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Welcome to the Office of the Dean of Student Life!

The Office of the Dean of Student Life (ODOSL) supports the University's mission by providing students with services and opportunities that enhance critical thinking, an appreciation for diversity and life-long learning.  Our mission is to provide educational and developmental opportunities for students to make informed decisions that support their success at Oregon State University. We are dedicated to providing an environment that will enable students to effectively engage in their academic and intellectual work as well as develop cultural competencies, social and global awareness in order to be informed, involved and engaged citizens. 

ODOSL assists students in the resolution of problems and concerns, provides information about and referral to campus resources, and promotes initiatives that address students' needs and interests. We also serve as a resource for parents, families, faculty and staff in supporting student success from the First Year Experience program through graduation. 

The ODOSL staff is excited to have the opportunity to support students on their journey towards their personal and professional goals.   We wish you the best the future has to offer and welcome to the OSU family.

Dr. Tracy Bentley-Townlin
Interim Dean of Student Life

Dean of Student Life Blog

OSU Community Response to Recent Acts of Intolerance

Apr 18, 2014

OSU Community Response to Recent Acts of Intolerance 18 April 2014 To the OSU Community: Recently, our university has experienced three severe and unacceptable incidents of racism, homophobia and intolerance that as a community we will not tolerate. These actions are personally disheartening and they are in disregard of the university’s stated aspirations to be… Continue reading  Read full story.

#ITooAmOSU Dialogues this week

Mar 11, 2014

In response to the racist incidents that took place last week on campus, several campus constituencies have organized four dialogue spaces for students, staff, and faculty. Please consider attending one of the dialogues and forwarding this information to others who may be interested. Join us to stand united against hate and ignorance. Thank you.  … Continue reading  Read full story.

Oregon State University’s KBVR FM Wins National Award

Mar 10, 2014

KBVR FM recognized by Intercollegiate Broadcasting System for Best College Radio Station at a university with over 10K students The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awarded KBVR FM as the winner for Best College Radio Station at a university with more than 10,000 students. The station was one of three college radio stations in the country, and… Continue reading  Read full story.

OSU Community Response to Recent Acts of Racism

Mar 7, 2014

06 March 2014  To the OSU Community: Two deplorable incidents of racism have occurred within the past week on our Corvallis campus. As a community and as a university, we will not tolerate these acts.   One case involves an anonymous threatening hate note left in a campus building, which the Oregon State Police are… Continue reading  Read full story.

Community Outreach – Corvallis Town & Gown

Feb 25, 2014

Corvallis Town & Gown webpage is up! Community Outreach-Corvallis Town & Gown (CTG) is new on campus and our mission is to foster positive relationships between OSU, OSU students, and the surrounding community through education, outreach, and programming. The new CTG webpage includes information about living in community off campus, staying safe, laws you should… Continue reading  Read full story.




Connect Week event in which the movie Captain America Winter Soldier will be shown in the MU Ballroom. Free concesions will be given, as well as #beBEAVERBOLD swag items and…

Panhellenic and IFC Recruitment Info Session

Come learn more about the Panhellenic and IFC recruitment processes! This is a great time to learn more about Panhellenic and IFC at Oregon State and how to get involved. …

Undergraduate Poster Symposium, ACS

ACS is hosting their first annual Undegraduate Poster Symposium on the Portland State University Campus.

50+ undergraduates presenting posters about their summer research;  there will be free

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