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.




Find the help you need


INTO OSU Students

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.

Learn more about INTO OSU resources

Graduate Students

The Graduate Student Success Center is a unique space in the historic Memorial Union with reservable conference and lounge rooms, presentation and brainstorming tools and places to relax — like couches and a massage chair. A graduate research assistant collaborates with other graduate students to offer programming that supports student success, academic progress, professional development and interdisciplinary dialogues.

Learn mor about graduate student resourses

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center supports all 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.

Learn more about the ASC


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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.

Learn more about CAPS

Mind Spa

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.

Learn more about the Mind Spa


Family Resource Center

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.

Learn more about the Family Resource Center

Global Diversity Initiatives

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.

Learn more about Global Diversity Initiatives

Student Organizations

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.

Learn more about student organizations

OIS Engagement Opportunities

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.

Learn more about OIS engagement opportunities


Cultural Resource Centers

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.

Learn more about the CRCs

Covallis Multicultural Literacy Center

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.

Learn more about the CMLC

Crossroads International

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.

Learn more about Crossroads International


Student Health Services

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

Learn more about Student Health Services

Recreational Sports

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.

Learn more about Rec Sports

Human Services Resource 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.

Learn more about the HSRC