Each of our initiatives support students with historically underrepresented identities. Students can be involved with any of the initiatives without being involved in EOP.
Beaver Connect supports first-year and transfer students by connecting them to the OSU community for support and guidance in their first year. The program primarily serves students who identify as first in their family to go to college, low income, students of color and of any underrepresented identity at OSU. New students who sign up are matched in teams with a peer mentor, faculty member and other new students to create connections and help students find success during their time at OSU.
The Black Student Access & Success Initiative supports offices within the Division of Student Affairs on topics related to African American students, faculty and staff. Collaborating with other departments within the division in order to meet its goals, the initiative provides university-wide services and programming, including academic support, resources, career development, recruitment and outreach. The initiative also assists Black and African American students in building community on and off campus to enhance academic and personal achievement.
EOP regularly updates resources for students who identify as DREAMers and/or undocumented. In addition to resources for paying for college, knowing your rights and navigating university policies, we run the Dreaming Beyond Borders Resource Center to help students create community at Oregon State. Learn more about our resources and visit us in our center to make connections and receive support.
Men’s Development & Engagement provides programming intended to support male-identified student success, develop healthy men and masculinities, explore identity development and examine societal norms while building community. The Distinguished Scholars Initiative (DSI), a component of Men's Development & Engagement, is a program for male students of color. DSI supports the continued development of self-efficacy, servant leadership, professional skills and academic excellence for OSU male students of color.