contract. CGE strives to create a community of graduate employees empowered to advocate for collective issues.
We assist faculty, staff, students and the broader community to commercialize research and concepts. Our staff, mentors, and student interns work directly with innovators and entrepreneurs to explore markets, develop products, and obtain customers.
The IS Service Desk provides "quick help" computer support to OSU faculty, staff, and students. Their student consultants are your first point of contact for computer, mobile device and software problems and questions. If they can't resolve an issue, they can direct you to the correct support group. Call or visit them in Milne.
Counseling and Psychological Services provides counseling, consultation, outreach and education to OSU students, faculty, and staff. CAPS does this in order to facilitate student’s academic success, mental health, and personal development and promote a culture of positive mental health at OSU. CAPS resources are available to Ecampus students who live within 50 miles of Corvallis and pay the university health fee.
CAPS is also home to the The Mind Spa, a unique sanctuary on campus for students, faculty and staff to soothe their minds, bodies, and spirits. At The Mind Spa, relax privately in this quiet single-user space, unkink a stubborn muscle in the full body massage chair, center yourself in the meditation corner, use guided relaxation software to find calmness, or sit by the therapy light on a rainy day.
Counseling and Psychological Services is partnering with MySSP to expand services to students. Through the Anytime Anywhere program, students now have access to free and confidential mental health and wellness counseling at any time of day, from anywhere in the world, 365 days a year.
To be effective in today's workforce, graduates need professional and soft skills in addition to their disciplinary expertise. The Graduate School provides educational and training opportunities to cover these vital skills. GRAD courses and workshops, as part of our student success offerings, will catalyze a change in how graduate students are prepared to become our future leaders, scholars, scientists, engineers, artists and professionals.
Disability Access Services facilitates access to University programs and services for students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities through accommodations, education, consultation, and advocacy.
Diversity and Cultural Engagement is dedicated to academic and personal success through critical inquiry and transformative learning. ISS and Diversity Development direct the seven cultural centers on campus: Asian Pacific Cultural Center, Centro Cultural César Chávez , Ettihad Cultural Center, Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, Native American Longhouse Eena Haws, Pride Center, and Women’s Center.
In a fun, convenient and welcoming environment, Faculty Staff Fitness caters to your busy schedule to ensure fitting in a daily workout is a breeze.
Housed in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Faculty Staff Fitness (FSF) offers a variety of health and wellness topic programming to faculty, staff, retirees, graduate students and their partners and spouses.
OSU's Family Resource Center 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. They work to identify and remove barriers for students with children to ensure equal access to campus opportunities and resources.
Any student who may have a financial need for educational expenses should apply for financial aid. Most students are eligible for some sort of financial assistance whether it is gift aid such as grants and scholarships or self-help aid in the form of student loans and/or college work-study.
How am I going to pay for all of this? Learn more about teaching and research assistantships, fellowships and scholarships, tuition remission, student employment, and mandatory health insurance.
The 18-credit Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching (GCCUT) is designed to provide advanced coursework and experiential learning opportunities to students who plan to pursue careers in teaching in higher education settings or who plan to pursue careers in other fields that may require similar facilitation skills. Students completing the Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching will receive a formal, transcript-visible credential.
The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) provides a graduate student perspective on topics related to the graduate student experience. The GSAC serves as a focus group for the Graduate School, student affairs and other administrative units at Oregon State University.
As graduate student leaders, members represent their affiliated colleges, programs, and student organizations. They are frequently called upon to participate in a variety of university initiatives where graduate student voices are needed.
This program provides prospective and current graduate students with positive peer relationships that promotes a more involved community on campus. In addition to fostering positive relationships with students on campus, ambassadors travel to conferences and events representing Oregon State University.
The Graduate Student Commons, located on the sixth floor of the Valley Library is a space for graduate students to utilize for studying, socializing, and meetings. There are three meeting rooms available for reservation: two small group rooms and a 24-seat classroom. There are also long-term research rooms available to reserve for students in the writing phase of their degree.
OSU has a host of student-led organizations that support academic success, professional development, and community. With a simple search, it's easy to find a student organization that fits your interests and/or aspirations.
The Graduate Women’s Network (GWN) is dedicated to establishing community among graduate women throughout the university. They do this by creating opportunities for: Collaboration and support across departments and colleges; leadership development; networking; advocacy; conversation; relaxation and wellness; as well as speakers and discussions.
The mission of the Oregon State University Graduate Writing Center is to support Oregon State University graduate students at every phase of their program, to facilitate the growth of individual writers, and to foster strong academic and creative writing communities. The Graduate Writing Center fulfills this mission through mentoring and training a corps of undergraduate and graduate student writing assistants who work directly with graduate students and with other Graduate Writing Center constituencies.
Oregon State has a strong institutional commitment to academics, student growth, and the development of individual responsibility. To further these goals, the university embraces the concept that catastrophic financial risks while attending the university should be minimized. OSU recommends all students maintain adequate health insurance coverage. At this time, international students are required to enroll in the OSU insurance plan. OSU requires that all non-resident international students and their dependents (living in the United States) be covered by health insurance. The health insurance must meet federal, state and OSU requirements. Graduate assistants, graduate fellows, and postdoctoral scholar and fellows have a separate mandatory health insurance plan through their appointment/fellowship. For Ecampus students, If you live within 50 miles of the Corvallis campus, you have the option to purchase health insurance through the OSU-sponsored plan.
On campus, the ID card is used for meal plans, Orange Cash (save 10% on food purchases), copy card, getting into the gym and more. Off campus, many businesses give discounts to students with an ID card. OSU Network Identification (ONID) is a universal computer account available to all OSU students. Your ONID username and password gives you access to university technology services, the wireless network, ResNet, IS computer labs, and the Interlibrary Loan.
Information Services builds and maintains a technology ecosystem at OSU that enables scholarship, learning, and community engagement in an environment where innovation and academic excellence thrive.
Oregon State University offers graduate students a wide array of opportunities to engage in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E). Engaging in and learning the skills of I&E can make you a more attractive candidate to employers and employers will typically pay higher wages to those employees with those skills. I&E skills can help you become career resilient.
If you’d like to explore experiential programs or courses available to you, please reach out to Karl Mundorff, Executive Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at [email protected].
Inspiration Dissemination is an award-winning radio program that occurs Sunday nights at 7PM Pacific Standard Time on KBVR Corvallis, 88.7FM. Each week on the program, we host a different graduate student worker from Oregon State University to talk about their lives and passion for research here at the university.
The IRB staff offer in-office assistance through scheduled appointments and drop-in hours. Staff members look forward to providing the following services in person or via video conference for researchers not located on the Corvallis campus:
Exempt determinations: Review of documents submitted for potential exemption
Oversight determination: Determinations of whether a project requires IRB review
Faculty advising: Pre-submission advising, assistance with changes to approved protocols, and responses to stipulation notices
Student advising: Drop-in hours for students
If you need support or have questions related to unwanted sexual contact, stalking, and/or relationship violence call the IVS (Interpersonal Violence Services) helpline at 541-737-2131 during or after business hours. IVS is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis to currently-enrolled graduate students actively working on graduate research projects related to their discipline and degree. If you need mobile computing for off-site research projects you may be eligible. Laptops can be checked out for up to 10 weeks.
The Valley Library, situated in the heart of the OSU main campus, offers a variety of individual and collaborative study spaces carefully designed to meet students needs. The library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week during fall, winter, and spring terms, with reduced hours during summer term. Send questions to Valley Library.
Oregon State University aspires to be a community where the diverse life roles of students, faculty and staff are respected and nurtured. We strive to create a family-friendly environment where your work life or school life can be balanced with your personal life.
The Office of Human Resources has a website that lists all the various support services at OSU and in the nearby Corvallis community.
The Media Hub provides free printing, free poster printing, equipment rental (computers, cameras), presentation rooms and more.
Media Hub is a student-initiated multimedia unit available for use by all currently enrolled OSU students and faculty. Their primary mission is to provide multimedia facilities, equipment, and technical support for students and faculty producing and presenting academic work.
The Dean of Student Life is committed to helping student veterans successfully navigate the Oregon State University structure while accomplishing their education goals and maximizing their VA educational benefits.
Connect with fellow students that identify as biracial, multiracial, multiethnic, mixed or who grew up in a transracial family. This group will provide a space to share experiences, explore identities, and build community. Tuesdays, noon-1 p.m.
The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of over 71,000 graduate students, post-docs, and faculty members. We are 100% dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. We offer on-campus workshops, professional development training, and intensive mentoring programs.
Each fall, Welcome Week offers several opportunities for new and current graduate students to learn how to best prepare themselves for a successful graduate school experience and make steady progress toward a degree. This week of orientation events kicks off with the Graduate School Orientation for new students, workshops for new and current students, and networking opportunities for all.
University Housing and Dining Services offers valuable information when considering off-campus housing.
The Barometer's Renter's and Home Improvement Guide is a good source of information as well.
The Corvallis Living Guide, a comprehensive 35-page electronic document, helps inform students of their tenant rights, responsibilities and resources. Students who pass a 25-question exam will be eligible for deposit discounts from participating Corvallis property managers and landlords.
Oregon State University's Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (now part of the Office of Equity and Inclusion) was founded in 1971 to ensure that all university community members uphold federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, as well as university equal opportunity policies. This work continues to be performed by the Office of Equity and Inclusion.
The Office of Institutional Diversity oversees institutional change actions, initiatives and communications to advance diversity, equity and inclusion throughout all facets of Oregon State University.
The Office of Institutional Diversity is also responsible for coordinating the University’s response to bias incidents impacting all OSU students, staff, and faculty members. You can report a bias incident on their website.
The Office of International Services (OIS) serves and supports OSU’s growing and diverse international population as they flourish on campus, in the community, and around the world. OIS is the central campus resource for advising and services for international students, scholars and faculty, consulting on visa and immigration issues, hosting international visitors, hiring international employees, and providing resources to faculty and staff preparing to travel on behalf of OSU. OIS seeks to advance the free exchange of ideas and culture through advocacy, education, service, outreach and engagement. Every year, OIS serves over 4,500 students and scholars from over 90 countries, connecting students, scholars and their families to campus and the community.
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.
Graduate student housing at OSU is designed to give you a living environment designed to fit the needs of OSU graduate students while offering flexible contracts and private spaces, within walking distance to academic buildings at OSU.
Halsell Hall is exclusively for second year and above students. Bloss Hall is exclusive to graduate students on the top (7th) floor and only sophomore and above students, or visiting scholars on lower floors. This is not a first-year resident community.
Please note that graduate students can live in all other residence halls, but Bloss offers more perks in terms of contract flexibility, better dining plan costs, and guaranteed accommodations with other graduate students.
OSU Assist is a multi-disciplinary support team that provides compassionate mobile crisis response and wraparound services for students facing mental health challenges or experiencing other forms of distress. This team brings together new personnel and existing university services to support students facing challenges. By calling 911 or 541-737-7000, OSU Assist will be dispatched in crisis situations that meet certain criteria. This could include instances of suicide ideation, substance abuse issues, survivors seeking support and welfare checks.
OSU Beaver Store is a nonprofit corporation that has been serving Oregon State University and the town of Corvallis since 1914. As a non-profit corporation, profits are returned up front in the form of sales discounts. Search the website for textbooks, Beaver apparel, general books, electronics, and more.
The Craft Center provides opportunities for OSU Students to engage their hearts and minds in the pursuit of self-discovery and self-expression. We provide tools that will enhance their ability to navigate and make contributions in the real world. We recognize the importance of fostering an environment that supports people's pathway toward achieving meaningful and fulfilling lives through discovery of what is important to them and the enhancement of their experiences.
With well-equipped studios and an extensive series of workshops and classes in the handcrafted/visual arts, the Craft Center complements and augments the educational opportunities available at Oregon State University.
On the second floor of the Meier and Frank Building, the OSU Portland Center is the home of hybrid learning experiences blending the best of online and face-to-face education. Included in the space are some first-come, first-serve meeting rooms for students for studying or meeting with colleagues. ⠀
The greater Corvallis area offers countless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. In the region, there are miles of hiking, running and biking trails, dog parks, and community sports and recreation leagues.
Oregon State University's College of Forestry manages a research forest just north of town called The McDonald and Dunn Research Forests. There you will find close to thirty miles of maintained trails and over one hundred miles of forest roads to enjoy.
If you have an adventure planned and require some gear, OSU's Adventure Leadership Institute provides a great equipment rental service.
You can print a poster for free through Student Multimedia Services (SMS).
Student Multimedia Services (SMS) is a student-initiated multimedia unit available for use by all currently enrolled OSU students and faculty. Their primary mission is to provide multimedia facilities, equipment, and technical support for students and faculty producing and presenting academic work.
Student Multimedia Services provides access to presentation rooms, a photo/video production studio, DIY Media studios, and multimedia workstations in the Valley Library. These spaces can be reserved for academic projects, research and teaching and learning applications.
The Graduate Student Commons also has small group meeting rooms, long-term research rooms, and a presentation classroom available to reserve.
Corvallis is considered one of the safest university communities on the west coast, and OSU has the lowest reported crime rate among PAC-10 campuses. The Department of Public Safety and the Oregon State Police work in partnership to provide a safe campus for students. In addition to a wide range of safety services and crime prevention programs, officers patrol the campus and residential areas on bicycles, on foot, and in cruisers 24 hours a day.
Through staff passion, innovation, and steadfast commitment to creating dynamic learning experiences, the Department of Recreational Sports has established itself as an essential campus partner in student wellness, a healthy campus, and the success of students and campus alike. OSU RecSports is recognized as a leader and source of best practices in the growing and evolving field of recreation. Students can also compete in more than 30 intramural sports and numerous sports clubs.
Equal Opportunity and Access is responsible for overseeing compliance with civil rights and affirmative action laws, regulations, and policies
All members of the university community may raise concerns of discrimination, harassment, and bullying with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access. Individuals who feel they are being treated unfairly because of a protected status or in retaliation for engaging in a protected activity, or individuals who believe they are subjected to behavior that rises to the level of bullying should feel free to come to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access to talk through the situation and may do so without entering into the complaint process.
Administrators and staff help advance the success of the entire OSU research enterprise by facilitating the rigorous pursuit of discovery, scholarship and innovation while maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards.
SafeRide is a service dedicated to providing safe rides home or to campus safely and without judgment. SafeRide operates throughout the Corvallis and Philomath communities, and are open to all OSU students on the Corvallis campus. Before requesting a ride please review the policies, boundaries, and hours of operation.
The Statistics Student Consulting Service offered through the Department of Statistics, provides free statistical advice on University-related research projects. Any currently enrolled graduate student or faculty member at the university may request assistance.
A presentation by Dr. Anita Azeranko, Associate Dean, Graduate School, discussing the steps to be a successful graduate student.
Filmed at the Graduate School Student Orientation - Winter 2015
The primary purpose of the Student Conduct Code is to establish community standards and procedures necessary to maintain and protect an environment conducive to learning, in keeping with the educational objectives of Oregon State University. The assumption upon which this code is based is that all persons must treat one another with dignity and respect in order for scholarship to thrive.
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.
Studies show that a community culture of positive mental health bolsters academic success and personal development. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides support groups for OSU graduate students on a variety of topics each term. Some topics include Parenting Support Group (with free childcare), International Students Support Group, Multiracial Student Connection, and SUCCEED Stress Management Workshop. Group counseling provides a safe and confidential place to share and explore your concerns as well as receive support from others facing a similar experience.
Check the website for what groups are happening in the current term.
The National Grad Crisis Hotline offers free counseling services to grad students. The hotline staff and volunteers receive training to help students with the unique challenges of graduate school. You can reach support by calling 1.877.GRAD.HLP (1.877.472.3457).
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Getting to and around campus and the Corvallis community is a breeze. As one of the most bike-friendly towns in the nation, along with free public transit, you can get anywhere you need to go quickly and easily.
Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) every Tuesday for just-in-time-teaching workshops. Discuss research-based teaching approaches identified as effective in the scholarship of teaching; enhance teaching and learning through the use of instructional technology; and share and discuss just-in-time teaching needs, challenges, and successes experienced in the classroom. Attend one or all. Certificates are provided to those who complete the series. These 90-minute workshops are facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration not required.
This is meant as a complimentary guide to their faculty handbook on mentoring and helps raise student awareness on how to get the mentoring they desire.
How do you deal with writing feedback? What are the best ways for soliciting it from your major professor? Invited speaker Hugh Kearns, ThinkWell and Flinders University, provides an overview of writing feedback and how to get the most from it.