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Student Life

Living a life of science

Students walking along SEC

Every student becomes part of the university's fabric when they participate in the campus community, sharing their talents and shaping their OSU experience.

Welcome to Team Science!

As you settle into life as an Oregon State student, you will discover that science is a special community on campus. The College seeks to create a space that everyone can call home — whether it's an activity, club or a lab where you feel comfortable and respected. Peer advisors in the Science Success Center are eager to help you navigate all your options.

Get involved with science clubs

Science student clubs and organizations can open the doors to many opportunities to engage in meaningful ways that can help you develop into tomorrow’s scientists, leaders and active citizens of the world.

Find a club or student organization 

By participating in a student organization, you can engage with others to build your community, grow and develop skills that enhance your education, all while having fun and creating a vibrant, unforgettable co-curricular experience.

Ready to begin your own journey?

Expand your mind in ways you never imagined

OSU’s seven cultural centers and programs on campus are just one of the ways that diversity is prized here. The cultural centers provide a welcoming environment and support services for students who share a common identity. They also serve as landmarks that encourage everyone to learn about different cultures, identities and histories.

Your first year will fly by.

Your personal well-being and academic success is rooted in healthy connections, both with people and organizations. From cultural organizations to intramural sport to clubs, the options are many. You also have ample resources available to you when a boost of extra support is helpful.

Learn more about our campus resources 

Finding life balance

The College of Science strives to promote a healthy student community, especially among first-year students who may be struggling to find their place on campus. OSU offers many resources to help build a healthy community for its students, including outreach programs for a variety of college health issues. Many of the programs target the most common concerns and interests facing college students.

Remember that you are not alone! There are many people who are here to help you.