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.

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The resource map legend will help you easily find the Eco2Go return, water bottle filling stations, family resources, gender-inclusive restrooms and all buildings on-campus.

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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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.

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Faculty and Staff Fitness

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.

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Health Insurance

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.


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Human Services Resource Center (HSRC)

At the Human Services Resource Center in Champinefu Lodge, low income, homeless or food-insecure students are be able to:

  • Take a shower
  • Do laundry
  • Nap on comfy couches
  • Get help paying the registration fees for educational and professional conferences
  • Borrow textbooks
  • Study in our lounge space or at a computer work station
  • Get groceries from our food pantry
  • Prepare a snack or a meal in our commercial kitchen
  • Participate in a cooking class or other educational program
  • Securely store some personal items
  • Volunteer at the onsite food garden or the food pantry
  • Meet with a Department of Human Services (DHS) representative to apply for SNAP (food stamps) or other social services programs
  • Meet with staff to access resources and support around homelessness and food insecurity
  • All other pre-existing HSRC programs (Mealbux, emergency housing, health care subsidies, etc)
  • Advocate for educational access regardless of income level and learn about other topics related to economic inequality
  • Connect with Family Resource Center about childcare on campus and childcare subsidies
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Interpersonal Violence Services

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.

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Life Work Balance at OSU

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. 

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Office of Institutional Diversity

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.

(541) 737-1063
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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.

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OSU Craft Center

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.

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Outdoor Recreation in Corvallis

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.


More Corvallis outdoor recreation resources:
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Boating - The Willamette River Water Trail



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Public Safety

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.

Emergency: 541-737-7000

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Recreational Sports

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.

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Report or raise concern of discrimination, harassment and bullying

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.

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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.

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Spiritual Life at OSU

We serve our students and campus community by encouraging and cultivating spiritual exploration, discovery and development.

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Student Health Services (SHS)

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.

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Support Groups

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.

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Survivor Advocacy & Resource Center (SARC)

The OSU Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center is a safe and confidential space for all university community members, including students, faculty and staff affected by different forms of violence.

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The National Grad Crisis Line

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).

Links to external sites from this website are provided for your information, and do not represent an endorsement of Oregon State University.


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Wellness Coaching

Wellness coaching is a free service for OSU students that offers support for navigating transitions and overcoming challenges that you may be facing.

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