Campus Resources

Ombuds Sue Theiss 

University Ombuds Office

Waldo 113

Oregon State University


email   sue.theiss@oregonstate.edu


The University Ombuds Office promotes a civil and inclusive campus community by providing informal, impartial, and confidential  conflict management services to all members of the university community.  The Ombuds assists with individual concerns through service and education, and serves as a change agent to address group conflict and systemic concerns. It is the goal of the Ombuds to foster a culture of healthy, safe and open dialogue, and facilitate cooperative problem resolution.

If you contact this office to address a specific conflict, the Ombuds will listen to your concerns, value diverse perspectives, help you explore options for resolution, provide facilitation or mediation services when appropriate, and remain impartial to all parties involved.   The University Ombuds Office provides a safe place to share your concerns.


The Office of Equity and Inclusion

The former Affirmative Action Office is now called the Office of Equity and Inclusion.  It handles informal and formal complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment, Women and Gender Equity concerns and issues previously addressed in the Office of Community and Diversity.
Angelo Gomez, Director, 737-0869

ASOSU Legal Advising

ASOSU Legal Advising provides free legal services to students.
Appointments: 737-4165

ASOSU Legal Advocate

The office of legal advocacy provides legal advice and representation to OSU students when they have a dispute with the University or its administrative units.
Patricia Lacy
131 Snell Hall
Appointments: 737-6349

ASOSU Queer Affairs

The ASOSU Queer Affairs Task Force Director, Angi Baxter, is available for LGBTT education and advocacy.
Phone: 737-6355

ASOSU Saferide

Saferide is a task force of women and men dedicated to raising awareness about rape on campus. Free transportation is provided in the evenings to women and men on and off campus. Saferide also sponsors Rape Awareness Week and provides speakers and programs during Spring Term.
Phone: 737-5000
Patrick Stromer, Director, 737-2252

ASOSU Student Advocate

ASOSU Student Advocate creates leadership education opportunities for students and works as a student and community organizer on projects through ASOSU.
Phone: 737-8237

ASOSU Women's Affairs

The ASOSU Women's Affairs Task Force is made up of women and men working to promote concerns and interests of women. It sponsors events, speakers, workshops, and film on women's issues.
Sarah Ballini, Director, 737-6354


Oregon State University understands that you have many facets to your life, including personal, professional and academic demands. This website offers information and resources to assist you in balancing the daily demands and opportunities of your life, whether you are a student, faculty or staff member.
Employee Contact: Office of Human Resources, 737-8302
Student Contact: Dean of Student Life, Jackie Balzer, 737-8748

The OSU Association of Office Professionals

The OSU Association of Office Professionals (AOP) exists to foster awareness, excellence, and professionalism in the ranks of office personnel.
For more information contact:
Terri Cook, Co-President, 737-9189
Vickie Nunnemaker, Co-President,737-4344

The Rainbow Continuum

Rainbow Continuum, MU East 142 is an organization whose purpose is to provide support and information to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff and peers.
Phone: 737-6360

Sexual Assault Support Services

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) offers support for student survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, relationship violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and unwanted sexual contact. Confidential services available include telephone or in-person support, advocacy, ongoing counseling, and support groups. SASS also offers consultation to faculty, staff, and students interested in providing support to survivors, and works cooperatively with community and university agencies who serve survivors. In addition, SASS offers educational programming concerning sexual violence, and provides training for individuals and groups involved in sexual assault response and education.
SASS helpline 737-7604

Sexual Violence Prevention and Education

The SVP&E Program offers educational programming concerning sexual violence, and provides training for individuals and groups involved in sexual assault response and education.
Carrie Giese, Student Health Services, 737-9355

Student Health Services

Student Health Services delivers services to students with the following tenet in mind: new and more complex contemporary women's health issues require individually tailored medical care designed to empower women in meeting their medical needs.
Phone: 737-2721

The Women's Center

The OSU Women's Center provides resources, programs, services and opportunities for activism and involvement that assist in improving the status of women. The Women's Center has provided programs and support for and about women for over 32 years. Hours are 9:00 am to 6:00pm, Monday through Thursday and 9:00am to 5:00pm Friday.
Phone: 737-3186
Beth Rietveld, Director, 737-1330

Women and Minorities in Engineering

Historically, young women and minorities have not been encouraged to pursue careers in engineering, yet engineering can be extremely fulfilling and rewarding. We're committed to bringing more woman and minorities to OSU to become tomorrow's engineers through our three pronged approach of Recruitment, Retention and Research.
Ellen Momsen, Director, 737-9699