Orientation Guide

Orientation Guide

Campus services, organizations, and engagement opportunities to help OSU employees get connected - no matter where they're located!

Welcome to Oregon State University - we're glad you're here!

On this page you'll learn more about the services, organizations, and engagement opportunities to help you get connected. Use the buttons in the menu below to navigate to a specific section, or just keep scrolling! Additional information is presented during the monthly New Employee Orientation sessions, hosted online via Zoom.

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Employee Resources

University Human Resources (UHR)

The Office of University Human Resources (UHR) operates within the Division of Finance and Administration (DFA), and follows the guidelines and principles outlined by the DFA. UHR operates within three major groups: HR Strategic Partners; Centers of Expertise; and HR Service Center.

Visit the UHR website to discover learning and development opportunities for OSU employees, find information related to employee retirement & benefits, view HR policies & procedures, and more!

Visit the UHR Website

UHR Organizational Structure & Team Directory

University Ombuds Office

The University Ombuds Office provides informal, independent, impartial, and confidential* conflict management services to all members of the campus community. The Ombuds assist with individual concerns through service and education, and serve as change agents to address group conflict and systemic concerns. It is the goal of the Ombuds to foster a culture of healthy, safe and open dialogue, and to facilitate cooperative problem-resolution.

We invite you to visit the University Ombuds Office website for detailed information about what happens if you contact the University Ombuds Office, access to self-help resources, and to read our Office Charter!

Visit the Ombuds Website

Ombuds Team Directory

*confidentiality cannot be promised in matters relating to threats to public safety, child abuse, if there is imminent risk of serious harm, or if compelled by court of law.

Office of Insurance & Risk Management Services

The Office of Insurance & Risk Management Services provides services related to risk mitigation, avoidance and transfer through online risk assessment tools, consulting, waivers, and insurance - as well as accident tracking, accident reporting, and Workers' Compensation. We also manage insurance claims processing for the University on over 35 different lines of insurance - including Workers' Compensation, property, auto, and cyber insurance.

Visit the Insurance & Risk Management Services website to access Workers' Compensation paperworkgeneral forms and waivers as well as claim/loss report formslearn about OSU vehicle use, and discover risk assessment tools and resources.

Visit the Insurance and Risk Management Services Website

Insurance and Risk Management Services Team Directory

Office of Equal Opportunity & Access (EOA)

The Office of Equal Opportunity & Access (EOA) is responsible for overseeing compliance with civil rights and affirmative action laws, regulations, and policies. We provide leadership, guidance, and training in these key areas to ensure equitable and inclusive environments for all Oregon State University community members. EOA serves as the University's Title IX and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Section 504 coordinating office.

Visit the EOA website to report sexual misconduct, submit a concern of discrimination, harassment, bullying, or retaliation, request accommodations, learn more about mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect, and related training opportunities.

Visit the EOA Website

EOA Team Directory

Office of Institutional Diversity (OID)

The mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) is to plan, lead and implement, in collaboration with university partners, institutional change actions and initiatives to advance diversity, equity and inclusion throughout all facets of Oregon State University. The work of the office advances more rapid progress towards Oregon State's highest aspirations for inclusive excellence.

Visit the OID website to learn more about OID's strategic plan, Innovate & Integrate: Plan for Inclusive Excellence, learn about the University's Bias Response Team, or submit a bias incident.

Visit the OID Website

OID Team Directory

Department of Public Safety

The mission of the committed officers, dispatchers, and staff of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is to enhance the living, learning and working experience at Oregon State University. DPS is committed to cultivating partnerships within the Beaver Nation community that promote a safe and secure campus environment, while supporting the University's pursuit of research and academic excellence. DPS offers a wide range of services, including emergency response, law enforcement investigation, safety escorts, and campus patrols.

Visit the Corvallis Department of Public Safety (DPS) website and the OSU-Cascades Campus Safety website to learn more!

Visit Corvallis DPS Website

Visit OSU-Cascades Campus Safety Website

University Services

Learn more about the services available to Oregon State University employees.

Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center advocates for, and provides quality programming and services to, all OSU families with dependent care needs to support the academic, professional and personal growth and success of the whole person.

Visit the Family Resource Center website to learn about our resources - from various childcare opportunities, to campus lactation rooms and supports, to elder care, and more!

Visit the Family Resource Center Website

Family Resource Center Directory

Transportation Services (Corvallis Campus)

Transportation Services provides support and services for Corvallis campus commuters, residents, and visitors. Our department operates the Motor Pool, manages campus parking, runs the Beaver Bus campus shuttle, and encourages biking, walking, transit, and carpooling.

Visit the Transportation Services website to learn more about parking, the Beaver Bus campus shuttle service, University Motor Pool, campus maps, and more!

Visit the Transportation Services Website

Transportation Services Contact Information

Dining Options

Corvallis Campus

Corvallis Campus dining locations are open to all students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.

  • Locations accept credit/debit and Orange Cash; most locations also accept cash. OSU ID cardholders can put money on their OSU ID card. There is an automatic 10% discount at campus food locations when you use Orange Cash to pay! Learn more about Orange Cash →
  • For up-to-date campus dining hours and locations, check out Food @ OSU! View Food@OSU →

Additional information can be found on the University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) website.

Visit the UHDS Website

UHDS Contact Information


OSU-Cascades Campus

Beaver Dam cafe and the Study Grounds coffee shop are the two dining facilities on our campus. They are both located in Obsidian Hall.

Visit the OSU-Cascades Dining Website


Other OSU Locations

Explore the community around your work site for local eateries, and choose your own culinary adventure!

Facilities Services

Facilities Services operates and maintains OSU's built environment to keep it safe, efficient, comfortable, and beautiful.

Additional information can be found on the Facilities Services website. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Visit the Facilities Services Website

Facility Services Contact Information

Health & Wellness

Recreational Sports

The Department of Recreational Sports provides an extensive and diverse list of sport, fitness, and adventure opportunities to serve the varied recreation preferences and activity interests of the campus community. 

Invest in your health and wellbeing and find a community with a Recreational Sports Membership! Get access to Rec Sports facilities, court reservation privileges, check-out recreation equipment, and price reductions on equipment rentals and First Aid/CPR classes.

Visit the Rec Sports website to learn more about our facilitiesfitness classes and education, and Rec Sports Membership benefits!

Visit the Rec Sports Website


Faculty Staff Fitness

OSU's Faculty Staff Fitness (FSF) program serves the OSU community of faculty, staff, retirees, GTAs/GRAs, alumni, and their spouses/partners. Faculty Staff Fitness instructors are educated to tailor your needs and give you the very best in programming - for all levels of fitness - at a reasonable cost to you.

We offer a wider variety of programs onsite at the Corvallis campus before/after work and mid-day. We also offer many programs online, in a pre-recorded format, that can be accessed anytime, from anywhere with a connection to the internet!

Visit the Faculty Staff Fitness website to view and register for upcoming FSF classes, check out upcoming FSF events, register for online FSF classes, and more!

Visit the FSF Website


The Mind Spa

The Mind Spa at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a unique sanctuary where you can soothe your mind, body, and spirit.

Explore an experience like no other on campus! Relax privately in this quiet single-user space, unkink that stubborn muscle in the full body massage chair, center yourself in the meditation corner, use guided relaxation software to find calmness, or sit by the therapy light on a rainy day. This service is available to OSU students, faculty, and staff at no charge.

Visit the Mind Spa page to check out the Mind Spa menu and make a reservation. Be sure to visit the Virtual Mind Spa page too, to create your own Mind Spa experience at home!

Visit the Mind Spa Page

Work Life at OSU

Work Life at OSU aims to support and promote the ongoing development of a workplace culture supportive of personal and family life. We offer a variety of resources and services available to faculty and staff which often extend to spouses/partners and dependents to help balance the many aspects of your life.

Visit the Work Life at OSU website to learn more about OSU's Employee Assistance Program (Lyra Health), Staff Fee Privileges, resources for Dual Career Couples, free memberships to care.com, sign up for an upcoming event or workshop (or an upcoming or recorded webinar), find housing and relocation resources, discover mental health resources, sign up for the Culture of Care listserv, and more!

Visit the Work Life at OSU Website


The OSU Craft Center (Corvallis Campus)

The OSU Craft Center, located in the Student Experience Center, is a well-equipped, membership-based community arts center with studios and classes in Ceramics, Fiber Arts, Glasswork, Jewelry/Metals, Paper Arts/Printmaking, Photography, and Woodworking.

We support and promote a creative outlets of expression and an enriched experiential learning experience where students and other members of the University community can foster their own creativity. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Visit the Craft Center website to learn more about requesting a Craft Center Account, register for classes, and view upcoming events & activities!

Visit the Craft Center Website


Sustainability at OSU

Oregon State University has demonstrated sustainability leadership for decades, through natural resources programming, climate change research, experiential learning opportunities, and multiple connections with communities across the State of Oregon. Sustainability at OSU is a collaborative effort between multiple organizations.

Three organizations play a leadership role in integrating sustainability into OSU's mission and operations, each with a different emphasis area: The Sustainability OfficeCampus Recycling, and Community Engagement & Leadership (CEL).

Visit the Sustainability at OSU page to learn more about how you can get involved!

Visit the Sustainability at OSU Page

Learn, Research, and Advance Yourself!

Employee Training Portal

To discover training and professional development workshops, programs, and webinars that are currently available - and geared towards OSU employees - log in to your my.oregonstate dashboard and check out the Training Portal!

This is a one-stop-shop to search for trainings by category or audience - or you may choose to simply browse the catalog until you find something interesting!

Categories include: Collaboration & Teams  |  Innovation & Technology  |  Work/Life Integration  |  Inclusive Excellence & Diversity  |  Leadership  |  Performance & Organizational Development  | Safety & Compliance

To the Training Portal!


LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform featuring over 16,000 professional, technical, and creative self-paced courses available at no cost to all active OSU faculty, staff, and students!

Visit our LinkedIn Learning website to learn more about how to set up your OSU LinkedIn Learning account, discover helpful tools and resources, and view OSU's curated learning collections!

Visit OSU's LinkedIn Learning Website

Learning & Organizational Development

The Learning & Organizational Development team's primary objective is to provide online and classroom training for employees in the area of soft skills, leadership, and manager/supervisor development.

Visit the Learning & Organizational Development (L&D) website to learn more about L&D programs and additional training resources for university employees!

Visit the L&D Website


OSU Libraries and Press

Using Innovation, Heart and Ideas, OSU Libraries are dedicated to serving the students, faculty, and staff of Oregon State University. OSU Libraries enhance and support the university's instructional and research programs with traditional and innovative services and collections.

Visit the OSU Libraries website to learn more about library locations and services!

Visit the OSU Libraries Website



OSUToday is a daily email news briefing provided by OSU News and Communication Services.

Visit the OSUToday website to subscribe to OSUToday emails, or browse archived issues!

Visit the OSUToday Website

Go Beavs!

Support OSU student athletes by cheering them on in-person at one of the many Athletics facilities - or on TV or the radio from your favorite chair!

Visit the Athletics website to learn more about women's and men's sports, schedules, and how and where to cheer "Go Beavs!"

Visit the OSU Athletics Website