There are many ways to connect with students beyond the classroom. Whether it’s through clubs and organizations or experiential learning opportunities like studying abroad, below are several ways to impact students’ OSU experience.

Lead a Study Abroad Program

You can show them the world. Teaching faculty can help nurture well-rounded global citizens and support experiential learning by leading a study abroad program. Collaborating with OSU GO (Office of Global Opportunities) to design and implement a faculty-led program takes just 12 to 18 months, and resources are available every step of the way.

Support First-Generation Students

College can be challenging and first-generation students often need additional support to help them succeed. This is why the FIRST! Mentorship Program was created. You are invited to join these efforts; the program is looking for faculty and staff to mentor, engage and support first-generation students. 

Become a CCE Site Leader

During the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE)’s MLK Day of Service, hundreds of volunteers honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life-long dedication to civic work by completing several projects that benefit the Corvallis community. By serving as site leaders for the MLK Day of Service and other CCE programs throughout the year, faculty and staff can engage with students and the community.

“One of the things I love about working with students is that they’re there and they’re motivated and they always overachieve. They accomplish more than the agency that they’re helping serve expects of them,” says Tim Stover, who is director and minister of the Westminster House and served as a CCE site leader at Habitat for Humanity during the 2017 MLK Day of Service. “I think a critical thing is working side-by-side to serve a common good and so that’s where we began our day ... having a conversation about Habitat for Humanity and the way in which it serves in the community.”

Connect with the Center for Civic Engagement today!

Advise a Student Club 

What do improv and hammocks have in common? Not much, really, except that they are two out of the roughly 400 clubs and organizations at OSU. From water polo to philosophy, or amateur radio to aeronautics, there are many ways to connect with students.

Take Wanda Crannell, for example. Wanda is the faculty advisor to two student organizations on campus — MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) and SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science). Wanda, who has advised MANRRS for 16 years and SACNAS for seven years, says that the favorite part of her role is getting to know the students and “watching our students grow, graduate and become successful,” both in and out of the classroom.

“We are very proud of our 94 percent graduation rates for our chapter members,” she said. From leading workshops on resume building and research skills to empowering students to do the same for their peers, Wanda is delighted when students learn from each other to be better employees and future supervisors and leaders.

Want to advise a student organization? Find a sponsored or voluntary club that interests you and reach out to see if the members are looking for an advisor.

    This site includes numerous resources and services to help students on their educational journeys. Some of these resources and services — from childcare to transportation to civic engagement opportunties — are also available in some scope to faculty and staff.

    See below for offerings to support you at OSU. For resources and services directed exclusively toward faculty and staff, visit the Office of Human Resources website.

    Celebrating the cultures of Asian and Pacific Island nations, the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center provides a meditation room, engagement opportunities, and space for students to mingle and experience community.

    541-737-6361
    Corvallis

    Located in the Linus PaulingScience Center, Ava's Cafe serves Stumptown coffee and a variety of lunch and breakfast items.

    541-737-5772
    Corvallis

    Beaver Bus is a free campus shuttle service available to students. It runs four buses on three routes and offers an online tracking system to calculate the estimated time of arrival to each shuttle stop. A great idea for rainy Oregon days!

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    Corvallis

    Beavers Give a Dam is an interactive bystander program to prevent sexual violence. This skill building workshop offered by the Alcohol, Drug and Violence Prevention Center is customizable for different communities and aims to increase participants' motivation and confidence to intervene.

    Corvallis

    Have you experienced or witnessed an incident of bias at Oregon State? In the university's ongoing efforts to create a safe and inclusive environment for all students, the Office of Institutional Diversity collaborates with campus partners to respond to incidents of bias. This team takes seriously all reports of bias and depending on the circumstances may follow up with campus safety, referrals to university resources, or community outreach. Use this form to report discrimination, bullying or other incidents of bias; reports may be made anonymously. 

    541-737-1063
    Multi Campus
    Adventure Leadership Institute

    The Bike, Ski & Snowboard Shop is a great place on campus for equipment rentals and bike repair services, conveniently located by the Adventure Leadership Institute in Dixon Recreation Center.

    541-737-4254
    Corvallis

    Bing's Cafe serves Starbucks coffee and is well known for its calzinis and freshly made bagel sandwiches.

    541-737-4771
    Corvallis

    Individuals may utilize this online form to file a complaint through Disability Access Services about an access concern with regards to an OSU building. 

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    Multi Campus

    Choose from a variety of dining locations across the Corvallis campus to meet your healthy eating goals.

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    Corvallis

    This interactive map is a tool to help you navigate OSU. Find water bottle filling stations, gender inclusive restrooms, childcare facilities and other resources.

    Corvallis

    Download this online kit, provided by the Career Development Center, to discover how you can best develop and present yourself in the professional world.

    Multi Campus

    Cascadia Market is a great place to get fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables on campus, some even grown by our students! Pick up a sandwich or quick snack from the deli in between classes.

    541-737-4771
    Corvallis

    The Center for Civic Engagement facilitates community-based learning experiences to build community, enhance students' leadership skills and inspire positive change.

    541-737-3041
    Corvallis

    Celebrating Chicano/Latino/Hispanic cultures, Centro Cultural César Chávez has an event space, areas for students to study, and a comfortable learning atmosphere.

    541-737-3790
    Corvallis

    The OSU Challenge Course provides groups with a variety of transformative team building exercises. Focused around recreational, educational and developmental themes, groups have fun while working together.

    Corvallis

    The climbing centers offer something fun for all levels of experience. There are two centers managed through Recreational Sports: one located inside the east entry of Dixon Recreational Center and the other inside McAlexander Fieldhouse. 

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    Student Leadership & Involvement

    The Community & Cultural Foods Program partners with students to enhance campus programming and provide food for cultural sharing, learning and community building. Annually thousands of meals are served, hundreds of students and community members volunteer and hundreds of individuals gain new insight on food use and production.

    Corvallis

    The Corvallis Transit Service offers free fare for all riders on all bus routes and is an easy and eco-friendly method to get around town!

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    Committed to improving students’ lives through counseling, resources for managing stress and improving self-esteem, and mindfulness practices, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is here to help you flourish at OSU. CAPS provides individual, couple and group counseling for OSU students, as well as outreach and education to OSU and the surrounding communities.

    541-737-2131
    Corvallis

    The Craft Center supports and promotes a creative outlet of expression for students and other members of the university community by providing a dynamic environment, resources and arts programs in which people can foster their own creativity.

    541-737-5819
    Corvallis

    Here you'll find helpful tips about navigating campus and the Corvallis community via bicycle, as well as safety tips and directions to register your bike through the Department of Public Safety.

    Corvallis

    OSU's public safety works to keep our campus a safe space, providing emergency and non-emergency services. Listed below is the phone number for campus emergencies. For campus non-emergencies, contact 541-737-3010.

    541-737-7000 (emergencies)
    Corvallis

    OSU's public safety works to keep our campus a safe space, providing building access, personal safety escorts, after-hour vehicle assistance, bicycle registration and more.
    Listed below is the phone number for campus non-emergencies. For campus emergencies, contact 541-737-7000.

    541-737-3010 (non-emergency)
    Corvallis
    Dixon Recreation Center

    Dixon Cafe has a wide range of healthy options including smoothies and wraps to satisfy your hunger and load you up on nutrients.

    541-737-6390
    Corvallis

    Dixon Recreation Center is a state-of-the-art exercise facility with cardio rooms, weight-lifting areas, raquetball and squash courts, basketball courts, an Olympic-sized lap pool, and more.

    541-737-3748
    Corvallis

    Located in the Kelley Engineering Center, e.Cafe offers a wide range of dietary sensitive options like vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free items.

    541-737-3223
    Corvallis

    Representing ethnicities accross central and southwestern Asia and northern Africa, the Ettihad Cultural Center works to provide a place for students to learn more about these cultures while also providing a relaxing area to mingle and study.

    (541) 737–1052
    Corvallis

    Family Resource Center is here to support families at the OSU Corvallis campus. We offer many online resources including information on child care subsidies, breastfeeding/lactation rooms and upcoming events.

    541-737-4906
    Corvallis

    The Flourishing @ OSU lecture series was created to cultivate a culture of flourishing in the OSU community. OSU and community partners provide open lectures that explore this concept through the unique lens of their work. Past Flourishing @ OSU lecture videos are available online.

    Corvallis

    Check out the hours for dining locations on the Corvallis campus.

    Corvallis

    Review the HMSC evacuation plan and other resources to help prepare for a tsunami.

    541-867-0100
    Hatfield
    Human Services Resource Center

    The Human Services Resource Center hosts a food pantry twice a month where students and community members can obtain a box of food. Recipients are invited to come back whenever they need to and get more produce if it is available.

    541-737-3747
    Corvallis

    Ride to the Portland Airport on the HUT Shuttle that leaves directly from campus every two hours and ends at PDX. Free Wifi available.

    541-926-2525
    Corvallis

    The OSU ID functions as a meal, library and residence hall access card. Come to the ID Center to get your card.

    541-737-2493
    Corvallis

    The Office of Institutional Diversity oversees institutional change actions, initiatives and communications to advance diversity, equity and inclusion throughout all facets of Oregon State University.

    (541) 737-1063
    Corvallis

    Serving Portland Roasting Coffee and Choice Teas, with plenty of snacks and grab-and-go foods, Java II is there to get you through lengthy study sessions. Conveniently located in the Valley Library, come down for a break or just to get good coffee!

    541-737-0527
    Corvallis

    Free for OSU and LBCC students, the Linn-Benton Loop is a great alternative to driving to class at Linn-Benton Community College and offers direct pick-up and drop-off to and from each campus.

    541-917-7667
    Corvallis

    The Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center celebrates African and African-American culture in our community and beyond while also providing study areas, academic support, and cultural engagement opportunities.

    541-737-4372
    Corvallis

    The main dining hall for the west side of campus includes Calabaloo's, Ring of Fire and other restaurants.

    541-737-4771
    Corvallis
    Office of Institutional Diversity

    Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration events — including the Annual Peace Breakfast — provide opportunities to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. King in celebration and service.

    541-737-1063
    Corvallis
    SHS @ Dixon

    Massage therapy is an age-old health practice that has become part of many OSU students' health and fitness routine. At SHS, massage therapists are highly qualified, well-trained, experienced licensed professionals. Therapists may combine several different massage styles including Swedish, deep tissue and pressure points.

    541-737-7556
    Corvallis

    Located on the east side of campus, McAlexander Fieldhouse has indoor turf fields, hardwood courts and a rock climbing wall.

    541-737-0932
    Corvallis

    McNary Dining offers vegan and vegetarian, gluten-free, Halal and Make Cents options from numerous establishments, including Calabaloo's and Boardwalk Cafe.

    541-737-4771
    Corvallis

    Restaurants located in the Memorial Union include Panda Express, Joe's Burgers, Togo's, NorthPorch, Bites, Pangea Café and JavaStop.

    Corvallis

    The Native American Longhouse Eena Haws, featuring a meditation room and symbolic totem pole, is a hospitable environment and a source of support honoring the cultures of the first people of this land.

    541-737-2738
    Corvallis

    Find your way to the Marine Hatfield Science Center!

    Hatfield

    Hatfield Marine Science Center students can find lots to do in Newport — watch a movie, attend a performance, visit the Newport Visual Arts Center or go to the coast.

    Hatfield

    Find on-campus and off-campus resources to help you make nutritious eating choices.

    Corvallis

    The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access works to promote equity, inclusion and diversity at OSU by creating a comfortable and safe community for all individuals to participate in and enjoy. The office offers trainings on a variety of equity and inclusion-related topics.

    541-737-3556
    Corvallis

    The OSU alert system allows public safety officials to create emergency alerts that contain a recorded voice message, an email message, and a text message. Make sure your contact info is up to date today!

    Multi Campus

    From infancy to the school-aged years, OSU Beaver Beginnings has your complete child care needs covered. Your child receives nurturing care and a well-rounded education with year-roundprograms.

    541-737-4641
    Corvallis

    Cascades East Transit provides bus service to the OSU-Cascades campus and around town. Your OSU-Cascades ID card gives you free access to the Bend routes.

    Cascades

    Find information on campus safety resources and procedures at OSU-Cascades.

    Cascades

    Your go-to for parking and transit assistance, campus parking permits can be purchased for various lots through the Parking Office. 

    541-737-2583
    Corvallis

    A coffee shop on campus, serving coffee, pastries and more.

    541-737-4771
    Corvallis

    The Pride Center seeks to create and provide a safe, non-judgemental and supportive community for students of all sexual orientations and gender identifications to participate.

    541-737-9161
    Corvallis

    Recreational Sports runs many campus facilities — including Dixon Recreation Center, McAlexander Fieldhouse and Student Legacy Park — with a focus on involving students and increasing physical activity.

    541-737-3748
    Corvallis

    Whether you're having trouble installing software, connecting to the WiFi network, or getting rid of a pesky virus on your computer, the Service Desk has qualified staff to assist you with your computer needs. It is located in Milne Computing Center.

    541-737-8787
    Corvallis

    Smoking is not allowed within the boundary of OSU’s Corvallis campus. Learn more about the policy, management of cravings and resources for quitting on the Smoke-Free OSU website.

    Corvallis

    The main dining hall for the south side of campus, Southside Station at Arnold serves sushi, rotating international food choices and breakfast options.

    Corvallis

    The OSU Survivor Advocacy & Resource Center is committed to providing safe and confidential support to students impacted by different forms of violence. With the goal of empowering survivors to make informed choices, the center serves as a first point of contact for survivors and their allies, in order to provide information about their choices and rights, referrals to desired services, and support to regain control over their lives.

    541-737-2030
    Corvallis

    There are two swimming pools at OSU. Review the academic catalog for information on open swim and physical activity courses in the Women's Building. Details about the Dixon Pool are available on the website linked below.

    Corvallis

    Located in Austin Hall, Trader Bing's Café serves up Portland Roasting Coffee and a variety of lunch and breakfast items.

    541-737-6222
    Corvallis

    Travel safe to and from OSU campuses — check road conditions during extreme winter weather.

    Multi Campus

    Explore this overview of nutrition and special dietary information for dining centers on the Corvallis campus, including details on how to contact UHDS registered dietitian with questions.

    Corvallis

    The University Ombuds Office provides a safe and informal space for students to share their concerns while offering trained professional staff to act as impartial conflict managers.

    541-737-4537
    Corvallis

    The Women's Center works to empower women and educate the campus community about women's issues, resources, and opportunities both locally and globally.

    541-737-3186
    Corvallis