As winter term classes progress, we would like to highlight programs and services available to assist students who may be experiencing difficulties with navigating our community.  In some cases the difficulties may impact academics.  In other cases, the difficulties may influence behaviors that can negatively impact others and the campus community.  For more information about appropriate referrals, please feel free to contact us at 541-737-8748.

Susie Brubaker-Cole                            Tracy Bentley-Townlin
Vice Provost for Student Affairs        Interim Dean of Student Life

Contact:  Monday – Friday 10am – 4:30pm, 541.737.8748, option 3;
Student Life Assistance is a service in the Office of the Dean of Student Life delivered by a group of OSU professionals known as the Student Life Assistance Team. The service helps faculty, staff, and advisors navigate the non-academic student issues they may encounter. Many students face difficult times during college; unexpected life events, personal crises, mental health struggles, academic difficulties are examples of challenges that can interfere with college success and often faculty, staff, and advisors benefit from consultation and support of the SL Assistance Team.

Contact: Kris Winter, Assistant Dean of Student Life 541-737-0582;
As a result of growing safety issues and concerns on college campuses, Oregon State University (OSU) developed a Student Care Team (SCT). The SCT addresses student behaviors that are disruptive and may include safety and/or mental health issues. The goal of the SCT is to promote the safety and health of students which, in turn, aids in the well-being of our overall OSU community.  SCT meets regularly and is also available for consultation if you would like to speak with someone about ways to best support a student and/or manage a student situation.

Contact: Carl Yeh, Director 541-737-3656;
SCCS will consult with faculty/staff on how to manage situations pertaining to inappropriate behavior and/or disruption to a class, a residence hall or any other campus location.  If you have any questions regarding SCCS, please contact the Director.

Contact: Angelo Gomez, Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator 541-737-3556;
OEI addresses concerns about bias, discrimination, discriminatory harassment, bullying, and retaliation. Additionally, the Executive Director is the university’s Title IX Coordinator and should be consulted on disclosures of any form of sexual harassment, including sexual/dating/domestic violence and stalking (For additional information see Employee Responsibilities)

Contact: Marcey Bamba, Interim Director 541-737-2131;
CAPS will consult with faculty/staff on how to manage difficult mental health situations including depression, severe anxiety, suicidal thoughts or other psychological or emotional disturbances.  The emergency counseling and consultation services are available to students and faculty 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; Thursday consultations are available from 11:00 am – 4:30 pm.  In addition, you may also speak to an after-hours counselor any time the office is closed.

Contact: Brenda McComb, Dean 541-737-4881;
With a solid understanding of the unique roles and experiences of graduate students, the Graduate School consults with students/faculty/staff on issues throughout the student lifecycle pertaining to admissions, academic progress and milestones, funding, graduate community resources, mentor/mentee relationships, inclusivity and overall student success.

Contact: Sue Theiss, University Ombuds 541-737-7029;
Ombuds provide informal, impartial, and confidential* conflict management assistance to all members of the university community.  This office  provides a safe environment for listening to concerns, clarifying issues, exploring options for resolution, providing information and referrals, navigating university systems, and mediating discussions when requested.  For more information about UOO’s services and confidentiality, please visit

Contact: Jonathan Stoll, Director 541-737-8606;
CCR was established to enhance neighborhood livability and inspire shared responsibility to help foster a healthy, livable and inclusive Oregon State University – Corvallis community.  The independence of living on one’s own can be liberating, but extremely challenging for students.  CCR connects students with community resources that foster good neighborly behavior and educational tools to educate tenants of their rights and responsibilities.

Contact: Oregon State Police/Public Safety 541-737-7000 or dial 911
If the behavior is placing someone in immediate risk or if a serious or threatening incident occurs in the classroom, academic building or on campus, Public Safety should be contacted immediately.

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