Off-campus Housing

The Gem

The Gem is owned and operated by College Housing Northwest: Corvallis.  The Gem does work in cooperation with University Housing and Dining Services, but are a separate company. Apartments in The Gem are all unique and fully furnished with complete kitchens and private baths. Amenities include all utilities provided plus high speed internet and cable TV. The Gem also offers a business center, fitness center, café, laundry facility, and community lounges including study lounges, a game room, and a social lounge with a 42” plasma TV. For application information, please visit them on the web at The Gem

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Oregon State University has a Greek community with 21 fraternities 19 sororities. There are 4 fraternities and 8 sororities without Greek houses at OSU. In total, more than 1,200 students within 42 fraternities and sororities (and growing) are in the Greek community.

Students who are on the formal recruitment list with the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life (541-737-5432) will have until Sept. 6, 2013, to cancel their contracts with UHDS without being subject to the cancellation fee. If a student is not on the formal list the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life provides us or cancels after the Sept. 6, 2013, the cancellation fee will be valid. Formal recruitment is defined as the process that occurs over the summer and into fall term where students participate in structured activities through IFC and Panhellenic to join affiliated fraternities and sororities. Students who are interested in joining a fraternity or sorority that do not have a Greek house can contact the chair of the Unified Greek Council.

Renting off-campus

Need extra assistance?

Contact or 541-737-8754 and she would be happy to walk you through the steps of securing housing off campus and answer any questions she can.