Student FAQ

What is the Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) and what does “Be Well. Be Orange” mean?

HCI is an office and a campus-wide coalition that exists to promote, support and sustain good health at Oregon State.  The “Be Well. Be Orange” statement is our promotional wording to encourage students, faculty and staff to learn and engage in personal and community well-being. 


What health and wellness services are available for students at Oregon State – Corvallis campus?

Student have free access to Student Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services and Dixon Recreation Center (dept. of Recreational Sports).  Other health-related activities with no or small fees are the Craft Center, Memorial Union Basement (Video Games, Pool and Bowling) Center and a variety of student support services – see Student Affairs website http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/ .  Check out the resource links above to connect to more information. 

Why does my health and wellness matter?

Positive health behaviors help reduce stress, increase energy, boost GPA and contribute to positive mental health as well.  Oregon State is known for its work with Healthy People, Healthy Planet and a Healthy Economy.  Learning about and engaging in good health practices can be fun and contributes to personal and community wellness.  If you want to see the research…we can show you.  Contact us directly to find out how to get involved.  BeWell@oregonstate.edu