The Office of the Dean of Students is dedicated to providing educational and developmental opportunities for students to make informed decisions that support their success at Oregon State University. Learn how the office can help you navigate university resources, get assistance communicating with faculty about emergencies and understand your rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The Office of the Dean of Students houses a number of student-centered services and departments, including the Academic Success Center, the Human Services Resource Center and the Office of Student Orientation.
Many students face difficult times during college — unexpected life events, personal crises, mental health struggles, and academic difficulties are examples of challenges that can interfere with college success. Student Care is designed to help students learn and understand OSU policies and procedures, problem solve within the university community and access referrals for personal matters or emergencies.
The Survivor Advocacy & Resource Center (SARC) and the interpersonal violence prevention team have joined together to form the Center for Advocacy, Prevention & Education (CAPE). CAPE will operate through a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to provide a continuum of programs and services designed to prevent interpersonal and gender-based violence and to support survivors.
For safe, confidential advocacy services, call 541-737-2030 or send an email to the advocacy team. Our in-office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. If calling after hours, select option 1 from the phone menu to leave a confidential voicemail, or option 2 to reach the 24/7 confidential advocacy hotline with our community partner CARDV.
The Basic Needs Center is here to support you. We provide textbook access, laptop and calculator lending and food assistance. Contact the center for peer support to help you identify and apply to resources.
Medical advice is available by phone 24 hours per day for OSU students eligible for care at Student Health Services. During clinic hours, the advice line is staffed by a registered nurse. Call 541-737-2724.
Medical advice is available by phone 24 hours per day for OSU students eligible for care at Student Health Services. If you have medical concerns after clinic hours, you can obtain a toll-free number for a medical call center by calling 541-737-9355.
If you are considering suicide or feeling depressed, talk to someone. Reach out to a friend or family member, call or stop by CAPS, contact the 24-hour crisis hotline or visit the CAPS website for multiple resources.
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.