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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
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.
Feb 18, 2014
Head over to Block 15 on Tuesday February 25th from 6-9pm to taste some great brews and contribute to the 4 Spirits OSU Veterans Scholarship Fund. Block 15 presents a special tasting event where you can enjoy samples of 4 Spirits Bourbon Whiskey and 10% of all beer, wine, and cocktail sales will be donated… Continue reading → Read full story.
Nov 18, 2013
by Carolyn Killefer College is the time to develop the skills you need and Career Trail is here to help! Take advantage of the Career Trail Prep by Step program. I am excited to be part of Career Service’s Initiative to reach out to OSU students both on and off campus by offering a new… Continue reading → Read full story.
Nov 11, 2013
When a Student Needs Legal or Advocacy Services Many students go through their entire college career without seeking the assistance of the ASOSU Legal or Advocacy services. There are others, however, who find themselves in situations where they are not sure how to proceed. Perhaps they received an allegation of academic dishonesty or maybe their… Continue reading → Read full story.
Nov 11, 2013
November 7 and 8, 2013 Veteran and Family Student Association Tabling Event The VFSA is asking for volunteers to help with the Tabling Event being held in the MU Quad on November 7th and 8th. There are various times to choose from and are scheduled in hour increments, but you can volunteer for whatever time… Continue reading → Read full story.
Get engaged in the current state of our food system and learn what sustainability in food looks and tastes like! Featuring a completely locally sourced two-course dinner…
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Oregon State University's chapter of Engineers Without Borders is holding its annual fundraising banquet. In the last year, EWB-OSU has built a second well for drinking water in…