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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out the hours for dining locations on the Corvallis campus.
Review the HMSC evacuation plan and other resources to help prepare for a tsunami.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Find your way to the Marine Hatfield Science Center!
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.
Find on-campus and off-campus resources to help you make nutritious eating choices.
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.