Student Communities

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Many Communities, One Beaver Nation

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are key elements of the educational experience at Oregon State. You’ll find support and opportunities across campus, including the Educational Opportunities Program, Diversity and Cultural Engagement, the Human Services Resource Center and others. Through social and service clubs, along with student chapters of professional organizations, you can make positive change close to home or around the world.

First established 50 years ago, Oregon State’s seven unique cultural centers offer education, celebration and camaraderie for everyone. Get involved at these centers to meet new people while learning about culture, heritage, history, identity and self-expression in a positive, welcoming environment. We believe strongly in listening to and learning from each other.


Student Experiences


Resource Centers and Guides

Asian and Pacific Cultural Center 

The Asian and Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) is a space on-campus that provides opportunities for engagement around the intersectional experiences of Asian and Pacific Islanders and the pursuit of academic excellence.

Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws

The Ina Haws fosters a sense of home and community for the Indigenous people of the Americas and Pacific Islands while working to provide educational opportunities about Indigenous culture and history for students and visitors. 

Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center

Established in 1975, the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center (BCC) provides academic, cultural and social programs/activities related but not limited to African Americans and people of African cultures and heritages. 

Centro Cultural César Chávez

The Centro Cultural César Chávez exists to support the different ethnic and cultural peoples' pursuit of their educational goals and the retention of their culture. Further, it strives to inform both the respective cultural groups and the greater university communities about issues central to the Chicanx/Latinx/Mestizx culture and heritage.

Pride Center

The Pride Center affirms the identities and empowers the lives of people who are LGBTQQIAA by providing education, outreach, program support, consultation, community development, visibility, and advocacy.

Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center

The Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center (WC) serves as a campus focal point for projects directed at addressing women's issues on campus, in the community-at-large, and globally. 

Ettihad Cultural Center

Ettihad means 'Unity'  As a cultural resource center, it is a forum to unite on-campus and online students from various backgrounds in order to bond over things that bring us together. The Ettihad Cultural Center (ECC) is home to a large population coming from central, southern and western Asia as well as northern Africa.

Dreaming Beyond Borders Resource Center

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.


Campus Resources

Admissions Support

DACA/UNDOCUMENTED

Oregon State University is committed to supporting students from all backgrounds and immigration statuses. DACA and undocumented students should connect with the Office of Admissions to ensure their application gets completed and processed correctly. 

Tuition Equity

Tuition Equity, also known as HB2787, is an Oregon house bill that provides certain students an exemption from nonresident tuition and fees at Oregon public universities. This program is available to undocumented/DACA students to be considered for in-state tuition.

EN ESPAÑOL

Si tienen preguntas sobre programas de apoyo para estudiantes latinos, admisiones, ayuda financiera, becas, y ayuda para estudiantes indocumentados por favor de visitar esta página en español. Podrán encontrar información de varios recursos y personas de contacto.

Black & Indigenous Student Success

In an effort to increase access, academic success and retention for Black, Native American, Pacific Islander and Alaskan Native students, the Dr. Lawrence Griggs Office of Black & Indigenous Student Success creates clear pathways for students to connect with important services and programming, including academic support, co-curricular opportunities,  career development, recruitment and outreach. 

Ecampus SUPPORT

Ecampus has staff members available to work with students from tribal communities and answer questions about degree programs, identify support resources, improve your academic skills, and address obstacles to your academic success. 

  • Eddie Rodriguez - Student Engagement Program Manager for enrolled students from Native communities

Paying for College

The Office of Financial Aid and the Scholarship Office work with prospective and current students to discover options for funding their education at Oregon State University. From federal and state aid to institutional options, there are a variety of opportunities available to assist students with the cost of their education. 

Living on Campus

University Housing and Dining oversees campus residence halls and dining facilities. With 16 residence halls, students have the opportunity to find their home away from home while they are staying on campus. For information regarding room styles, meal plans, housing applications, and room and board rates, please contact University Housing and Dining Services.

Community College Dual Enrollment

Previously named "Dual Enrollment", this program allows students to be jointly admitted and enrolled at Oregon State University and any eligible community college partner school. The Degree Partnership Program (DPP) provides students with an affordable way to complete their degree while still having access to OSU academic advisors and services even while taking classes at a community college. 

Additional Resources

COLLEGE ASSISTANCE MIGRANT PROGRAM (CAMP) 

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a federally funded program designed to support students from migrant and seasonal farm worker backgrounds during their first year in college. 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (EOP) 

The Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) provides personal and academic support for students who have traditionally been denied equal access to higher education. Students have access to services including application assistance, locating financial resources, and academic and personal counseling.

TRIO

The TRiO Student Support Services Program works to increase the college retention and graduation rates and provides academic counseling, peer mentoring, tutoring services, cultural enrichment activities, grant aid, workshops for participants. 

LOUIS STOKES ALLIANCE FOR MINORITY PARTICIPATION (LSAMP)

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program at Oregon State University is dedicated to increasing the number of traditionally underrepresented students completing a bachelor's degree in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

STEM LEADERS

STEM Leaders is designed to increase the diversity and success of undergraduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) fields. Students participating in STEM Leaders have access to cohort-based workshops and peer mentoring with upper-division STEM students.


Connect with Us

We want to hear from you!

The Office of Admissions works with prospective high school and transfer students as they apply to the university. Connect with this office for questions about admissions requirements, the OSU application, recruitment programs, high school visits, college fairs, and general questions about Oregon State University. 

  • Heather Wofford -  Senior Assistant Director of Admissions- Multicultural Recruitment
  • Please reach out to us and ask any questions or contact us directly at 800-291-4192.

Visit Our Beautiful Campuses! 

Come see what a typical student day is like. You will have the opportunity to learn about our academic programs, tour the residence halls, and take a student-led tour of campus. Our friendly TOUR Ambassadors are happy to assist you in planning a personalized campus visit.