Winter 2021 Monday Message – Finals Week

A Message from the Honors College In the Honors College, we strive to create an inclusive, respectful and supportive community that incorporates diverse perspectives and provides opportunities to examine and challenge systems of oppression, inequality and racism. We recognize that members of our community may have experienced or been impacted by sexual violence, either directly […]

March 14, 2021

A Message from the Honors College

In the Honors College, we strive to create an inclusive, respectful and supportive community that incorporates diverse perspectives and provides opportunities to examine and challenge systems of oppression, inequality and racism. We recognize that members of our community may have experienced or been impacted by sexual violence, either directly or indirectly, and that recent information released in the Husch-Blackwell report may be causing pain, anger, or triggering other strong responses.
Honors College staff are committed to providing support for community members who are struggling or could benefit from assistance or a safe place for expression. Please contact us if we can help. For more information about resources available to survivors of sexual violence, contact the Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center at 541-737-2030 or, the Interpersonal Violence Services team at 541-737-2131 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE.

HCSA Events This Week

Free Snacks In The SLUG!
The Forgot Your Lunch Program offers free fruit, cookies, cheese sticks, and more to students during finals week! Please help yourself to these free snacks in the Forgot Your Lunch cabinets and refrigerator in the SLUG  kitchen of LInC 340 while supplies last.

HC Announcements and Event

NEW! Winners & Final Reminder for Students Seeking New Conversation Cluster for Spring
Most clusters sailed through the Incohearent Challenge this week. Congratulations to our 50 Amazon gift card winners and good effort to the 50+ clusters who tackled the challenge!    

Thank you to the nearly 600 students who engaged in their conversation cluster meetings this winter term. Our community is stronger because of your engagement and we appreciate you making the time for it. 

If you would like to be assigned to a new group for spring term, please complete this survey by Tuesday, March 16. Conversation Clusters will be back beginning March 29 with new challenges and more prizes!

NEW! Spring Term HC Virtual Study Groups
Need a way to deepen your understanding of course material, discuss challenging concepts and study for upcoming exams and assignments with your fellow beavs? Fill out this survey to join a spring term HC virtual study group! You will need to complete this survey and indicate your availability by Wednesday, April 7 to be placed in a group. If you have any other questions, feel free to email Emily at

Scholarship Opportunities

OSU Emergency COVID-19 Funding For Students Through CRRSAA
Through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, OSU has emergency funding to award to currently enrolled OSU students. Apply here.

CRRSAA eligibility includes:
– Undergraduate, graduate and certificate seeking students enrolled at any of our campuses, including Ecampus.
– You must have a current FAFSA application on file.
– Students will be prioritized by their level of need based on their FAFSA application.
– Eligible expenses include all the components of a student’s cost of attendance or emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care.
– International students, DACA students, and undocumented students are not eligible for this funding.

COMING SOON! 2021-2022 Honors College Continuing Student Scholarships Application
All continuing Honors College students who want to be considered for HC tuition scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year must complete an application to the Oregon State University Honors College Differential Tuition Scholarship in OSU ScholarDollars here. This application opened on January 1, 2021, so it may not have been accessible if you were previously in the system. The deadline to apply is April 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Please direct any questions to Kevin Stoller at

Honors College Differential Tuition and Emergency Grant
The Honors College recognizes that this may be a particularly challenging time for Honors College students and their families. We encourage students who are experiencing difficulty paying the costs associated with Honors College enrollment to apply for a one-term Honors College Differential Tuition and Emergency Grant. Determinations will be made on a rolling basis and will consider both need and the likelihood of earning the Honors Baccalaureate. 

Inability to pay Honors College differential tuition or other costs this term should not be the primary barrier to any student’s successful graduation from the college or continuation as an honors student.
 Approved grants may be for the full HC differential tuition (currently $500) or a portion of it and are for one-term only. Grants will not be renewed for additional terms, but students can reapply. Typically, students can only receive two Differential Tuition and Emergency Grant during their time in the Honors College. See the application for additional information.

Job Opportunities

TODAY! College of Forestry Seeking Student Field Technicians
The Warren Lab at Oregon State University is seeking student field technicians for summer 2021! Research will be part of an ongoing project assessing alternative riparian buffers on managed landscapes. Students will receive hands-on research experience in sampling aquatic food webs, as well as field experience working in remote settings in a small crew. The project leaders are specifically looking for students with a background or interest in fisheries, forestry, ecology, and similar areas of work. There is potential to use this internship for credit or to develop an honors thesis project. For more information and instructions to apply, please visit the link here. For full consideration, please apply by today, Monday, March 15.

Project or Thesis Opportunity Around Spatial Analysis (GIS)!
Kevin Bladon, Associate Professor within the College of Forestry, is looking for a student interested in a possible thesis or project around spatial analysis. This project involves using GIS to identify locations in Oregon that are vulnerable or resistant to the effects of wildfires on aquatic habitats. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email Dr. Bladon at

Apply for Paid Positions with the Student Experiences & Engagement
Student Experiences & Engagement is a hub for student involvement, connection, and belonging. Their departments include: Community Engagement & LeadershipCraft CenterDiversity & Cultural Engagement and Experiential Learning & Activities. SEE offers a wide-range of opportunities spanning cultural, social or educational events, clubs and organizations, student media, arts, volunteer and leadership positions. Students are encouraged to apply for open paid positions that offer leadership and skill-building opportunities; positions like Leadership Liaison with DCE, Media Designer for Cultural Resource Centers and Student Success Peer Facilitator for OSU’s Pride Center. To learn more about these job opportunities, visit the link here.

Student Health Advisory Board Recruitment
Oregon State’s Student Health Advisory Board is now recruiting students to join! This board serves as a link between Student Health Services and the student community here at OSU. We are looking for students who express the desire to promote health and well-being through health equity and advocacy of the Oregon State University community and express interest in health policy and the administrative side of healthcare. 

For more information and to access the application, please visit the website here. Further questions can be directed to Members will be recruited on a rolling basis. 

Wellness Resources

Enjoy a different 15-minute guided meditation each week. Benefits of meditation include: stress reduction, better sleep, sharper concentration, anxiety management and happier relationships. Sessions take place every Tuesday and Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Contact to coordinate extra credit for student attendance. Faculty and staff are welcome too. Register here!

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW! Participate in a Focus Group about the COVID-19 Vaccine!
We invite you to participate in one of several focus groups being conducted by researchers at Oregon State University to understand more about people’s attitudes, hesitations and concerns surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine.

We are interested in how people’s attitudes and worldviews may influence their experiences and opinions about the COVID-19 vaccine. We are interested in interviewing folks who have some reservations, hesitations or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine. We are interested in people from all walks of life, with a range of attitudes and experiences. You must be between the ages of 18 and 30, have some hesitations or reservations about the COVID-19 vaccine and be a currently enrolled college or university student.

Participants will receive an electronic $25 Amazon gift card to participate in a one to two hour-long focus group conducted via Zoom. Jade Warner is the primary investigator and HC student who is conducting this research for her thesis project. Email Warner at for more information. Please reach out as soon as possible if you are interested.

HC Resources

These resources are available throughout the term.

SLUG and HC Office Hours
The SLUG is open! If you would like to arrange a meeting with an HC staff member, please call 541-737-6400 or email SLUG hours are:

  • Monday – 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday – 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday – 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

LInC Access: Entry during hours when the SLUG is open and the LInC is closed is now via ID card only. The code that worked previously has been deactivated. If your ID card is not working, please notify Note: the card only allows access to the LInC when the SLUG is open. The LInC’s hours are Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. For additional information and updates, see here.

“Forgot your lunch?” Station Available in SLUG
The Honors College is back with a “Forgot your lunch?” station for you to have a snack or light lunch if you ever need it. Whether you need food because you forgot your lunch, are low on money, or simply need a snack – please help yourself to this free resource. The resource is self-serving and can be accessed any time that the SLUG is open in the kitchen area.

THIS Week! HCSA & Honors X General Meeting – New Members Welcome!
Looking for an opportunity to meet other students and get involved with the HC? The Honors College Student Association and Honors X hold their general meetings every Thursday.

  • HCSA: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom, Meeting ID: 922 1349 4129, Password: HCSA
  • Honors X: 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom, Meeting ID: 917 5442 5322, Password: honors

Honors X is a group of students focused on creating a sense of community amongst first year students by hosting fun events, service events, and learning/development opportunities across multiple subjects. We hope to see you there!

Connect with Our Student Engagement Coordinator!
Emily Garcia is the Student Engagement Coordinator for the Honors College! She is available to answer general HC questions, connect you to the proper resources and help you find community within the Honors College. You can reach out to her and schedule an appointment by emailing

COVID-19 Resources

Honors College Compact
Recognizing the interdependence of all members of our community and the responsibilities as an HC student, the Honors College Community Compact outlines health and safety expectations and requirements for the upcoming academic year. This compact is designed to help protect our campus and local communities from the risks posed by COVID-19.

Human Services Resource Center: COVID-19 Resources
The HSRC has changed many processes and programs so they can continue meeting students’ basic needs – this includes access to food, shelter, and other course related materials. More information on HSRC services can be found here.
Remote Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Basic Needs Navigation and Emergency Housing

COVID Emails Sent to Students
The emails in this link were approved by the OSU Registrar to be sent to Student Communications listserves in the 2020-2021 school year. It provides a clear overview of emails sent to students regarding the OSU response to COVID-19 in the past few months.

By: Sukhjot Sal

CATEGORIES: Monday Messages

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