The Beaver Connect program connects new-to-OSU students, peer mentors and faculty members to ease the student transition to college, facilitate faculty-student interaction and build a network of support to help students succeed during their time at OSU. Students are placed on teams that meet up to five times per term during the first year. They discuss how to be successful when applying for scholarships, finding research opportunities and exploring career paths.
The Dreaming Beyond Borders Resource center aims to create a safe, supportive, welcoming and inclusive space for undocumented students and students from mixed status families at Oregon State University.
The center refers students to support resources such as academic, legal and health resources; provides educational and social programming, including access to Educational Opportunities Program academic counselors; works closely with Here to Stay and other student advocacy groups; and develops allies through educational events, trainings and partnerships.
Part of the Dr. Lawrence Griggs Office of Black & Indigenous Student Success and the Educational Opportunities Program, the Griggs Center offers a supportive environment focused on academic success and community for Black and Indigenous students at Oregon State. Explore ways that you can become more involved and connect with other students. Stop by and say hello!
The Science Success Center inspires students to envision their future while empowering them to take responsibility for their individual learning and growth. The center provides advising and academic support programs as well as career development opportunities and workshops.
ASC strategists want to support you on your path to academic success. We know that OSU has a lot of resources to support students, but that sometimes it can be hard to know what you're looking for or where to find it. ASC strategists are here for remote consults to help you find what you need. In addition to identifying resources, strategists can help you form successful study groups, introduce learning and study tools and assist as you get ready for midterms and finals.
Each year, honors courses that serve a variety of students and interests will be offered at OSU-Cascades. Honors courses are designed to offer honors-appropriate elements of a course, adhering to the philosophy that honors means different work rather than more work. In addition to enriching academics, the Honors College offers a collaborative community experience with residence hall options, study space and experiences outside of the classroom including annual trips, events and activities.
Navigate your first year at OSU-Cascades through four signature areas — participate in START and Welcome Week, live on campus, work with your academic advisor to develop your educational plan and learn about yourself and OSU in U-Engage and FYE courses.
The Undergrad Research & Writing Studio is a place for students to work on writing and research at any point in the process. Writing and research consultants are available to help students work through writer’s block; find information to support their ideas; brainstorm and freewrite; draft and revise; and proofread and edit prior to submission.