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Student resources

Student resources

Steve Dobrioglio and Madeline Bloom working on computer in the science success center

The Science Success Center

The Science Success Center helps students envision their future while empowering them to take responsibility for their individual learning and growth. Our mission is to help science students and faculty foster connections that improve their lives academically, socially, professionally and personally.

We cultivate intellectual growth and student development by providing access to a wide range of academic and developmental support. Resources include advising, academic and personal skills, career development services and internships, tutoring and student organizations.

Academic Support Services at OSU

We know there are challenges. Let us help you stay on course.

The Academic Success Center provides academic coaching, time-management tools, note-taking, studying and test-taking strategies, self-help videos and more.

The Career Development Center offers on-campus jobs, career counseling, career/interest assessments, major exploration. To make an appointment, contact the Science Success Center.

Degree Partnership Program contains information for students who want to dual enroll at OSU and any of our partner community colleges.

The Disability Access Services (DAS) offers alternative testing, deaf and hard-of-hearing services, academic coaching, note-taking, faculty notification, early registration, DAS student handbook, tutorials and more.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) supports students of color, low-income and first-generation students or any students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Time management, major/career identification, internships and priority access to EOP sections of courses.

Financial Aid & Scholarships is home to all information regarding financial aid and scholarships, Satisfactory Academic Progress confirmation, emergency loans, renewing or changing aid.

The Office of the Registrar shows academic standing, change of major, transfer credits, add/drop/withdraw, priority registration, final grades and registration.

Technology Loans is the Valley Library's center for loans on laptops, tablets and other technology.

University Exploratory Studies Program is an academic home for students who have not declared a major yet. Major exploration, switching majors, career assistance and advising.

Financial assistance for students

If you or anyone you know who is a College of Science student needing financial assistance, please reach out to us through our Equity Promise Scholarship form so that we can help to find ways to help support you or them.

Health and wellness resources at OSU

Your health and safety are our top priority

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) offers individual/group/couples counseling, consultation about personal issues, psychiatric services and stress management. Call at 8:30 a.m. for same-day appointment.

Need to talk to someone now? Suicide or Crisis Hotline 988

Human Services Resource Center houses help for students facing hunger, housing problems and poverty. Rental/utility assistance, food stamps, childcare information, food boxes, health insurance assistance and textbook rentals.

Activities for a healthy, balanced life

Get involved, stay active and enjoy

Intramural Sports is one of the most popular extracurricular activities offered on campus. Being involved in the program is a great way to be active, meet new people, reconnect with friends, try new sports, continue playing the sports that you have grown to love, and of course, have fun!

Check out the OSU Craft Center with a variety from ceramics to woodworking to digital arts, papermaking and more. It’s free and a great way to manage stress.

Volunteer and feed your desire to give back to your community with the precious resources of your time and energy!

Fraternity & Sorority Life contains live-in requirements, academic eligibility, general questions and concerns, interactive guide to the 47 Greek fraternity and sorority chapters on campus.

Support services for families, veterans

Family Resource Center is a full day on-campus child care center, free short-term drop-off child care centers at The Valley Library and Dixon Recreation Center and parent support/resources

Military & Veteran Services works on transfer of benefits, tuition assistance, deployment, military credit evaluation, vocational rehabilitation and OSU Veterans community.

University Housing & Dining Service assists in information on residence halls, cooperative houses, family housing, housing policies, dining plan options and dining locations. Use the online portal to manage all housing and dining accounts.

Support for students of color and LGBTQ students

Trio Student Support Services (TRiO SSS) is a support program for undergraduate students that are first-generation, low-income, or have documented disabilities. The program provides academic counseling, tutoring and peer mentorship, social enrichment opportunities and more.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is dedicated to increasing the number of traditionally underrepresented students successfully completing science, technology, engineering and mathematics baccalaureate degrees.

SOL: LGBTQ+ Multicultural Support is an inclusive, welcoming community with events, educational programming and student advocacy and support for queer/trans people of color.

Cultural Centers

OSU is home to seven cultural centers that welcome all students seeking an ethnic, cultural, or identity-based place to call home.

Asian & Pacific Cultural Center

Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center

Centro Cultural César Chávez

Ettihad Cultural Center

Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws

Pride Center

Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center

Support for global travel

The College of Science Student Travel Fund awards are for students in the College who need financial support to attend international professional conferences outside of the country to present their research findings. These funds are awarded quarterly, although a departmental or grant match is required.