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Academic Success Center

102 Waldo Hall (Computer lab in 114 Waldo Hall), 541-737-2272
The Academic Success Center is an excellent resource for graduate students to make the most of their education. The center's web site contains information on time management, study skills, coping with stress, learning styles, developing a strong relationship with your advisor, and much more.

Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity

526 Kerr Administration, 541-737-3556
OSU has a commitment to non-discrimination in the University's academic programs and activities. The Office of Affirmative Action works to uphold this commitment through evaluating recruitment and hiring practices, educating the campus community on issues of equal opportunity and tolerance, and handling any complaints of discrimination through investigation and resolution. If you feel you have experienced discrimination or discriminatory harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran's status, contact the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity at 541-737-3556 for advice or to file a complaint.

Associated Students of Oregon State University

149 Snell Hall/MU East, 541-737-2101
The Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) provides a forum to address important issues facing our campus community. This link contains information about ASOSU, the Graduate Student Senate, various committees and task forces, as well as a special subsidy program administered through ASOSU to provide funding for graduate students to attend professional conferences in their field.

Athletics Ticket Office

107 Gill Coliseum, 541-737-4455/800-GO-BEAVS
See the Beavers in PAC-10 action! Every Monday morning of the week of a home game, students can bring their valid Student ID to the ticket office to receive their free ticket for that week's game. The Beavers Ticket Office is located in room 107 of Gill Coliseum.

Bookstore

Memorial Union, 541-737-4323
OSU Bookstore is a nonprofit corporation that has been serving Oregon State University and the town of Corvallis since 1914. As a non-profit corporation, profits are returned up front in the form of sales discounts. Search the website for textbooks, Beaver apparel, general books, electronics, and more.

Business Affairs - Student Finance

100 Kerr Administration, 541-737-3775
At Student Finance, you can ask questions about your billing statement, pay your bill in person or apply for an emergency loan. Payments can also be made online, by mail or at one of our drop boxes in Kerr Administration or the OSU Bookstore.

Career Services

8 Kerr Administration, 541-737-4085
As a "gateway to the future," Career Services provides resources for students and alumni to achieve their professional goals through job fairs, the Beaver Recruiting Program, career counseling, workshops, internship opportunities, and job-hunting tools. Career Services also posts student employment information for positions on and off campus.

Center for Teaching and Learning

The OSU Center for Teaching and Learning helps faculty, graduate teaching assistants, departments, and colleges achieve professional excellence in teaching and learning by encouraging and facilitating the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Child Care Services & Programs

Oregon State University recognizes the importance of quality childcare information and services for university families. This link contains information on the two childcare centers operating at OSU, preschool and kindergarten programs, as well as a listing of other local childcare resources.

Coalition of Graduate Employees

The Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE) is the collective voice of the graduate student employees of Oregon State University. CGE is a labor union with the exclusive right to negotiate with OSU on behalf of its Graduate Research and Teaching Assistants. The contracts CGE earns through collective bargaining determine the salary, working conditions, health coverage, and other rights and benefits of employment for the individuals they represent.
Note: The Coalition of Graduate Employees website is currently not available, please check back later.

Community and Diversity

330 Snell Hall, 541-737-4381
OSU believes that diversity enhances education for all students, providing the tools to be culturally respectful, professionally competent, and civically responsible. The Office of Community and Diverity offers consulting, education, training and development services to promote cultural diversity, awareness, and sensitivity throughout the campus community. OSU's cultural centers give students an opportunity to learn about issues of culture, heritage, history, identity and self-expression in an atmosphere of positive engagement and mutual respect.

Computing Facilities

This website provides information about the location and hours of campus computer labs, lab guidelines, available software and operating systems, and various services such as assistance with POOLE or your student ONID account.

Computer Helpdesk

121 The Valley Library, 541-737-3474
OSU Computer Helpdesk provides technical support to OSU students, staff, and faculty. They are a "quick help" service and are happy to help troubleshoot and resolve problems as they arise.

Conduct & Community Standards

B058 Kerr Administration Bldg, 541-737-3656
The office of Student Conduct & Community Standards assists students with management of their relationships with the institution and enforces student conduct regulations through the student conduct review process.

Counseling Services

Snell Hall, Fifth Floor, 541-737-2131
University Counseling and Psychological Services provides a variety of services to help students address the challenges and difficulties they face. These services are designed to help students understand themselves better, create and maintain satisfying relationships, improve their academic performance, and make healthy and satisfying career and life choices.

Craft Center

Snell Hall/MU East (Ground Floor), 541-737-2937
Express your creativity, and get a little relief from academic stress! Located in Snell Hall, the Craft Center at OSU offers courses and materials to explore pottery, photography, woodworking, glass mosaics, fiber arts, jewelry, and more.

Directory of OSU Faculty, Staff, and Students

111 Snell Hall/MU East
The campus phone directory includes names, addresses and phone numbers of students, faculty and staff. All students are listed in the directory unless they go to the registrar's office and fill out a form to request otherwise. Directories are distributed around campus in late November each year. The OSU campus online directory is also useful.

Disability Access Services

A200 Kerr Administration, 541-737-4098
Disability Access Services (DAS) offers an array of services to students with documented disabilities, and assists faculty, staff and other members of the OSU community with access consultation and accommodation requests. Services include, but are not limited to, note taking, sign language interpreting, real-time transcribing, alternative testing, transcribing and captioning media for accessibility, and conversion of text into Braille, digital text and tactile images. Assistance with registration, disability-related housing needs and access to OSU community events is also available. Two scholarships for students with physical disabilities are offered through DAS.

Diversity Development

The Diversity Development Office is responsible for the four Cultural Centers at Oregon State University. This includes the Asian Pacific Cultural Center, the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez, and the Native American Longhouse. The Centers are committed to the retention of underrepresented students by providing facilities, events, activities, support services, and leadership development opportunities for students.

E-mail - ONID & Blackboard

Student can set up e-mail at any computer by going to the ONID (OSU Network ID) site. You will need your OSU ID and GAP. Consultants in the Milne Computing Center are available if you need assistance. Many OSU instructors use Blackboard to communicate with their classes. You will need to set up your ONID account to access Blackboard.

Faculty/Staff Fitness (FSF) Program

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OFFICE - LANGTON 123 - PHONE: 541-737-3222 - pac.fsf@oregonstate.edu
The FACULTY STAFF FITNESS PROGRAM (FSF) was born spring term 1984 with 10 activity classes enrolling 100 individuals. Today it averages 30-40 classes serving over 800 faculty/staff, GTA's/GRA's, spouses/partners, and retirees of the university each term. No membership fees are collected; a modest class fee is all that is charged.

Financial Aid

218 Kerr Administration, financial.aid@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-2241
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships an guide you through the application process, and help you explore your options.

Food

The First Alternative Co-op is committed to providing high quality, nutritious foods at competitive prices, with a special emphasis on organically-grown, locally produced, and minimally-packaged products.

Health Services

Plageman Building, 541-737-WELL (9355)
Students have access to a wide variety of health care services and extensive health promotion programs. This website also contains important information on health insurance options, family planning services, vaccinations, and more.

Housing

The Corvallis City Housing Division facilitates the creation and maintenance of affordable and habitable housing opportunities for lower-income and/or housing disadvantaged Corvallis residents. College Housing Northwest - Corvallis completely renovated "The Gem" named after the first OSU campus newspaper. The renovation has created private, trendy, and affordable studios, lofts, one bedroom and multi-bedroom apartments for OSU graduate students, upper classmen and OSU faculty / staff.

Human Services Resource Center

The HSRC provides direct service, outreach, education, and referral services to OSU students that help alleviate the effects of hunger, poverty, and other human needs so that students can pursue a quality education. They also create a dynamic learning environment in which students, faculty, and the community can learn how to meet the current pressing societal challenges facing college students.

  • Emergency Food Pantry : Needing some food for your family at no cost to you? Students and Non-Students Welcome! We serve everyone!
  • Mealbux: Students shouldn’t have to choose between textbooks and food. The HSRC MealBux program offers students a way to pay for a few meals each week while on campus. After you submit an application and you’re approved, the money is deposited onto your student ID card and can be spent at any campus food vendor location.

ID Center

B094 Kerr Administration (basement), 541-737-2493
Your OSU student identification card is needed for identity and privilege verification on campus. It functions as a meal card, library card and access card. OSU Card Cash turns your card into a debit card for purchases at all campus dining locations, coffee shops and convenience stores and for copying at the library. For more information on depositing funds to your card, managing your card account online through My Card or on what your ID card does for you, check out the ID Center website: ID Center

Intercultural Student Services

150 Kerr Administration Bldg., ISS@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-9033
Intercultural Student Services is committed to the access and retention of underrepresented and multiple identity students by providing facilities, cultural programs, activities, support services, and leadership development opportunities.

Involvement

The Department of Student Leadership & Involvement offers meaningful and diverse opportunities for leadership development and involvement experiences that cultivate positive social change and includes The Center for Leadership Development and Student Events & Activities Center (SEAC).

LGBT Outreach & Services

149 Snell Hall, 541-737-6342
The Office of LGBT Outreach & Services provides resources, referrals and advocacy for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and allied (LGBTQQIA) communities at OSU. It is also the advising unit for LGBTQQIA student groups, clubs and organizations, including the OSU Pride Center.

The Valley Library

541-737-3331
The Valley Library is OSU's main library branch, providing support to meet the informational, reference, and research needs of the faculty, staff, and students through the library's collection of more than 1.4 million volumes, 14,000 serials, and more than 500,000 maps and government documents. This link will take you to the OSU Libraries page designed especially for graduate students, including resources on research assistance, interlibrary loans, technology resources, and study spaces.

Memorial Union

541-737-2416
Considered the living room of the campus, the Memorial Union houses a coffee shop, fast food and sit-down restaurants, and a recreation center with bowling, billiards and video games. It is also the home of the MU Program Council (MUPC), which sponsors a variety of events, movies, concerts and more. In the MU you can find e-mail stations, ATMs, a convenience store, the OSU Bookstore, and a US Post Office. Contact the MU Business Office (Room 216) to rent a personal mailbox. Student Organizations can help you get connected to more than 300 student groups or can even help you start your own club.

Multimedia Services

The Valley Library, 2nd Floor, 541-737-3332
Student Multimedia Services (SMS) is a student-initiated multimedia unit available for use by all currently enrolled OSU students. Our primary mission is to provide multimedia facilities, equipment, and technical support for students producing and presenting academic work. Specific services include equipment loan, poster and thesis printing, multimedia support, and video editing and dubbing.

Online Services

Register for classes online, change your pin number, display your grades, receive your account summary, view holds, view transcripts, view or update your address. Online Services includes your personal financial aid & scholarship information to check your award and scholarship status. View academic progress, check outstanding document requirements, review awards and award history, view your academic transcript, and verify enrollment and degrees.

Parking

100 Adams Hall, 541-737-2583
This link contains information on campus parking permits, locations of student and visitor lots, payment of parking tickets, campus shuttles, and alternative & shared transportation options.

Pride Center

The Pride Center provides programs and support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersexed, and asexual members of the OSU community and their allies (LGBTQQIA). The Pride Center affirms the identities and empowers the lives of people who are LGBTQQIA by providing education, outreach, program support, consultation, community development, visibility and advocacy. The Pride Center is a safe space for all members of our community to explore aspects of sexual orientation and gender identity in an open and non-judgmental atmosphere.

Public Transportation

See the Corvallis Transit System page for information and routes about public transportation within Corvallis. See the Linn-Benton Loop page for information about free service for OSU students and employees between Corvallis and Albany. See the Philomath Connection for information about service between Philomath, Corvallis and OSU. See the Public Transportation page of the Alternative Transportation Advisory Committee for more information.

Recreational Sports

Dixon Recreation Center, 541-737-3748
Dixon Recreation Center, Stevens Natatorium, the Outdoor Recreation Center, and the Indoor Climbing Center are student-fee funded Recreational Sports facilities available to students with a valid OSU ID. These facilities, plus the tennis courts, McAlexander Fieldhouse, and the outdoor playing fields are open for recreational use over 100 hours a week. Non-credit courses are offered in aquatics, fitness, safety, outdoor, and experiential education.

Registrar

The Office of the Registrar provides information on academic regulations, registering for classes, fees, transcripts, access to student records, and Commencement.

Religious Advisors Association

The OSU Religious Advisers Association provides a framework within which advisers of recognized Religious/Spiritual/Philosophical Organizations at OSU may, within the limits determined by their respective convictions, cooperate.

Saferide

25 Snell Hall, MU East, 541-737-5000
Saferide is a service dedicated to assault prevention, providing education and safe transportation to OSU students. Funded entirely through student fees, Saferide provides nightly van service seven days a week with the last pick-up from the Valley Library at 1 a.m. For more information, call 541-737-5000.

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)

500 Snell Hall, 541-737-7604
SASS offers support, information and counseling for female and male survivors of unwanted sexual contact and interpersonal violence. Services are confidential and free for OSU students. We also provide consultation for those seeking information about how to help a survivor. Please feel free to call for more information about our services.

Theatre

141 Withycombe Hall, 541-737-2853, Box Office: 541-737-2784
The University Theatre belongs to all OSU students, and auditions are open to everyone. Typically, we produce three plays on our Main Stage and two in the Lab Theatre, with additional works directed and supported by students in the Lab Theatre. Work/study and student jobs are available at the University Theatre.

Women's Center

Benton Annex, 541-737-3186
The Oregon State University Women's Center, established in 1973, offers learning experiences that help women transform themselves and society. Its educational programs reflect the diverse views of women from all walks of life. The center provides advocacy, support, programs, resources, and opportunities to translate concerns into action.

Writing Center

123 Waldo Hall, 541-737-5640
The Writing Center is a relaxed, friendly place where you can get responses from other writers to any kind of writing. Writing assistants can help you with writer's block, preparing class presentations, and organizing, developing, and revising your papers. In addition to face-to-face sessions, the Writing Center offers two on-line services: WritingQ, a grammar hotline for brief questions of mechanics and citation; and the On-line Writing Lab, a service for submitting papers over the internet. Best of all, every service offered by the center is free!