When a Student Needs Legal or Advocacy Services
Many students go through their entire college career without seeking the assistance of the ASOSU Legal or Advocacy services. There are others, however, who find themselves in situations where they are not sure how to proceed.
Perhaps they received an allegation of academic dishonesty or maybe their landlord has kept their security deposit unfairly after they moved. Two student-fee funded offices offer students guidance and support when the student is involved in a dispute either within or outside the university.
Student Legal Services can help with landlord tenant issues; personal injury; credit issues including debtor-creditor matters and collections, and bankruptcy consultation; consumer law traffic infractions; criminal charges; wills and powers of attorney; uncontested child custody and uncontested dissolution of marriage cases, including child support determinations; and various miscellaneous matters.
Students can schedule an appointment with SLS by calling 541-737-4165. Their office, located in Snell 135, is open from 8am-5pm Monday to Friday.
ASOSU Advocacy was created to assist students experiencing conflict with the university or any of its administrative offices.
The services of the Office of Advocacy include helping students to navigate grade disputes; financial aid issues; academic advising questions; preparing for Student Conduct hearings; appealing allegations of academic dishonesty; assisting INTO students with questions regarding their program; parking issues; matters of discrimination; conflict with UHDS or The Gem; concerns regarding privacy and access to student records; instances of faculty misconduct; questions about tuition, fees and business office charges; and on-campus disputes with Campus Security officers, campus-based Oregon State Police or Corvallis Police Department.
The office, which is located in Snell 133, is open from 9-4pm Monday to Friday. You can make an appointment by calling 541-737-9200.
Because your student fees support the operation of these offices, you can access the services without paying additional fees. We look forward to seeing you should you need an advocate.
Patricia works for the students of Oregon State University in the ASOSU Office of Advocacy. She works to uphold the best interests of students during times of dispute or misunderstanding with the university or any of its administrative units.