Everything we do is student-centered. Whether it’s providing academic support services like advising or creating enriching campus housing environments or guiding students as they engage in community activism, we seek to create well-rounded, empowering college experiences that foster student persistence and development.

And we do it so comprehensively that nearly all full-time students report interacting with student affairs during their first year — engaging with recreational sports, cultural resource centers, counseling and health services or one of our many leadership opportunities. Our departments and offices reach across and beyond OSU while supporting retention among diverse student populations. They ensure that learning does not stop at the classroom door, that it happens 24/7, intertwined with every aspect of student life. 

For us, academic success goes hand in hand with purpose and belonging. Using our division's new strategic plan as our map and our community principles to guide our process, we forge ahead creating pathways to student success.


Our Vision

Every student graduates and ventures into the world prepared and empowered to be a change maker and problem solver in service to the global community.

Areas of Distinction

Career Advancement
We will empower every student to articulate a pathway toward their desired career or academic outcomes in an environment that supports exploration, growth, and change. This pathway is scaffolded through continued academic progress, persistence and co-curricular experiences.

Student Health and Well-being
We will create an infrastructure (barrier-free, preventative, and responsive) that supports all students’ physical, mental and emotional well-being so that they can be successful in their academic and professional pursuits and goals.

Community and Belonging
We will create, strengthen and sustain thriving communities that acknowledge how each individual is differentially situated, thereby facilitating every community members' sense of belonging.

Our Impact 

The collective work of the Division of Student Affairs is a catalyst for a meaningful OSU journey, where the blending of academic and co-curricular experiences fuels holistic growth for our students. We take bold steps to boost academic success, career readiness and well-being, nurturing an environment where every student thrives personally and socially and develops a sense of belonging.