New Advisors - Campus Partners

OSU Academic Advising – A selection of Campus Partners

Academics for Student Athletes
Kate Halischak, Director
Main services
•    Facilitated Study
•    Tutoring
•    Academic Counseling Services
Main points you want NEW advisors to know about your office/work/services:
•    Full-time academic counselors are in charge of the academic supervision of assigned sports, providing direction and resources in a supportive, structured environment.
•    Our counselors work with students on transition issues, stress management, time management, academic focus and problem resolution in a proactive manner.
•    The staff provides academic support, registration assistance, eligibility information, supplemental instruction, and arranges for tutoring, mentoring and referrals to other support services on campus.
•    ASA Counselors are particularly aware of issues of transition, adjustment and retention for students of color, international students and women.
Best way(s) to make referrals:
Contact the counselor for the specific team

College Assistance Migrant Program
Amas Aduviri
Main services:
•    Outreach and recruitment
•    Academic and student support to first year migrant seasonal farm worker students.
Main points you want NEW advisors to know about your office/work/services:
•    CAMP assists with Academic counseling, tutoring, and financial support
Best way(s) to make referrals:
Email: Amas Aduviri
Phone:  541-737-2389

Counseling & Psychological Services
Marceline Bamba, Interim Director
Main services:
•    Counseling: We provide  individual, group, and couples counseling to enrolled students who have paid fees
•    Consultation: Our mental health providers will consult with any faculty or staff member regarding concerns about the mental health of students, advisees, and others.  We will help you think through how to address your concerns and help students access our services and/or others across campus.
Main points you want NEW advisors to know about your office/work/services:
•    CAPS is a 24/7 service.  We have in-person on-call services available from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, and phone counseling available after-hours and on weekends and holidays.
•    If you are concerned about a student's mental health, please call us and we will work with you to come up with an effective plan to help the student.
Best way(s) to make referrals:
Phone:  541-737-2131 to speak with our on-call counselor, available 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Degree Partnership Program
Rick DeBellis, Student Services Manager for Degree Partnership Programs
Main services
Assist students and advisors with the Degree Partnership Program from the application process through graduation.  While I do not have any direct control over the individual forces that impact the program, I make good referrals to those who do depending upon the situation.
Main points you want NEW advisors to know about your office/work/services:
•    Visit website
•    Deadline for the program enforced because of the number of offices that are involved in the program it takes time for the information to process through all the systems to get a student set up at the partner school.
•    It can take up to a month after the end of the term for a student’s work to show up on their academic transcript.  If it has been longer than a month, please call and I can investigate what may have happened.  It could be that the transcript was not sent because the student has a hold on their account at the community college.
Best way(s) to make referrals:
Email:  Rick DeBellis
Phone:  541-737-2790  
In person:  at the Registrar’s Office in Kerr Administration 102 (call first)

Disability Access Services
Martha Smith, Director:
Main services:
•    Academic Accommodations to students with disabilities
•    Collaboration and consulting to all staff and faculty regarding access issues for students with disabilities
Main points you want NEW advisors to know about your office/work/services:
•    Please be aware that all offices serve students with disabilities not just DAS
•    If a student mentions something about disability, or ADA, or IEP or 504 Plan it is a good idea to refer the student to DAS
Best way(s) to make referrals:
Phone:  541-737-4098

Ecampus Success Counseling
Ecampus Success Team: Theresa Harper, Brandi Hoel, & Amy Riley
Main services:
•    Success counseling is an academic counseling service for both current and future Ecampus students.
•    Success Counselors work in partnership with students to improve academic skills, to identify support resources, and to address obstacles to academic success at OSU.
•    Success counseling is individualized, strengths-based, and holistic.
Main points you want NEW advisors to know about your office/work/services:
•    Success counseling allows students to reflect actively on their current circumstances and to evaluate strategies that support and/or undermine their academic success.
•    A success counseling phone or Skype appointment lasts 45 minutes.
•    During the appointment, the Success Counselor will engage in a discussion of strengths, challenges, and academic goals.
Best way(s) to make referrals:
Phone:  541-7387-9204; 800-667-1465
Students may request a Success Counseling Appointment online using their ONID account to log in to a secure request site

Educational Opportunities Program
Janet Nishihara, Director
Main services:
•    Academic Counseling
•    Smaller sections of math courses (102, 103, 111, 112)
•    Developmental reading/writing & WR 121
•    Access to small computer lab
•    Referral to high impact practices
Main points you want NEW advisors to know about your office/work/services:
•    We are focusing on supporting students who are new to OSU, and all new EOP students must commit to meeting with an assigned Academic Counselor at least 5 times during their first term in the program.
•    EOP courses are smaller in enrollment and may utilize different pedagogy but count as the same credit (e.g., MTH 111, 112) and look the same on the transcript.  EOP developmental courses count as elective credit.
•    We work with students from the time they enter the program (preferably early in their academic career) through graduation.
•    If a student wishes to find out about registering for an EOP class, they should come to our office – they do not need to apply for the program.
Best way(s) to make referrals:
Email: Janet (or any EOP Academic Counselor) & send student to Waldo 337. 
Refer to our website, where there is a link to an online application. 

Intercultural Student Services
Allison Davis-White Eyes, Director
Main services:
•   ISS Associate Director of Academic Success & Engagement – Oscar Humberto Montemayor
•   ISS Associate Director of Integrated Learning for Social Change – Charlene Martinez
•   ISS Associate Director of Research and Assessment – Jeff Kenney
•   ISS Associate Director of Diversity Development – Jason Dorsette
o    Asian and Pacific Cultural Center
o    Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center
o    Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez
o    Native American Longhouse
o    Women’s Center
o    Pride Center
o    SOL:  LGBTQ Multicultural Support Network
o   Ettihad Center
Best way(s) to make referrals:
Email:  Allison Davis-White Eyes
Phone:  541-737-4383

International Student Advising & Services
Rachael Weber, Director
Main services:
•   Collaborates with campus partners to support the success and retention of all international students in degree, exchange and INTO OSU English Language and academic preparation (Pathway) programs
•   ISAS provides advising and services to OSU’s 3,500 international students and their families from more than 95 countries, which includes on-going advising regarding visa and immigration status, employment, travel, cultural adjustment, enrollment issues, dependents, crisis situations, and more.
•   ISAS acts as the primary contact for the University for international sponsored students and their sponsoring agencies.
•   We manage select merit and financial need-based scholarships for international students, including the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP), which is one of OSU’s flagship scholarships. ISAS oversees Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) reporting and compliance for international students in all of OSU’s campuses and locations.
Main points you want NEW advisors to know about your office/work/services:
•   Contact ISAS if you have any questions about what a specific international student can or cannot do in terms of dropping classes below full-time, working on-campus, internships off-campus, etc. We are also a contact for international student scholarships.
•   The Guide for Academic Advisors and Departmental Contacts Who Advise and Employ International Students
•   Contact ISAS if you have any question from a government sponsoring agency (i.e., SACM, IIE, etc.) or have a question about a sponsored student.
•   Contact ISAS if you know of an international student who may be experiencing cultural adjustment, medical issues, has a high number of absences, or may otherwise be at risk.
Best way(s) to make referrals:
International students may come meet with an International Student Advisor (ISA) during walk-in hours every weekday from 2:00 – 4:30 pm in either our University Plaza or ILLC locations. For more complex situations, students are recommended to make appointments with an ISA. Our Forms page has links to all of the most common forms and handouts for international students.

As an advisor or faculty, you may ask a question to an International Student Advisor, or let us know about a student, by calling our main line (541-272-6310) and/or sending us an email. Let the front desk know you are an advisor and need to speak with someone. You may also contact any of our advisors directly, especially if you have been working with someone on a case.

Military & Veteran Resources
TBD, Military & Veteran Resources Coordinator
Main services:
•    VA Benefits Consultation
•    Help navigating the OSU system
•    Connecting Veterans to resources
•    Connecting VA resources to students and staff
•    Departmental trainings and culture awareness
Main points you want NEW advisors to know about your office/work/services:
•    Located in the Registrar Office
•    We have a Veterans Lounge in the Memorial Union
•    We have two Veterans Newsletters. 
o    Staff
o    Students
Best way(s) to make referrals:
Email: TBD
 I am in and out of my office a lot so emailing me with a cc to the student is the best way.  I can respond and set up appointments or if need be answer over the email. 

Student Support Services, TRiO
Roberto Casarez, Director
Main services:
•    Academic Support & Guidance
•    Student Success Seminars
•    Career and Professional Development
•    Assistance with Financial Aid and Scholarship Process
•    Peer Mentorship
•    Service Initiatives & Leadership
•    Advocacy and Support
•    Social and Cultural Events
•    Tutorial Services
Main points you want NEW advisors to know about your office/work/services:
•    TRiO Student Support Services (TRiO-SSS) is a federally funded program providing opportunity for academic development, assisting students with basic college requirements, and motivating students to successful completion of a baccalaureate degree
•    Selective program for First-generation college students and/or Low-Income (see U.S. Department of Education guidelines) including those with Physical or learning disabilities
Best way(s) to make referrals:
Phone:  541-737-4770
Email:  Roberto Casarez