Many students face difficult times during college; unexpected life events, personal crises, mental health struggles, and academic difficulties are examples of challenges that can interfere with college success.

Who can obtain student assistance?

  • All currently enrolled and recently enrolled OSU-Cascades students

  • Parents and families may request assistance on behalf of students.

  • All faculty, staff, and advisors are welcome to connect with Student Care.

 

How do I contact Student Care?

Student Care is designed to help students:

  • Learn and understand Oregon State University - Cascades policies and procedures

  • Problem-solve within the university and community

  • Access referrals for personal matters/emergencies

 

Student Care is designed to help faculty and staff:

  • Report students of concern

  • Consult with a staff member in Student Success on appropriate resources and action steps

  • Access referrals for students’ personal matters/emergencies

  • Identify strategies to utilize in the immediate response and follow-up efforts afterward

 

 

Student Care Team

 

As a result of growing safety issues and concerns on college campuses, Oregon State University - Cascades developed a Student Care Team (SCT). The SCT addresses student behaviors that are indicative of crisis and elevated concern. The goal of the SCT is to promote the safety and health of students which, in turn, aids in the well-being of our overall OSU-Cascades community. The SCT consists of a group of qualified and dedicated OSU-Cascades professionals who collaborate together as they focus on:

  • Eliminating fragmented care and information

  • Providing a structured method for addressing student needs and behaviors that impact the university community

  • Balancing the individual needs of the student and those of the greater campus community

  • Initiating appropriate intervention and resource connections

The Student Care Team is comprised of representatives from the Student Success Center, Student Wellness, Enrollment Services, Department of Public Safety, Residential Education, Student Conduct and Community Standards, Disability Access Services, Academic Affairs, and Student Care from Corvallis.

As someone who works directly with students on a daily basis, OSU-Cascades faculty and staff are in a unique position to interact with students both inside and outside of the classroom. The SCT addresses concerns about student behavior that may be disruptive to the integrity of the learning environment and the greater campus community.