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STUDENT HANDBOOK WELCOME from President Burns Hargis . . . . . . . . . . . 1 CAMPUS TRADITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 THE OSU EXPERIENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 FINDING YOUR PURPOSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Choosing Your Major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Undergraduate Degree Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Academic Advising Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Career Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Academic Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 General Education Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Credits and Placement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Academic Assistance and Tutoring . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Office of the Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 The Honors College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Scholar Development & Undergraduate Research . . . . . . . 23 OSU Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Academic Integrity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Information Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Enrollment Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Online Classroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 LEADERSHIP & SERVICE/CIVIC ENGAGEMENT . . . . . . . . 31 Campus Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 CampusLink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Center for Ethical Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Fraternity and Sorority Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Service-Learning Volunteer Center . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Non-Traditional Student Organization . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Off-Campus Student Association . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Student Government Association . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Student Union Activities Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Student Alumni Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Transfer Student Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Office of Sustainability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 BROADENING YOUR HORIZONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Study Abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Institutional Diversity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Office of Multicultural Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 WELLNESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Department of Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 University Dining Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 University Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 University Counseling Services . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Student Disability Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Student Conduct Education & Administration . . . . . . . . 40 Behavioral Consultation Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Campus Safety and the OSU Police Department . . . . . . . 41 PAYING FOR COLLEGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . 43 Office of the Bursar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Buying Textbooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Veteran Benefit Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 MOVING TO CAMPUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Housing and Residential Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Parking and Transit Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 BUILDING DESIGNATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 CHECKLIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 CAMPUS CONTACTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 CAMPUS MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Welcome to Oklahoma State University! We are proud of you for taking the necessary steps to pursue your dream of a higher education and are extremely happy that you chose OSU! OSU offers more than 350 undergraduate and graduate degrees and options, as well as professional degrees in medicine and veterinary medicine. Students have the opportunity to learn from and work with world-class professors and researchers who provide the needed motivation and support to achieve excellence. Oklahoma State University is proud to be a land-grant university, which means we open our doors to all who want to pursue higher education. And it means we advance Oklahoma and society through world-class learning, cutting-edge research and the sharing of knowledge. We believe that OSU is the premiere place to receive a wellrounded college experience. You are encouraged to become involved with everything you can while here. College is an exciting time in your life, so be sure to make the most of it. By becoming involved in student organizations and campus activities, you learn more about yourself and can start defining who you are.

Additionally, we encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities to interact with students from the many countries represented on our campus. As a professional, you will be living, working and “playing� in a global society. OSU provides a great environment for you to start experiencing cultural diversity. Again, we extend a warm welcome. We believe you have an exciting education and life-changing journey ahead and at OSU you will have endless opportunities to make your future exactly what you want it to be.

Go Pokes!

Burns Hargis President Oklahoma State University






Oklahoma State University is steeped in tradition. Here are a few of our favorites to help you better understand the true meaning of our Cowboy spirit. Alma Mater The OSU Alma Mater hymn was written by Robert McCulloh in 1957. Students and alumni link arms and sway as the Alma Mater is played at sporting events and campus ceremonies. The tune can also be heard several times daily across campus from the library bell tower. Just remember, the left arm goes up on the "S" at the end. Alma Mater hymn lyrics Proud and immortal Bright shines your name Oklahoma State We herald your fame Ever you'll find us Loyal and true To our alma mater O-S-U

Waving The first documented waving was at Varsity Revue in the 1920s. The Waving Song was adapted from “In Old New York” from the musical The Red Mill. For that finale, a letterman representing each sport joined the chorus onstage. The students added their own memorable touch, swaying and singing, “OAMC! OAMC! We'll sing your praise tonight,” and waving to the audience in unison. It almost raised the roof off the old building. Exhilarated, the crowd surged to its feet and returned the rhythmic wave. It took two encores before the campus and community gathering was willing to relinquish the emotion of the moment.

OSU Chant Go! Go! Go Pokes! Go Pokes! Go Pokes! Go! O! S! U! O-S-U The greatest in the nation O-S-U The team that's got the go spirit and will to win Make a score and we'll shout Beat (opponent)! O-S-U It's orange and black we're cheering on to victory today And then we'll say O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A! STATE! Univer-si-ty!

Pistol Pete Until 1923, OSU’s mascot was a tiger, adopted from Princeton University, whose colors were orange and black. At that time, students were looking for a mascot with a better Oklahoma fit. During their search, a group of students saw Frank “Pistol Pete” Eaton riding in a parade and decided to adopt his likeness as their mascot. Eaton served the university for 35 years, appearing at athletic events, building dedications and other university events and was eventually inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Each year, two students portray the animated gunslinger Pistol Pete and appear at more than 500 events as a symbol of the university’s fighting spirit.

Fight songs The Waving Song Oklahoma State! Oklahoma State! We'll sing your praise tonight; To let you know where e're we go, For the Orange and Black we'll fight. We'll sing your worth o'er all the Earth And shout: Ki Yi! Ki Ye! In books of fame we'll write your name, Oklahoma State!

Ride ´Em Cowboys Ride, ride, ride, ride, Ride 'em Cowboys, Right down the field! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight 'em Cowboys, and never yield. Ride, ride, ride, ride, Ride on, Cowboys, to victory; Cross (opponent's) goal; Then we'll sing Oklahoma State!



Bullet and the Spirit Rider A rider carrying the OSU flag rides a dark horse onto Lewis Field at the beginning of each home game and after each touchdown. The “Spirit Rider” tradition began in 1984 when student John Beall became the first rider, using his own horse. OSU purchased its own Spirit Rider horse in 1988 and named him “Bullet” through a contest in the student newspaper.

Homecoming Homecoming has been a tradition at OSU since 1914 and was originally held in conjunction with the annual Harvest Carnival. It became a separate event in 1921 and has become one of the nation’s largest homecoming celebrations. Today, OSU’s homecoming draws crowds in excess of 80,000 to Stillwater, with events such as the Harvest Carnival, sign-painting competitions, walk-around, pep rally and the parade. The Edmon Low Library fountain is dyed orange during homecoming.



Orange Fridays In a show of orange pride, then-President James Halligan encouraged the university to wear orange on the Fridays before football games. Today, every Friday is an orange Friday. On gamedays, Boone Pickens Stadium is filled with orange as well.

The Walk On game day, two hours and fifteen minutes prior to the start of the game, the football team walks down Hester Street to Boone Pickens Stadium. Fans gather on the side of the road and cheer their Cowboys on to victory.

Bedlam Games

OSU Spirit Run

Many factors contribute to the "college experience" - not the least of which is gaining a feeling of belonging and a sense of loyalty to the school, its faculty and staff, the community that embraces the university and the athletic teams that compete to garner conference and national honors. The history of Bedlam between Oklahoma State and the University of Oklahoma began with the two schools’ wrestling duels and has expanded into multiple sporting events. The original trophy for the winner was a bell clapper taken from Old Central, the oldest building on the OSU campus. These days, a crystal bell trophy is given to winners in each individual sport and an additional trophy given to the overall series winner each year. Fans from both schools turn out to support their favorite university in a rivalry that is impossible to describe.

During the second half of OSU home basketball games, a member of the OSU Spirit Squad runs around the upper level of the arena carrying a huge OSU flag while the Spirit Band plays the William Tell Overture. The flag is passed to other members of the Spirit Squad until it arrives to the center of Eddie Sutton Court to be waved until the end of the song.

Theta Pond The pond, built in 1895, was originally known as the Horse Pond because it watered the horses and other livestock housed nearby in the horse barn. After the barn burned in 1922, the pond became known as Theta Pond, drawing its name from the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority located across what was then College Avenue (now University Avenue). Over the last 60 years, Theta Pond has undergone numerous renovations including expansion, lighting and landscaping. It is customary for people to be “ponded” on special occasions. We don’t recommend it, however. There are even stories of the Sirloin Stockade cow visiting the pond on occasion.



The OSU Experience



Your time at OSU will be filled with many experiences designed to enrich your education inside and outside the classroom. These opportunities, the Six Pillars of the OSU Experience, represent OSU’s comprehensive education and the keys to a well-rounded collegiate experience.

Finding Your Purpose Higher education helps students find their place in the professional world and society. Each OSU major provides a different perspective, and finding the degree that best fits a student’s interests, talents and abilities enhances his or her success.

Academic Excellence It’s critical for students to engage in course work and look for opportunities outside of class to further their education. Undergraduate research, mentoring and other opportunities allow students a chance to pursue academic excellence.

Leadership Leadership requires engagement in creative problem solving. Learning how to plan activities, work with peers, and develop and communicate ideas with enthusiasm are skills that last beyond graduation. Student organizations, leadership coursework (available for credit) and seminars provide plenty of opportunities to develop leadership skills.

Service/Civic Engagement As a land-grant institution, our university’s goal is service to others, reflected in OSU’s participation in the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement classification. Students are encouraged to take advantage of service-learning courses, volunteer with nonprofit agencies and as part of community service days held each semester.

Broadening Your Horizons Students should understand how important diversity is in the world. By broadening their horizons, students are introduced to new ways of thinking, ideas, cultural similarities and differences expressed through art, music and viewpoints. Students are challenged to stretch their knowledge and perceptions of the world.

Wellness Physical and mental health are important concepts in wellness. With the academic rigor that comes from a research institution like OSU, it’s critical that students have healthy minds and bodies to meet the challenges they will face.



FINDING YOUR PURPOSE Choosing Your Major Choosing the right academic path isn’t always easy. There are many things to consider as you plan your academic major and career. Careers aren’t always directly linked to undergraduate degrees. Most degrees lead to a variety of career choices depending on how you want to focus your interests, knowledge and abilities. Through exploration, research, experiences and the help of your academic adviser and OSU Career Services consultants, you’ll find the right fit for you. What degree path should you take?

If you have a specific career in mind, do research to learn what degree paths usually support it. If you need additional help choosing a specific career, visit Career Services at and click on the tabs for “Career Development” and “Undergraduate Degree.”



1. Visit websites for each degree area and read about the areas on which the degree focuses. 2. Read the course descriptions listed in the last section of the university catalog for your potential degrees. 3. Talk to people: Find others working in the field or in related areas, and ask questions about how they earned their positions and what they studied (or wish they had studied). For your first enrollment, you don’t have to know exactly where you’re headed, but you should have a few options in mind. If you’re looking at multiple areas, choose the degree program with the least flexibility to start. For instance, if you’re equally interested in graphic design and marketing, you might begin in graphic design, where the first semester coursework must include Drawing I. Marketing is slightly more flexible and will allow for transfer of classes to its program should you change your major within your first or second year.

Undergraduate Degree Majors, Options and Minors Some program requirements provide flexibility that allows you to look into combinations of majors and minors without adding extra hours to your degree. OSU offers double majors, double degrees, degree minors and certificates of study. Listed below are majors offered at OSU for the 2014-2015 academic year.

College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Agribusiness (AGBU) • Agricultural Communications Double Major (AGCM) • Crop and Soil Sciences (CASS) • Farm and Ranch Management (FARM) • Finance (FIN) • International (INTL) • Management (MGMT) • Marketing (MKTG) • Pre-Law (PLAW) • Pre-Veterinary Business Management (PVBM) Agricultural Communications (AGCM) • Agribusiness Double Major (AGBU) • Animal Science Double Major (ANSI) Agricultural Economics (AGEC) • Accounting Double Major (ACCT) Agricultural Education (AGED) • Agricultural Communications Double Major (AGCM) • Horticulture Double Major (HORT) • Teaching (TCHG)

Agricultural Leadership (AGLE) • Extension Education (EXTE) • General (GEN) • International Studies (INTS)

Entomology (ENTO) • Bioforensics, Pre-Veterinary and Pre-Medical Sciences (BPPS) • Insect Biology and Ecology (IBAE)

Animal Science (ANSI) • Agricultural Communications Double Major (AGCM) • Agricultural Education Double Major (AGED) • Animal Biotechnology (ABIO) • Business (BUS) • International (INTL) • Livestock Merchandising (LSMR) • Pre-Veterinary Animal Science (PVAS) • Production (PROD) • Ranch Operations (RNCH)

Environmental Science (ENVR) • Environmental Policy (ENVP) • Natural Resources (NATR) • Water Resources (WATR) Food Science (FDSC) • Industry (IND) • Meat Science (MTS) • Science (SCI)

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BIMB) • Pre-Medical or Pre-Veterinary Science (PMPV)

Landscape Architecture (LA)

Horticulture (HORT) • Horticultural Business (HRTB) • Horticultural Science (HRTS) • Public Horticulture (PHRT) • Turf Management (TURF) Landscape Management (LM)

Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) • Fire Ecology and Management (FEAM) • Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology (FAEC) • Forest Ecology and Management (FOEM) • Natural History and Conservation (NHC) • Rangeland Ecology and Management (REM) • Wildlife Biology and Pre-Veterinary Science (WBPV) • Wildlife Ecology and Management (WLEM) Plant and Soil Sciences (PASS) • Agronomic Business (AGBU) • Crop Production and Management (CPM) • Plant Biotechnology and Improvement (PBI) • Soil and Water Resources (SAWR) University Studies (UNST) • Multidisciplinary Studies (MLTI)

College of Arts & Sciences American Studies (AMSD) Art (ART) • Art History (ARTH) • Graphic Design (GRPH) • Studio (STU) • Studio Art (STDA)

Economics (ECON) • General (GEN) • International Economic Relations (IECR)

Biochemistry (BIOC)

English (ENGL) • Creative Writing (CRWR) • Professional Writing (PRWR) • Screen Studies (SCST)

Biological Science (BIOL) • Secondary Teacher Certification (SCED)

Geography (GEOG)

Botany (BOT) Chemistry (CHEM) • ACS Approved (ACS) • Departmental Degree (DEPT) • Secondary Teacher Certification (SCED) Communication Sciences and Disorders (CDIS) Computer Science (CS)

French (FREN) Geology (GEOL) • Secondary Teacher Certification (SCED)

Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology (MCMB) • Biomedical Science (BMED) • Clinical Laboratory Science (CLSC) • Microbial Ecology/Environmental (MCEE) • Microbial Pathogenesis (MCPG) • Molecular Genetics (MLGN) Multimedia Journalism (MMJ) Music (MUSC) • Elective Studies in Business (ESBU) • Performance (PERF)

German (GRMN)

Music Education (MSED) • Instrumental/Vocal Certification (IVCT)

History (HIST)

Philosophy (PHIL)

Liberal Studies (LBST)

Physics (PHYS) • Applied Physics (APPH) • General (GEN) • Secondary Teacher Certification (SCED)

Mathematics (MATH) • Secondary Teacher Certification (SCED)

Physiology (PHSL) Political Science (POLS) Psychology (PSYC) Russian Language and Literature (RUSS) Sociology (SOC) • Anthropology (ANTH) • Applied Sociology (APSO) Spanish (SPAN) Sports Media (SPM) Statistics (STAT) Strategic Communication (SC) Theatre (TH) University Studies (UNST) • Multidisciplinary Studies (MLTI) Zoology (ZOOL)

College of EDUCATION Aerospace Administration and Operations (AADO) • Aerospace Logistics (ARLG) • Aerospace Security (ARSC) • Aviation Management (AVMG) • Professional Pilot (PRPL) • Technical Service Management (TSM)

Career and Technical Education (CTED) • Business and Information Technology Education (BIFT) • Certification (CERT) • Health Occupations Education (HOCE) • Marketing Education (MKED) • Non-Certification (NON) • Technology Education (TEED) Education (EDUC) • Non-Certification (NCRT)

Elementary Education (ELEM) Health Education and Promotion (HERP) • Community Health Education (CMHE) • Exercise and Health (EAHL) Physical Education (PHED) • Teacher Education (TCHE)

Secondary Education (SCED) • English (ENGL) • Foreign Language (LANG) • Social Studies (SSTD) University Studies (UNST) • Multidisciplinary Studies (MLTI)

Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation (RMTR) • Recreation Management (RM) • Therapeutic Recreation (TR)



College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology Aerospace Engineering (AERS) Architectural Engineering (ARCE) • Structures (STR) Architecture (ARCH) Biosystems Engineering (BAE) • Biomechanical (BIOM) • Bioprocessing and Food Processing (BPFP) • Environmental and Natural Resources (ENTR)

Chemical Engineering (CHEN) • Biomedical/Biochemical (BIOM) • Environmental (ENVR) • Pre-Medical (PMED)

Electrical Engineering Technology (EETE) • Computer (COMP)

Civil Engineering (CIVE) • Environmental (ENVR)

Fire Protection and Safety Technology (FPST)

Computer Engineering (CPE)

Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM)

Construction Management Technology (CMT) • Building (BLDG) • Heavy (HVY)

Electrical Engineering (ELEN)

Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) University Studies (UNST) • Multidisciplinary Studies (MLTI)

Mechanical Engineering (MEEN) • Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) • Pre-Medical (PMED)

College of Human Sciences Design, Housing and Merchandising (DHM) • Apparel Design and Production (ADP) • Interior Design (ID) • Merchandising (MERC) Hotel & Restaurant Administration (HRAD)

Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) • Child and Family Services (CHFS) • Early Childhood Education (ECE) • Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FACS)

Nutritional Sciences (NSCI) • Allied Health (ALHT) • Community Nutrition (CONU) • Dietetics (DIET) • Human Nutrition/Pre-Medical Sciences (HNPS)

University Studies (UNST) • Multidisciplinary Studies (MLTI)

Management (MGMT) • Business Sustainability (BUSS) • Human Resource Management (HRM) • Sports Management (SPMG)

Marketing (MKTG)

Spears School of Business Accounting (ACCT) Economics (ECON) • Business Economics and Quantitative Studies (BEQS) • Pre-Law (PLAW) Entrepreneurship (EEE)


Finance (FIN) • Commercial Bank Management (CBM) • General (GEN) General Business (GNBU) • Pre-Law (PLAW) International Business (INBU)


Management Information Systems (MIS) • Information Assurance (IA) • Management Science and Computer Systems (MSCS)

University Studies (UNST) • Multidisciplinary Studies (MLTI)

Minors and Abbreviations College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Entomology ENTO

Forestry FOR Horticulture HORT

Rangeland Ecology and Management REM

Agronomy AGRN

Environmental Economics, Politics and Policy EEPP

Leadership Education LDED

Soil Science SLSI

Animal Science ANSI

Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology FAEC Food Science FDSC

Natural Resource Ecology and Management NREM

Wildlife Ecology WLEC

Biochemistry BIOC

Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness AEAB

Pest Management PEST

College of Arts & Sciences Aerospace AERO

Central Asian Studies CAST

Gender and Women’s Studies GWST

Physics PHYS

African Studies AFAM

Chemistry CHEM

Geography GEOG

American Indian Studies AMIS

Classical Studies CLST

Geology GEOL

Political Information and Security Analysis PISA

American Studies AMSD

Cognitive Science CSCI

Hispanic and Latin American Studies HLAS

Political Science POLS

Ancient and Medieval Studies AAMS

Computer Science CS

History HIST

Psychology PSYC

Anthropology ANTH

Economics ECAS

International Studies INTS

Religious Studies REL

Applied Politics PSAP

Emergency Management EM

Legal Studies LEGL

Russian and East European Studies REES

Art History ARTH

English ENGL

Mathematics MATH

Sociology SOC

Asian Studies ASTD

Microbiology MICR

Statistics STAT

Biochemistry BIOC

Environmental Economics, Politics and Policy EEPP

Middle East Studies MES

Studio Art STDA

Biological Science BIOL

European Studies EUST

Military Science MLSC

Theatre TH

Botany BOT


Music MUSC

Zoology ZOOL

Aerospace Administration & Operations Aerospace Security AAAS

Aerospace Administration & Operations Professional Pilot AAPP

Creativity Studies CRST

Leadership LDRS

Educational Psychology EPSY

Aerospace Administration & Operations Aviation Management AAAM

Coaching Science COAS

Health Education and Promotion HEPR

Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation RMTR

Philosophy PHIL

College of Education

College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology Architectural Studies: History and Theory ASHT

Homeland Security Science and Technology HSST

Fire Protection Systems FPS

Nuclear Engineering NENG

Petroleum Engineering PETE Safety and Exposure Sciences SAES

College of Human Sciences Apparel Design and Production ADP

Gerontology GERO

Merchandising MERC

Child Development CHDV

Human Services HSVC

Nutritional Sciences NSCI

Spears School of Business Accounting ACCT

Entrepreneurship EEE

Information Assurance IA

Business Sustainability BUSS

Finance FIN

International Business INBU

Management Science and Computer Systems MSCS

Creativity Studies CRST

General Business Administration GNBU

Management MGMT

Marketing MKTG

Economics ECBU

Human Resource Management HRM

Management Information Systems MIS

Sports Management SPMG

College Abbreviations AG

College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources


Spears School of Business


College of Education


College of Arts and Sciences


College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology


Learning and Student Success Opportunities Center


Graduate College


College of Human Sciences

VM Center for Veterinary Health Sciences

DEGREe Abbreviations BA

Bachelor of Arts

BAR Bachelor of Architecture BEN Bachelor of Engineering BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts BLA Bachelor of Landscape Architecture BM Bachelor of Music BS

Bachelor of Science

BSAE Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

BSCH Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

BSET Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

BSAG Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

BSCV Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

BSHS Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences

BSBA Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

BSCP Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

BSIE Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management

BSBE Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering

BSEE Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

BSME Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering BUS Bachelor of University Studies



Academic Advising and Career Resources Your academic adviser can help you find the right path for your career goals. Because your academic plan can include multiple majors, your academic adviser will help you manage course enrollment and minimize extra credit hours and best use your time at OSU. Be proactive and let your adviser know all your potential interest areas since they may affect the major you choose. Your adviser’s office is located in either your academic college or the Learning and Student Success Opportunities Center (LASSO). You’ll meet at least once each semester, depending on the level of guidance you’d like. Most students have one adviser per major area, so if you’re pursuing a double degree/major, minor or certificate program, an Honors College degree or pre-professional coursework, you may visit with multiple advisers to prepare for enrollment.

College of Education (COE)

Your academic adviser:

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• Assists with educational decision making, including clarification of career and educational goals, curriculum planning and course selection. • Makes appropriate referrals to campus support services. • Provides information about possible majors, minors and certificate programs. • Prepares graduation checks and submits paperwork related to your degree plan. Take the time to develop a relationship with your adviser. Your adviser can help you develop techniques for academic success and understand campus resources. College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (CASNR)

103 Agriculture Hall 405-744-9464 CASNR offers 16 majors leading to careers in science, business, education, technology, engineering, natural resources or communications. College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)

213 Life Sciences East 405-744-5658 CAS includes more than 20 departments and schools offering more than 60 diverse majors in fine arts, humanities, social, mathematical, physical and life sciences, as well as media and strategic communications. Arts & Sciences also provides universitywide advising for pre-health and pre-law preparation. Spears School of Business (SSB)

103 Business 405-744-2772 SSB faculty members bring academic, corporate and government backgrounds for real-world experience in the classroom. Students develop technical, communication, decision-making, leadership and strategic skills in an environment fostering teamwork and entrepreneurial spirit.



106 Willard 405-744-6350 COE offers options including teaching, aviation, health and leisure. The college prepares and develops professionals who facilitate lifelong learning and enrich the quality of life for individuals in diverse settings. College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology (CEAT)

CEAT includes 12 departments and 21 undergraduate degrees. Its students gain the knowledge and tools to solve problems with creativity, leadership and cutting-edge technical knowledge. Many of the college’s programs have been recognized as among the best in the nation. College of Human Sciences (COHS)

101 Human Sciences 405-744-5053 COHS provides programs in design, housing and merchandising, human development and family science, hotel and restaurant administration and nutritional sciences that teach problem-solving skills designed to enhance lives.

Campuswide Advising

OSU Career Services

Learning and Student Success Opportunities (LASSO) Center

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214 Student Union 405-744-5333 The LASSO Center advises majors across the university rather than within a specific college. Students who are undecided on majors between different colleges may be advised through LASSO. Once a student decides on an academic course of study, he or she will transition to the appropriate academic college to complete their degree. Students admitted through alternative admission programs are also advised through LASSO. The Honors College

101 Old Central 405-744-6799 Students accepted to the Honors College will work with two advisers — one in their chosen degree area and one in the Honors College. Honors students meet with academic program advisers first for degree assistance and then proceed to an honors adviser to enroll in honors courses. Pre-Health & Pre-Law Advising Information

213 Life Sciences East 405-744-5658 Students may be “pre-law” or “pre-med” from any major field of study. Students should choose the degree most closely related to their area of interest or to an alternate career option. Students shouldn’t choose a degree only because it includes a pre-law or pre-med option. Students should consider their potential career goals and determine which areas will be the best overall fit. Academic advisers and college career consultants can help students learn about multiple degrees with courses and experiences to meet professional school goals.

College Career Consultants

Career and academic decisions go hand in hand. Career Services consultants and academic advisers can help you bridge majors, minors, skills and careers. Even when you know your chosen academic and career path, multiple major and direction changes may still happen. Career Services consultants can help students with their career development needs, including major selection, by using a variety of career assessments. Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources 103 Agricultural Hall, 405-744-5395 Arts & Sciences 213 Life Science East, 405-744-8529 Education 106 Willard, 405-744-4876 Engineering, Architecture & Technology 102 Engineering North, 405-744-7574 Human Sciences 101 Human Sciences, 405-744-9533 Spears School of Business 103 Business, 405-744-2772 Offices across campus offer the following for students: • Part-time/full-time/internship listings through • Individualized career advice • Campuswide career fairs • On-campus interviews • Résumé development/critiques • Mock interview days

Academic Services for Student-Athletes

• Employer connections

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• Internship information

Student-athletes have responsibilities beyond the classroom and find specialized support for academic and career services through Academic Services for Student-Athletes. After meeting with their academic adviser, student-athletes make a second visit to their athletic counselor to ensure academic eligibility. In addition, the office provides specific course tutoring and assistance through the Academic Enhancement Center.

• Major and career connections

• Job search strategies and tools

• Career exploration Career Services promote employment and internship opportunities for students through employer relations and student education. Employment assistance is available for part-time jobs, work-study jobs, internships and full-time positions. Hire OSU Grads’ website provides links to job postings, résumé referrals and employment connections. Begin your path to a rewarding career by logging on to Register and increase your visibility with potential internships, part-time and full-time positions.




FALL 2014

New student move-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 12 Welcome Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 13-20 Final enrollment date (late fee assessed after this date) . . . . . . Aug. 15 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 18 100% refund, nonrestrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . Aug. 25 50% refund, restrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 29 University holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 1 Students’ fall break (no classes, OSU open) . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 24 W drop/withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 7 W/F withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 21 Students' Thanksgiving break begins (no classes) . . . . . . . . Nov. 26 University holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 27-28 Pre-Finals Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 1-5 Class work ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 5 Finals Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 8-12 University holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 24-Jan. 2

Please note this calendar is tentative and should be used for basic planning. For an official calendar, check the registrar’s website at the beginning of each semester. SUMMER 2014 SESSION 1 — SECTION NUMBERS 211 — MAY 19-JUNE 6 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 19 100% refund, nonrestrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . May 19 50% refund, restrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . . . May 20 University holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 26 W drop/withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 2 W/F withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 4 Class work ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 6 SESSION 2 — SECTION NUMBERS 001 — JUNE 9-AUG. 1 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 9 100% refund, nonrestrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . June 11 50% refund, restrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . . . June 13 University holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 4 W drop/withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 18 W/F withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 25 Class work ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 1 SESSION 3 — SECTION NUMBERS 231 — JUNE 9-JULY 3 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 9 100% refund, nonrestrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . June 10 50% refund, restrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . . . June 11 W drop/withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 27 W/F withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 2 Class work ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 3 SESSION 4 — SECTION NUMBERS 241 — JULY 7-AUG. 1 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 7 100% refund, nonrestrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . . July 8 50% refund, restrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . July 9 W drop/withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 25 W/F withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 30 Class work ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 1



SPRING 2015 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 12 University holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 19 100% refund, nonrestrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . Jan. 20 50% refund, restrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 23 Students’ spring break (no classes, OSU open) . . . . . . . March 16-20 W Drop/withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 10 W/F withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 24 Pre-Finals Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 27-May 1 Class work ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Finals Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 4-8 SUMMER 2015 (tentative) SESSION 1 - SECTION NUMBERS 211 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 18 SESSION 2 - SECTION NUMBERS 001 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 8 SESSION 3 - SECTION NUMBERS 231 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 8 SESSION 4 - SECTION NUMBERS 241 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 6

General Education Courses Courses required of all students by the State Board of Regents form a common base of experience for all degrees. Each college may add to or require specific courses within the general education requirements for its degree programs. Code letters found below appear with the course titles listed in the catalog and class schedules. When you visit with your academic adviser, he or she will give you a degree sheet (example found on page 17) for your chosen major.

A = Analytical and Quantitative Thought H = Humanities S = Social Sciences N = Natural Sciences L = Scientific Investigation I = International Dimension D = Diversity NW = Non-Western General education course lists are maintained by the Office of Academic Affairs and updated on the Student Information System (SIS) each semester. Because some majors require specific courses, it’s very important you discuss all degree areas you’re considering with your academic adviser. This will help you and your adviser choose the most appropriate courses for your interests and potential degrees and careers, reducing the chance you’ll need additional courses should you change majors.

Required General Education Courses: • English Composition I and II (ENGL 1113 and 1213) • American History (HIST 1103) • American Government (POLS 1113)

Thought Courses that ask you to critically analyze and solve problems using quantitative or logical methods receive (A) credit. One of your (A) courses must be a course with the MATH prefix. • Mathematics • Statistics • Philosophical Logic and Critical Thinking

The code letters listed below designate the general education categories:

The following lists sample lower division classes fulfilling each of the general education requirement areas on OSU degree sheets. Talk to your academic adviser to find courses that best fit your degree choice and work with plans for double majors, minors or additional programs of study. For a complete list of general education (GenEd) classes offered, see your adviser or visit

(A) Analytical and Quantitative

CS1113 HONR1093 MATH1483 MATH1493 MATH1513 MATH1583 MATH1613 MATH1715 MATH2103 MATH2123 MATH2133 MATH2144 MATH2153 PHIL1313 PHIL3003 STAT2013 STAT2023 STAT2053


(H) Humanities Analyze relationships of ideas and values on historical and/or contemporary cultures. Develop understanding as to how ideas, arts or texts shape identities. • English Literature • Fine Arts Appreciation (Theater, Music, Art) • Philosophy • Religion • History AMST2103 ARCH2003 ART1603 ART2603 ENGL1923 ENGL2413 ENGL2453 ENGL2513 GWST2123 HIST1613 HIST1623 HIST1713 HIST2333 HONR1013 HONR2063 MUSI2573 PHIL1013 PHIL1213 REL1103 REL2013 TH2413




(S) Social Sciences Analyze society and explore theoretical structures to understand observations in social and behavioral sciences. • Economics • Sociology • Mass Communications A&S2323 AGEC1114 BADM1103 DIVR 2213 ECON1113 ECON2103 GEOG1113 GEOG2253 HDFS2113 HDFS2114 HHP2603 HONR2013 HONR2023 MC1143 POLS2013 POLS2023 PSYC1113 PSYC2583 PSYC2743 RMTR2443 SOC 1113 SPCH2713

• Psychology • Political Science • Speech


(N) Natural Sciences (L) Scientific Investigation In Natural Sciences, students analyze the physical world to evaluate problems in biological and physical sciences. They also interpret results and solutions and understand consequences of human intervention in natural processes. Scientific Investigation classes ask students to analyze scientific problems, formulate hypotheses, conduct experiments and interpret results. Some Natural Sciences courses carry the (L) designation, in which students receive lab credit. • Astronomy • Chemistry • Geology • Soil Science ASTR1014 BIOL1114 BOT1404 CHEM1014 CHEM1215 CHEM1225 CHEM1314 CHEM1414 CHEM1515 DHM 2573 ENTO2003 GEOG1114 GEOL1014 GEOL1114 HORT1013 NREM1014


• Biology • Geography • Physics • Nutrition



NSCI2114 PHYS1014 PHYS1114 PHYS1214 PHYS2014 PHYS2114 SOIL2124


(I) International Dimension Analyze contemporary cultures outside the United States to understand complex, modern world systems. It’s possible to choose courses that meet both the international dimension and another general education requirement at the same time. ARCH2003 ENGL2443 FREN2112 FREN2232 GEOG1113 GEOG2253 GRMN2112 GRMN2113 GRMN2222 JAPN2113 RUSS2115 SPAN2115 SPAN2232 SPAN2233


(D) Diversity Courses that emphasize the study and analysis of socially constructed groups in the United States. It’s possible to choose courses that meet both the diversity and another general education requirement at the same time. A&S2323 AGEC2303 AGLE2403 AMST2103 DIVR2213 ENGL2413 ENGL2773 ENGL2883 GWST2123 HONR2023 MC1143


(NW) Non-Western Non-Western courses study the social, historical or theoretical structures of non-Western culture. It’s possible to choose courses that meet both non-Western dimensions and another general education requirement at the same time. Most of the non-Western courses are offered at the junior or senior level, but the following lower-level courses are offered: A&S2000 HIST1713 JAPN1225




General Requirements for Students Matriculating in Academic Year 2011-2012


MAJOR: Marketing Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00

Total Hours: 120

(cumulative graduation/retention GPA) Other GPA requirements see below.




To be selected from:

Common Body: 36 hours ACCT 2103 ACCT 2203 ECON 2103 ECON 2203 MSIS 2103 STAT 2023 FIN 3113 MGMT 3013 MKTG 3213 LSB 3213 MSIS 3223 MGMT 4513 or EEE 4513 ______________________________________________________

English Composition & Oral Communication


ENGL 1113 or 1313; & 1213 or 1413.

American History & Government


HIST 1103; POLS 1113

Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)


MATH 1483 or 1513

Humanities (H)


Any course designated (H).

Natural Sciences (N)


One course designated (L, N). One course designated (N).

Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)


Any course designated (S).

Diversity (D)


Any course designated (D). Students are encouraged to meet the requirement in their selection of (H) or (S) course work.

International Dimension (I)


Any course designated (I). Students are encouraged to meet the requirement in their selection of (H) or (S) course work.

Scientific Investigation (L)

(See Academic Regulation 3.5 in Catalog)

Marketing Major Requirements: 36 hours MKTG 3323, 4333, 4683


12 hours of upper-division marketing electives. 3 hours from: BCOM 3113, 3223 ENGL 3323 SPCH 3723

Any course designated (L). Students are encouraged to meet the requirement in their selection of (N) course work.

Select an additional 12 hours of upper-division courses from any field in the Spears School of Business.

A GPA of 2.00 is required in these 36 hours of Marketing Major Requirements. 18 of these 36 hours must be in residence at OSU.



BADM 1111

Analytical and Quantitative


MATH 2103

Oral Communication


SPCH 2713

A minimum GPA of 2.20 is required in these 72 hours.

ELECTIVES: 7 HOURS May be selected from any upper- or lower-division area except activity courses in LEIS and PE and lower-division AERO and MLSC. Twelve credit hours earned in advanced AERO and MLSC, exclusive of credit earned for summer camp, may be included in the 120 hours. Other Requirements: 1. A minimum of 50 percent of the business hours required for a degree must be in residence at OSU. 2. Forty-five hours of upper division courses and a minimum of 60 hours must be completed at a 4-year institution. 3. A minimum of 15 of the last 30 hours must be in residence at OSU. Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation. Signature on file in the Office of the Registrar ____________________________________________________________ DEAN

Signature on file in the Office of the Registrar ___________________________________________________________ DEPARTMENT HEAD

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Trial Study Each semester, you will meet with your academic adviser to build a trial study of courses you should consider taking. Your trial study will include courses you must take, as well as alternate courses you could consider. The following example trial study is for a first semester business major who is ready to take College Algebra.

Course Numbering

Each course begins with a 2 - 4 letter abbreviation representing the academic department through which the course is taught.

OSU provides a standard numbering system for all courses. The following course entry is for Cultural Geography: Example: GEOG 1113 (S) (I) – Introduction to Cultural Geography

GEOG 1113.001 (S)(I)

Freshman level geography course that receives three credit hours and satisfies general education coursework for Social Sciences (S) and International Dimension (I).

The first digit of the course number indicates level of coursework* 1 = Freshman 2 = Sophomore 3 = Junior 4 = Senior *



General Education designations are identified with letters following the course number in the Catalog descriptions and online.

The last digit of the course number indicates credit hours – which is also roughly the number of hours per week the course meets. Courses ending in zero have variable credit.

Each time a course is taught, a section number is assigned. This number helps you locate the class, buy books and identify individual instructors.

Some courses may begin with “0.” These courses help you better prepare for the required coursework in your major. For example, UNIV 0123 - Intermediate Algebra, helps students who have not recently taken math or who have not been successful in past math courses gain necessary skills before moving to College Algebra.

Credits and Placement Transferring Academic Credit and Concurrent Coursework Oklahoma State University, in conjunction with Oklahoma’s other institutions of higher education, has developed transfer guides for academic planning when a student attends more than one school in the state. OSU Transfer Credit Guides are created for institutions from which students frequently transfer. These guides assist students in their plan to begin at one institution with the intention of graduating from another with their bachelor’s degree. Interactive transfer guides can be found at (click on the “Transfer Students” tab). Transfer students should understand that everything will transfer from accredited institutions. However, how it transfers depends on your degree program. For example, if you transfer 60 hours taken toward a psychology degree and then decide you’d like to study engineering instead, chances are you’ll need to go back and take foundational math and science courses before you’ll achieve the academic credit equivalent in the engineering curriculum. Speak first with your academic adviser if you have questions about credits transferring to OSU and/or how they may be used on your degree plan. Your adviser will explain which courses transfer directly to your degree and which ones don’t. You may need to show a course syllabus, catalog description or other documentation for the class in question if a new evaluation needs to be made. Your adviser will assist you through the process.

Credit by Exam (CLEP) For students with advanced subject knowledge, the CLEP exam can help save money and time. CLEP is designed to test your knowledge of collegelevel subjects, and passing scores earn credit for equivalent OSU courses. OSU does not charge tuition or fees for credit earned through examination. The only expense is the actual cost of the exam, which is approximately $110. To schedule an exam, contact University Assessment and Testing at 744-5958. For more information, visit Additional score reports may be requested as follows: CLEP Transcripts Request Service P.O. Box 6600 Princeton, NJ 08541-6600 Toll-free: 800-257-9558 or 609-771-7865 (international) 877-471-9860 (military) AP Program P.O. Box 6671 Princeton, NJ 08541-6671 Toll-free: 888-225-5427 or 212-632-1780 (international) 610-290-8979 (fax)

Advanced Placement (AP) and

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit The Office of Undergraduate Admissions website includes the requirements to receive academic credit for tests taken through high school advanced placement coursework. Since many AP scores are not finalized until the summer, students enrolling for coursework before they have their scores should spend time with the academic adviser developing enrollment choices if academic credit isn’t awarded. It’s your responsibility to keep your adviser updated about necessary changes in your course enrollment after scores are received.



Foreign Language Placement Exams

Math Placement Exam

Foreign Language Adviser

Who needs to take the Math Placement Exam?

213 Life Sciences East 405-744-5658 Students who have completed two or more years (or equivalent) of credit in Spanish, French or German may consider taking a placement exam prior to enrollment to determine the best course placement. Only those who plan to enroll in a foreign language course the next semester should take the placement exam. Placement test scores determine the appropriate level of course work for enrollment. Placement results remain valid for two semesters (not including a summer semester) following the test date. The test must be taken by the last date on which the course can be added during the semester in order for retroactive credit to apply. Students who complete the course into which they are placed with a grade of “A” or “B” are eligible to receive up to 10 credit hours for the coursework over which they placed. After all grades have been posted for the semester, the foreign language adviser will verify the score and date of the placement exam and the grade earned in the placement course. If placed in 2115 (Spanish) or 2112, 2113 (French or German) earning an “A” or “B,” the student will earn 10 hours of retroactive advanced standing credit (1115 and 1225). Placement results are reported to the student’s academic adviser. Advanced standing credit in Latin, Greek, Japanese or Russian may also be considered. Students of these languages should see the Foreign Language Adviser for testing procedures.

Students who plan to take an OSU math course and don’t already have college level math credit with a “C” or better (on a college transcript) in a prerequisite or required math course for their major must take the Math Placement Exam for enrollment. Note: Beginning and intermediate algebra do not count as college-level math. Where do I take the exam? The best testing environment is a controlled location suited to the test taker’s needs. However, OSU will allow an exception for the initial test based on ACT/ SAT score. •

If your ACT math score is 19 or greater, or your SAT math score is 460 or greater, your initial exam may be taken from any computer with Internet access. If you’d like to retake the exam, subsequent attempts must be done in a proctored setting.

If your ACT math score is below 19, or your SAT math score is below 460, or your test scores are not on file with OSU, you must take the exam in a proctored setting. If the exam isn’t proctored, the test cannot count for placement purposes.

Proctoring — The following test sites offer proctoring at no charge to incoming OSU students (make appointments 24 hours in advance): • OSU-Stillwater Testing Center (405-744-5958) • OSU-Tulsa Testing Center (918-594-8232) • OSU-OKC Testing Center (405-945-8648) See for a complete list of all approved proctor sites, including an Internet option using a webcam (some of these will charge a fee). In addition, you may have a local site contact University Assessment and Testing (405-744-5958) to establish itself as a certified testing site. How often may the exam be taken? You may take the exam five times without cost during an 11-month period. Please note, second and subsequent attempts must be proctored, regardless of ACT or SAT score. A minimum of 24 hours is required between each attempt. For your convenience, learning modules are available following your first exam to serve as a tutorial and refresher. You’ll have six weeks of free access to the modules, beginning the day you first open them. Additional access to the learning modules is available for a fee.

To access the OSU Math Placement Exam, visit If you have any questions or concerns, contact New Student Orientation & Enrollment at 405-744-3636 or University Testing at 405-744-5958.



Grades In any academic setting, performance in coursework must be evaluated before you can move on to the next level. The quality of your academic performance will be indicated by some of the following letter grades. For a complete list of all grading options, consult the Office of the Registrar. • “A” Excellent • “B” Good

As you begin taking college-level courses, you may realize that some are more difficult for you than others. It’s critical that you engage in your coursework to succeed. OSU offers free tutoring to all students. Academically successful students use tutoring and other academic resources as they look for help early. The following locations offer academic assistance:

• “C” Average

LASSO Center

• “D” Below average

214 Student Union 405-744-3309 (Call for an appointment)

• “F” Failure •

Academic Assistance & Tutoring

“F!” (F shriek) indicates the student failed due to a violation of academic integrity (see the Academic Integrity Policy). Students may remove the first “!” (though not the “F”) from their transcripts by completing an academic integrity educational program (see the Academic Integrity section on page 24).

• “I” is given when a student satisfactorily completes the majority of the course work with an average of “D” or better but has been unavoidably prevented from completing the remaining work in the course. • “P” is earned for passing work in OSU courses approved for pass/ no-pass and pass/fail grading systems. Both credit hours and grade points are ignored in calculating grade-point averages. • “NP” is earned for unsatisfactory work (including that evaluated as “D”) in courses on the pass/no-pass and pass/fail grading systems.

The LASSO Center's Paul Milburn Tutoring Program offers free one-on-one tutoring to any student on campus. Qualified tutors meet GPA and course content criteria and are approved by the LASSO Center staff. Learning Resources Center for Biology and Zoology Courses

303 Life Sciences West The Learning Resources Center for Biology and Zoology Courses provides computer tutorials, sample test reviews and papers, and experiment examinations as well as teaching assistant and study group connections. Math Learning Success Center

• “S” or “U” is given for satisfactory (equivalent to a “C” or better) or unsatisfactory work in remedial courses in English, mathematics, reading and science.

Edmon Low Library 5th Floor 405-744-5818

• “W” indicates a dropped course.

The Math Learning Success Center is open to students on a drop-in basis and offers individual tutoring, recorded math lectures and computer-assisted software.

• “AU” indicates the student audited the course and requested that it be recorded on his or her academic record. An “AU” isn’t a grade.

OSU Writing Center

Retention Standards Continuing at OSU requires maintaining academic performance levels. Students who don’t maintain satisfactory progress toward their academic objectives as indicated below will be placed on probation for the following semester. During academic probation, students must raise their overall GPA to the appropriate level to remove the probation status or receive at least a 2.0 semester GPA to continue the following semester. Grad/retention hours attempted 0-30 31 or more

GPA required 1.7 2.0

440 Student Union 405-744-6671 The OSU Writing Center services include one-on-one 50-minute tutorials, a writer’s hotline for brief answers to writing-related questions, writing handbooks and computer systems. In addition, the OSU Writing Center houses materials and handbooks made available to all students. Additional locations with limited hours include the Edmon Low Library Outpost (Edmon Low 102), Business Writing Lab (Business 103), and Writing Center West (Ag Hall 103).

Students with a GPA between 1.7 and 2.0, considered “Academic Notice,” should speak with their academic adviser for help. Honor Roll Full-time undergraduate students who complete the semester with a gradepoint average of 4.0 and no incomplete grades are placed on the President’s Honor Roll. Students who complete a full-time semester with a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and no incomplete grade or grade below a “C” are placed on the Dean’s Honor Roll.



Office of the Registrar

The Honors College

324 Student Union 405-744-6876

101 Old Central 405-744-6799

The registrar creates and updates student academic records. You might visit the office to:

Integrating honors coursework into your degree program allows for more academic opportunities at OSU. Students often choose to enhance their degree with honors coursework due to:

• Enroll in courses or add special classes. • Withdraw from a class or from all classes, if necessary. • Get your official enrollment verification. • Request transcripts. • Reference university academic regulations. • Update academic records. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives students the right to see their education records. It also protects the privacy of students’ records. Your FERPA rights begin with registered attendance at OSU. Attendance includes correspondence and distance-learning courses. Applicants who are denied admission or who are admitted but never attend aren’t covered under FERPA. At the elementary and secondary school level, FERPA gives parents the right to access education records. When a student turns 18 or attends an institution of postsecondary education, FERPA rights transfer from parent to the student. At the postsecondary level, parents have no expected rights to view their child’s education records. Parents should ask their student for help if they need postsecondary education records. You can log in to the Student Self-Service online program to obtain grades, class schedule, billing and other information and provide a copy to your parents if needed. Students may also set up a guest login for bursar billing information at Educational records contain information directly related to a student and are maintained by an institution or a party acting on behalf of the institution. Examples include enrollment and grade records, applications for university scholarships, financial aid records, bursar records and information contained in the SIS system. Students may agree to release their education records to parents, legal guardians or other individuals by completing the appropriate form in the Office of the Registrar. Consent should be given without forcible pressure or persuasion. Parents of a dependent student may challenge denial of their access to educational records by providing the Office of the Registrar evidence that they declare the student as a dependent on their most recent federal income tax form (Form 1040).



• Small class size: Classes are typically 20-22 students, and individually tailored honors courses are often available. • A wide range of honors courses: The Honors College usually offers 60 to 70 honors courses each fall and spring semester. • Top teaching faculty: Honors professors are experienced members of the OSU teaching faculty known for excellence in the classroom and in their academic fields. • Transcript and diploma distinctions: Honors course credit is indicated on transcripts. Special transcript entries are recorded for the General Honors Award, Departmental or College Honors Award, the Honors College Degree, and the Honors College Degree with International Study Emphasis. Students earning the Honors College Degree with or without International Study Emphasis receive a special diploma recognizing these distinctions. • Honors advising: Honors advisers provide additional attention to your academic needs and interests. All of the advisers have earned honors degrees and have personal experience as honors students. • Honors events: Enjoy events including picnics, lectures, special presentations and field trips. Special events are also scheduled for students living in honors housing. • Benefits: Active Honors College students have access to the Honors College study lounge and computer lab in historic Old Central, receive priority enrollment, enjoy extended library checkout privileges, and have the option to live in honors housing if space is available. New freshmen are considered for admission into the Honors College on the basis of high school grade-point average (usually 3.75 or higher), standardized test scores (usually an ACT composite score of 27 or higher or an SAT score [critical reading and math only] of 1220 or higher), and an optional essay. Weighted certified high school grade-point averages may be used. Entering freshmen who fall just short of these requirements may submit a written petition for consideration. New freshmen must earn at least a 3.2 grade-point average in their first semester to maintain Honors College eligibility for the next semester. Continuing students are eligible based on the following OSU and cumulative GPAs: • Fewer than 60 credit hours: 3.3 OSU and cumulative grade-point averages. • 60-93 credit hours: 3.4 OSU and cumulative grade-point averages. • 94 or more credit hours: 3.5 OSU and cumulative-grade point averages.

The Henry Bellmon Office of Scholar Development & Undergraduate Research 334 Student Union 405-744-7313 The Office of Scholar Development & Undergraduate Research refines top students’ academic skills through research opportunities, individual mentoring and special courses. There are many resources available to help with prestigious national scholarship competitions (including Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater and Udall). The office monitors student progress, provides important information, gives support and plans courses and activities that can lead to success. Interested students can contact the office to ask about opportunities and strategies. In addition, you can further research study and employment goals while enjoying unique experiences through Scholar Development and related programs. The following are examples of programs and opportunities for students involved in Scholar Development: • Wentz Projects and Scholarships: This is an opportunity for outstanding undergraduates to plan and perform high-level research under the direction of a faculty member ($4,500 each). There are also traditional awards based on academic excellence and well-rounded campus activities ($2,750 each). • Freshman Research: This unique program provides an opportunity for bright, ambitious incoming OSU freshmen to elevate their chances early, including a one-semester orientation to research and a one-semester research experience with a faculty mentor. A stipend is included for those chosen. • Scholar Development has its own program for study in the United Kingdom every July, where top students travel with OSU’s best faculty for interesting courses on a variety of topics (scholarships cover nearly half or more of the total costs).

OSU Libraries 405-744-9775 The OSU Libraries are here to help you achieve academic success. Friendly librarians can save you time and help you find the best resources for your classes. The library offers tours and orientation for new students and has a variety of resources and services for you. Technology

• More than 180 desktop computers in the largest computer cluster on campus. • Laptops, tablets, iPads and MacBooks are available to check out for five hours at a time. • Unlimited printing, express print stations and the ability to print from your own laptop. • Wireless Internet throughout the building. Study Space

• Quiet study zones for individuals and groups. • Twelve group study rooms with Smart Boards available to reserve for four hours at a time. Resources

• Hundreds of databases and millions of articles, available anytime and anywhere. • More than 3 million print volumes and 1 million e-books. • Some textbooks are available to check out for two hours at a time. • Unique primary resources available in government documents, oral history and special collections. Hours

• Edmon Low Library is open 121 hours per week in the fall and spring.

• The OSU Journal of Undergraduate Research is an opportunity for students to share their academic accomplishments. The journal consists of a faculty editorial board for selective print and digital publication, which reviews students’ articles.

• Open hours are subject to change. Visit to see exact hours.

• Windows on the World: This popular honors seminar offers scholars a head start in preparing for future scholarship competitions, graduate school appointments and job options involving current events and debate/ writing skills.

• Café Libro and vending machines are available, or students may bring their own drinks and snacks.

Food and Drinks

Branch Libraries

• Architecture Library, 160 Donald W. Reynolds Architecture Building. • Mary L. Williams Curriculum Materials Library, 001 Willard Hall. • William E. Brock Memorial Library Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, 102 McElroy Hall.



Academic Integrity OSU students are expected to follow the policies and guidelines written in the Student Code of Conduct. OSU takes these codes and policies very seriously. Students are required to understand the code and the Academic Integrity Policy. Visit and to learn more.

Behaviors that violate the fundamental values of academic integrity may include but are not limited to: • Unauthorized collaboration. • Plagiarism. • Multiple submissions.

The following are excerpts from the Academic Integrity Policy:

• Cheating on exams.

All members of the Oklahoma State University community are entrusted with academic integrity, which encompasses the fundamental values of honesty, trust, respect, fairness and responsibility. Students are expected to:

• Fabricating information.

• Understand and uphold the academic integrity guidelines established by the university and their instructors.

• Unauthorized advance access to exams.

• Present their own work for evaluation by their instructors.

These behaviors may subject the student to disciplinary action including receiving a failing grade on an assignment, exam or course, receiving notation of a violation of academic integrity on their transcript and suspension from the university. Serious violations discovered after a student graduates may lead to revocation of a degree. These behaviors are described in detail in the Academic Integrity Guidelines. The following sanctions are recommended based on the seriousness of the violation:

• Appropriately cite the words and ideas of others. • Protect their work from misuse. • Accept responsibility for their actions. • Treat instructors and members of the Academic Integrity Panel with respect when violations of academic integrity are examined or appealed and trust that instructors and the Academic Integrity Panel will enforce policy and procedures. Students are urged to sign the OSU Commitment to Academic Integrity statement and inform other students or notify instructors when they observe violations of academic integrity. Instructors are expected to: • Understand and uphold academic integrity policy and procedures and have the authority to set reasonable standards in their classes within the guidelines provided. • Clearly discuss and communicate information about academic integrity to students. • Reduce opportunities for dishonesty through vigilant exam security and proctoring, and give clear instructions for homework and projects. • Fairly and consistently evaluate students and award credit based on professionally judged academic performance established by the instructor. • Trust students to follow the academic integrity policy until the instructor has sufficient information to substantiate a violation, then confront students with information about the alleged violation, follow the procedures and report violations. • Be fair in evaluating information that may indicate a student has violated academic integrity. • Assure that teaching assistants or adjunct instructors who work under their direction understand and uphold academic integrity policy and procedures. • Treat students and members of the Academic Integrity Panel with respect when violations of academic integrity are examined or appealed. • Trust members of the Academic Integrity Panel to enforce policy and procedures when violations are appealed.



• Helping another person cheat.


a. Level one sanction — grade of “zero” or “F” for the assignment or examination with violations. b. Level two sanction — grade of “F!” for the course. The transcript will indicate that a grade of “F!” signifies the student failed the course because of an alleged violation of academic integrity. c. Level three sanction — Recommend suspension from the university. The instructor should use the recommended levels of sanction unless they provide a specific written policy during the first week of class (e.g., an instructor states in writing that an F! may be awarded for receiving unauthorized help on an assignment).

Information Technology 113 Math Sciences 405-744-HELP (4357) Information Technology (IT) is dedicated to making technology use at OSU as enjoyable as possible. We strive to provide the best possible service, including setting up e-mail accounts and providing the latest Microsoft software. If you need any help or have questions, the first place to call or visit is the IT Helpdesk. The Helpdesk is open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays for walk-ins. For phone support, the Helpdesk is open 7 a.m.-midnight weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, and 2-11 p.m. Sundays. During the summer semester, the Helpdesk phone support closes at 10 p.m. on weeknights. Visit for any time changes. In addition to the Helpdesk, Information Technology provides all computing services on campus. These include: • Orange Key (O-Key) Account — Your O-Key username and password are used to access the student computer labs, Student Information System (SIS), online classes and your OSU email. • Computer Labs — IT manages five student computer labs. Three labs are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Go to for more information.

• Telecommunications Student Services — OSU IT Telecommunications will provide telephone services to students living in residence halls. Visit to sign up for or modify your telephone services. • Online Directory — Need contact information for a friend or an instructor? Use the online directory at to look up other students at any of the OSU branch campuses.

Computing Ethics By using university computing accounts and services, you’ve accepted and agreed to all relevant policies listed at • Download select Microsoft products for PC or Mac, Windows upgrades, Visual Studio and McAfee anti-virus software for Mac users at • Don’t download, copy or distribute copyrighted software. •

Don’t share or download music, movies, games or any other files if you don’t own the copyright. Most of the items downloaded from peer-to-peer file sharing programs are protected by federal copyright laws, and students may face up to $150,000 in fines for each item illegally shared.

• Don’t gain unauthorized access to another person’s computer. Call 405-744-HELP (4357) if you have questions.

• Software Distribution Center — Through the Microsoft Campus Agreement, IT provides students access to the latest versions of select Microsoft products at little or no cost through download or media package. Students also have download access to McAfee anti-virus software for Mac users only. Log in at using your O-Key information to access the software. • Wireless Network — Students can access the Internet through numerous locations on campus using the OSU wireless connection. To access the wireless network, open a Web browser and log in with your O-Key information. • Student Home Drives — Every OSU student has an available home (H:) drive with 500MB of network storage. The H: drive can be accessed from any IT computer lab as well as computers in the library and Student Union. • On-Campus Internet Connection — If you live in the residence halls or university apartments and want to use the Internet, you have a connection already available. If your computer doesn’t have an Ethernet card, you may purchase one from the Student Union Bookstore. You’ll need an Ethernet adapter cable with RJ45 plugs as well. The jacks should already be activated in your room. If you have any problems getting connected, call the IT Helpdesk at 405-744-HELP (4357). • Computer Sales — OSU offers special pricing on Dell and Apple computer purchases for all students at Oklahoma State University. Visit for computer recommendations or visit the Orange Tech counter at the University Store. • OSU ID Cards — The OSU ID card provides access to a variety of services, including access to your residence hall, computer and honors labs, event attendance, meal plan access and point-of-sale transactions.



Orange Key (O-Key) What is O-Key? O-Key is the university’s centralized Web-based account management system. One of O-Key’s main functions is to provide a single secure user ID and password to access university services. You should have activated your O-Key account prior to Orientation & Enrollment. By activating your account, you can set up your OSU email account and your emergency and directory contact information. When do I use my O-Key login information? Your O-Key username and password can access the computer labs, the Student Information System, the Online Classroom and Community (Desire2Learn), the OSU wireless network and your OSU email. Points of Interest in O-Key • Campus Alerts: You’ll be asked to provide emergency contact information for the Campus Alert system. You can enter your phone number to receive text messages and/or voicemail alerts. The Campus Alert system will notify you via text message and/or voice mail regarding emergencies on campus. This information is confidential and will not be used for communicating anything other than actual emergencies. • Email Forwarding: You have the option to have your email forwarded to another email address. To forward your OSU email, log in to your O-Key account at and click on “Email Destination.” Enter a new account.

Note: If you forward your email to another account, it will not be accessible from Cowboy Mail/Orange Mail. All previously received email messages will be deleted. Make sure any forwarding account lists “” as an accepted sender.

• Password Expiration: O-Key passwords expire every 120 days to ensure the security of your account. You’ll receive an email notifying you of your password expiration 30 days before it’s set to expire, and you can monitor this on the first page of your O-Key account. For questions about your O-Key account, contact the IT Helpdesk at or 405-744-HELP (4357).

OSU Email Your OSU email account is your primary source of communication with the university. You’ll receive information via email from Residential Life, New Student Orientation, and Scholarships and Financial Aid. Once you begin classes, your professors and advisers will use this email address to send important class information. It’s important that you begin checking your email regularly. You can access information about your email from the “Student Life” tab on the OSU homepage. You may also go directly to your chosen email system.

Cowboy Mail & Orange Mail You can access your Cowboy Mail account by visiting and entering your O-Key email address and password. You can access your Orange Mail account by visiting and doing the same.



OrangeTech Student Union, First Floor 405-744-9854 OrangeTech provides OSU students with the best technology at the best prices. Shop orange. Save green. We support Oklahoma State University. When you buy from OrangeTech, you’re supporting Oklahoma State University. The University Store generates $17 million of the Student Union’s $22 million budget and funds many campus activities, helping to keep student fees to a minimum. We save you money on what you really need. OrangeTech offers incoming OSU freshmen discounts on specially constructed laptop, desktop and tablet bundles individually customizable based on your particular field of study. We deliver exceptional customer service. OrangeTech won’t just sell you a computer; we will also help you set it up, make sure you know how to use it and be here to answer any questions you have along the way. We offer local repairs. OrangeTech is an Apple Authorized Service Provider as well as a certified Dell repair center. OSU incoming freshmen who purchase tech bundles from OrangeTech also get four-year service plans, including protection against accidental damage from drops or spills. We can take your tech and make it better. Already have a computer? No problem. OrangeTech can bring it up to speed and get it ready for everything college life can dish out. Our upgrade services can save you up to 50 percent more than the leading competitors. We care about the environment. Don’t dump your old electronics. Get paid to recycle them. Just bring your old, unwanted technology products to OrangeTech to recycle, and leave with a University Store gift card. We can prepare you for college living. OrangeTech knows there is a lot you need your first year of college. Order all of your dorm essentials, such as your minifridge, microwave and TV from OrangeTech and we’ll deliver them to your room when you move in. We give you what you want. OrangeTech has you covered outside the classroom with gaming systems from Xbox, Wii U and PlayStation, plus all the latest gadgets from GoPro; not to mention our huge selection of tech accessories with everything from Logitech and OtterBox to Sennheiser and LifeProof.

Enrollment Systems Student Self-Service/Student Information System Student Information System (SIS) is Oklahoma State University’s Student Self-Service online database where you may access and update information related to your academic record at OSU. Through SIS, you will: • View and update addresses, phone numbers, and personal information. • Enroll for classes or drop/add courses during the designated drop/add period. • View your unofficial academic transcript. • View six-week and semester grades. • Print a detailed class schedule that includes room assignments and instructors. • Link to the payment gateway for your bursar account and add contacts for payment. • View registration or transcript holds currently on your account. • View unofficial transcripts and whether or not transfer credits are accepted. • View and accept scholarships and/or financial aid. • Request an official academic transcript. To connect with Student Self-Service, begin on the OSU homepage at and mouse over the “Student Life” tab at the top to go to the Student Self-Service main page. Login Log in to Student Self-Services using one of the following: • OPTION ONE O-Key Email address and Password: Use your O-Key (Oklahoma State University) e-mail address and O-Key password to login. • OPTION TWO Student ID number (CWID) and Pin: As students are added to the SIS database, PIN numbers are automatically generated. Prior to spring 2010, PIN numbers are set to your 6-digit birth date. Students will receive a random PIN number at admission that may be used. You are required to change your initial PIN at your first log in. Once logged in, use the navigation bar at the top of the page to view the areas you need. Student Self-Service is available on Mondays from 12:01 a.m. to midnight, Tuesday-Friday from 7 a.m. to midnight, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 7 a.m. to midnight. Course Enrollment During orientation and enrollment, you will meet with your academic adviser to discuss your enrollment. Your adviser will help you determine a list of courses from which to choose your first semester schedule. For the actual enrollment, your adviser may enroll you directly or clear you to self-enroll through the online Student Self-Service system.



Adding Classes You can enroll in classes and change current schedule options by scrolling over the registration tab and then clicking on the “Drop and Add Classes” option. This will take you to your current schedule or, if you have not enrolled yet, a blank schedule. You have two choices at the drop and add screen. If you know your course section’s call number, you can enter it here and click “Submit” to enroll in the class or set of classes. If you are still searching for the section to fit your course schedule, scroll over the courses tab and click on “Search By Subject” and choose the course subject you want to take, then choose the course number of the class you want. SIS will bring up a list of all the times the class is offered and list which sections are open or closed. In this example, English Composition I sections appear with notations related to section availability. The days, time and instructor name will be included. Scroll down to view all section choices. When you find the class offered at a time that fits your schedule, click “Enroll In _____ Now.” If there is a time conflict or if you have chosen a restricted section (honors, special permission, learning community, etc.) that you are not eligible to take, a notation will appear at the top of your Drop and Add classes screen. Pay attention to these notations. If an error message appears, enrollment in the desired course is NOT complete. Once you are enrolled in your class, you may continue to search for classes through “Search by Subject.” Note: When you select “Enroll In ____ Now” from the course section page and the action shows on your schedule page, you are officially enrolled in that class.



Following enrollment, you are an official OSU student! As an OSU student, you are expected to attend the classes in which you have enrolled. Your place in each class is reserved, and you may adjust your schedule until the second week of classes in each semester. Check the academic calendar for the specific deadlines. If your plans change and you are unable to attend OSU, you must withdraw from your classes by canceling your enrollment through the Student Self-Service (SIS) or visit the Registrar’s Office in person to fill out an Enrollment Cancellation form. If enrollment is not cancelled, tuition and fee charges will occur. Changing Your Schedule Full semester courses may be added or dropped via Student Self-Service before the sixth day of class in the fall or spring semesters. Please be aware that summer courses and other semester short course drop/add deadlines are different. These courses follow proportional deadlines based on the number of days the class meets. Note the deadlines in the Academic Calendar. In addition, the Registrar’s Office homepage and Student SelfService provide more information on those deadlines. To drop a class, go to the drop/add section of Student Self-Service and click on the “Action” drop down bar next to the class you want to drop. Just change the menu to “Drop" and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page to complete this action. After the sixth day of class, you must obtain a signature from your adviser and deliver the signed drop or add request to Registration Services, 324 Student Union, in order to change your schedule. Please pay attention when dropping or adding courses online. Mistakes can happen. You should always print a new detailed schedule to be sure the action you took was successfully completed and that your schedule is accurate. Print Your Complete Schedule • Highlight “Registration” on the navigation bar. • Click “Detailed Schedule” from the pull-down menu. • Click “Print Schedule.” • If you need to verify your enrollment for insurance or scholarships, you may access a secure site and request the information through the “Student Records” section. Click on “Self Enrollment Verification.” Words of Advice •

Only adjust your schedule to reflect coursework discussed with your academic adviser. If the courses you discuss are not open at the time you enroll, only substitute others you know will work with your career and degree plans.

• Once you drop a course from your schedule, it is available for any other student. • Choose courses within your academic level. When in doubt, contact your adviser for further discussion.



Online Classroom (Desire 2 Learn-D2L) One of the online tools used on campus is Desire2Learn (D2L) — also referred to as the Online Classroom. D2L gives online access to your class syllabus, class list and grades. Some professors will use Online Classroom more frequently than others while some will choose not to use it at all. Here are some tips to get you started: • Log in: Log in using your O-Key user name and password. • Courses: From your homepage, you will see all of your courses in the middle column. Clicking on each one will open the course homepage for a given class. This is where you might see course announcements such as exam locations or class cancellations. •

Course Content: By clicking on the “Content” tab, you can access all of the materials that your professor might post for your class. You will be able to see the information posted, save it to your computer or print it for use at a later time.



• Dropbox: If your professor chooses to do so, you may be able to turn in assignments on D2L. Click on the “Dropbox” tab to submit assignments. Click on the title of the assignment, then use the "Browse" button to upload a file to D2L. You may submit more than one file by using the “Add” button. Make sure you click “Submit” to complete your submission. • Quizzes: If you need to take a quiz online, you will use this tab. All currently open quizzes will be shown. Click on the quiz you wish to take. Take note of any time limits or special instructions that may apply. •

Class list: If you need to email your professor or anyone else in your class, you may do so through the “Class List” tab. Note that any emails sent via Online Classroom will be sent to the receiver’s okstate email, and replies will be sent to your okstate email.

• Grades: If your professor chooses to post grades to D2L, you can access them by clicking on the “Grades” tab. Keep in mind that this is an optional tool that may not be used by all professors. If you have any questions regarding your grades, contact your professor.

Leadership & Service / Civic Engagement Campus Life 211 Student Union 405-744-5488 Leadership requires students to be actively engaged in creative problemsolving in and out of the classroom. Learning how to plan activities and working with peers to develop and communicate ideas with enthusiasm are skills that you’ll use after graduation. A wide range of student organizations and leadership coursework are available for credit. With more than 400 student organizations on the OSU campus, leaders are born and real-world experience is gained here.

CampusLink CampusLink is an online tool that combines information about all student organizations, individual student involvement and official transcripts of leadership and volunteer service. All students are encouraged to log in to CampusLink and use the tools available to manage their involvement while attending OSU.

Center for Ethical Leadership 232 Student Union 405-744-5485 Oklahoma State University’s Center for Ethical Leadership is dedicated to preparing individuals to take on the challenges and responsibilities of leadership in a global society. Through the center, students develop skills, knowledge and abilities to make productive, beneficial choices about their lives as well as contribute to society. The center’s leadership program enriches the student leadership experience through a variety of programs and services including: • Formal curricular and extension courses. • A renowned speaker series. • Seminars. • Workshops symposia. • Service-learning opportunities. • Retreats.

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs 211J Student Union 405-744-5490 OSU Greek life is comprised of members of fraternities and sororities on the OSU campus. Today, 3,000 students make up the community, which consists of four governing councils: the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National PanHellenic Council (NPHC) and Panhellenic Council. Each council has a different procedure for joining. We are proud to have a thriving system with numerous diverse, nationally recognized fraternities and sororities represented. Greek Life offers a unique opportunity to have a balanced college life with a focus on academic excellence, brotherhood/sisterhood, community service and responsible social interaction.

Service-Learning Volunteer Center 211G Student Union 405-744-5145 Students are encouraged to take advantage of meaningful service-learning activities and volunteer on and off campus through nonprofit agencies and community service days. Since its creation in 1984, the Service-Learning Volunteer Center has enriched the lives of our community members through intergenerational and interpretive service projects. With approximately 100,000 hours of community service, we continue to set and reach new goals. The center works in three major areas: volunteerism, service learning and civic engagement. • Volunteerism — Getting involved in on- and off-campus community service projects is a tradition at Oklahoma State University. The Volunteer Center’s goal is to introduce volunteerism and bring together students within the Stillwater community. Since the Volunteer Center’s founding, thousands of civic-minded students, staff and faculty have taken the first step in solving problems by offering their talents through working with community nonprofit agencies, public schools and medical service organizations. • Service Learning — OSU actively supports service learning through a wide range of activities, including engaged experiences, service learning (curricular and co-curricular) and internships. • Civic Engagement — The general definition of civic engagement is individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern. Civic engagement includes individual volunteer work to organizational involvement to elected participation. It can include efforts to directly address an issue, working with others in a community to solve a problem or interacting with the institutions of representative democracy.



Non-Traditional Student Organization

Student Union Activities Board

211 Student Union 405-744-7508

058 Student Union 405-744-8977

The Non-Traditional Student Organization is a group of students dedicated to assisting fellow non-traditional students succeed at OSU. The NTSO holds monthly meetings and a variety of activities for non-traditional students and their families. Each year, the group sponsors the Cowboy Angel Tree to provide Christmas gifts to underprivileged children in Stillwater. They continue to provide information to the administration regarding the need for day care on the OSU campus. NTSO officers are proud to advocate for nontraditional students in general or, if a specific issue arises, for a student.

The Student Union Activities Board is a student group that provides social, educational and cultural activities and events. Programs and performers are specifically tailored to students’ interests. SUAB allows students to gain valuable experience through planning, promoting and producing events. Board members and committee members are chosen each year.

Off-Campus Student Association 211 Student Union 405-744-7283 Like the OSU Student Government Association, the Off-Campus Student Association develops networks and works to ensure issues related to the off-campus student population are heard. The purpose of the OCSA is to serve all off-campus students as a general representative body. The OCSA represents the views of its constituents to the university and the community in matters of concern, including but not limited to: • Interests of off-campus students in OSU, SGA, local, state and national civic affairs. • Serving as a source of fellowship for uniting off-campus students. • Promoting off-campus student involvement in the university. • Assisting off-campus students to find suitable housing and in resolving roommate and landlord conflicts or other rental issues.

Student Government Association 211Q Student Union 405-744-6500 The Oklahoma State University Student Government Association strives to serve OSU students. It’s our goal to make your voice heard on campus. SGA partners with faculty, staff and the Board of Regents to ensure that OSU is constantly improving. Composed of three branches — the executive branch, student Senate and supreme court — SGA sponsors events to help the school and the student body. The best way to have your voice heard is to begin with student government. SGA takes student concerns to the highest levels on your behalf.

Student Alumni Association 201 ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center 405-744-5368 The OSU Student Alumni Association is designed to enhance the OSU experience of every student member. Membership in the Student Alumni Association provides students with a variety of benefits including free T-shirts, a student member orange ball car decal and access to our extensive merchant discount program offering local and nationwide discounts (10-30 percent) at select restaurants, clothing stores and more. Sign up at (SIS) via the registration tab.

Transfer Student Organization The Transfer Student Organization recognizes undergraduate students transferring to OSU from another academic institution and encourages and promotes students’ involvement in the campus and community. All transfer students (including international transfer students) are invited to join. There are no GPA requirements.

Office of Sustainability 107 Physical Plant Administration The Office of Sustainability works with OSU students, faculty and staff to “Go Green for a Brighter Orange.” Students are encouraged to: • Recycle paper, cardboard, aluminum cans and plastic bottles. • Turn off lights and electronics when not in use. • Use reusable cups, mugs and shopping bags. • Walk, bicycle, ride the bus or use alternative modes of transportation. • Reduce food waste in dining venues and residence halls. • Get involved in student organizations and activities that foster environmental stewardship and social justice.



Broadening Your Horizons Study Abroad 242 Student Union | 405-744-8569 | | Study in another country to explore other cultures, gain a new perspective, improve your professional potential and enhance your overall college experience. The OSU Study Abroad Office coordinates a variety of academic programs, both international and domestic, that help OSU students connect with the world. In addition to the short-term, faculty-led programs offered through each college, OSU students may also study abroad for a summer, semester or full academic year. Services provided by the Study Abroad office include: • Individualized Study Abroad and National Student Exchange advising.

• Orientations for incoming and outgoing students and their families.

• Information on financial aid, grants and scholarships.

• Educational seminars and presentations to campus groups when requested.

• A comprehensive resource library of study and travel materials. • A connection between international universities and study abroad students.

• Mentoring programs for incoming international exchange students.

You can study as close as Texas and as far away as Turkey through: • Reciprocal Exchange (semester or full-year international study abroad)

• Faculty Led Short Term and Summer Programs

• Affiliated/Approved Programs (summer, semester or full-year international study abroad)

• National Student Exchange (semester or full-year domestic study abroad)

Whether you’re interested in taking intensive language classes, fulfilling general education requirements or taking specific courses for your major, there are hundreds of program options available. Through mutual exchange, you can study at more than 60 universities abroad for a semester or a full year while paying the same tuition you pay at OSU and using financial aid and scholarships. Watch for weekly information sessions on campus or stop by the study abroad office for more information.



Division of Institutional Diversity 405-744-9154 The Division of the Institutional Diversity’s goal is to maintain a university system that is socially, culturally and globally competent, and embraces and promotes a more inclusive world. Diversity Academic Support 422 Scott Hall 405-744-5335 Diversity Academic Support’s mission is to provide resources and opportunities for academic, social and emotional growth. DAS is engaged in activities that are designed to help create a more inclusively diverse community of learners at Oklahoma State University. Inclusion Leadership Program This program consists of a yearlong leadership program designed to equip OSU students and students from high schools in Stillwater, Oklahoma City and Tulsa with the skills and knowledge to become effective leaders in a more diversely inclusive society. Retention Initiative for Student Excellence (RISE) RISE is designed to assist students in their transition from high school to OSU and address all of the academic needs they may face. The program provides scheduled study group sessions, tutoring as needed and other services.

Office of Multicultural Affairs 240 Student Union 405-744-5481 The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is a place for students of different cultures, backgrounds and experiences to come together in an effort to learn more about each other and about themselves. OMA takes a holistic approach to empower Oklahoma State University students to think and act in ways that will embrace and promote a more inclusive world. We aim to assist students in achieving academic excellence, developing their personal and professional character and engaging in the campus and greater community. OMA is the home to several of Oklahoma State’s cultural affinity groups, including: • African-American Student Association. • Asian-American Student Association. • Hispanic Students Association. • Minority Women’s Association. • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. • National Organization for Women. • Native American Student Association. • Oklahoma State Queer and Allies. • Vietnamese American Student Association. • Women’s Programs. • Women’s Resource Center Student Alliance. In addition, OMA provides mentorship programs that promote the successful transition of incoming first-year, sophomore and transfer students to the OSU community. OMA promotes mentorship, leadership and community for all students in order to assist them in achieving their academic goals and preparing them for life after graduation. Additional opportunities for involvement include academic seminars, cultural experiences, service opportunities and social programs. The mentorship programs available for students include: • African-American Mentor Program. • Hispanic and Latino Student Success Initiative. • Leaders Advising, Mentoring and Building Diversity Allies. • Native American Resiliency through Education and Leadership Program. • Retention Initiative for Asian-American Students. • Women’s Mentorship Program.



WELLNESS Department of Wellness The Department of Wellness is committed to creating a healthy campus culture for Oklahoma State University students and employees.

The department seeks to promote healthy lifestyles and lifelong learning through the highest quality programs, services and facilities. More information can be found by visiting our social media sites at, and on Twitter and Instagram (@OSUWELL).

Department of Wellness Programs Group Fitness

Sponsored Programs


Sponsored Programs consist of federal, state and privately funded grants and contracts that serve the OSU community as well as fulfill the community outreach and extension components of Oklahoma State University's landgrant mission. Oklahoma ABLE Tech is the statewide Assistive Technology Act Program, which connects Oklahomans with disabilities to assistive technology, or AT, through a variety of programs and services, including a short-term equipment loan program, AT demonstration centers, re-utilization of AT through the Oklahoma Equipment Exchange, and low-interest bank loans for AT. The Oklahoma Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program is a partnership between the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and Oklahoma ABLE Tech to reuse and redistribute valuable, durable medical equipment to Oklahomans. The Special Education Resolution Center program, through a contract with the Oklahoma State Department of Education, manages the federal special education due process hearing system and alternative dispute resolution programs for Oklahoma. The Department of Wellness Prevention Programs consists of seven grant-funded programs that include regional prevention coordinators, Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grants, Communities of Excellence in Tobacco Control programs and a federally funded Drug-Free Communities grant.

Group Fitness offers numerous fitness programs and classes with multiple formats at every skill level. There are more than 160 classes offered each week including yoga, Zumba, dance, spin, water aerobics, kickboxing, martial arts, TRX, abs, boot camp and more. Remember, classes are free. All you need to do is sign the fitness waiver at the front desk of the Colvin Recreation Center or Seretean Wellness Center. Intramural Sports 405-744-7407 Intramural Sports serve more than 3,500 participants weekly in more than 50 sports activities through tournaments or team sports for every skill level. Intramural Sports at OSU promotes its rich tradition of friendly, competitive activities and serves as a rally point for socialization, exercise and competition. Outdoor Adventure 405-744-5581 Outdoor Adventure provides opportunities for fun, adventure, education and excitement. Through trips and workshop programs, OA emphasizes environmental awareness, personal development, safety training, wilderness travel and fun. With a variety of regional and national trips, as well as workshops at all skill levels, staff members strive to provide opportunities for the whole community. In conjunction with trips and workshops, Outdoor Adventure also offers an extensive low and high elements challenge course at Camp Redlands and a state-of-the-art indoor climbing facility at the Colvin Recreation Center. To support courses and the local community, the outdoor equipment rental shop, next to the climbing wall, provides access to everything from tug-of-war ropes to sleeping bags. Whether it’s exploring the Grand Canyon over spring break, spending a day at the challenge course or participating in a climbing competition, the common elements at Outdoor Adventure are quality leadership and fun. Sport Clubs 405-744-5510 Sports Clubs are recognized OSU student organizations designed to promote a nonvarsity sport or recreational activity. OSU offers more than 30 sports clubs. Generally, a sports club program provides three basic opportunities to its users: instruction, recreation and competition. Clubs differ in scope and purpose, as some are very social and others compete throughout the region or country.



Department of Wellness Services Personal Training

Cooking Classes


405-744-WELL (9355)

Personal training matches clients with personal trainers based on their individual goals and needs. Trainers work with clients to create the most effective, fun and beneficial program tailored to each individual. Trainers also instill the confidence and knowledge to carry on an exercise program after a client’s time with a trainer is finished.

Cooking classes teach heart-healthy cooking in the demonstration kitchen at the Seretean Wellness Center. Cowboy Cooking School is a series of cooking demonstration classes offered each semester.

Massage Therapy 405-744-WELL (9355) Massage therapy uses relaxing techniques to help the body transcend into an overall sense of well-being. Nutrition Counseling

405-744-WELL (9355) Nutrition counseling examines individual eating habits and their relationships to health and disease. Nutritional counseling is available to OSU students, faculty and staff. A registered and licensed dietitian assists in the development of a practical meal plan to meet individual dietary needs.



Health Risk Assessments 405-744-WELL (9355) HRA screenings provide an individualized health risk assessment designed for early detection of health problems. Employee Assistance Program 405-744-WELL (9355) EAP is a confidential resource for OSU employees and their families who are experiencing personal difficulties. The service is provided free to employees (75% FTE and above) and their dependents to improve well-being.

Department of Wellness Facilities Colvin Recreation Center

The Colvin Annex

101 Colvin Center 405-744-5510

1610 Farm Road 405-744-5510

The Colvin Recreation Center offers 250,000 square feet of recreation options, including 10 basketball courts, eight racquetball courts, a rock climbing wall, indoor track, two cardio theater areas, a multipurpose gym, indoor pool, outdoor pool, two dance studios, three multipurpose fitness rooms, a personal training area, spin studio, selectorized weights, free weights, a putting green and two golf simulators.

The Colvin Annex is another great attribute of the Department of Wellness, featuring four basketball/volleyball courts. With its natural light and air conditioning, it serves as the perfect location for small conferences and workshops.

Seretean Wellness Center 1514 W. Hall of Fame 405-744-WELL (9355) The Seretean Wellness Center features a newly renovated fitness center, including a cardio/weight room, two group exercise studios, multipurpose room, personal training area, massage therapy, Pilates, health risk assessment room, demonstration kitchen, nutrition counseling, a lecture hall, sponsored program testing and a training center.

Camp Redlands 405-744-5581 Camp Redlands is available through Outdoor Adventure. It’s located 10.5 miles from the OSU campus, featuring 12 cabins, a lodge, pavilion, swimming dock, picnic area and a challenge course. This facility offers trainings and team building workshops to students, faculty, staff and the general public.



University Health Services 1202 W. Farm Road 405-744-7665 University Health Services is an outpatient ambulatory care facility designed to provide cost-effective, physician-directed health care and health information. Services include: • Outpatient Medical Clinic — The clinic is available on a walk-in or appointment basis with physicians, physician associates, licensed nurses and other health professionals on staff.

University Dining Services 076 Student Union 405-744-4424 University Dining Services offers more than 30 dining options across campus. The choices provide something for everyone, from early morning to late night, from cafeteria dining to national franchises/brands and specialty restaurants. As a UDS meal plan holder, you can use your meal plan at any campus location. Other methods of payment can also be used including bursar charge, cash and credit/debit card. Choose Orange UDS is proud to be a partner with the Seretean Wellness Center in the Choose Orange program. The Choose Orange program encourages students, faculty and staff to follow dietary guidelines from the federal government. Items that qualify for this program have been identified by a Choose Orange logo. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage consuming more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products or equivalent products that have less than 30 percent of their calories from fat. Lean, low-fat or fat-free meats are recommended, and saturated fats and trans fats should be limited. Food selections should contain little added sugars or caloric sweeteners. Remember that portion sizes play an important role in drinks, meals and especially salad dressings.

• Pharmacy — Registered pharmacists are on staff to fill prescriptions and assist patients with questions regarding prescription and interaction with other medication. The pharmacy can fill prescriptions written by physicians at the health center or from private physicians as the formulary allows. We can assist in transferring a prescription from your home pharmacy to OSU. All students, faculty and staff are eligible for full access to the pharmacy. • Laboratory Services and Radiology — This full-service laboratory and radiology department will perform lab tests and X-ray services upon request of a physician. A consulting radiologist interprets all X-rays. • Women’s Clinic — The Women’s Clinic is located in a quiet, private area of University Health Services and offers information and treatment for a wide range of gynecologic needs. • Immunizations — Measles, tetanus, hepatitis A & B, meningitis and chicken pox vaccines are available. TB skin testing and vaccinations for overseas travel are provided. • Health Education — Programs, presentations, health information and resources for the university are conducted on a regular basis. Selected topics include alcohol education, stress management and sexual health. • Allergy Clinic — UHS provides allergy injection services and allergy testing referrals by appointment only. • Flight Physicals — Second- and third-class flight physicals for commercial and private pilots are available. • Insurance Office — The insurance office provides information and assistance for students enrolled in the OSU Student Health Insurance Plan. This office can also help students with claim filing for medical services received from OSU University Health Services.

Meal Plans

Fees and Charges

301 Student Union 405-744-4920

University Health Services is partially funded by student fees and charges for services. Any student enrolled in at least one credit hour is eligible for services at UHS. Charges for services rendered can include a per-visit charge to see a physician, have lab work done, get an X-ray or a prescription. Payment may be made using cash, check or bursar charge. The insurance office can assist with filing claims for insurance reimbursement. You’re responsible for deductibles, co-pays and nonallowed charges as defined by your insurance plan. University Health Services is neither a Medicare nor a Medicaid provider.

Meal plans were designed with student input. Students purchase a particular plan, and each time they eat in a dining option, an amount is deducted from their balance. In the all-you-care-to-eat options, the amount deducted depends on the meal plan. In the a la carte options, the exact amount spent will be deducted from the meal plan. OSU’s meal plans are among the most flexible in the nation, allowing you to decide where, when and how often you want to eat. All of the plan amounts include expanded carryover programs and more buying power.



Health History and Immunization The university requires new students to provide health and immunization information concerning the following: • All students born after 1957 are required to provide documentation of vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella or laboratory evidence of antibodies that indicate sufficient immunity. All new students are required to have completed hepatitis B series. The Immunization and Health Form at describes these requirements fully. To submit immunization records online, go to • The state of Oklahoma has enacted an immunization requirement for college and university students who live in campus housing. All new students (including transfer and graduate students) must comply with Section 3243 of Oklahoma Statutes Title 70, which requires that students who live in campus housing comply with one of the following options: • Be immunized for meningococcal disease. • After having reviewed information about meningitis provided by OSU, decline the vaccination. The state of Oklahoma requires all students living in Residential Life housing to indicate whether they have been immunized for meningococcal disease as a regulation of the housing contract.

University Counseling Services 320 Student Union 405-744-5458 University Counseling Services include the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center, Reboot Center, Student Conduct Education & Administration, Student Counseling Center and Student Disability Services. University Counseling Services supports the OSU mission through efforts to assist students in improving their quality of life so that personal and intellectual growth can be fostered.

Student Counseling Center 320 Student Union 405-744-5472 405-744-6523 (after-hours emergencies) Students are often in the middle of several transitions. These can be stressful and overwhelming at times. While many people can handle these stresses on their own, the good news is help is available, if needed. Our highly trained staff consists of licensed and licensed-eligible professional counselors, psychologists, psychiatric staff and graduate-level counseling interns. Students are provided a safe, nonjudgmental, private environment during counseling where they may speak openly to address their needs. The Student Counseling Center at OSU helps students with a range of issues including: • Academic concerns. • Anger. • Anxiety. • Communication skills. • Depression. • Eating/weight issues. • Family concerns. • Grief. • Homesickness. • Motivation/procrastination. • Medication management. • Psychiatry. • Relationship/roommate issues. • Self-esteem. • Sexual orientation. • Stresses. The Student Counseling Center is a safe zone to address any concern. If a student requires a higher level of care than we can provide, we’ll work with them to find alternate resources for care. Student Counseling Center resources include individual, couple and group counseling, crisis intervention and psychiatric services as well as free and anonymous online screenings. Students are eligible for up to 12 counseling sessions per year, and the first five sessions are free. After that, there is a $10 charge for individual sessions and a $15 charge for couple counseling sessions. Group counseling sessions are free and psychiatric services have additional fees. Fee waivers and fee reductions are available for those who qualify. Services are confidential with some exceptions. An after-hours counselor is available for emergencies through the OSU Police Department (405-744-6523).



Reboot Center 320W Student Union 405-744-6434 The Reboot Center offers the latest in stress management technology to help students improve their health, well-being and performance. Reboot has software featuring a variety of visualizations, games and workshops to strengthen stress management skills. As students use programs at Reboot, a sensor provides feedback about physiological levels of stress and relaxation. With practice, students learn to be more confident, calm and relaxed in stressful situations. No appointment is needed. The Reboot Center is free, and there is no limit on the number of visits. Reboot is open from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Alcohol & Substance Abuse Center 320 Student Union 405-744-2818 The consequences of substance use, abuse and addiction affect every college campus in America, and Oklahoma State University is no exception. The transition from high school to college poses unique risks for students to develop dangerous patterns of substance use. Students with alcohol/drug problems face greater risk of dropping out due to personal, financial, family and legal problems. The Alcohol & Substance Abuse staff provides a variety of professional services, including: • ADSAC/DUI assessments and classes. • Alcohol and drug assessments. • Alcohol and drug education outreach presentations. • Consultation with concerned faculty, staff, students or parents. • Couples and family outreach. • Free aftercare for students who have been through inpatient/residential treatment.

Student Disability Services 315 Student Union 405-744-7116 (Voice/TTY) 405-571-9860 (Videophone) Student Disability Services provides academic support services to students with documented disabilities. Our goal is to provide assistance that will allow equal opportunity and equal access education for each student. SDS is committed to establishing a community that ensures full participation for students. Academic support services include specialized testing, classroom accommodations, accessible textbooks, access to/assistance with Assistive Technology and other services as necessary. Students may request services by contacting SDS and providing appropriate disability documentation.

Student Conduct Education & Administration 328 Student Union 405-744-5470 Student Conduct Education and Administration staff meet with students to assess situations of possible nonacademic misconduct as described in the Student Code of Conduct. SCEA offers education and support to students who may be struggling with behavioral issues and enforces OSU’s community standards. Code of Conduct When students enroll at Oklahoma State University, they voluntarily accept terms of performance and behavior consistent with the university’s mission, processes and functions, and accept responsibility for compliance with all university policies and contracts, including the Student Code of Conduct. In general, these obligations are considered much higher than the obligations imposed by civil and criminal law. Each student is responsible for reading the Student Code of Conduct and must agree to abide by it in order to enroll. The Code of Conduct is available online at and in print from the Office of Student Conduct Education and Administration. Cowboy Community Standards

• Individual and group substance abuse counseling.

OSU students should follow these behavioral guidelines:

• Treatment referrals.

• Citizenship: Be civically responsible and engaged to improve our campus and community.

The center has three dually licensed substance abuse/mental health counselors and a graduate-level counselor in training. Services are provided in a professional, caring and confidential environment. An after-hours drug/ alcohol counselor is available for emergencies through the OSU Police Department.

• Academics: Respect Oklahoma State University’s commitment to academic integrity and uphold the values of honesty and responsibility that preserve our academic community. • Responsibility: Accept responsibility for your learning, personal behavior and future success, appropriately challenging others to do the same. • Diversity: Behave in a manner that recognizes and respects individual differences, supporting both pluralism and inclusiveness. • Safety: Do no harm and help maintain the safety and welfare of the c ampus community by immediately reporting unusual or dangerous behavior. To seek help with student behavioral issues and report concerning student behavior or violations of the Student Code of Conduct, contact the Student Conduct office.



Behavioral Consultation Team

Campus Safety & the OSU Police Department


104 USDA Building 405-744-6523 or 911 for emergencies

The Behavioral Consultation Team is a specially trained group of professional staff members from several university departments with mental health, student development, law enforcement, academic, administrative and legal expertise. The team investigates and evaluates threats and other concerning behavior. It implements strategies for managing individuals who may pose a threat of harm. The team’s goal is to work with all parties involved to ensure a safe campus environment. If you see something, say something. The vigilance of all Cowboys is critical in keeping the campus safe. Team members can’t handle a situation until they are aware of it. The university expects all members of our community to act quickly and responsibly if they hear or see something that is out of the ordinary. It’s important to report any concerns, even if they seem minor. Don’t assume someone else will call. Contact the team • In an emergency, call 911. • Behavioral Consultation Team hotline (weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. only): 405-744-3333. • After business hours in nonemergency cases, call OSU PD at 405-744-6523.

Oklahoma State University is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of persons and protection of property on the OSU campus. The efforts of the OSU Police Department and the efforts of all faculty, staff and students have gained OSU the reputation of being one of the safest campuses in the Big 12 Conference. Despite OSU’s stellar safety record, we continue to look for ways to make the campus more secure. OSU’s Police Department was the first in the state to receive accreditation from the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police. With all officers dedicated to the philosophy of community policing, OSU has 34 sworn officers, including bicycle and foot patrol, who have enforcement and arrest authority on the OSU campus and Stillwater community who patrol 24 hours a day. Officers participate in many aspects of campus life, trying to solve problems before they become police matters. The OSU Police has mutual aid agreements with both Stillwater Police and the Payne Country Sheriff’s Office, allowing for cooperation in enforcement activities. Emergency Alerts (Reverse 911) The Campus Alert is a reverse 911 system that will notify you via text or automated voice message regarding emergencies on campus. This system will only be used in an immediate emergency. All students are encouraged to register for the reverse 911 system. To ensure the alert system has the most accurate information, individuals need to log into Once logged in: • Click on “Campus Alerts ” in the left-hand navigation bar. • Submit an emergency contact number, which should be a student cell phone number. • Contact the IT Helpdesk (405-744-4357 or with questions or problems.



Paying for College



Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid 119 Student Union 405-744-6604

Have You Received Additional Awards? If you’ve been notified of an award from an OSU office and it isn’t showing on your SIS “Award Information by Year” screen, contact the awarding office. If you know of an award from a non-OSU source (scholarship agency, tribal scholarship, etc.), please let us know of your award by completing the online Additional Scholarships and Financial Aid Resources Report at

To be considered for state and federal aid, you should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you didn’t list OSU when you submitted the FAFSA, you can add OSU to your application. Once OSU has been added, the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid will receive the application information from the U.S. Department of Education and determine your eligibility for assistance. Remember to complete the FAFSA each January, so you’ll have financial aid for the following academic year. For additional information, or to complete the FAFSA, use the FAFSA link on the Scholarships & Financial Aid website.

While non-OSU awards will be displayed on the “Award Information by Year” screen of SIS, you’ll not see any paid amounts on this screen. To confirm that these awards have been credited to your OSU account, follow the instructions from the OSU Office of the Bursar for reviewing your account.

Communicating with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

First Disbursement of Financial Assistance

We usually communicate with you by email. To protect your privacy, official emails from our office are sent to your OSU email address once you activate your OSU O-Key account. Also, to protect your privacy, we ask that you send emails to us from your official OSU email address.

Most scholarships, grants and loans will appear as credit on student bursar accounts the first week of classes. A few scholarships will be credited (disbursed) after the end of the 100 percent tuition refund period each semester. Review the Office of the Bursar’s section for information about refunds of credit balances once charges have been paid.

Checking your Financial Aid online You can check the status of your financial aid application, review and accept awards, and check for disbursement of aid (credits to bursar account) on the same website you use for enrollment. To access OSU’s Student Self-Service/ Student Information System (SIS), go to and select “Login.” After you’ve entered your O-Key address and password, you’ll see the site map page. You can use either the financial aid drop-down menu at the top, or the site map links under Financial Aid to access your information from the following options: • Select Award Year: Make sure you’ve selected the upcoming award year. • Application Status: You can see documents and information requested by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, and whether or not they have been received. Even if you’ve already received your awards, it’s a good idea to check this screen whenever you log in to SIS. • Award Information by Year: You can see all awards you’ve been offered and whether or not they have been accepted. Some grant awards are already accepted for you at the time they are awarded, but you’ll need to accept or decline most other awards (see next bullet). You can also see whether the award has been disbursed (credited) to your OSU bursar account. •

Accept/Decline Awards: You’ll only see awards that have not yet been accepted or declined, and you can indicate your preference on this screen. Be sure you scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the “Submit” button after you select accept or decline for individual awards. Review the Award Terms and Conditions before accepting your awards. (To see all of your awards, go back to the “Award Information by Year” screen.)

Changes in Your Enrollment Plans, Awards or Financial Circumstances Eligibility for aid is based in part on your costs, expected family contribution from the FAFSA, other sources of financial aid you receive and your enrollment plans. Changes to any of these factors after your original award is made may require an adjustment to your eligibility. In some cases, changes may require repayment of some or all federal funds. We strongly encourage you to review the information about adjustments to financial aid at Continued Eligibility for Financial Aid Recipients of federal/state aid must meet the requirements of the OSU Financial Aid Policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress to remain eligible for aid, including federal student and parent loans. The policy is included in your initial award letter and is also linked from the award pages in the online Student Self-Service/SIS system. Scholarship recipients must meet the requirements of each individual award, as outlined in the award notice for each scholarship. Other Policies of Importance to Students You should review the following policies that relate to financial aid eligibility, available at “Withdrawal/ Failure to Attend All Classes,” “Repeated Coursework,” “Double Major/Dual Degrees,” “Academic Minors,” “Student Rights and Responsibilities” and “Consumer Information.”

• Estimated Cost and Enrollment Information: You can see the average costs used to determine your financial aid eligibility. You can also see the minimum planned enrollment hours we used to determine your costs. See “Changes in Your Enrollment Plans, Awards or Financial Circumstances” for instructions if your plans change.



Requirements to Receive First Disbursement of Student or Parent Loans at OSU If you’re offered, and accept a student or parent loan at OSU, you’ll need to complete a few additional steps before the first disbursement of your loan(s) can be credited to your bursar account.

Office of the Bursar 113 Student Union 405-744-5993

• Entrance Counseling (Students): You must complete one-time Loan Entrance Counseling prior to the first disbursement of your loan. To complete the counseling online, which takes about 20 minutes, go to You’ll need the PIN you used to sign the FAFSA to access the loan counseling. OSU will be automatically notified a few days after you complete the session.

“Bursar” is a term unique to higher education and means “keeper of the purse.” The Office of the Bursar bills and collects tuition, fees, campus housing and other university related charges. All federal and campus-based financial aid funds are disbursed to students’ bursar accounts and the Office of the Bursar refunds any overpayments.

• Promissory Note (Students): Students can log in at (using the student PIN they used to complete the FAFSA) and sign the Subsidized/Unsubsidized Master Promissory Note (MPN) once they see the request for the MPN on the SIS Application Status screen.

The Office of the Bursar creates a monthly electronic billing statement on the last business day of each month detailing charges and payments that occurred during the month on a semester timeframe. A billing email notification is sent to the student’s email address at the beginning of each month when the billing statement is available to view online. An alternative email address and authorized user may be set up through the Student Information System (SIS) under “Payment Info” by clicking “Bursar Services” if someone other than the student should receive billing notifications. Payment is due at the time charges are billed and considered past due after the 15th of the month. A 1.5 percent finance charge will be assessed to an account for any unpaid billed balance. It’s the student’s responsibility to verify that university administered scholarships and waivers, as well as external scholarships, have been credited to their bursar account. Students can view their billing statement and semester account activity, set up authorized users and pay online via SIS at by clicking “Bursar Services” under “Payment Info.” Authorized user login is located through the bursar website at

• Promissory Note (Parents): Parent (PLUS) Loan borrowers can request the parent loan and sign the Parent Loan MPN at, using the PIN they used to sign the FAFSA. • Perkins Loan Recipients: Funding is limited, so not every student is eligible for a Perkins Loan. The Office of the Bursar sends Perkins promissory note information to recipients later in the summer. Some awards are based primarily on academic excellence, while others are based on a combination of academic excellence and demonstrated financial need. Since a number of these awards are based on demonstrated financial need, you’re encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after Jan. 1. The Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid typically award scholarships in late spring for the upcoming academic year and will notify recipients at their OSU email address. To be considered for these scholarship programs, you must be classified as a sophomore (have successfully completed at least 28 hours by the end of the spring semester), junior or senior and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. These scholarships are not available for the summer term. Check with your college and academic department occasionally to ask about scholarships they may offer. The application deadlines for these college and departmental awards vary by college.

Billing Statement

Payment Plan In efforts to help our students in meeting financial obligations, we offer a semester-based payment plan as an alternative to the traditional lump-sum payment method. This plan provides an opportunity for families (authorized users) and students to pay university-billed expenses in regular monthly installments. No finance charges are associated with the payment option plan or enrollment holds if payments are made as promised. The deadline to enroll in the fall plan is Sept. 15; Feb. 15 is the deadline to enroll for the spring plan. Summer enrollment isn’t eligible for the plan. The payment plan is available online each semester. The student can sign up online via SIS at by clicking the “Bursar Services” link under “Payment Info.” It’s important to designate a parent under the authorized user tab by entering their email address for access to the payment plan enrollment. There is a $25 semester-based nonrefundable fee to participate. If you have questions, please email Please note: Payment plan participants receive installment payment due alerts in separate emails from the monthly billing notification. The monthly billing notification informs payment plan participants of the total monthly billing statement amount for informational purposes. Refunds — Direct Deposit of Credit Balances All financial aid is applied toward the student’s bursar account and a refund (if any) is calculated after taking into account all semester charges. Bursar account credits resulting from a credit card payment are refunded back to the credit card, not the student. The Office of the Bursar encourages using direct deposit as the most secure and quickest method for receiving bursar account refunds and stipends. Direct deposit refunds are scheduled every working day and should be deposited into your bank account within two to three business



days, depending on the bank. Students are responsible for verifying funds are available in their bank account before spending the funds. Students are notified via email when a direct deposit refund or stipend occurs. If students don’t choose to participate in the direct deposit program, the refund is issued by check. Refund checks are mailed on a biweekly schedule to students’ local addresses. The Office of the Bursar cannot cash these university-generated refund checks, nor can it cash personal checks. Signing up for direct deposit is quick and easy. To add/manage banking information and receive deposits electronically, do the following: • Log into SIS at • Click “eRefund” under “Payment Info.” • Select “eRefunds” tab (next to eBills). • Proceed to “Setup an Account.” Additional Bursar Information Financial counseling is available to answer questions concerning account balances. It’s important to visit with our office early in the semester for payment options to avoid delays in future enrollment and continuation of charging privileges on campus. A financial counselor is available weekdays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. in 113 Student Union to assist with financial matters regarding a bursar account. Some third parties providing scholarships and/or tuition funds require an invoice mailed directly from the Office of the Bursar. Our office assists with questions concerning third-party billing to a student’s sponsor (for example, the Bureau of Indian Affairs or a parent’s place of employment, etc.) and non-OSU scholarship checks from outside agencies or schools (such as the Lions Club, Rotary Club, etc.). Scholarships are split between the fall and spring semesters unless they are designated semester specific. Please complete the form on our website located at by clicking “Forms” (on the left side) to authorize us to bill a third-party sponsor. Privacy Regulations – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Online Parent and Student Guide A parent and student guide link is available on the bursar’s home page to better understand policy and procedures. Topics include: • How to obtain information about your student account. • Email notification, billing statements and finance charges. • Charges and required fees. • OSU Payment Plan. • Special billing to third parties. • Refund of tuition/fees. • How to update your address information. • Steps to take before leaving OSU. • Bursar Optional Charging Policy. • Student Financial Responsibility Statement. • Budgeting for college expenses. • Budget worksheet. When students enroll at Oklahoma State University, they agree to pay all charges on their account when due. They also acknowledge that failure to make the required payment by the due date will result in the possibility of added finance charges, disabled on-campus charging privileges, inability to enroll in future semesters, and/or withholding of an academic transcript or diploma. If students leave OSU with a balance, they should contact the Office of the Bursar to make payment arrangements. Any charges incurred by the university in an effort to collect on delinquent accounts will be assessed to and will be the responsibility of the account holder. Delinquent account information is disclosed to credit reporting agencies, which could endanger the student’s credit rating on a local or national level. See the Financial Responsibility Contract located on the bursar website and on the next page for entire contract understanding.

Federal law limits the information the university may provide regarding OSU students. The bursar account is in the student’s name, and information regarding their account may only be issued directly to the student. However, students can give their parents access to view monthly billing statements by setting them up as an authorized user via SIS. Tips • Carefully read everything you receive from the Office of the Bursar, which includes updating addresses, phone numbers and ensuring enough space to receive emails. • Make sure to check your junk email for OSU messages. • Be aware of deadlines and university policies, such as payment due dates. • Read the Financial Responsibility Contract to understand your obligations (provided in your booklet and on the bursar website). • Sign up for direct deposit. • Complete the FAFSA every Jan. 1. • Don’t wait until enrollment date to resolve holds.



Tuition & Fees The Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents determine official tuition and fee rates during the summer prior to the beginning of the fall 2014 semester. Your actual costs will vary according to class schedule. Federal regulations require the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to include tuition/fees, room/board (average of on-campus and off-campus costs), books/supplies, transportation and other miscellaneous costs when determining eligibility for financial aid. You may spend more or less than these average estimates. It’s important that you carefully consider the total financing of your education from the entering term to degree completion. If financial help will be needed beyond those funds, fill out the necessary applications for financial assistance well in advance of enrollment. To be considered as enrolled hours for purposes of financial aid, your courses must count toward your degree. These budgets are used to determine eligibility for undergraduates enrolled in at least six (6) hours per semester. Some types of assistance, (e.g. Pell Grant and Oklahoma’s Promise/OHLAP) must be adjusted if enrollment is less than fulltime. To request summer financial aid consideration, you must complete the summer request online through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website. Budgets for students enrolled in fewer than six hours would include only tuition, fees, books and supplies. For your specific tuition estimator, visit the Office of the Bursar’s website at

Contract of Student Financial Responsibility Oklahoma State University keeps in touch with students electronically using the O-Key university email address. I understand I am responsible for regularly reading important information sent to my O-Key email account and for taking action on any important correspondence sent to this address and that enough email space is available to ensure that communication is received. •

I understand enrollment at Oklahoma State University constitutes a contractual financial obligation to pay tuition and fees for classes in which I am enrolled. I further understand my financial obligations are due by the university-set due date each semester.

• I understand I will receive an email notification when my billing statement is available to view online. Statements are located online through SIS at •

I understand my account information can only be released to me. It’s my responsibility to notify my parents/legal guardian of my account balance, or I can set up my parents/legal guardian as an authorized user to access my statement through the “Authorized User” link located on the bursar website.

I understand in the event I have a returned check on my account, I will be charged a $25 returned check fee. I understand I am responsible for all dishonored payments that have been presented on my behalf. I understand if the bank returns a payment to get enrolled to the university, the bursar may cancel my enrollment during the drop/add timeframe and may require certified funds to clear the hold.

• I understand financial aid funds automatically pay all charges incurred on my bursar account unless I restrict my Title IV funds to only pay tuition/ fees, housing/meals and/or books by completing the bursar form. • I understand once all my financial aid is applied to my bursar account, I am responsible to pay any charges still outstanding and any new charges by the due date. • If my federal or institutional financial aid is either not received by Oklahoma State University or I lose my eligibility to retain financial aid for the semester, I assume responsibility for paying all student obligations. •

I understand if I enroll prior to the enrollment hold being placed on my account, my enrollment is subject to cancellation if my balance isn’t paid to current. I also understand if I am participating in the payment plan and my payments are not current, my enrollment is also subject to cancellation.

• I understand failure to pay my account prior to the 15th of the month will result in my account being assessed a 1.5 percent monthly (19.56 APY rate) finance charge on any past due balance. • I understand if I have a past-due balance, I will lose my charging privilege on campus. This doesn’t affect a meal plan unless the contracted amount is used. •

It’s my responsibility to know the university’s drop and withdraw policy including deadlines. It’s also my responsibility to drop or withdraw myself from my classes. My failure to drop or withdraw in a timely manner does not relieve me from my financial responsibility to the university for tuition and fees.

• I also understand if I enroll in classes or my adviser enrolls me in classes and I don’t attend these classes, I am still held responsible to pay the required tuition and fees if I fail to withdraw by the designated dates.



• I understand if I drop, withdraw, graduate or don’t return to the university, it’s my responsibility to update my address, phone number and email address. •

I understand if I have a student Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan, Perkins Loan, Health Professions Student Loan and/or Murray Case Sells Loan, I’m responsible for completing the required exit counseling upon leaving the university.

• I understand if I have a university outstanding balance, holds are placed on my account and I will not be able to enroll in future semesters nor receive an academic transcript or diploma. • I consent to being contacted on all phone numbers, including cellphone, provided to the university as a source of contact. •

I understand if I leave the university with an unpaid balance and don’t make satisfactory payment arrangements, my account will be placed with an external collection agency. I will be assessed collection costs (up to 33 percent of the original debt), legal costs and attorney fees. This will result in endangering my credit rating on a local and/or national level by being reported to all three credit bureaus (Equifax, TransUnion, Experian). The university will also exercise the right to request an Oklahoma State Tax refund hold to offset the outstanding debt.

• I am aware Oklahoma law has jurisdiction and any disputes arising shall be determined in accordance with the law of this jurisdiction.

The University Store Student Union First Floor 405-744-5237

Veteran Benefit Services 322 Student Union 405-744-6343 The Veteran Benefit Services unit of the Office of the Registrar is committed to providing the best possible services and programs to veterans and their dependents attending Oklahoma State University. The transition to student life can be challenging. The staff of the Veteran Benefit Services office is grateful to you and your family members for your service to our country and is dedicated to providing the services you need to successfully navigate the transition from military to civilian life. The Veteran Benefit Services office deals primarily with processing education benefits offered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We look forward to meeting you soon. Call or email us with questions or concerns, or to schedule an appointment to find out more about veteran benefits and resources. Visit our website for information on the following: • Certification Requirements for all Education Chapters. • Benefits Programs.

Owned and operated by Oklahoma State University, the University Store serves students, alumni and visitors. Through the revenue generated from the sale of textbooks, course-related materials, office supplies, spirit merchandise and computer equipment, the University Store supports almost 80 percent of the operating budget of the 630,000-square-foot Student Union and funds a substantial portion of the operational costs of the Campus Life. The financial support of the University Store has helped keep student fees to a minimum. The University Store recognizes students have a lot of choices when selling and buying textbooks and realizes textbooks are expensive. The store is dedicated to making the textbook experience an easy process and is continually seeking ways to lower costs.

• Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) GI Bill.

Online ISBN Numbers

• National Tests.

For students who wish to preview their books ahead of time, the Student Self-Service (SIS) pages provide links to the books needed for each course on the schedule.

• Military Leave/Call Up.

• Yellow Ribbon Program. • Military Education Transfer Credit. • VA Forms Online. • War Orphans Education Assistance — DEAP (Survivors and Dependents Education Assistance Program — Chapter 35). • Licensing and Certification Exams.



Moving to campus



Housing and Residential Life 100 Iba Hall 405-744-5592 More than 6,000 students call the OSU campus home. At OSU, the residence halls are more than just places to sleep and eat. They are exciting, active communities that promote personal and academic well-being. Twenty-six residence halls, more than 30 dining options and seven family-first apartment neighborhoods fit every need and budget. From intramural sports teams to study sessions to hall government meetings, the residences offer plenty of activities in which to get involved. Applying for Housing

Bicycle Registration

If you applied early, you may have already selected your room for the coming year. Congratulations — you’ve completed the housing process. If you’ve applied for housing and haven’t selected your room, this just means your name hasn’t come to the top of our system yet, but you’ll be getting an email to your Oklahoma State email account soon. The email will include your timeslot for logging in to the residential life reservation system to pick your room, hall and roommate for the coming year. If you haven’t applied for housing, do so today. You can sign up from any computer by going to or stop by the Residential Life office in Iba Hall.

Bicycle registration is required. Students should register bicycles in the event they are lost or stolen. Stolen bicycle forms can be obtained at the parking office. Bicycles must be parked only at approved bicycle racks. Bicycle permits expire May 31 of each year. Bicycles abandoned on campus are subject to fines and impoundment.

Moving In

OrangeRide Bicycle Rental and Repair

Permits are free and can be obtained in-house or online (a shipping fee will apply). Prior to obtaining a permit, you’re required to review safety guidelines. You can view the tutorial and take the quiz online at

Residence hall move-in begins on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Talk to your roommate(s) as you prepare to move to OSU. Discuss who is bringing what, so you can all lighten your loads. Who really needs three microwaves? If you live within a few hours of campus, you might consider bringing your personal items in shifts. Do you really need all of your sweatshirts in August? When you arrive on move-in day, there will be campus volunteers to assist in unloading your car and helping you to the halls. There will be shopping carts and dollies to help, but you might want to bring your own as supplies are limited. A packing checklist is available at Remember, there are thousands of students, family members and friends on campus during the move-in period so parking might be limited. You may not be able to park close to your residence hall, and it will be hot, so be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Pack your patience! The elevators do come back down … eventually!

For any student who doesn’t have a bicycle, Parking & Transit offers a bicycle rental program. Cost ranges from a daily rate of $2 to a semester rate of $30. OrangeRide also offers minor bicycle repairs. For more information, call 405-744-BIKE.

Parking & Transit Services

Special parking is provided for those who display a disability-parking permit. These spaces are enforced 24 hours a day every day. The permit is also valid in any legal space not reserved for other special parking. In order to qualify for an OSU disability-parking permit, the vehicle must have a state-issued parking placard. Any unauthorized vehicle parked in a space reserved for the disabled is subject to towing. Temporary medical permits may be issued. To obtain a temporary medical permit, submit a letter from the attending physician or a doctor at University Health Services written on a legal original prescription form or a computer-generated form on business letterhead, requesting handicap parking and indicating the length of time required. With an OSU paid permit, temporary medical permit holders may park in any legal space on campus not reserved for other special parking. Both physically disabled and temporary medical permits are for the absolute and specific use of the permit holder only. Visitors having a state handicap placard, as for all visitors to the OSU campus, are required to obtain a visitor permit when parking on campus. State-issued handicap placards are honored in any legal space both accessible and standard on campus, except for posted or restricted areas.

1006 W. Hall of Fame (inside the Multi-modal Transportation Center) 405-744-6525 Any motor vehicle parked on university property on weekdays between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. must display a valid OSU parking permit or pass. The color and type of permit indicate where the vehicle may be parked. Use of a motor vehicle on university property is a privilege, not a right, and is available only under the policies established in the university and Parking and Traffic Regulations manual currently in effect. Any vehicle driven or parked on the campus of the university by an OSU student or employee should be registered with OSU Parking Services.

Obtaining a Parking Permit Each student is allowed one paid parking permit. The transferable cling permit is designed to be displayed in the lower left portion inside the front windshield. Parking permit costs are charged to your OSU bursar account. You must be assigned to a residence hall before a permit can be granted. Off-campus students don’t qualify for residence hall permits, and residence hall students don’t qualify for commuter student permits. Disability Parking




The OSU Shuttle (BOB)

Motorcycles, motor-propelled bicycles and scooters must have paid parking permits. Special parking areas are provided. Parking such vehicles in regular automobile spaces, on campus streets, sidewalks, planted areas, undeveloped areas or bicycle racks is prohibited. Motorcycle parking is permitted in any legal parking space in any overflow lot if motorcycle spaces are full. Motorcycle parking is permitted in any regular automobile space in any staff lot from 5 p.m. until 5 a.m. Sunday through Friday except on game days. Visit the parking website to view motorcycle parking locations.

918-594-8332 (in Tulsa) 405-744-7100 (in Stillwater)

Transit Services For those who prefer to leave their car at home, the OSU campus and Stillwater community provide a transit system known simply as “THE BUS.” THE BUS, operated by the Department of Parking and Transit Services, provides fixed-route transit services throughout Stillwater and the OSU-Stillwater campus. Additionally, THE BUS provides door-to-door service for persons with mobility impairments. Fares for OSU students, faculty and staff are free with an OSU ID. Two routes provide service on the main campus every seven minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. After 7 p.m., THE BUS operates every 15 minutes. The OSU/Stillwater Community Transit System operates from 6:20 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. weekdays. Schedules, routes, and bus locations may be found at on your desktop or mobile device. Call 405-744-2832 for door-to-door paratransit service, eligibility information or to schedule a ride. Get additional information at



“BOB,” OSU’s Big Orange Bus, is a shuttle service between the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses for OSU students, staff and faculty. The BOB is also open to the public. The BOB is a cost-effective way for students to commute between the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses. Students pay $7.50 one way; faculty, staff and public pay $13 one way. Nine trips run daily from each campus Mondays through Thursdays, with seven trips on Fridays. Reservations can be made in the Multimodal Transportation Terminal at the corner of Monroe and Hall of Fame. During the first week of the fall and spring semesters, the Information Center will be open for extended hours Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jefferson Bus Lines Jefferson Bus Lines’ College Connection can pick you up on campus and take you wherever you need to go in the U.S., Canada or Mexico. For reservations and schedule information, contact OSU Transit at 405-744-7100 or visit Jefferson Lines directly at

Building Designations Each building at OSU has a specific abbreviation that will appear on your class schedule. Use this list to find the building for your class location. AC

Athletic Center (Gallagher-Iba Arena)


Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence


Agriculture Hall


Paul Miller Building

AGHN Agriculture Hall North


Edmon Low Library

AIRP Airport


Life Science East


Animal Science


Life Science West

APRS Allie P. Reynolds Stadium


Morrill Hall


MCEL McElroy Hall

Animal Science Arena

ARCH Don W. Reynolds School of Architecture

MERL Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Research Laboratory


Advanced Technology Research Center

MSCS Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science


Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Labs


Murray Hall


Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts (Gardiner)


North Murray Hall

BUS Business


Noble Research Center


Cowboy Mall (Northern Oklahoma College-Stillwater)

OADD Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory


Classroom Building

OBGA Oklahoma Botanical Garden & Arboretum Educational Center


North Classroom Building


Off Campus


ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center


Old Central


Construction Laboratory No. 2

PARH Parker Hall




Public Information


Colvin Recreation Center


Physical Science

CRCA Colvin Center Annex


Seretean Center for the Performing Arts


Drill Field


Scott Hall


Design and Manufacture Lab


Stillwater Parks and Recreation


Civil Engineering Laboratory (Engineering Annex)

STOUT Stout Hall


Equine Stall Barn


Student Union


Energy Conservation Demonstration Unit


Teaching Greenhouse


Engineering North


Thatcher Hall


Electronics Research & Development Laboratory


K.B. Droke Track and Field Center


Engineering South


Turf Research Building


Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center


University Health Services


4-H Youth Development Building (Poultry)


United States Department of Agriculture


Fire Protection & Safety Lab


Visual Arts Annex


Campus Fire Station

VIDEO Class delivered via video


Griffith Community Center

VMTH David L. Boren Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital


Gundersen Hall


Seretean Wellness Center


Hanner Hall


Class meets online

HBRC Henry Bellmon Research Center


Whitehurst Hall


Nursery Barn

WLLD Willard Hall


Human Sciences

WNTZ Wentz Hall

HSCIW Human Sciences West


Wes Watkins Center for International Trade Development



CHECKLIST Academics Meet with your academic adviser regularly to discuss interests and options and receive referrals to other campus resources. Discuss all major areas of study that interest you. Form a plan of action for narrowing your academic focus or blending majors and minors. Look for ways to develop your own version of your degree program through special programs, concentrations of coursework and exchange or study-abroad programs. Develop skills in time management, goal setting and study habits; a Mortar Board planner may help. Set a desired GPA each semester, and strive to reach it by using tutoring resources and study groups. Attend academic improvement workshops.

Career Establish relationships with faculty members, academic advisers, peers, deans, staff and administrators. Develop your communication skills, both oral and written, by visiting the Writing Center. Become familiar with the services provided by and college career consultants. Obtain relevant work experiences through internships, co-ops, volunteer work, part-time jobs and summer jobs. Write a résumé and have Career Services review it to determine areas for development. Attend career development workshops to connect academic and career goals.

Personal Stay in contact with family. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by using wellness services on campus, such as the Colvin Recreation Center. Follow an appropriate sleep schedule. Choose healthy eating options, including Choose Orange options offered through dining facilities on campus. Assess your health at the Seretean Wellness Center. Strive to meet new people and build relationships in your living community.

Campus Involvement Identify and join student organizations or volunteer activities that will provide leadership opportunities while you explore interests and build skills. Connect with student groups and campus activities. Learn all you can by investigating potential degree programs and visiting faculty members to further discuss potential areas of study. Join a major or college department related student group. Identify campus resources and get to know OSU and the Stillwater community. Check your O-Key email and Desire2Learn accounts regularly to be sure you receive all announcements from your professors. Read the O’Colly Society Squares and choose meetings you want to attend.



CAMPUS CONTACTS Academic Advising Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources 103 Ag Hall

Honors College 405-744-5395

101 Old Central


Arts and Sciences Human Sciences 213 Life Sciences East


101 Human Sciences


Education Spears School of Business 106 Willard


Engineering, Architecture and Technology 101 Engineering North

103 Business


LASSO Center 405-744-5276

214 Student Union


Academic and Career Assistance Math Learning Success Center Career Services 517 Edmon Low Library


Writing Center 440 Student Union


Student Disability Services 405-744-6671

Health, Safety, and Wellness Colvin Recreation Center 101 Colvin Center

360 Student Union 315 Student Union


University Counseling Center 405-744-5510

320 Student Union


After hours, call OSU Police 405-744-6523 OSU Police 104 USDA Building 405-744-6523 University Health Services 1202 W. Farm Rd 405-744-7665 Parking & Transit Services 1006 W. Hall of Fame Ave.


Student Services Office of the Bursar 113 Student Union


119 Student Union

Office of the Registrar 324 Student Union



Other Campus Resources Campus Life 211 Student Union

Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid

University Store 405-744-5488

120 Student Union


Fraternity & Sorority Life Meal Plan Office 211K Student Union


301 Student Union


Residential Life Athletic Tickets 877-ALL-4-OSU 100 Iba Hall


The office of New Student Orientation & Enrollment is here for you every step of the way. Call us at 405-744-3636 or stop by 321 Student Union if you need anything or have any questions.

Oklahoma State University, in compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This includes but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. Title IX of the Education Amendments and Oklahoma State University policy prohibit discrimination in the provision of services or benefits offered by the University based on gender. Any person (student, faculty or staff) who believes that discriminatory practices have been engaged in based upon gender may discuss their concerns and file informal or formal complaints of possible violations of Title IX with the OSU Title IX Coordinator, Mackenzie Wilfong, J.D., Director of Affirmative Action, 408 Whitehurst, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, (405) 744-5371 or (405) 744-5576 (fax). This publication, issued by Oklahoma State University as authorized by the Director, New Student Orientation & Enrollment, was printed by Western Printing Co. at a cost of $12,220. 6.5m/May ’14/#5270.







































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