Starting with the entering class of fall 2013, Oregon State University is implementing a First-Year Experience Initiative designed to increase retention and success for all students and student groups through an integrated living and learning environment.
An important component of the First-Year Experience (FYE) Initiative is the live-on requirement for first-year students and enhanced residential education associated with it. Some Corvallis non-profit cooperative living groups, including but not limited to OSU fraternities and sororities, have indicated a desire to provide a similarly beneficial and educational experience to OSU first year students. In response, the University has developed the OSU Affiliated First Year Housing Program (“Program”). Under the Program, qualifying organizations may request inclusion as an approved facility for students subject to the OSU First Year Experience Live-on Requirement. The objective of this Program is that OSU first year students are provided safe, healthy and educationally beneficial housing consistent with the experience provided in on-campus residences.
To be eligible to apply for inclusion, the organization must be a non-profit cooperative living group providing room and board to OSU students in a house within Corvallis city limits. At least 20 individuals must occupy the qualifying house. Structures such as apartments or townhouses do not qualify as a “house” for this Program. Qualifying organizations must have been established and operational on July 1, 2012. Organizations under sanctions pursuant to OSU’s Student Conduct Code are not eligible.
2017-2020 Application Process
2017-2020 Program Policy
Due date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Cover Page for Application