Welcome to OSU NUFP!
The NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) is a semi structured mentoring program for undergraduates that are interested in or exploring the field of student affairs. Institutions across the United States have NUFP programs on their campuses. Students in the program are called “Fellows”, but at Oregon State University they are called “Scholars”.
The OSU NUFP program is open to current students from historically disenfranchised and underrepresented professionals including but not limited to those of racial and ethnic-minority background; those having a disability; and those identifying as LGBTQ. Students in the program should have a demonstrable interest in or exploring the field student affairs and/or higher education as a profession. In the program students are paired with a mentor currently working in the field. Currently OSU has 13 NUFP Scholar making it one of the largest NUFP programs in the region.
If you are interested in applying to become an OSU NUFP Scholar please email Sophie.Wilson@oregonstate.edu. To learn more about the NUFP program please refer to the NASPA NUFP webpage here.
NUFP Program Elements
- Academic Scholarship
- AHE 499: Exploration of Higher Education (offered Winter Term)
- Community Building
- Social Events and Celebration
- On-Campus Mentorship
- Scholars and Mentors participate in an ongoing exchange designed to provide the Scholar with a chance to develop a sense of what a career in student affairs or higher education might be like.
- Professional Development
- Conference Attendance Opportunities
- Scholars are provided specific programming at NASPA’s annual conference, as well as many regional conferences.
- Dungy Leadership Institute (DLI)
- Scholars are invited to apply to and attend the Dungy Summer Leadership Institute (DLI), a four-day workshop focused on skill building and career development. Scholars have the opportunity to meet and interact with other Scholars, administrators from across the country, and student affairs administrators serving as institute faculty.
- National Summer Internship Opportunities
- Scholars are offered the opportunity to apply and participate in a paid summer internship in student affairs or higher education as a means of broadening their experience base and their perspective on student affairs and higher education.