About Us

The Division of Student Affairs provides leadership for the out-of-classroom education of students, the co-curriculum programs that complement and supplement students' academic experience, and services necessary for successful retention and graduation.

The division includes the Career Development Center; Communications & Marketing; Counseling & Psychological Services; Disability Access Services; Diversity & Cultural Engagement; the Memorial Union; New Student Programs & Family Outreach; the Office of Student Life; Orange Media Network; Recreational Sports; Research, Evaluation & Planning; Student Conduct & Community Standards; Student Health Services; Student Leadership & Involvement; and University Housing & Dining Services. 

Guided by our strategic plan, we commit to vigorously pursue the development of a purposeful, open, just and caring community on the Oregon State University campus.

Our Mission Statement

The Division of Student Affairs enhances learning and strengthens the educational experience of Oregon State University students. In five Domains of Learning and Service, we impact students’ health and well-being, foster global awareness and empathy, guide students in their career exploration, and create leaders who are engaged citizens.

Our Domains of Learning and Service

Health and Well-Being
Our division provides students with safety, security, and a sense of belonging. Recognizing that wellness leads to deeper learning, we support student development of healthy habits. We engage students with their community to reach beyond themselves and create change in the world.

Diversity and Global Consciousness
The diverse identities, perspectives, and experiences found on our global campus enhance student learning at Oregon State University. Students engage in activities that help them reflect on their own identities and cultures, develop empathy, and deepen their commitment to effect social change at OSU and beyond.

Career Discovery and Development
We guide students to identify their occupational strengths and interests, develop career readiness, and engage in professional relationships. The transferable skills that students gain through internships, campus employment, and other opportunities will enable them to navigate a future of change with confidence and adaptability.

Community and Civic Engagement
Our division provides opportunities for students to engage in service and reflect on issues of local and global concern. Students cultivate a commitment to the common good and contribute to a better world as engaged citizens and change agents.

Personal and Leadership Development
By exploring their own identities and building self-awareness, students become catalysts for change and ethical leaders of their generation. Our programming helps students strengthen their commitments, mobilize and engage their peers, and develop resiliency to thrive in the face of challenges.

Our Values

We collaborate with teaching and learning partners to foster intellectual freedom, creativity, and the pursuit of knowledge. We recognize teaching and learning as the most important activities, and nurture an environment that supports lifelong learning.

We are inclusive and compassionate — we honor and uphold diversity, civility, and dignity. Student affairs is empowered by the depth of our commonalties and strengthened by the affirmation of our individuality. We support respectful discourse and provide a safe environment for taking risks, where individuals and ideas can make a difference.

We are dedicated to wholeness, honesty, and congruence with our stated values. We are truthful about our struggles, acknowledge conflict, confront obstacles, and provide an environment for dialogue, discovery, and individual growth.

Our division is a network of relationships built upon shared responsibility and leadership, where we work toward common goals. We are stewards of our Oregon State University community and its human, intellectual, fiscal, and physical resources.

We are a caring and responsible community whose members are engaged, nurtured, stimulated, and sustained.