NEW Basic Needs Statement for Syllabus

Professors and instructors at OSU -
Are you including a Basic Needs Statement on your syllabus?
Did you know you can also include information about renting textbooks via our Textbook Lending Program? 
See the following two options for statements you can now include in your syllabus. 

Brief Basic Needs Syllabus Statement:

Any student who has difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food to eat every day, or who lacks a safe and stable place to live, and believes this may affect their performance in the course, is urged to contact the Human Services Resource Center (HSRC) for support (hsrc@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-3747). The HSRC has a food pantry, a textbook lending program and other resources to help. Furthermore, please notify the professor if you are comfortable in doing so. This will enable them to provide any resources that they may possess.

More detailed Basic Needs Syllabus Statement:

Any student who has difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food to eat every day, or who lacks a safe and stable place to live, and believes this may affect their performance in the course, is urged to contact the Human Services Resource Center (HSRC) for support (hsrc@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-3747). The HSRC has a food pantry and other programs to help.

Additionally, the HSRC Textbook Lending Program offers eligible students the opportunity to check out required textbooks for the academic term, including __ copies of the books required for this course. The professor has also had __ copies of the course text made available in the course reserves in the OSU Valley Library. (Remove/edit this italicized portion as needed)

Furthermore, please notify the professor about your concerns if you are comfortable in doing so. This will enable them to provide any resources that they may possess.

 

Additional Information

If you’d like to find out if the HSRC has a copy of your course texts in our Textbook Lending Program (or if the Valley Library has copies), follow these instructions (or give us a call, we can help!):

  1. Go to osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/

  2. Log in using your ONID

  3. Click Course Reserves

  4. Enter the title of the textbook and click Search

  5. In the drop-down menu that says "OSU Course Reserves", select "HSRC Textbook Lending Library" (or don’t if you’re searching Course Reserves)

  6. Green dots indicate books we have that are not checked out. Red dots indicate that we have the book but someone has checked it out.

If the HSRC doesn’t have a copy of your text… we take donations- or, each term, we ask students to complete a survey and tell us what books to buy with our limited funds. We’d love your help promoting our program in any way.

If the Valley Library doesn’t have a copy of your text - faculty are encouraged to request it (student’s can’t, unfortunately).

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As inspired and informed by Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab - https://medium.com/@saragoldrickrab/basic-needs-security-and-the-syllabus-d24cc7afe8c9