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Getting Involved

Student Leadership and Involvement


Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life

At OSU, there are 11 sororities, all alcohol-free, and 22 fraternities, including some that are alcohol-free. Becoming a member of an OSU sorority or fraternity can be an important part of your student's college experience. Scholarship, service, and leadership are central to the mission of Greek life here. The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life serves as a liaison between the Greek chapters, the university, and the Corvallis community. The office provides resources and support for a wide range of activities including event planning, fundraising, community service, crisis management, academic development, and scholarships.

Diversity at OSU

The Office of Diversity Development

The Office of Diversity Development coordinates safe environments in which students can share their multiple identities and learn about issues of culture, heritage, history, identity, and self-expression in an atmosphere of positive engagement and mutual respect. The office is dedicated to fostering an inclusive community at OSU that is committed to social justice and liberation for all people, regardless of racial/ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic class, age, and/or physical abilities. Diversity Development operates four cultural centers: the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center, the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, the Centro Cultural César Chávez, and the Native American Longhouse. The centers provide support services to students, as well as opportunities for all members of the OSU community to learn about different cultures and communities in a risk-free environment. Events and activities at the four centers include national history and heritage month programs, social justice workshops, cultural holiday celebrations, cooking demonstrations, craft nights, and many other programs.

Cultural Center's Websites:

Asian and Pacific Cultural Center
Lonnie B Harris Black Cultural Center
Centro Cultural César Chávez
Native American Longhouse

LGBTQQIA Resources

The LGBT Services Office supports Oregon State University in meeting the specific academic, social, and cultural needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Allied students, prospective and current. Retention of LGBTQQIA students is the primary goal of the LGBT Services Office. Promoting campus based groups who educate and raise awareness about sexual and affectional orientation and identities is an essential component of the program. Equally important is the goal of fostering relationships within Corvallis and across surrounding communities to help build relationships through which LGBTQQIA students can thrive as they pursue future educational, career, and life goals.

The LGBT Services Office works to empower all students by fostering opportunities to think critically, receive information, share knowledge and to sustain an educational environment in which each student has the support needed to shape unique identities. Growth is a natural progression of curricular and co-curricular experiences and the LGBT Services Office assists students with such growth processes through mentoring, advising, interaction and commitment. For more information please contact:

The LGBT Services Office Coordinator
149 Snell Hall
(541) 737-6342 Snell 149
(541) 737-5479 Pride Center 

The Women's Center

The Women's Center is a gathering place for students who seek support, resources or general information. The Center is staffed by undergraduate and graduate students who serve as educational programmers and well-informed, compassionate resource staff members who offer assistance and often make referrals to other agencies on campus and in our community. Books about women's issues are a part of our library collection and can be accessed from our website and from the Valley Library website. Additionally, information and referral for childcare, scholarships, career choices, sexual assault, relationship violence, women's health and other topics are available. The Center is committed to gender equity, social justice, feminist ideals and student success.

Telephone number: (541) 737-3186