Campus Resources at OSU

When going to a new country to study, many international students are faced with an unfamiliar social and educational culture. Consequently, the adjustment issues along with other common life stressors may create challenges which may build into crises. 

We know that sometimes it can feel overwhelming to try to find the right place for support, so we have gathered some important ones for you here. For more information meet with us in the Office of International Services at University Plaza Suite 130.

            

Academic Resources

  

There are specific resources available for students in INTO OSU programs, such as the Student Care & Conduct Coordinator and Language and Culture Advisors. Visit the International Living-Learning Center Welcome Desk for more details.

Graduate students can meet with someone in the Graduate School in Heckart Lodge or the Graduate Student Success Center in 203 Memorial Union to see how they can help.

The Academic Success Center supports students as they practice skills and habits for academic success, learn with and from peers, and reflect on ongoing academic development. Find study strategies, tutoring support, and study tables and groups at their office in Waldo Hall.

Emotional Resources

  

In the US, speaking with a licensed mental health counselor is common and can be helpful for students who are feeling overwhelmed by a crisis or emergency. Visit Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on the 5th floor of Snell Hall or call  541-737-2131. CAPS provides 24/7 assistance, use option 1 during non business hours.

The Mind Spa is a peaceful space where you can think, pray, or relax. Use the massage chairs, meditation corner, and other relaxation resources for free. Located on the 5th floor of Snell Hall.

The International Student Support Program provides you with support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in your native language. If you want to talk to someone about culture shock or cultural adjustment, please contact them!

The ISSP advisors can also help you with:

  • Being successful at school
  • Relationships with friends and family
  • Practical issues while studying abroad
  • Stress, sadness, loneliness, and lots more!

The services is free and confidential. You can contact the ISSP advisors via app, phone, or video chat. For more information please visit this website.

Social Resources

  

The Family Resource Center advocates for and provides quality programming and services to all OSU families with dependent care needs to support the academic, professional and personal growth and success of the whole person.

Global Diversity Initiatives includes teams organized to support, enhance, connect, develop, and contribute to the international student experience. Ask about them in the Student Experience Center.

There are 400+ Student Organizations at OSU. Join an organization and find other students with similar interests or backgrounds. These groups may be able to help you feel more connected to your home culture and/or direct you to other campus resources. Use the website search tool to find a place that’s right for you.

The Office of International Services offers many opportunities for engaging with the OSU and Corvallis communities, including the International Peer Mentoring Program (IPMP), International Cultural Service Program (ICSP), and International Friendship Program (IFP). These programs are a great way to build community with other international students, globally-minded peers, and community members here to support and inspire each other in Corvallis.

Cultural Resources

  

A part of Diversity and Cultural Engagement, OSU Cultural Resource Centers (CRCs) are committed to the overall development of under-served students. You can enhance your learning, academic success, cross-cultural fluency, and self-efficacy by participating in programs that support social equality, community engagement, and global membership.

The 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 and where sharing cultures and expanding literacies enables everyone to take part in the community.

Crossroads International is a group of volunteers from the community who help enrich the experience of international students and build a bridge between people in our community and international students, scholars, visiting faculty, and their families.

Health Resources

  

Stay Healthy at OSU! Student Health Services has locations in Plageman Building, Tebeau Residence Hall, and Dixon Recreation Center. 541-737-9355

You can access Recreational Sports at OSU for free during each Fall, Winter, and Spring term. This not only allows you access to two exercise centers, but also provides opportunities to join fitness classes, intramural and club level sports teams, and adventure leadership classes and trips. Find out more at Dixon Recreation Center.

The HSRC provides direct service, outreach, education, and referral services to Oregon State University students focused on alleviating the effects of hunger, poverty, and other basic human needs so that students can pursue a quality education.

Immigration Resources

  

Contact International Student Advisors about Reduced Course Loads, Taking a Leave of Absence, Employment, Financial Assistance Opportunities, and other matters. Visit us in University Plaza Suite 130 or make an appointment online.

Student Legal Services can advise current OSU students on a range of legal matters including immigration concerns. This service is offered at no cost by ASOSU.

In addition to ASOSU Student Legal Services, you may wish to use the following resources to find an immigration attorney for legal advice:

  • Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service – initial 30 min. consultation for $35 with a member of the Oregon State Bar. Call 1-800-452-7636 or visit http://www.osbar.org/public/ris/
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Immigration Lawyer Referral Service – provides referrals to immigration attorneys across the US. Visit http://www.ailalawyer.com/