One of Oregon State’s newest buildings has received its official name. What was formally known as the Student Success Center has been officially name the Beth Ray Center for Academic Support. The building was named after the First Lady of OSU in honor of her decade long commitment to personal and leadership contributions to the university. The renaming is fully supported by a number of campus groups including; ASOSU leadership, Faculty Senate leadership, OSU’s administrative leadership, and the OSU Renaming Committee, and approved by the Chancellor.
The Beth Ray Center for Academic Support adds 34,000 square feet of space for students to study, socialize and receive support. The building contains state-of-the-art computer labs, study lounges with soaring ceilings, a rooftop patio, academic counseling and advising offices, meeting rooms and tutorial spaces. The second and third floors are home to two transition programs for students, September Scholars and the BEST Program, a similar program for student-athletes.