We were joined in the MU with Drew, Patricia, Clare and Mark who are all from various offices within ASOSU Student Services. ASOSU is the OSU student elected government, with the Student Services department housing services to meet student needs. On a daily basis ASOSU Student Services, advocates for students and is also a testing ground for new services and programs.
Programs and Services:
– SafeRide: On call service to transport student within the Corvallis area. 13,000 individual trips in Fall Term 2014 with 80% to/from campus
– Student Legal Services – Access the Law: Assists student with any off-campus disputes. Deals with anything and everything from breaking the law to landlord/tenant disputes. Sees 200-230 students a term. Can provide services from consulting to appearing in court. Also helps International students with VISA referrals.
– Office of Advocacy: Deals with on-campus disputes. Mainly counsels and outlines options to students in grade appeals and academic dishonesty. Also helps students (mainly international) understand and deal with any issues that may arise from cross cultural understanding.
– HSRC – Human Services Resource Center: Located in Snell 203 the HSRC helps students with Food and Housing Insecurity. Variety of services and the ability to refer students allows from 6500-7000 points of service every year. Food pantry, Mealbux, Insurance Subsidy and Emergency Housing and just a few services that are provided.
Overall, ASOSU is here to help and advocate for students. They also make it part of their charge to educate the campus community and to advocate on campus to ultimately change policy. More information can be found at the ASOSU website: http://asosu.oregonstate.edu/
Student Legal Services: http://asosu.oregonstate.edu/book/student-legal-services
Office of Advocacy: http://asosu.oregonstate.edu/advocacy