Oregon State University aims to respond promptly and effectively to support affected members of our community in the event of crises or emergencies in other countries.

The Office of Faculty Affairs helps coordinate between various aspects of the university’s international crisis response to enable timely and proactive solutions, share information amongst stakeholders, and avoid duplication. For questions, please contact the Global Affairs Associate, Julianna Betjemann.

Student Resources

  • OSU Student Care is an excellent starting point for students facing any type of challenges or impacts from an unfolding crisis in another country. You can submit a Student Care Inquiry, text 541-351-8276, or drop in at SEC 206 to get connected.
  • Graduate Students are advised to remain in close contact with their major professors and/or program heads and can also contact the Director of Graduate Student Success.
  • The Office of International Services has a webpage to help students in coping with a crisis. This office can answer questions about immigration status, rule changes, and available options for international students.
  • Regardless of current events, acts of bias towards members of the OSU community are not acceptable. If you feel you have experienced bias, please report it through the Bias Incident Response process.

More Information

  • OSU is a member of Scholars at Risk and the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund, organizations which help connect displaced or threatened scholars with a university placement to serve as a professor, researcher, lecturer, visiting scholar, post-doc, graduate fellow, or student.
  • OSU participates in the Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, a group of leaders which recommends policy and has a committee focused on refugee students & families.
  • Oregon Senate Bill 0553 allows refugees who meet certain criteria to pay in-state tuition. The State of Oregon has information about the US Refugee Program on its website.
  • For questions related to resources or opportunities for displaced scholars and students, please contact the Global Affairs Associate, Julianna Betjemann.

 

Resources specific to the invasion of Ukraine

  • OSU has prepared a list of faculty experts who are able to speak on the situation.
  • Faculty around the world are sharing their resources to support displaced scholars via this Google form or via Science for Ukraine
  • The Russian Speaking Students Association unites students from many countries and is showing support for Ukrainians. Visit their Instagram. View the flyer they created to raise awareness about the situation. 
  • Corvallis has a sister city on the western border of Ukraine. Visit the Corvallis Sister Cities Association website for information about their efforts.