Resources for Women

 Resources for Women Researchers and Scholars

Multicultural Resource Guide

Your resource guide to multicultural communities and services at Oregon State University and beyond.

Office of Equity & Inclusion

The Office of Equity and Inclusion is committed to success for the entire university community through equality, fairness, and understanding.

Office of Human Resources

The office of Human Resources believes that each employee has a significant role in the achievement of the University’s mission, and that diversity in the University’s culture is critical to success. By promoting integrity, flexibility, mutual exchange of ideas, and continuous improvements, the OHR looks to provide opportunities for all its employees to achieve their career and work life goals.

OSU Cross-Cultural Mentor Program

The OSU Cross-Cultural Mentoring program is designed to connect students with faculty/Staff from across campus, to create a support network, and to provide a cross-cultural educational experience.

Women and Minorities in Engineering

WME’s mission is to encourage women and minorities to join the field of engineering; through recruitment, retention and research.

President’s Commission on the State of Women

PCOSW actively advocates and promotes a positive climate for all university women students, staff, faculty, and administrators. Visit PCOSW’s resource page or find them on facebook.

 OSU Childcare Resources

Using community and campus resources for childcare, these programs address the particular financial, developmental, and educational needs of children and their parents.


OSU Professional Development Opportunities

 OHR Workshops & Online Trainings

The Office of Human Resources offers a wide variety of workshops and online resources aimed at addressing both professional and personal needs of the campus community – from teaching effective time management, to promoting understanding of legislation that informs campus policies. Additionally, a workshop aimed at leveraging OSU research for professional development is in the works, with details coming soon.

OSU Graduate School Postdoctoral Program

The Postdoctoral program at OSU offers a full-time program of advanced academic preparation and research training under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

OSU Women's Network

OWN is an organization for female personnel at OSU. It is designed to gather and serve women from all areas of the University, including classified staff, professional faculty, teaching faculty and research and extension faculty/staff.

OSU Women’s Center

The OSU Women’s Center is dedicated to providing meaningful, inclusive programs, mentoring and networking opportunities, and offers an extensive library and welcoming space.

Office of Equity and Conclusion

The Office of Equity and Inclusion is committed to success for the entire university community through equality, fairness, and understanding.


Connect with your Community

 Crossroads International

Crossroads is a group of volunteers from the community that help enrich the experience of international students and build a bridge between people in the community and international students and scholars at Oregon State University, and their families.

Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center

The CMLC is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to providing a place where people of all cultures can come together in a “living room for learning,” where all people can be teachers and learners; where sharing cultures and expanding literacy enables everyone to take part in the community


Health Resources

 Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Cascade is pleased to provide EAP services, through professional counselors who listen to you, help you sort things out and then work with you on a plan to set things straight, either over the phone or through in-person visits.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS), for OSU students only

Counseling and Psychological Services provides counseling, consultation, outreach and education to OSU students, faculty, and staff. We do this in order to facilitate student’s academic success, mental health, and personal development and promote a culture of positive mental health at OSU.

Oregon Public Employees’ Benefit Board

PEBB designs, contracts and administers medical, dental, life, accident, disability and long-term care insurance, and flexible spending accounts for state employees and their dependents.

Office of Human Resources: Employee Benefits

The office of Human Resources assists in coordinating and managing public employees’ benefits (PEBB), worker's compensation and retirement benefits for OSU employees.

OSU Be Well

By emphasizing a culture of well-being, OSU Be Well supports individuals and the community in adopting and maintaining healthy behaviors that will improve quality of life. The aim is to make sustainable changes to the fabric of OSU that will result in a healthier community.

Faculty Staff Fitness Program

With a goal of providing accessible and enjoyable fitness for faculty and staff, the FSF Program 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. Consider it a fringe benefit of your employment at the university!

Dixon Recreation Center

Dixon Recreation Center is one of the main social hubs of activity on campus,  with facilities for all types of activities – from a 42ft tall climbing wall and several sand volleyball courts, to cardio rooms and multi-purpose gym facilities. Visit the website for membership information.

Beaver strides

Whether you are just getting started on improving your physical fitness or are an active fitness walker; Beaver Strides has a program for you! All OSU students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a variety of programs for encouraging fitness walking, socially or individually – including group walks over the lunch hour.


Funding Opportunities

 Grant Forward

Grant Forward is an online grant search service aimed at increasing the coverage of grant opportunities by providing a resource to researchers seeking new opportunities.

OSU Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is responsible for proposal submission for sponsored research, scholarship, instructional and other activities at Oregon State University, and research compliance as it relates to sponsored activities. Functions include proposal review, monitoring institutional compliance with terms and conditions, official institutional signatory, policy and procedure development, training, compliance activities related to research administration, and general funding opportunity assistance.

OSU Professional Faculty/Instructor Development Funds

Professional Faculty/Instructor development funds are given to members of the faculty of OSU to enable the recipients of such funds to keep current in their professional fields and improve upon their abilities within the academic field.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are a great way to connect with others, as well as participate in meaningful activities catering to particular interests and skills – not to mention have fun doing something good for the community.  LBCC offers a comprehensive list of organizations dedicated to serving others in a wide variety of fields.


National Resources

 Office of Women in Higher Education

The American Council on Education’s Office of Women in Higher Education (OWHE) provides the national direction for women’s leadership development and career advancement.

Higher Education Resource Services

Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) provides leadership and management development for women in higher education management.

National Postdoctoral Association

Providing a national voice and seeking positive change for postdoctoral scholars.


International Resources

 Institute of International Education: Women’s Leadership Initiative

IIE includes the Center for Women’s Leadership Initiative, which provides opportunities for women worldwide to participate in cutting-edge training, professional development and exchange programs and pursue higher education. Through the WLI programs, women develop and join networks of peers, mentors and experts and serve as effective leaders in the public and private sectors around the world.