OSU and Corvallis have a wealth of organizations and centers committed to celebrating the diversity of the campus and community. All are welcome to join any of these groups and centers.
The International students of Oregon State University (ISOSU) leads in creating a community that enhances and influences the student experience. ISOSU facilitates cross-cultural interaction and understanding by inviting many voices from around the world to be heard. ISOSU is committed to supporting and developing a wide range of international opportunities for the OSU community focusing on the education of issues and appreciation of cultures on this university campus. ISOSU is responsible for the International Resource Center (IRC), located in the Memorial Union.
Engage with your international student peers! Help them learn about life at OSU and your culture while you learn about theirs. This is a great way to internationalize your education at OSU and gain cultural diversity experience here on campus. Cultural Ambassador groups aim to explore our campus and participate in meaningful conversations.
OSU has multiple cultural centers which provide programs and activities for the OSU community.
The mission of the Office of Intercultural Student Affairs is to build the intercultural and Cross-Cultural capacity of students through high-impact pedagogical practices and support services, so as to best inform and empower them in a globally diverse and engaged world.
Crossroads International is a community volunteer organization that provides friendship, hospitality, and language assistance for OSU's international students and visiting scholars. For more than 35 years, Crossroads International has connected international students, faculty & scholars, and their family members with local volunteers for friendship and education. We offer five programs, regular events and special activities like our International Film Festival - so there are many ways to get involved and meet people! Volunteers are always needed, and students or scholars may request services at our office or by filling out some of our online forms.
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center (CMLC) is a place where people of all cultures can come together in a “living room for learning,” where all people can be teachers and learners, where sharing cultures and expanding literacies enables everyone to take part in the community.