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The essence of our university is defined by its employees and students. Oregon State University is a community of individuals whose diverse backgrounds, talents and abilities enhance our success in providing an exceptional learning experience and in serving Oregon, the nation, and the world.
OSU benefits when we all recognize that balance in our lives and a flexible environment promotes learning, productivity and well-being. National research has shown that organizational programs and practices designed to provide family and personal life support improve motivation, morale and capacity for service.
At Oregon State University, we believe:
We are asking faculty, administrators, and supervisors to provide support and flexibility when personal needs outside the workplace or classroom arise for employees and students. You can do this by becoming familiar with the resources shared on the LifeBalanceOSU website.
The LifeBalanceOSU website is designed to provide information to assist you and the employees and students you come in contact with in finding avenues to balance professional, academic and family commitments and life pursuits.
We also ask that you incorporate the guidelines below in the workplace and classroom. These guidelines are intended to encourage consideration and flexibility in accommodations and do not limit or replace any other existing rules or policies.
If we all work together to create a healthy and balanced community at OSU, we will benefit by creating a great place to work, learn, and carry out our mission as the State’s premier university.