Dear OSU Staff and Faculty:

As part of our University-wide initiative to support health and well-being, I am encouraging your participation in a campus-wide confidential survey to better understand and support employee health and wellness. Based on the information you provide through this survey, our Healthy Campus Initiative partners can effectively plan future strategies that support the health and wellness of our campus community. To access the survey please click here. If the survey does not open automatically, please copy and paste the following link to your internet browser’s address bar:

I ask each of you to respond to this questionnaire using the online option. You will then be prompted to your first question; the remaining questions will then show up on your screen.

Please note, this survey is about planning for OSU’s Healthy Campus Initiative and is not affiliated with PEBB or any health benefit program.

The Oregon State University Survey Research Center and Student Voice/Campus Labs (a third party data collection company) are working with OSU’s Healthy Campus Initiative to collect and manage the data for this survey. This arrangement will ensure that all survey data will remain confidential.

Your answers to the survey will be utilized only as summaries in which no individual employee can be identified. Your participation is voluntary, and you may choose to skip any questions you do not wish to answer. Choosing to decline participation in this survey will not affect your employment or benefits at OSU.

Every response helps us better understand employees’ needs and allows us to improve our campus community. If you have questions about the purpose of this study, or if you have questions about submitting your questionnaire, please contact Sandi Cleveland at 541-737-3348 or at You may be interested to know that Dr. Donna Champeau of Public Health is the Principal Investigator of this research.

If you have questions about your rights as a survey participant, please contact the Oregon State University Institutional Review Board (IRB) Human Protection Administrator at 541-737-8008 or by email at and refer to study number 5174 (OSU Faculty/Staff Wellness Survey).

Thank you for your cooperation.

To the OSU Community:

Oregon State University continues to make significant progress in its efforts to create a campus community environment that is universally accessible to all, including people with disabilities.

I am pleased to bring to your attention a new website on accessibility created by the Office of Equity and Inclusion that is an additional resource to learn about and track Oregon State’s accessibility efforts and progress.  Please visit the site for details about our efforts and plans:  Check this site often, as it will be updated regularly to include valuable new information and features.

You also may have noticed some important and apparent improvements to parking, pathways of travel, ramps, classrooms, classroom furniture and buildings at our Corvallis campus.  The university has dedicated several million dollars to this work and will continue to make such improvements a high and on-going priority.

Beyond physical improvements, the university has also made progress in other venues.  For example, we have recently adopted university best practices for construction accessibility to achieve a level of accessibility that goes beyond what is legally prescribed. Likewise, we have incorporated accessibility workshops into our construction process to strive for universally accessible designs.  We recently made organizational improvements to the two university committees that focus on accessibility. We have commissioned a comprehensive accessibility assessment of the physical features of the main campus that began last summer. And we have made progress in IT accessibility with our adoption of a university policy on website accessibility.  All of these efforts are explained in more detail on the above-mentioned university accessibility website.

I thank and commend the many individuals, employees and volunteers – both those with and those without disabilities, who have been working very hard to realize our vision of a universally accessible university.  I also thank the members of the Accessible University Initiative Task Force that includes students, staff, faculty and community members with disabilities.  This committee prioritized the many recently completed improvement projects; prompted many of the improvements in standards and practices used by OSU; and assisted in the commissioning of an assessment consultant.

We have much more to do.  But the commitment, effort and progress of the many people who are engaged with the university to achieve these goals are undeniable.

If you would like to join this effort, or if you have any questions, please contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion in Kerr 526, by calling 541-737-3556 or by e-mailing


Call for 2012 Commencement Volunteers

2012 Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Over 100 volunteers are needed to serve as information specialists and assist guests during this year’s Commencement ceremony. Commencement volunteers play an important service and public relations role. As a volunteer, we seek your assistance in:

  • Providing directions and programs
  • Assisting family and friends of our graduates finding seats
  • Assisting guests with special needs, answering questions
  • Being an OSU ambassador
  • Assist with the “Green-Team”; recycling, & other duties, etc.

Attendance at one mandatory training session will be required prior to the commencement ceremony (to be held on Thursday – 6/14, Friday – 6/15, or Saturday – 6/16).

All volunteers receive confirmation and detailed information about their tasks before the commencement ceremony. If you have a cell phone, please bring it on Sunday so we can reach you if needed. Most volunteers will be needed from 10:30am  – 3:30pm.  Some will be asked to stay later dependent upon tasks assigned.


Please register online here!


Thank you in advance for helping to make OSU Commencement a special event for our graduates and guests.


Additional details about Commencement 2012 can be found at