The Office of the Dean of Students supports students in the resolution of problems and concerns, provides information about and referrals to campus resources, and promotes initiatives that address students' needs and interests. We encourage you to contact our office if you need assistance identifying which resources are best for you. 

Student Care

When life happens, ask us. If you aren’t sure who can help you, our office is a great place to start. Learn about how we can help.

Campus Resources

Oregon State University has an extensive network of resources to support your success. Identifying which resources can help you can be overwhelming. Contact our office to consult on these resources.


Whether advocating within a university dispute, serving as an impartial mediator within conflict, or a consulting agent for legal matters, we can direct you to resources that can help students solve complex issues. Learn about our support services.

Supporting Activism

The Office of the Dean of Students honors the university’s commitment to our students’ rights to the Freedom of Expression. We are here to support students who wish to share their voice while utilizing the university’s guiding policies. Learn about how we support activism.


As a student, you have important rights about what the university shares with your support network — from educational records to directory information. Learn about FERPA.

Emergency Notifications

The Office of the Dean of Students can assist with informing instructors and your college head advisor of absences in extenuating circumstances. Learn how we assist.