2023 OSU Orientation and Enrollment Guidebook

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GUIDEBOOK 2023 OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY

OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

219 Student Union

Stillwater, OK 74078

405-744-5358

newstudents@okstate.edu okstate.edu

CAMPUS CONTACTS

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RAVE GUARDIAN

If you’re in a dangerous situation, use the Rave Guardian app to quickly and easily contact university safety forces.

COWBOY LEGEND

Become a True Cowboy with this digital guide to the OSU Tradition Keepers program.

LASSO CAMPUS RESOURCE GUIDE

Locate campus resources, contact information and interactive navigation to campus buildings.

STUDENT SERVICES

Career Services

360 Student Union | 405-744-5253

@hireOSUgrads

Edmon Low Library

405-744-9775 | @OkStateLibrary

LASSO Tutoring, Success Coaching and Supplemental Instruction

021 Classroom Building | 405-744-3309 @OKStateLASSO

Math Learning Success Center

517 Edmon Low Library | 405-744-5818

Office of the Bursar

113 Student Union | 405-744-5993

Office of the Registrar

324 Student Union | 405-744-6876

Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

119 Student Union | 405-744-6604

Student Accessibility Services

1514 W. Hall of Fame Ave.

405-744-7116

Student Support Services/TRiO

405-744-5335 | das.okstate.edu/sss

Writing Center

440 Student Union | 405-744-6671

@wc_okstate

ACADEMIC ADVISING

Arts and Sciences

213 Life Sciences East | 405-744-5658

@okstatecas

Education and Human Sciences

101 Nancy Randolph Davis Building

405-744-5053 | @okstate_ehs

Engineering, Architecture and Technology

109 Advanced Technology Research Center (ATRC) | 405-744-5276

@OSU_CEAT

Ferguson College of Agriculture

103 Ag Hall | 405-744-9464

@okstateferguson

The Honors College

101 Old Central | 405-744-6799

@okstatehonors

Spears School of Business

155 Business | 405-744-2772

@SpearsBusinessOSU

University College Advising

214 Student Union | 405-744-5333

HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELLNESS

Colvin Recreation Center

101 Colvin Center | 405-744-5510

@OSUWELL

OSU Police

104 USDA Building | 405-744-6523

@OKStateSafety

Parking and Transit Services

1006 W. Hall of Fame Ave.

405-744-6525 | @OSUPark_Ride

University Counseling

320 Student Union | 405-744-5458

After hours, call OSU Police

405-744-6523

University Health Services

1202 W. Farm Rd. | 405-744-7665

OTHER CAMPUS RESOURCES

Campus Life

211 Student Union | 405-744-5488

@OSUCampusLife

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

211J Student Union | 405-744-5490

@OKStateFSA

Housing and Residential Life

100 Iba Hall | 405-744-5592

@okstatereslife

University Store

120 Student Union | 405-744-5237

@OSUUnion

Meal Plan Office

301 Student Union | 405-744-4920

Athletic Tickets

877-ALL-4-OSU | @OSUAthletics

Deadlines, figures and enrollment requirements are subject to change. Visit okstate.edu for the most up-to-date information on admission and scholarships at Oklahoma State University.

Oklahoma State University (OSU) is committed to maintaining a learning environment that is free from discriminatory conduct based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. OSU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities. Examples of sexual misconduct and/or sex discrimination include: sexual violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and intimate partner violence, stalking, or gender-based discrimination. OSU encourages any student who thinks that he or she may have been a victim of sexual misconduct or sexual discrimination to immediately report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator (campus contacts below). Students may also report incidents of sexual misconduct or sex discrimination to a faculty or staff member, who is then required by federal law (Title IX) to notify the Title IX or Deputy Title IX Coordinator. If a reporting student would like to keep the details confidential, the student may speak with staff in the Student Counseling Center (405-744-5472) or the University’s Victim Advocate (405-564-2129). For more information regarding Title IX violations, please go to: http://1is2many.okstate.edu. This publication, issued by Oklahoma State University as authorized by Undergraduate Admissions, was printed by Western Printing at a cost of $23,640/11.35M. 02/23 #9817.

@BeAnOSUCowboy
Letter from the President 2 The Cowboy Code 3 OSU Facts and Figures 4 CHOOSING YOUR PATH 5 What's Your "Why?" 6 Choosing a Major 7 Academic College Advising Offices 8 Undergraduate Degree Majors and Options 9 Preparing for Enrollment 12 Course Placement 13 General Education Courses 14 How to Enroll 17 Sample Schedule 20 Student Portal 21 Changing Your Schedule 21 Office of the Registrar 22 Canvas (Online Classroom) 23 STUDENT SUCCESS 24 Student Success 25 Resources 25 Money Talks 25 F1rst2Go 25 First Year Success Checklist 26 Academic Calendar 27 The Honors College 28 Henry Bellmon Scholar Development 29 Academic Assistance and Tutoring 30 Library 31 Grades 32 Academic Integrity 33 STUDENT WELL-BEING 34 Department of Wellness - Facilities 36 Department of Wellness - Programs 37 Being Well 38 University Health Services 38 University Counseling Services 39 Pete’s Pet Posse 39 Student Support and Conduct 40 Department of Public Safety and the OSU Police 41 Dining and Meal Plans 42 LIFE ON CAMPUS 43 Housing and Residential Life 44 Parking and Transit Services 44 IT Support 45 Campus Involvement 46 Campus Life 46 Student Volunteer Center 46 Student Union Activities Board 46 Student Government Association 46 Fraternity and Sorority Affairs 47 Hargis Leadership Institute 47 Institutional Diversity 48 OSU Career Services 49 OSU Alumni Association 49 University Store 50 OrangeTech 50 Athletics 50 Center for Global Learning 51 International Students 52 EXPERIENCED STUDENT RESOURCES 53 Transfer Student Resources 54 Transfer Student Success 54 Transfer Credit and Course Placement 54 Transfer Student Organization 54 Off-Campus Student Association 54 Veterans 55 Non-Traditional Students 55 Cowboy Families 56 Making the Transition 57 PAYING FOR COLLEGE 58 Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid 59 Office of the Bursar 60 Block Rate Information 60 Paying for College Worksheets 62 Cost-Savings Tips 62 COWBOY WELCOME 63 Table of Contents

WELCOME, NEW COWBOYS!

It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Cowboy family, and we’re thrilled you’ve chosen Oklahoma State University to pursue your degree!

Founded in 1890, OSU is a premier modern land-grant university with a mission focused on toptier academics, research and outreach. Our world-class faculty and staff deliver an outstanding education that will prepare you for success, giving you the tools to make a difference in your community and beyond. Known for our loyalty, grit and determination, Cowboys are blazing new trails in the state, nation and around the world. No matter where your path leads, you’ll be encouraged to dream as big as the sky.

Through hands-on research within cutting edge facilities, intentional faculty mentorship opportunities and transformational leadership experiences, you’ll thrive alongside others who dare to do big things. You’ll be supported and inspired by the OSU community from the moment you step on campus. Together, by living the Cowboy Code, our hard work and determination will impact future generations.

This is just the beginning of your bright (orange) future. You’re a part of the Cowboy family now, and your time here promises to be a life-changing experience. Take my word for it — this is a place you’ll be proud to call home.

Go Pokes!

WE ARE COWBOYS

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LIVE BY THE CODE

Hailing from all 50 states and 100 countries, we are united by the Cowboy Code.

We end the day knowing we gave it everything we had.

We dream as big as the sky.

We know challenges come with pain, but pain will not win.

We have a passion to do what's right, even when it's hard.

We stand for what matters, even if we stand alone.

We finish what we start.

Being a Cowboy isn't in our clothes, it's in our character.

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Learn more about campus traditions at okla.st/traditions

BY THE NUMBERS

The Office of Institutional Research and Analytics provides a comprehensive look with detailed data of OSU’s divisions, colleges and departments, helping students and parents make informed decisions. These resources are available at ira.okstate.edu

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

STUDENTS ON STILLWATER, TULSA AND VET MED CAMPUSES

25,359

ACADEMIC PROFILE

300+ UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS AND OPTIONS, OSU OFFERS MORE THAN

including programs for pre-law, pre-medicine and pre-health professions, second majors and second degree options.

18:1 1,115

FACULTY PROFILE (FALL 2022)

full-time instructional faculty members student-to-faculty ratio

female faculty members

40.6% are members of minority groups

24.2% classes that have fewer than 20 students

42.1%

47.98%
52.02%
30.1%
84% fall 2021 freshman 1-year retention rate 52.8% fall 2018 freshman 4-year graduation rate 65% fall 2016 freshman 6-year graduation rate
70.4%
men
women
minority
27.5% 2.1% were Oklahoma residents came from other states came from other countries
2022
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CHOOSING PATH your

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WHAT’S YOUR “WHY?”

Starting college can (and should!) be an exciting and challenging time of your life. There are many new experiences, people and opportunities awaiting you. It’s a big undertaking, but one in which you’re fully capable of finding success. To take full advantage of this experience, it’s important to understand your drive and motivation in relation to your collegiate journey.

Your support people (family, friends, mentors, etc.) can be huge motivators behind the reason you chose to start college, but a deeper, more personal reason will often take you further. We want to help you walk across the stage at graduation, and fully understanding your own personal “Why?” can be a great motivator to accomplish this goal. Think about it. Chat with your family and friends. Take some time to articulate your “Why?” and tell others about your goals and motivations. This allows them to help hold you accountable and provide important nudges along the way.

The key to accomplishing your “Why?” is to realize you're never alone and bringing others into your why is your first step on the path to your success.

What’s your “Why?”

What motivates or drives you to pursue your degree?

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CHOOSING A MAJOR

Choosing an academic path to fit your interests and aptitudes isn’t always easy, especially when careers aren’t directly linked to undergraduate degrees. For your first enrollment, you don’t have to know exactly where you’re headed, but you should have a few options in mind.

WHAT DEGREE PATH SHOULD YOU TAKE?

1. Visit okla.st/majors and read the pages for each degree area and its options.

2. Read the course descriptions listed in the university catalog for any potential degrees. This will give you an idea of the types of classes you'll take for each major. View it online at catalog.okstate.edu

3. Talk to people 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).

You can also take advantage of OSU’s “MyMajors” tool. This interactive website will help identify how your aptitudes, knowledge and strengths lend themselves to OSU degree programs. Your results will link you to majors and options identified as a best fit for you. MyMajors takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. For more information, visit okstate.mymajors.com

If you have a specific career in mind, the best starting point is researching degree paths that support it through online searches, personal contacts and your OSU resources. A great place to start is the Career Services website at HireOSUgrads.com . Click on the “Explore Careers” tab for resources and online career assessments.

Your experiences in and out of class, along with help from your academic advisor and OSU Career Services consultant, can help you discover the right fit for you. 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 should 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. Your academic advisor will help you choose the most appropriate courses for your current academic and career focus. okstate.mymajors.com

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IMPORTANCE OF ADVISORS

Your academic advising office should be your first stop whenever you have questions about your degree program, course enrollment, dropping or adding classes, adding second majors and minors, and discussing any issues related to your academic success. Take the time to get to know your academic advisor and keep them informed of any issues that may be impacting your progress toward your degree. If your academic advisor is ever unavailable, you should contact your college advising office to seek assistance.

ACADEMIC COLLEGE ADVISING OFFICES

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

213 Life Sciences East

405-744-5658 | cas.okstate.edu

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) offers more than 100 diverse majors in fine arts, humanities, social, mathematical, physical and life sciences, as well as media and strategic communications. CAS degrees work well with minors or second majors to develop unique combinations of skills for many career paths.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SCIENCES

101 Nancy Randolph Davis Building

405-744-5053 | education.okstate.edu

With 31 undergraduate degree programs, the College of Education and Human Sciences prepares the next generation of leaders in health, design, education, aviation, counseling, human development and more. You'll develop the knowledge and skills to enhance the health, education and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

109 Advanced Technology Research Center (ATRC)

405-744-5276 | ceat.okstate.edu

Home to more than 20 undergraduate degrees, the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) gives you the tools to solve problems with creativity, leadership and cutting-edge technical knowledge. Advisors in our college help you navigate the path to success in your chosen fields of study. You must meet certain requirements to enroll in CEAT.

FERGUSON COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

136 Agricultural Hall

405-744-5395 | agriculture.okstate.edu

With a diverse set of majors and study options, plus more than 60 student organizations, Ferguson is committed to expanding minds and inspiring purpose. Our award-winning faculty members are dedicated and passionate about helping develop the leaders of tomorrow.

SPEARS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

155 Business Building 405-744-2772 | business.okstate.edu

Experiential coursework prepares you for the dynamic global business environment. Academic studies are strengthened by business-related student organizations, professional development and career mentoring programs, and participation in one of our faculty-led study abroad experiences.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE ADVISING

214 Student Union 405-744-5333 | uca.okstate.edu

If you're undecided, have interests across multiple academic colleges or are admitted through special programs like Pre-CEAT, you'll begin advisement with specialized advisors in University College. After meeting college requirements, you'll shift to major advisors for degree completion.

PRE-PROFESSIONAL HEALTH AND LAW SUPPORT SERVICES

040 Student Union 405-744-9965 preprofessional.okstate.edu

“Pre-law” or “pre-health” may be pursued from any degree area. Our team provides pre-professional support resources for all OSU students planning to pursue professional school in health care, veterinary medicine or law. We also counsel students regarding career options, holistic preparation for professional school and the professional school application process.

ACADEMIC SERVICES FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES

150 Athletic Center 405-744-5762 | aec.okstate.edu

Student-athletes find specialized support for academic and career services through Academic Services for StudentAthletes. After meeting with their academic advisor, studentathletes make a second visit to their athletic counselor.

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UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE MAJORS AND OPTIONS

Some program requirements provide flexibility for combinations of majors and minors without adding extra hours to your degree. OSU offers double majors, double degrees, degree minors and certificates of study. The majors and options offered at OSU for the 2023-2024 academic year are listed below. Visit okla.st/majors for an up-to-date list and additional information.

College of Arts and Sciences

Acting

American Sign Language Studies

American Studies

• American Indian Studies

• Business Essentials

• Pre-Law

Art, Graphic Design and Art History

• Art History

• Studio Art

• Graphic Design

• Studio

Arts Administration

Biochemistry

Biology

• Allied Health

• Environmental Biology

• Pre-Medical Sciences

• Secondary Teacher Certification

Chemistry

• ACS Approved

• Departmental Degree

• Pre-Health/Pre-Law

• Secondary Teacher Certification

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Computer Science

Economics

• General

• International Economic Relations

• Pre-Dental

• Pre-Medical

• Pre-Veterinary

English

• Creative Writing

• Pre-Law

• Professional Writing

• Screen Studies

French

• Business Essentials

• Pre-Law

Geography

• Business Essentials

• Pre-Law

• Pre-Ministry

Geology

• Business Essentials

• Environmental Geology

• Petroleum Geology

• Pre-Law

• Secondary Teacher Certification

Circle degree programs that sound interesting

Geophysics

Geospatial Information Science

German

• Business Essentials

• Pre-Law

Global Studies

• Business Essentials

• Pre-Law

• Pre-Ministry History

• Business Essentials

• Pre-Law Mathematics

• Actuarial and Financial Mathematics

• Applied Mathematics

• Pre-Law

• Pre-Medical Sciences

• Secondary Teacher Certification

Medicinal and Biophysical Chemistry

Microbiology/Cell and Molecular Biology

• Medical Laboratory Science

• Pre-Medical Professional

Multidisciplinary Studies

• Business Essentials

• Pre-Law

Multimedia Journalism

Music

• Jazz Performance

• Music Composition

• Performance

Music Education

• Instrumental/Vocal Certification

Music Industry

Musical Theatre Philosophy

• Ethics and Business Essentials

• Ethics and Public Policy

• Pre-Law

• Pre-Ministry

Physics

• Applied Physics

• Secondary Teacher Certification

Physiology

• Pre-Medical Sciences

Plant Biology

• Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics

• Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

• Pre-Forensics

• Pre-Law/Environmental Policy

• Pre-Pharmacy

Political Science

• Global Politics

• Practical Politics: Campaign, Lobbying and Policymaking

• Pre-Law

• Public Policy Psychology

• Business Essentials

• Pre-Law

• Pre-Medical

• Pre-Occupational Therapy

• Pre-Physical Therapy

Sociology

• Anthropology

• Applied Sociology

• Criminology and Criminal Justice

• Environment and Society

• Pre-Law

• Pre-Medical Science

• Social Services

Spanish

• Business Essentials

• Pre-Law

Sports Media Statistics

• Actuarial Science

• Business Essentials

• Data Science

Strategic Communication

• Advertising and Public Relations

• Entertainment Media

• Social Media

Theatre

University Studies

Zoology

• Ecology and Conservation Biology

• Pre-Medical Sciences

• Pre-Veterinary Science

• Secondary Teacher Certification

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College of Education and Human Sciences

Aerospace Administration and Operations

• Aerospace Logistics

• Aerospace Security

• Aviation Management

• Professional Pilot

• Technical Services Management

Applied Exercise Science

• Pre-Professional

• Sport and Coaching Science

• Strength and Conditioning

Design and Merchandising

• Fashion Design and Production

• Interior Design

• Fashion Merchandising

Early Child Care and Development

Elementary Education

Human Development and Family Science

• Child and Family Services

• Early Childhood Education

• Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Nursing: RN to BSN

Nutritional Sciences

• Allied Health

• Dietetics

• Human Nutrition/Pre-Medical Sciences

• Public Health Nutrition

Public Health

• Community Health

• Exercise and Health

Recreation and Athletic Management

• Recreation Management

Recreational Therapy

Secondary Education

• English

• Foreign Language

• Mathematics

• Science

• Social Studies

College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology

Aerospace Engineering

Architectural Design Studies

• Design Management and Leadership

• Design Thinking and Communication

• Design, Culture, and Urban Studies

Architectural Engineering

• Construction Project Management

• Structures

Architecture

Biosystems Engineering

• Bioprocessing and Food Processing

• Environmental and Natural Resources

• Machine Systems and Agricultural Engineering

• Pre-Medical

Chemical Engineering

• Biomedical/Biochemical

• Pre-Medical

Civil Engineering

• Environmental Computer Engineering

• Software Engineering

Construction Engineering Technology

• Building

• Heavy

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering Technology

• Computer

Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology

Industrial Engineering and Management

Mechanical Engineering

• Fire Protection Systems

• Petroleum

• Pre-Medical

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechatronics and Robotics

University Studies

Ferguson College of Agriculture

Agribusiness

• Accounting Double Major

• Agricultural Communications Double Major

• Community and Regional Analysis

• Crop and Soil Science

• Farm and Ranch Management

• International

• Natural Resources

• Pre-Law

• Pre-Veterinary Business Management

Agricultural Communications

• Agribusiness Double Major

• Animal Science Double Major

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Education

• Animal Agriculture

• Multidisciplinary

Agricultural Leadership

• Extension Education

• International Studies

Agricultural Systems Technology

Animal Science

• Agricultural Education Double Major

• Business/Pre-Law

• General

• Pre-Veterinary/Pre-Medical

• Production and Operations

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

• Pre-Medical or Pre-Veterinary Science

Entomology

• Bio-Forensics

• Insect Biology and Ecology

• Pre-Veterinary and Pre-Medical Sciences

Environmental Science

• Environmental Policy

• Natural Resources

• Water Resources

Food Science

Horticulture

• Horticultural Business

• Horticultural Food Safety

• Horticultural Science

• Landscape Management

• Public Horticulture

• Turf Management

• Urban Horticulture

Landscape Architecture

Natural Resource Ecology and Management

• Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology

• Forest Ecology and Management

• Rangeland Ecology and Management

• Wildlife Biology and Pre-Veterinary Science

• Wildlife Ecology and Management

Plant and Soil Sciences

• Agronomic Business

• Crop Production and Management

• Plant Biotechnology and Improvement

• Soil and Water Resources

University Studies

Spears School of Business

Accounting

• External Reporting, Control and Auditing

• Internal Reporting, Control and Auditing

Economics

• Business Economics and Quantitative Studies

• Pre-Law

Entrepreneurship

Finance

• Commercial Bank Management

• Financial Analyst

General Business

• Pre-Law

Hospitality and Tourism Management

• Beverage Management

• Event Management

International Business

Management

• Business Sustainability

• Human Resource Management

• Management Consulting

• Nonprofit Management

• Sports Management

Management Information Systems

• Data Science

• Information Assurance

Marketing

• Marketing Communications Management

• Marketing Research and Analytics

• Professional Selling and Sales Management

University Studies

PRE-LAW PRE-VET PRE-HEALTH

Pre-professional requirements can be met regardless of major. Many majors offer specific degree options designed to prepare students for a future in veterinary, medical and law careers. Explore our pre-professional options at okla.st/pre-options

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What are the majors that interest you?

What careers interest you?

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PREPARING FOR ENROLLMENT

Whether you have a well-defined degree and career path or you're still deciding your direction, you have an academic advisor to help you with your enrollment each semester.

YOUR FIRST ADVISOR MEETING

Each student is assigned an academic advisor. Your academic advisor will talk with you about your interests and academic goals as they help you choose from a list of courses designed for your chosen degree program or interest areas. The more information you provide, the better able your advisor is to help you choose classes that fit your current direction.

What do you want your advisor to know about your interests and direction?

If you already have college level credit from concurrent college work, credit by exam or other means, make sure your advisor knows about these credits.

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COURSE PLACEMENT

CREDIT BY EXAM

OSU accepts Advanced Placement Program (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and International Baccalaureate Program (IB) for college-level credit.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) AND INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) CREDIT

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

CONCURRENT OR DUAL ENROLLMENT COLLEGE CREDIT

Students must provide official transcripts prior to their enrollment at OSU. If an official transcript is not yet available, students should bring an unofficial transcript to their enrollment session. In order to enroll in the proper courses, other credit must be evaluated.

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 college-level subjects and passing scores earn credit for equivalent OSU courses. OSU does not charge tuition or fees for credit earned. The only expense is the actual cost of the exam and testing center fee. To schedule an exam, visit testing.okstate.edu

FOREIGN LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAMS

Department of Languages and Literatures

206 Gundersen

405-744-5658

Students who have completed two or more years (or equivalent) of credit in high school 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 coursework for enrollment. Placement results remain valid for two semesters (not including a summer semester) following the test date.

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any college level credit you have earned that is already posted to a college transcript. WORKBOOK
Your first enrollment at OSU depends on the credits you have already earned, and whether those courses are required for the degree program you're now pursuing.
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CHOOSING YOUR FIRST OSU CLASSES

For most freshmen and students transferring in the freshman year, course choices will primarily consist of general education options and introductory courses for your intended degree program.

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 or require specific courses within the general education requirements for degree programs if deemed prerequisite work for major requirements. Code letters found below appear with the course titles listed in the catalog and class schedules.

REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (ALL MAJORS):

• English Composition I and II (ENGL 1113 and 1213)

• American History (HIST 1103 or 1483 or 1492)

• American Government (POLS 1113)

You'll discuss course choice with your academic advisor. Because some majors require specific courses, it’s very important you discuss all degree areas you’re considering with your academic advisor. This will help you choose the most appropriate courses for your interests and potential degrees, reducing the chance you’ll need additional courses should you change majors.

The following lists a few sample lower division classes fulfilling each of the general education requirement areas. Talk to your academic advisor to find courses that best fit your degree choice and work with plans for double majors, minors or additional programs of study. These courses are only a sample. For a complete list or to use the advanced search features of the course catalog, visit my.okstate.edu

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(A) ANALYTICAL AND QUANTITATIVE 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 or STAT prefix.

• Business Analytics

• Mathematics

• Statistics

• Philosophical Logic and Critical Thinking

(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.

• American Studies

• English Literature and Creative Writing

• Fine Arts Appreciation (Theater, Music, Art, Dance)

• History

• Philosophy

• Religion

(S) SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Analyze society and explore theoretical structures to understand observations in social and behavioral sciences.

• Economics

• Human Development and Family Science

• Mass Communications

• Political Science

• Psychology

• Sociology

• Speech

(N) NATURAL SCIENCES AND (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

• Biology

• Chemistry

• Geography

• Geology

• Nutrition

• Physics

• Soil Science

(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.

• Geography

• History

• Religion

(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.

• American Indian Studies

• American Studies

• Diversity

• English

• Gender Studies

What types of courses sound most interesting to you from the general education lists?

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When you enroll, you'll most likely be able to choose from a few different times for your courses. Some things to consider:

What time of day do you learn best (when are you most awake, alert and interested in learning?)

Would you like to group your classes one after the other or spread them out for time to rest or study between classes?

What classes would you like to take three days per week for 50 minutes each, and which ones would you prefer to take two days per week for an hour and 15 minutes each?

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HOW TO ENROLL

ENROLLING FOR YOUR FIRST SEMESTER

After you’ve talked with your academic advisor, and had your course list approved, you're ready to enroll. These next steps will walk you through the process.

BROWSE FOR CLASSES

1 Select Self Service Student tab Browse Classes Registration

2 Select your term from the dropdown menu

3 Enter the subject and course number (if known)

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Press the search button

For a complete list, or to use the “Advanced” search features of the course catalog, visit my.okstate.edu

Log in to myOKSTATE using your O-Key email address and password:
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Select your term from the dropdown

menu

1 2 3 4 Select Self Service Student tab

REGISTER
Log in to myOKSTATE using your O-Key email address and password:
FOR CLASSES
Registration Register for classes (to actually register for the courses as you choose them) Enter the subject and course number (if known) Press the search button
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To search by day of week, time of day or for specific general education categories, use “Advanced” search for more options

5 6 7 8 Locate the class you would like to enroll in and press “Add”

The class will be added to your summary below in “Pending” status — you're NOT registered yet!

Click “Submit” to register. A “Save Successful” message should appear and the status will change to “Registered.” If your save is unsuccessful, check the error message displayed. Click “Search Again” to find your next course.

If you know the CRN for the class you would like to enroll in, click the “Enter CRNs” tab and enter your CRN directly. After adding to summary, you still need to press “Submit” to enroll in the class.

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SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Sarah Student Spring 2017 Schedule

Classification: Freshman Level: Undergraduate

University College Major: Undecided

After you've completed your enrollment, it's a great idea to print your schedule so you know all of your courses were registered accurately. If you have any questions, your academic advisor can assist.

OSU
Department: Title Course DetailsCredit HoursCRNMeeting Times University College First Year Seminar UNIV 1111 01.0 2078101/17/2017 - 05/05/2017 Monday 09:30 AM - 10:20 AM OSU-Stillwater, Classroom Building, 302 Nelson, Mark Physical Geography (LN) GEOG 1114 04.0 2078201/17/2017 - 05/05/2017 Tuesday 06:45 PM - 08:35 PM OSU-Stillwater, Murray Hall, 345 01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017 Tuesday, Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM OSU-Stillwater, Classroom Building, 212 Heise, Keeley 03/02/2017 - 03/02/2017 Thursday 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM 04/27/2017 - 04/27/2017 Thursday 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM Philosophies Of Life (H) PHIL 1213 03.0 2078401/17/2017 - 05/05/2017 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM OSU-Stillwater, Human Sciences, 330 Deer, Brian Survey of American History HIST 1103 03.0 2078601/17/2017 - 05/05/2017 Off Campus, Web/Internet Course The Economics of Social Issues (S) ECON 1113 03.0 2078701/17/2017 - 05/05/2017 Monday, Wednesday 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM OSU-Stillwater, North Classroom Building, 101 Pappas, James Total Hours | Registered: 14 | Billing: 14 | CEU: 0
College:
Pete 01/09/2023 - 04/28/2023 01/09/2023 - 04/28/2023 01/09/2023 - 04/28/2023 OSU-Stillwater, Social Sciences and Humanities, 345 01/09/2023 - 04/28/2023 01/09/2023 - 04/28/2023 01/09/2023 - 04/28/2023 04/27/2022 - 04/27/2022 - EXAM 03/02/2023 - 03/02/2023 - EXAM
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STUDENT PORTAL AND CHANGING YOUR SCHEDULE

my OKSTATE

The myOKSTATE Portal is your go-to for:

• Canvas (Online Classroom).

• Email - Cowboy Mail.

• O-Key - Personal information, including passwords.

• Advising portal.

Within the Self-Service section, you can:

• Update your personal information (addresses and phone numbers).

• Register for or drop classes.

• View academic transcripts.

• Accept financial aid.

• Learn about cost of attendance.

• Edit proxy permission.

OSU student employees will also have access to an “Employee” tab.

Log in to my.okstate.edu to access your class schedule and make enrollment changes when your enrollment window reopens. For the most up to date Academic Calendar, go to registrar.okstate.edu and click on the “Academic Calendar” link. Drop and add deadlines are listed by semester. Students generally have through the first week of classes in the fall and spring semesters to make changes to their schedules without penalty.

Before dropping any course at OSU, you should always consult your advisor. In addition, make sure you're aware of drop and withdraw deadlines found on the academic calendar at registrar.okstate.edu. If you're taking courses that do not meet the entire semester, the drop and withdraw dates will be different.

Your myOKSTATE Portal is your primary connection to your academic records at OSU.
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OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR

The Office of the Registrar provides services related to the creation and maintenance of student academic records. We assist students with enrollment, official transcript requests, degree and enrollment verification, updating personal information in the Student Information System, graduation and other services.

Visit registrar.okstate.edu to learn about our available student resources, including:

• Academic calendar.

• Class schedules/course information.

• Degree Works.

• Enrollment verification.

• Graduation and commencement.

• Military and veteran benefit services.

• Official transcripts.

• Registration and enrollment.

• Student Self-Service.

• University catalog.

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)

OSU maintains your academic records in accordance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). This act protects the privacy of student education records and gives students the right to inspect their records. At the elementary and secondary school levels, FERPA gives parents the right to access education records. When a student turns 18 or attends a postsecondary institution, FERPA rights transfer from the parent to the student. At the postsecondary level, parents have no inherent rights to their child’s education records.

Information regarding education records is best obtained by direct communication between the parent and the student. If desired, students may grant view-only access to parents or other third parties using the Proxy Access tab in Self-Service. See the Proxy Access website for more information. Students may also add parental access to their Bursar billing information by adding them as an Authorized User at bursar.okstate.edu

Extensive information regarding FERPA rules at OSU is located on our FERPA website at registrar.okstate.edu/ferpa

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One of the options you have within the my.okstate.edu portal is to provide proxy access for those who you would like to be able to access your information with their own login and password. If you would like to provide access to a parent or guardian, you can do so under the Proxy Access tab in the SelfService section of your my.okstate.edu portal.

CANVAS (ONLINE CLASSROOM)

It's important to note that the online classroom is something you'll be able to access after you're enrolled in courses. Faculty may not populate the individual course pages until the week before classes each semester. NOTE: Not all professors use the online classroom, but the majority do.

GETTING STARTED:

SIGNING IN: Go to my.okstate.edu . Sign in using your O-Key credentials. Select the Canvas icon in the middle of the page to open the application.

DASHBOARD: The dashboard is where you'll access your courses, announcements and important information. Other topics and tools include Calendar, Inbox, Studio and Groups.

COURSES: You'll find your classes organized by folders in the courses area. Click the course box to open the course home page. You can click on all classes to view previous courses. Within your

courses, you can read the course syllabus and materials, chat with your instructor, and view deadlines, assignments and grades.

GROUPS: Your instructor may set up groups for discussion questions for your class. Discussing a topic helps integrate the materials you're learning. These groups allow you to better understand the course.

CALENDAR: The calendar lets you see upcoming events and due dates for classes. Select each class check box on the right side of the calendar to ensure the class due dates appear in the calendar. Review your class syllabi for due dates.

INBOX: The inbox allows you to communicate and see communications between you and your instructor or classmates.

STUDIO: This tab is a common space for media images, videos or audio files provided by your instructor.

QUESTIONS?

Contact the OSU IT Helpdesk at 405-744-4357, helpdesk@okstate.edu or visit okla.st/canvas-faq

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STUDENT SUCCESS

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STUDENT SUCCESS

We're eager to help you transition to OSU, and we want to connect you to important resources that support social development, professional development and financial literacy.

RESOURCES

We're here to help you succeed at your highest capacity. Through individualized campus connection and financial planning services, our professional and student staff will connect you with campus resources and opportunities.

Financial Planning Coaches (FPCs) provide individualized financial strategies and recommendations to leverage campus resources and opportunities to address your needs. The FPCs in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid address immediate monetary needs of first year students via intervention activities, education and financial counseling.

MONEY TALKS

FPCs host several Money Talks financial planning sessions during your first year, discussing a wide range of topics designed to set first-year students up for financial success. You have an opportunity to win scholarship money with each session you attend.

Visit okla.st/moneytalksseries to register for a Money Talks session or schedule a time to meet with your FPC.

F1RST2GO

F1rst2Go is a year-long program that connects firstgeneration college students with one another. Firstgeneration students come from families where neither parent or guardian has a four-year degree from a college or university. Students whose parents received degrees from outside the United States typically identify as firstgeneration. Students are assigned to small groups based on academic college and led by peer leaders.

The small group element builds friendships among students who are experiencing the first-year college transition together. The F1rst2Go program helps students navigate their first-year through the lens of academics, finances and campus engagement. Students involved in the program have exclusive access to events, staff and materials that guide them through their first year. For more information visit okla.st/1st2go or contact us at f2g@okstate.edu.

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FIRST YEAR SUCCESS CHECKLIST

Your success spans beyond grades. It's a combination of meeting academic, personal, financial and campus connection goals. This checklist provides a starting point for identifying and acting on your college success goals.

Academics

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss interests, options and receive referrals to other campus resources.

Develop skills in goal setting, time management and study habits to make the most of OSU’s academic offerings.

Attend academic improvement workshops (LASSO, your academic college and your learning community will offer opportunities for these).

Check your O-Key email and Canvas accounts regularly to be sure you receive all announcements from your professors.

Visit your professors during office hours . Establish relationships with faculty members, academic advisors, peers, deans, staff and administrators.

Personal

Meet your Financial Planning Coach and complete the Paying for College Worksheet.

Meet new people and build relationships in your living community (that means getting out of your room and joining the fun on your floor).

Maintain a healthy lifestyle by using wellness services on campus, such as the Colvin Recreation Center, and making wise dining choices.

Get a job on campus. Students who work on campus for less than 15 hours a week have higher graduation rates than those who work off-campus for more hours.

Attend Money Talks – a financial planning series to guide you through your first year finances.

Campus Involvement

Identify and join student organizations or volunteer activities that provide leadership opportunities while you explore interests and build skills.

Connect with student groups and campus activities through campuslink.okstate.edu

Join two clubs – one related to your major and another club for fun!

Enjoy new cultures , new friendships and ways of viewing the world.

Academic

Master the course material and use academic support services to make the grades

Engagement

Participate in campus clubs, organizations and attend events to connect to OSU

Understand the costs associated with your education and learn about resources to help pay for college

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ACADEMIC CALENDAR

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. okla.st/academiccalendar

Fall 2023

Freshman move-in (date and time for each student set by Residential Life, participation in OSU Band, Summer Bridge programs, sorority recruitment, etc.)

Cowboy Welcome

Class work begins

100% refund, nonrestrictive drop/add deadline

Partial refund, restrictive drop/add (faculty signature required)

University holiday

Six-week grades are due from faculty (noon)

W drop/withdrawal deadline

Student fall break

University holiday

Assigned W or F drop/withdrawal deadline

Pre-finals week

Class work ends

Final examinations

University winter break/holiday

Spring 2024

Late enrollment fee assessed after this date

University holiday

Class work begins

100% refund, nonrestrictive drop/add deadline

Partial refund, restrictive drop/add deadline

Six-week grades due from faculty (noon)

Student spring break

W drop/withdrawal deadline

Assigned W or F drop/withdrawal deadline

Pre-finals week

Class work ends

Final examinations

Aug. 16-17

Aug. 16-27

Aug. 21

Aug. 28

Sept. 1

Sept. 4

Oct. 4

Nov. 10

Nov. 20-22

Nov. 23-24

Dec. 1

Dec. 4-8

Dec. 8

Dec. 11-15

Dec. 22-Jan. 1

Jan. 12

Jan. 15

Jan. 16

Jan. 23

Jan. 26

Feb. 28

March 18-22

April 12

April 26

April 29-May 3

May 3

May 6-10

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THE HONORS COLLEGE

THE HONORS COLLEGE

101 Old Central | 405-744-6799 honors@okstate.edu | honors.okstate.edu

The Honors College gives you a small college experience embedded in a large research university with its wide array of resources and opportunities.

Students admitted to The Honors College will work with two advisors, one in their chosen degree area and one in The Honors College. Honors students meet with academic program advisors for degree assistance and with honors advisors to stay on track for honors awards.

Small Class Sizes

Classes typically have 22 students or fewer.

A Wide Range of Honors Courses

The Honors College usually offers more than 100 honors courses each fall and spring semester.

Top Teaching Faculty

All honors faculty members have terminal degrees in their area of expertise. Honors faculty chose to teach in honors and they're enthusiastic and excited about the material they teach.

Transcript and Diploma Distinctions

Special transcript entries are recorded for the:

• General Honors Award.

• Departmental or College Honors Award.

• Honors College Degree.

Honors College entrance requirements for freshmen and transfer students are explained at okla.st/honors-eligibility.

Students who fall just short of the entrance requirements can submit a written petition for consideration.

New freshmen must earn at least a 3.2 GPA in their first semester to maintain Honors College eligibility for the next semester. Continuing students are eligible based on the following graduation/retention GPA:

• Fewer than 60 credit hours: 3.3 graduation/ retention GPA.

• 60-93 credit hours: 3.4 graduation/retention GPA.

• 94 or more credit hours: 3.5 graduation/ retention GPA.

• 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 advisors guide you on your intellectual journey through the university, looking at experiences both in and outside the classroom.

Experiential Learning

It's a tenant of honors education that profound educational experiences are not limited to the traditional classroom. With this in mind, The Honors College provides the opportunity to earn honors credit for intellectually challenging activities that occur outside the classroom.

Benefits

• Access to The Honors College study lounge in historic Old Central

• Priority enrollment

• The option to live in honors housing in Stout Hall, if space is available

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HENRY BELLMON SCHOLAR DEVELOPMENT

THE HENRY BELLMON OFFICE OF SCHOLAR DEVELOPMENT AND UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

334 Student Union | 405-744-7313

schdev@okstate.edu | universitycollege.okstate.edu/scholars

The Office of Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research prepares students for the future, whether in competition for prestigious national and international scholarships and fellowships, admission to top graduate schools, securing highly competitive jobs or attaining the skills required to grow as a leader on campus and beyond. The office enhances undergraduate experiences by encouraging student-faculty mentoring, supporting undergraduate research, providing engaging study abroad courses and assisting students applying for highly selective awards and honors.

You can take full advantage of the opportunities available to you at a comprehensive research university through the Office of Scholar Development. The following are examples of unique programs available to OSU students:

FRESHMAN RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM

This award-winning program provides an opportunity for bright, ambitious incoming OSU freshmen to elevate their academic experience early by engaging in cutting-edge research under the guidance of innovative faculty mentors. Research opportunities are available in any field of study and students admitted to the program receive a $1,000 scholarship.

WENTZ RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Lew Wentz Foundation and OSU provide approximately 40 research scholarships to outstanding sophomores, juniors and seniors in the amount of $4,500 each. Wentz Research Scholars conduct high-level, independent research projects with their faculty mentors in a variety of disciplines and present at an undergraduate research symposium in the spring.

PURDIE RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM

This program honors former chemistry faculty member Dr. Neil Purdie by enabling significant support for undergraduate research in the physical sciences (chemistry, physics and geology). Recipients of these scholarships are known as Neil Purdie Research Scholars and receive one of up to four $6,500 scholarships for a full academic year of undergraduate research in one of the designated fields.

SCHOLAR DEVELOPMENT

OSU has a strong record of success in preparing students for prestigious national and international scholarships and fellowships such as the Truman, Goldwater, Marshall, Gates Cambridge and Rhodes Scholarships. To support students through the application process, the office sponsors a unique Writers’ Workshop at the OSU Doel Reed Center for the Arts in Taos, New Mexico, every January.

CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

This prestigious program takes top OSU students to the University of Cambridge for a two-week course taught by OSU faculty. Magdalene College serves as home for the program that typically involves stimulating class discussion and excursions to course-related locations in Cambridge and the surrounding area. The course is open to all majors and classifications and substantial scholarship support is available for qualified students.

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ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE AND TUTORING

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 main tutoring services offered on campus are located in LASSO. Academic colleges and departments may also offer tutoring through Living Learning Programs or within college spaces. We suggest you begin with LASSO.

LASSO TUTORING, SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION AND SUCCESS COACHING

021 Classroom Building

405-744-3309 | lasso.okstate.edu

LASSO Center’s Paul Milburn Tutoring Program offers free one-on-one tutoring for many of OSU’s courses to any student on campus. Our nationally certified tutors meet GPA and course content criteria to ensure a high-quality tutoring experience.

Additionally, we offer Academic Success Coaching and Supplemental Instruction (SI). Academic Success Coaching helps students develop life skills like time management, study skills and more. SI Sessions engage students in challenging courses with cutting-edge learning techniques in a small group setting. Check lasso.okstate.edu to see what courses have SI for the upcoming semester and for more information about LASSO services.

MATH LEARNING SUCCESS CENTER

Edmon Low Library 5th Floor 405-744-5818 | cas.okstate.edu/mlsc

The Mathematics Learning Success Center (MLSC) offers free drop-in tutoring for all OSU and NOC students enrolled in 1000 and 2000 level MATH-prefix courses. Some tutoring is available for upper division math courses. We also offer guided study groups. Check the website to see what resources the MLSC has for your math course.

OSU WRITING CENTER

440 Student Union | osuwritingcenter.okstate.edu writingcenter@okstate.edu

In order to foster and honor diverse voices, we serve all writers at OSU and in the surrounding community through collaborative writing consultations, a variety of writing-focused programs and partnerships and community engagement projects. Our staff and consultants are committed to the land-grant mission, which emphasizes instruction, research and outreach to foster agency and literacy for all people. Inclusion, equity and accessibility are integral values at the center of our practices that continue to shape our mission, our approach to teaching and our learning environment.

STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

103A Seretean Wellness Center | 1514 W. Hall of Fame 405-744-7116 | accessibility.okstate.edu

Student Accessibility Services provides academic, housing and dining support services to students with documented disabilities. We're guided by the belief that each individual has strengths, abilities and talents. Our vision is an inclusive environment that supports attainment of academic goals to professional goals for persons of all abilities. We provide assistance that allows equal opportunity and equal access to education. Support services can include classroom/testing accommodations, housing and dining accommodations, accessible textbooks and assistive technology. Students with temporary/permanent disabilities may request services by contacting Student Accessibility Services and providing appropriate documentation.

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LIBRARY

OSU LIBRARIES

Edmon Low Library | 405-744-9775

libraryhelp@okstate.edu | library.okstate.edu

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, Surfaces and MacBook Airs are available to check out for one-day or seven-day periods.

• Unlimited black and white printing. Color printing is available for a small fee.

• Wireless Internet throughout the building.

Study Space

• Group, whisper and silent study zones to fit your study style.

• Twenty-four group study rooms with electronic white board available for four-hour reservations.

Resources

• Can't find a resource? You can borrow from another institution through interlibrary services.

• Hundreds of databases and millions of articles, available anytime and anywhere.

• Tech to Go offers three-day checkout of cameras, projectors, telescopes and more.

• Required course textbooks that cost over $90 are available to check out for two hours at a time.

• Unique primary resources available in government documents, oral history and the archives.

Food and Drinks

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

Hours

• In the fall and spring, Edmon Low Library is open Sunday at 9 a.m. to Friday at 10 p.m, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

• Hours vary on holidays and are subject to change.

• Visit library.okstate.edu to see exact hours.

Branch Libraries

• Cunningham Architecture Library, 160 Donald W. Reynolds Architecture Building

• Mary L. Williams Education and Teaching Library, 001 Willard Hall

• William E. Brock Memorial Library, College of Veterinary Medicine, 102 McElroy Hall

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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

• “C” Average

• “D” Below average

• “F” Failure

• “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 website at academicintegrity.okstate.edu).

• “I” is given when a student satisfactorily completes the majority of the coursework 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 evaluations of “D”) in courses on the pass/no-pass and pass/fail grading systems.

• “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.

• “W” indicates a course a student has withdrawn from after the drop/add deadline.

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 GPA required 0-30 1.7 31 or more 2.0

Students with 30 credit hours and a GPA between 1.7 and 2.0, considered “Academic Notice,” should speak with their academic advisor for help.

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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 seriously and requires students to understand the code and the Academic Integrity Policy. To learn more, visit studentconduct.okstate.edu and academicintegrity.okstate.edu

The following are excerpts from the Academic Integrity Policy: 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:

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

• Present their own work for evaluation by their instructors.

• 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.

Behaviors that violate the fundamental values of academic integrity may include but are not limited to:

• Unauthorized collaboration.

• Plagiarism.

• Multiple submissions.

• Cheating on exams (including prerequisite exams).

• Fabricating information.

• Helping another person cheat.

• Unauthorized advance access to exams.

Instructors may identify other behaviors that violate academic integrity.

CONSEQUENCES

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 applied based on the seriousness of the violation:

a. Admonition — grade reduction and/or resubmission of the assignment for minor, first-time violations.

b. Level one sanction — grade of “zero” or “F” for the assignment or examination.

c. 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.

d. Level three sanction — recommend dismissal from the university.

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STUDENT WELL-BEING

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DEPARTMENT OF WELLNESS

DEPARTMENT OF WELLNESS

101 Colvin Center | 405-744-5510

wellness.okstate.edu | @OSUWELL

The Department of Wellness is committed to creating a healthy campus culture for OSU students and employees. The department seeks to promote healthy lifestyles and lifelong learning through the highest quality programs, services and facilities.

FACILITIES

COLVIN RECREATION CENTER

The Colvin Recreation Center offers 250,000 square feet of options, including 10 basketball courts, four racquetball courts, a rock-climbing wall, indoor track, two cardio areas, a multipurpose gym, an F45 studio, outdoor pool, a dance studio, three fitness areas, a personal training area, cycle studio and free weights. Outdoors, there is a large multipurpose field and sand volleyball courts west of the Colvin Recreation Center. Added in 2017, there is an additional multipurpose playing surface on Western Road north of McElroy Road. This facility has a variety of uses, including the Outdoor Adventure Challenge Course and three full-sized soccer fields.

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PROGRAMS

FITNESS AND PERSONAL TRAINING

405-744-2379

fitness@okstate.edu

okla.st/fitnessprograms

With more than 60 classes each week, fitness programs at OSU are offered in a variety of formats at every skill level. From yoga and cycle to F45 and personal training, our fitness programs are designed to meet your individual needs and goals.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS

405-744-7407

wellness@okstate.edu

okla.st/intramuralsports

Intramural Sports are offered in more than 50 sports activities for every skill level. Intramural Sports promote OSU's rich tradition of friendly, competitive activities and is a rallying point for socialization, exercise and competition.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

405-744-5581

wellness@okstate.edu

okla.st/outdooradventure

Outdoor Adventure provides opportunities for adventure, education and excitement. It emphasizes environmental awareness, personal development, safety training and wilderness travel.

SPORT CLUBS

405-744-7407

wellness@okstate.edu

okla.st/sportclubs

Sport Clubs are recognized student organizations designed to promote a nonvarsity sport or recreational activity. OSU offers more than 30 sport clubs.

STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

405-744-7116

accessibility@okstate.edu

sas.okstate.edu

Student Accessibility Services, housed within the Department of Wellness Sponsored Programs, is committed to providing a community that ensures full participation for students. We review documentation and determine reasonable accommodations and resources for students with permanent or temporary disabilities.

MASSAGE THERAPY

405-744-WELL (9355)

wellness@okstate.edu

okla.st/massagetherapy

Massage therapy uses relaxing techniques to help the body transcend into an overall sense of well-being.

MENTAL HEALTH WELLNESS

405-744-3997

healthed@okstate.edu

okla.st/studentwellness

Being a college student can be stressful. Adding a struggle with mental health can make school feel even more overwhelming, but we want you to know you're not alone. Whether it’s mental or physical health, we have resources ready to tackle topics like suicide prevention, stress management, sleep, substance abuse, sexual health, LGBTQ+ issues and nutrition, just to name a few.

HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENTS

405-744-6072

fitness@okstate.edu

okla.st/hra

These screenings provide individualized health risk assessments designed for early detection of health problems.

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BEING WELL

UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES

1202 W. Farm Road | 405-744-7665 | uhs.okstate.edu

University Health Services (UHS) is an outpatient ambulatory care facility designed to provide cost-effective, physician-directed health care and health information. Services include:

Allergy Clinic

The allergy clinic accepts walk-ins for injections and administers allergy injections as guided by the patient’s allergist.

Flight Physicals

First, second and third class flight physicals for commercial and private pilots are available.

Immunizations

Measles, tetanus, hepatitis A and B, and meningitis, as well as TB skin testing and vaccinations for overseas travel or state compliance are provided.

Laboratory Services and Radiology

This full-service laboratory and radiology department will perform lab tests and X-ray services upon request of a physician.

Nutrition

University Health Services offers nutrition counseling for OSU students, faculty and staff. Nutrition counseling examines individual eating habits and their relationship to health and disease.

Outpatient Medical Clinic

The clinic is available by appointment with physicians, advanced practice clinicians, licensed nurses and other health professionals.

Pharmacy

Registered pharmacists are on staff to fill prescriptions and answer questions regarding prescriptions and their interactions with other medication. The pharmacy can fill prescriptions written by physicians at the health center or from private physicians. The pharmacy has a convenient drive-thru option available.

Psychiatry

Psychiatry is available at the health clinic. We provide mental health support with assessments, diagnosis and treatment, as well as medication management.

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.

FEES AND CHARGES

University Health Services is funded by student fees and charges for services. Students enrolled in at least one credit hour of in-person, Stillwater-campus classes are eligible for services. Payments may be made using cash, check, credit card or bursar charge. Students are responsible for deductibles and non-allowed charges as defined by their insurance plans. UHS files claims for insurance reimbursement. UHS is not a Medicare provider. UHS should not act as your primary care office. Please review our website for additional details. UHS processes specimens on-site for several tests, but some specimens are sent off-site for testing. These services will be billed directly from the off-site lab. We have staff members available to answer questions regarding billing and referrals. We can also discuss options for students without insurance and with financial hardships.

HEALTH HISTORY AND IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

The university requires new students to provide health and immunization information concerning measles, mumps and rubella, or laboratory evidence of antibodies that indicate sufficient immunity as well as the hepatitis B series. The Health History/Immunization Form at uhs.okstate.edu describes these requirements fully. To submit immunization records, go to uhs.okstate.edu/immunizations

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Call SAM 855-225-2SAM (2726)

Call SAM (Student Assistance by Mercy) has licensed counselors available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to crises, and provide referrals and consultations.

OSU Police

405-744-6523

UNIVERSITY COUNSELING SERVICES

320 Student Union | 405-744-5458

405-744-6523 (after-hours emergencies) ucs.okstate.edu

Students are often in the middle of several transitions. These can be stressful and overwhelming at times. We're here to help! Our highly trained staff consists of licensed and license-eligible professional counselors, psychologists and graduate-level counseling interns.

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. The student’s first four sessions are free. After that, there is a $10 charge for individual sessions. Group counseling sessions are free. Fee waivers and fee reductions are available for those who qualify.

University Counseling Services includes the Student Counseling Center, Reboot Center, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center. We provide assistance with:

• Academic concerns.

• Homesickness.

• Anger.

• Motivation/procrastination.

• Anxiety.

• Medication management.

• Communication skills.

• Depression.

• Relationship/roommate issues.

• Eating/weight issues.

• Self-esteem.

• Family concerns.

• Sexual orientation.

• Grief.

• Stress.

OSU Sexual Assault Advocates 405-564-2129

Wings of Hope Crisis Line 405-624-3020

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988 or 800-273-8255

24/7 Crisis Line 800-722-3611

PETE'S PET POSSE

pettherapy.okstate.edu | pettherapy@okstate.edu

@pets4pete

Pete’s Pet Posse, OSU’s pet therapy program, was established as a wellness program in 2013 through a cooperative effort across many campus departments. It was created to positively enhance physical and emotional health and contribute to the success of being America’s HEALTHIEST Campus®. Dogs serve in their offices and make special appearances upon request. Teams can be found in a variety of locations throughout the week, including the library, Reboot Center and residence halls. All dogs have completed extensive training, including a Canine Good Citizen certificate and certification with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. The dogs belong to families of employees and others affiliated with OSU, not to the university.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, use these resources to get help as soon as possible or call 911.
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Student Support and Conduct

405-744-5470 | ssc.okstate.edu/report

STUDENT SUPPORT & CONDUCT

328 Student Union | 405-744-5470 student.conduct@okstate.edu | studentconduct.okstate.edu

Student Support and Conduct serves students experiencing challenges through a holistic approach of providing support services, administering the student conduct process and addressing and preventing sexual violence. Student Support and Conduct provides support services to students who are experiencing challenges that include but are not limited to mental health and medical, relational conflicts, trauma, addiction and recovery, social adjustments and/or difficulties with transition to college.

1 is 2 Many

OSU takes acts of sexual violence extremely seriously and believes that one victim is too many. The University invites all members of the campus community to be part of the effort to maintain a safe and productive environment in which to live, learn and be successful by committing to end sexual violence and sexual harassment. It's important for members of our community to understand and receive consent, intervene when necessary by being an active bystander, and support victims of sexual violence. Student Support and Conduct provides victim services, investigates allegations of sexual violence and leads sexual violence prevention efforts through the 1 is 2 Many program. All new students are required to complete online 1 is 2 Many Training, an online sexual violence prevention program. This video-based program will provide critical information about consent, bystander intervention, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking and much more. Complete the training at 1is2many.okstate.edu

Code of Conduct

When students enroll at OSU, 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. 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 at okla.st/conduct

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To seek help with student behavioral issues and report concerning student behavior or violations of the Student Code of Conduct, contact:

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE OSU POLICE

104 USDA Building | 405-744-6523

Emergency: 911 safety.okstate.edu | safety.okstate.edu/police

Oklahoma State University is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of the campus community and protecting property on the OSU campus. The efforts of the Department of Public Safety, OSU Police Department and all faculty, staff and students have gained OSU the reputation of being one of the safest campuses in the Big 12 Conference. The OSUPD 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 who patrol 24 hours a day. The OSUPD has mutual aid agreements with both Stillwater Police and the Payne County Sheriff’s Office, allowing for cooperation in enforcement activities. OSU’s officers are also able to assist students with minor automotive issues, such as dead batteries, keys locked in the vehicle or adding air to a flat tire.

Cowboy Alerts

OSU utilizes the Rave Alert system to notify you via text or automated voice message regarding immediate emergencies on campus. All students are encouraged to register for alerts. To register, log in to okey.okstate.edu . Once logged in:

• Click on "Campus Alerts and Notifications" in the left-hand navigation bar.

• Enter an emergency contact number, which should be a student cell phone number.

• Contact the IT Helpdesk (405-744-4357 or helpdesk@okstate.edu) with questions or problems.

Rave Guardian

The Rave Guardian app is a personal safety resource for OSU students, faculty and staff. Report suspicious activity through a chat feature to the OSUPD. You can request a SafeWalk, see The Bus Tracker, find useful phone numbers and more. Download the app today on your Apple or Android device.

SafeWalk Program

OSU’s SafeWalk program provides trained public safety officers to accompany students from one campus location to another between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. If you would like a SafeWalk outside of those hours, request one. The OSUPD has officers on duty around the clock. They’ll be happy to walk with you to your next on-campus destination or to fraternity and sorority housing, but the timing could depend on the call volume at the time. Request a SafeWalk through the Rave Guardian app or by calling 405-7446523.

Crime Prevention

OSU has implemented measures to prevent criminal activity on its campus and surrounding areas, including:

• 911 emergency and 24-hour patrol services.

• Campus foot patrol by uniformed officers, bicycle officers and undercover officers.

• Burglar alarms in key areas and 24-hour staff in residence halls.

• Partnerships with custodial staff to report suspicious activity after hours.

• Crime prevention seminars conducted each semester with staff and student groups.

• Crime Stopper hotline: 405-744-TIPS (744-8477).

• Surveillance cameras in select parking areas.

• Dedicated police presence for the core academic area during peak daytime hours.

Crisis Response Guide

We make every effort to protect the safety of the campus and larger community through educational training efforts, crisis and disaster preparation, and structural mitigation. OSU has an online Crisis Response Guide to provide you with valuable information for a variety of scenarios. Take time to read it before a crisis happens at okla.st/CrisisResponse

Facilities Access

Most buildings on campus are open during business and class hours. Most residence halls are open 6 a.m. to midnight Sunday-Thursday, and 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. All residence halls have key or electronic door locks for after-hours security, but individual rooms should be locked at all times and doors should never be propped open.

General Safety Tips

• Lock up valuables and keep them out of sight in rooms or vehicles.

• Lock doors at night and anytime you’re away from your rooms.

• Always lock up bicycles and vehicles.

• Avoid secluded areas late at night, especially if walking alone.

• Maintain situational awareness at all times.

• Protect books by writing your name in them.

• Don’t leave personal belongings in public areas.

• Don’t lend keys to anyone.

• Use complicated passwords and PINs.

• Keep track of your driver’s license, OSU ID and social security card.

• Report crimes or incidents immediately.

• Don’t use illegal substances.

• While under 21, never consume alcoholic drinks.

• Never drink and drive.

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DINING AND MEAL PLANS

UNIVERSITY DINING SERVICES

076 Student Union | 405-744-4424 dining@okstate.edu | dining.okstate.edu

With almost 30 unique dining options on campus, there's something to feed every Cowboy.

Endless Food Choices

• Home-style cuisine

• Sandwiches, soups and salads

• Barbeque smoked in-house

• Italian classics

• Pizza

• Burgers

• Shakes and smoothies

• Allergen-friendly dining

• Vegetarian, vegan, Halal and gluten-friendly meals

• Coffee and espresso

• Asian, Indian and other international dishes

• Tex-Mex favorites

• Convenience store and grab-and-go items

Healthy and Allergen-Friendly Dining

University Dining Services strives to meet the dietary needs of all Cowboys. If you're looking for healthy options, our Choose Orange icon identifies healthier choices based on U.S. Dietary Guidelines. If you have a specific food allergy, a registered dietitian is here to help. To schedule an appointment, call 405-744-3345.

LOCATIONS ACROSS CAMPUS

MEAL PLANS

301 Student Union | 405-744-4920 dining@okstate.edu | dining.okstate.edu

OSU’s meal plans are among the most flexible in the nation. All dining options are à la carte, allowing you to decide where, when and how often you want to eat. We charge no overhead or administrative fee with our meal plans – every dollar spent on your meal plan goes toward food. Meal plans teach students great budgeting skills and give parents the peace of mind to know students are eating well while at school.

How to Use Your Meal Plan

1. Visit any of the almost 30 dining locations on campus.

2. Order what you want.

3. Swipe your Student ID and see the exact dollar amount deducted from your balance.

4. Check your remaining balance at the bottom of your receipt.

5. Dig in!

North Dining & Adams Market Classroom Building North Kerr-Drummond Edmon Low Library Student Union Bennett Hall
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HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE

100 Iba Hall | 405-744-5592

reslife@okstate.edu | reslife.okstate.edu

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, nearly 30 dining options and six family-first apartment neighborhoods fit every need and budget.

Living Away From Home

Statistically, students who live on campus are more involved, graduate earlier and make better grades than students who live off campus. There is always something to do, people to meet and experiences to share.

Preparing to live in the residence halls can be very exciting and somewhat stressful. You can go to the Housing and Residential Life website to find all the information you’ll need to know about moving into the halls and living on campus.

Registering for Housing

You may have already selected your room for the coming year. Congratulations — you’ve completed the housing process! If you’ve registered for housing and haven’t selected your room, please complete your housing registration and select a room as soon as possible. You can complete the registration at okla.st/HousingApp

Moving In

Residence hall move-in dates for fall are assigned based on specialty groups and halls. You'll receive an email with instructions to select your appointment to move-in by mid-July. 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 may be campus volunteers to assist in unloading your car and helping you to the halls. There will be carts and dollies to help, but you might want to bring your own as supplies are limited. For more details and a packing checklist, please visit reslife.okstate.edu

Housing Styles and Rates

OSU offers housing options to meet every lifestyle and budget. There are three styles of housing to choose from: community-style halls, suites and apartments. Electricity, water, sewer, expanded basic cable television, streaming cable television, internet access via highspeed Ethernet and WiFi are covered in room rent. For a list of current housing options, visit okla.st/HallFinder

Living Learning Programs (LLPs)

Housing and Residential Life offers many different Living Learning Programs (LLPs) and special interest housing options on campus. These communities provide a great opportunity to live with other students who share your interests and may take classes with you. By living in a community that strives to connect academics and residential life, you're ensuring you'll become connected to campus right away. To find the LLP that best fits you, visit okla.st/LLPs

PARKING AND TRANSIT SERVICES

1006 W. Hall of Fame | 405-744-6525 parking.okstate.edu

Parking on Campus

Any motor vehicle parked on university property on weekdays between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. must display a valid OSU parking permit unless posted otherwise. The color and type of permit indicate where the vehicle may be parked. Students must be assigned to a residence hall before a permit can be purchased. Permits can be purchased beginning Aug. 1 for the fall semester or anytime thereafter for spring semesters. Bicycle registration is free and required. Bike permits can be obtained from Parking and Transit Services or online. Bikes must be parked only at approved bicycle racks. Students may rent a bike through the OrangeRide program. Learn more at parking.okstate.edu/pk_orangeride

Transit Services

THE BUS is the campus and community transit service and on-demand paratransit service operated by the Department of Parking and Transportation Services yearround, available from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year and 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the summer. Route and time information is available online at transit.okstate.edu . THE BUS also offers live bus tracking at thebus.okstate.edu

Tulsa Shuttle

BOB, OSU’s Big Orange Bus, is a shuttle service between the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses. There are nine trips daily from each campus Monday through Thursday and seven trips on Friday. It's open to the public. The cost is $7.50 one way for students and $13 one way for faculty/staff and the public. Reservations can be made online at shuttle.okstate.edu , or stop by the shuttle office in Stillwater at 1006 W. Hall of Fame. Visit shuttle.okstate.edu/schedules for the shuttle schedule.

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IT SUPPORT

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

421 Classroom Building | 405-744-HELP (4357) helpdesk@okstate.edu | it.okstate.edu

Information Technology (IT) is dedicated to making technology use at OSU easy. IT develops and provides campuswide technology services, such as email, cloud file storage, online course applications, security, software, network, remote printing and virtual and physical computer labs. Visit our website for links to free software, online FAQs and other forms of technology support.

OSU-IT Helpdesk: The OSU-IT Helpdesk is your contact when you need help with your computer, mobile device or have technology questions.

• In person: 421 Classroom Building Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Phone: 405-744-HELP (4357) Email: helpdesk@okstate.edu help.okstate.edu

IT Services and Tools

• Portal: Students can access registration, transcripts, degree audit, online-classes and much more by logging into my.okstate.edu with your O-Key credentials.

• Document Storage: You can store files in your Cowboy Mail Microsoft® Office 365™ account. Cowboy Mail has 1 TB of online file storage. Get to your document storage by going to Cowboy Mail (cowboymail.okstate.edu). After signing in, click the application icon on the left side of the tool bar.

• Canvas: Use your O-Key credentials to log into the learning management system at canvas.okstate.edu with your O-Key credentials.

• Email: Your official OSU email address will end in “@okstate.edu.” Official OSU communications will be sent to this address. Cowboy Mail is a part of Microsoft® Office 365™ and has numerous productivity tools available to you.

• ID Card: Use your ID card for on-campus purchases, meal plan transactions, access to events, entrance to the Colvin Recreation Center, authorized door access, free offcampus bus transportation and library checkouts. If you lose your ID card, you'll be charged a fee for replacement. If your card is damaged through normal use, replacement is free with the return of the damaged card. Visit ID Services in 421 Classroom Building for assistance.

• IT Labs: IT has one physical lab on campus for individual or group work. You'll have access to desktop computers, printers and scanners. Print at no charge. You can also connect to virtual labs from your computer by installing an application. More information on printing and lab services is available under Services for Students at it.okstate.edu

• Wireless Network: You should select the wireless SSID of ‘eduroam’ while on campus and use O-Key credentials to authenticate. Students living in OSU housing who have devices that don't support WPA2-enterprise encryption can visit okla.st/wifi to learn how to connect devices to the OSURESLIFE SSID.

• Security: O-Key accounts are protected with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Users will need to complete MFA registration to access their account. A link is provided under the Multi-Factor Authentication section of the it.okstate.edu website.

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CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT

CAMPUS LIFE

211 Student Union | 405-744-5488 campuslife.okstate.edu

Student engagement in campus life uplifts the student experience by developing community and enhances student learning through meaningful opportunities to belong, serve and succeed. With more than 500 student organizations on the OSU campus, there are so many ways for you to get involved.

Membership in student organizations provides students with educational, social and leadership opportunities beyond those found in their classes. OSU students develop skills, knowledge and abilities to make productive, beneficial choices about their lives as well as contribute to society.

CampusLink

campuslink.okstate.edu

CampusLink is an online tool to explore information about all student organizations, individual student involvement and volunteer service. Student can search CampusLink for clubs and organizations, upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

STUDENT VOLUNTEER CENTER

211 Student Union | 405-744-5145 volunteer.center@okstate.edu | volunteer.okstate.edu

Students are encouraged to take advantage of meaningful service-learning activities and volunteer on and off campus through nonprofit agencies and community service days. The Student Volunteer Center strives to make sure that students leave their mark on the community and gain valuable career experience through community service projects.

STUDENT UNION ACTIVITIES BOARD

250 Student Union | 405-744-8977 union.okstate.edu/suab

The Student Union Activities Board (SUAB) is a student-led organization comprised of individuals who seek to enhance the quality of campus life through well-considered educational, cultural, social and recreational events. Examples of past events include Laser Tag at Boone Pickens Stadium, Lunar New Year, Summer Send Off, Spring Carnival and a petting zoo. Students are encouraged to attend the multitude of free programs sponsored by the SUAB and have opportunities to become a member at the start of each semester. SUAB members assist with planning, coordinating and staffing each event with the intention of unifying the student body and elevating the student experience.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

211Q Student Union | 405-744-6500

sga@okstate.edu | sga.okstate.edu

The OSU 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. In addition, each academic college has its own student council governing its respective student organizations. Each of those councils work with the Student Government Association.

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211J Student Union | 405-744-5490

gogreek@okstate.edu | gogreek.okstate.edu

Greek life at OSU is comprised of the fraternity and sorority members on campus. More than 4,500 students make up the community, which consists of four governing councils: the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Panhellenic Council. Each council has a different procedure for joining. We're 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.

FRATERNITY AND SORORITY AFFAIRS HARGIS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

232 Student Union | 405-744-5485

leadership@okstate.edu | leadershipinstitute.okstate.edu

The Hargis Leadership Institute provides a wide array of leadership opportunities to students at OSU, with its core mission being to develop life-giving community leaders and further the field of leadership studies. The Institute consists of scholarship programs - the McKnight Scholars and President’s Leadership Council; co-curricular programs - SUMMIT, Lead 4 Success, the Leadership Development Series, and Catalyst; and study abroad opportunities.

As a hub for integral leadership development opportunities, the Institute prides itself on serving the campus community by offering pathways for students to develop their identity, relationships and skills. Every program is built with intentionality as we strive to illustrate to students that they are already leaders. With that said, our goal is simple: bring out the leader within. The Hargis Leadership Institute believes that every person already engages in the act of leadership - they just may not realize it yet - and our passion is to help illuminate students’ unique leadership capabilities to ensure they succeed during their time at OSU and beyond.

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INSTITUTIONAL DIVERSITY

DIVISION OF INSTITUTIONAL DIVERSITY

405-744-9154 | diversity.okstate.edu

The Division of 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. The division is home to the following entities:

OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS

240 Student Union | 405-744-5481 | oma.okstate.edu

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is a place for students of all cultures, backgrounds and experiences to learn more about themselves and one another. OMA takes a holistic approach to empower OSU students to think and act in ways that embrace and promote an inclusive world. We assist students in achieving academic excellence, developing their personal and professional character and engaging in the campus and greater community. OMA achieves these goals by connecting students with opportunities and resources in the areas of self-discovery, empowerment, cultural education and leadership development to prepare students to live and thrive in the diverse world.

OMA is home to OSU’s cultural affinity student groups including:

• African-American Student Association.

• Asian-American Student Association.

• Feminist Collective.

• Hispanic Student Association.

• Minority Women’s Association.

• National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

• Oklahoma State Queers and Allies.

• Vietnamese American Student Association.

• Voto Latino.

INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE SUPPORT AND ENGAGEMENT

Inclusion Leadership Program (ILP)

422 Scott Hall | 405-744-5335 | das.okstate.edu

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 influential leaders in a more diversely inclusive society.

Retention Initiative for Student Excellence (RISE)

409 Scott Hall | 405-744-5335 | das.okstate.edu

RISE is designed to assist students in their transition from high school to OSU and address their academic needs. The program provides scheduled study group sessions, tutoring as needed and other services.

TRIO PROGRAMS

McNair Scholars Program

404 Scott Hall | 405-744-5455 | trio.okstate.edu

The McNair Scholars Program is a federally-funded TRIO program administered by the U.S. Department of Education. McNair Scholars are either first-generation college students with financial need or members of a group that are traditionally underrepresented in graduate education (e.g., Black, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, Native American Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native). McNair Scholars participate in unique programming and educational activities designed to give them a competitive edge when applying to graduate school and to prepare them for success in their pursuit of a Ph.D. degree. Scholars attend courses, seminars and workshops on topics related to graduate school preparation; complete a research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor; and have the opportunity to present their research at local, regional and national conferences.

Student Support Services (SSS)

004 Scott Hall | 405-744-5455 | trio.okstate.edu

Student Support Services is a federally funded TRIO program that allows selected educational institutions or agencies to provide fundamental support to students at the college level with academic coursework, financial aid, career goals and the transition to college life.

OKLAHOMA LOUIS STOKES ALLIANCES FOR MINORITY PARTICIPATION (OK-LSAMP)

430 Scott Hall | 405-744-6710 | ok-lsamp.okstate.edu

OK-LSAMP, a National Science Foundation award, is a consortium of Oklahoma colleges and universities working together to develop programs aimed at increasing the number of students from historically underrepresented populations who receive degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines with undergraduate research experiences, graduate school preparation and international experiences.

CENTER FOR SOVEREIGN NATIONS (DIVISION OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS)

105 Life Sciences East | sovnationcenter.okstate.edu

The Center for Sovereign Nations is a home base for Native American students and their friends. Understanding tribal sovereignty enables our students, faculty and staff to respect and utilize appropriate protocols when engaging with the 39 tribal nations in Oklahoma. The center advises the Native American Student Association and Alpha Pi Omega, in addition to supporting the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.

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CAREER SERVICES AND ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

OSU CAREER SERVICES

360 Student Union | 405-744-5253 | HireOSUgrads.com

Career Services facilitates career development and employer outreach services to start students on the path to lifelong career success and satisfaction. Students can build career skills by attending interactive workshops and receive personalized assessments and advice through one-on-one appointments with Career Consultants. Visit HireOSUgrads.com to make your appointment, browse job listings via the Hire System or see upcoming career fairs.

• Part-time/full-time/internship listings

• Individualized career advice

• Campuswide career fairs

• On-campus interviews

• Résumé development/critiques

• Mock interview days

• Employer connections

• Internship/job search strategies and information

• Major and career connections and exploration

College Career Consultants

Career Services consultants can help students with their career development needs, including major selection, by using a variety of career assessments. College Career Consultants can be found here:

ARTS AND SCIENCES

213 Life Science East | 405-744-5658

EDUCATION AND HUMAN SCIENCES

125 Nancy Randolph Building | 405-744-5053

ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

110 Engineering North | 405-744-7574

FERGUSON COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

103 Agricultural Hall | 405-744-9564

SPEARS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Eastin Center for Career Readiness

155 Business | 405-744-2772

Attend the Part-Time and Volunteer Job Fair during the second week of classes at OSU. Start forging a path to your ideal future today at HireOSUgrads.com

OSU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

201 ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center | 405-744-5368 info@orangeconnection.org | orangeconnection.org

Membership in the OSU Alumni Association is open to all graduates, students, fans and friends and is the most recognizable way of expressing your loyalty and affinity to Oklahoma State. Learn more about benefits and join at orangeconnection.org/students.

• Student Network

The OSU Alumni Association Student Network is the largest organization on campus designed to enhance the student experience! Members receive many exclusive benefits both as students and alumni including discounts at more than 40 Stillwater merchants and 800 online retailers, a monthly e-newsletter, exclusive t-shirts, networking opportunities and more.

• Alumni Association Membership

The Alumni Association offers a $400 credit to current students who make payments toward a life membership while in school. Students can opt into a $75/semester Bursar payment for eight semesters to complete their life membership or setup their own payment plan with a credit/debit card. Parents may also purchase gift memberships for their current students and receive the credit. Annual memberships are available for $30/year.

• Student Programs

Homecoming: OSU’s greatest annual tradition is arranged with the help of more than 300 students serving on two committees plus an executive team. Students interested in serving may apply for the Big Committee in September and Steering Committee in January.

Alumni Ambassadors: This is OSU’s premier leadership development group preserving OSU traditions. Members serve as ambassadors at alumni and campus events, create programming for Student Network members and the Tradition Keepers Program and more.

Class Ring: Students with more than 60 credit hours are eligible to purchase an Official OSU Class Ring – a symbol of pride for all alumni. Pistol Pete presents each ring to recipients at fall and spring ceremonies where recipients also participate in the Orange Splash tradition.

Student Awards: The OSU Alumni Association recognizes graduating seniors for their scholarship, campus leadership and service to campus and community. Applications for the Seniors of Significance and Outstanding Senior awards are due in September.

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UNIVERSITY STORE

120 Student Union | 405-744-5237

universitystore.okstate.edu | @osuunion

The University Store has the largest, best selection of merchandise for inside and outside of the classroom. As the official on-campus retailer of Oklahoma State University, it’s the ultimate shopping destination for students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors. Not to mention, unlike privately-owned bookstores or online retailers, when you shop at the University Store, all of your purchases benefit OSU and its students. The University Store recognizes that students have many choices when it comes to purchasing textbooks. It only hopes you'll make the choice to shop at the one store that gives you more – in more ways than one!

What you can find inside the University Store

• Textbooks – The University Store strives to offer the best prices possible through a diverse assortment of new, used, rental and digital course materials.

• Supplies – These include items such as notebooks, lab goggles, Scantron forms and calculators to name a few.

• Spirit Merchandise – You can never have too much orange in your closet. The University Store has you covered from head to toe.

• OrangeTech – Located inside the University Store, OrangeTech sells the most cutting-edge electronic products including laptops that meet special specifications for your major.

We Give You More

The University Store supports almost 75% of the operations of the OSU Student Union and funds a substantial portion of the operational costs of the Department of Leadership and Campus Life.

Textbook Pro Tips

• Save time. Skip the lines. Buy or rent your textbooks from the University Store online at shopokstate.com and have them delivered or use the store’s convenient in-store pick up window.

• Don’t write in or unwrap your textbooks until you’re sure you’ll be keeping them for the semester in case you need to return them.

• Keep your receipt! When you shop at the University Store, you can return any book you don't need within the first 10 days of classes.

ORANGETECH

120 Student Union | 405-744-9854

orangetech.okstate.edu | @osuunion

From what you want to what you need, OrangeTech, located inside the University Store, is committed to providing OSU students with the best technology at the best prices. OrangeTech offers custom technology specifically chosen for students majoring in certain areas while also providing the fun stuff, like gaming systems, gadgets and the latest technology. From laptops and tablets to desktops and everything in between, OrangeTech can help.

The OrangeTech Difference

• Customer Service – OrangeTech believes technology is not just about the product, it's about the experience. At OrangeTech, we won’t just sell you a computer, we'll help you set it up, make sure you know how to use it and be there to answer any questions you have along the way.

• Service and Repair – Having trouble with your computer? Bring it in to the Tech Bar. OrangeTech's certified repair technicians are here to help no matter how big or small the problem may be.

• Financing – Tech now, pay later with OrangeTech’s lowinterest financing options. We work with local financial institutions to provide affordable ways to get the technology you need. Contact us for more information about this program.

• Trade It In – Already have a computer or tablet, but want to upgrade? Don’t just dump your old electronics. Get paid to recycle them. Bring your unwanted devices in, and let OrangeTech give you a quote on their trade-in value.

ATHLETICS

ATHLETIC TICKET INFORMATION

877-ALL-4-OSU | @OSUAthletics

With 18 varsity sports, OSU students can experience the bigtime atmosphere of the Big 12 Conference throughout the year at Cowboy and Cowgirl home games. Students will be able to buy the All-Sports Pass (home athletic events for the school year) for $250. For more information visit okstate.com/students

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Center for Global Learning

STUDY ABROAD AND NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE

242 Student Union | 405-744-8569 abroad@okstate.edu | abroad.okstate.edu

Study abroad participation is not a luxury for a small group of elite students but a necessity in training Oklahoma State students to compete and succeed in the 21st century. Students of all majors, level of study and financial backgrounds are able to study abroad.

By studying in another culture, you can gain a new perspective, improve your professional potential and enhance your overall college experience. The OSU Center for Global Learning 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 academic college, OSU students may also study abroad for a summer, semester or full academic year. Students can even apply to live in the Global Scholars House Living Learning Program (LLP) located in the recently renovated Iba Hall. The LLP fosters intercultural communication through floor activities and events throughout the year.

Benefits of Study Abroad:

• Gain a global perspective

• Enhance your career prospects

• Explore new ideas and interests

• Sharpen your analytical skills

• Expand your horizons

• Learn or improve language skills

Not only did I get to experience the culture and discover the rich history of France, I was also able to learn about the problems engineers face in different parts of the world and how they apply technology to come up with solutions. This course sparked my interest in other cultures and reinforced my passion for STEM.”
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Javier Lopez | Mechanical Engineering Study Abroad in France

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS

309 Wes Watkins Center | Stillwater, OK 74078 405-744-5459 | iss.okstate.edu | iss@okstate.edu

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISS) is the immigration headquarters for the OSU campus as well as the services office for international students, scholars and their dependents. At ISS, you must initially complete federally required registration in SEVIS (Student Exchange Visitor Information System). ISS services include SEVIS registration, employment registration and authorization, sponsored student services, cultural presentations, International Student Organization coordination and various other services. International students attending OSU have the added responsibility of maintaining their immigration status.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION

iso@okstate.edu

Founded in 1978, the International Student Organization (ISO) is the umbrella organization for 20 area clubs that represent 20 cultures from around the world. Open to all students attending OSU, we represent more than 1,700 international students and scholars from more than 100 countries around the world.

The purpose of ISO is to:

• Foster a spirit of friendship and cooperation among all international students at OSU.

• Promote social and cultural exchange between international students and the community.

• Provide an organized body by means of which international students can cooperate in matters of common concerns and student welfare.

• Bring closer relations among international students, the OSU administration, faculty and the student body.

MEDICAL INSURANCE

Medical insurance is required for all international students at Oklahoma State University and their dependents, as U.S. medical care is extremely expensive. For more information, visit okla.st/intl-insurance

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Experienced RESOURCES STUDENT

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TRANSFER STUDENT RESOURCES

TRANSFER STUDENT SUCCESS

061 Student Union | 405-744-9737 transfer.okstate.edu | transferstudentservices@okstate.edu

The Office of Transfer Student Success provides a holistic transfer student experience that assists students as they transition to OSU, helps students prepare for a rewarding academic and student experience and promotes progress toward graduation and beyond. Our services include:

• Transition assistance.

• Advocacy.

• Workshops and seminars.

• Mediation of issues or concerns.

• Campus resources, guide to appropriate offices.

• Transfer Student Organization.

• Monthly newsletter.

• Other assistance as needed.

TRANSFER CREDIT AND COURSE PLACEMENT

In conjunction with other Oklahoma institutions, we offer some transfer guides for students who've attended more than one school in the state. These guides can assist you in your academic planning when transferring from another university. Interactive transfer guides that show how your courses transfer to OSU degree plans can be found at okla.st/transfercreditguides

Transfer students should understand that everything will transfer from accredited institutions. However, how it transfers depends on the 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 advisor if you have questions about credits transferring to OSU and/ or how they may be used on your degree plan. Your advisor will explain which courses transfer directly to your degree and which ones don’t. Your advisor will assist you through the process.

For additional information regarding how your transfer credits are evaluated, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at transfercrediteval@okstate.edu .

TRANSFER STUDENT ORGANIZATION

100 ITLE | 405-744-1000

The OSU Transfer Student Organization recognizes students transferring to OSU from another academic institution, and encourages and promotes the student's involvement in the campus and community.

OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT ASSOCIATION

211 Student Union | 405-744-7283

ocsa@okstate.edu | osuoffcampus.org

Like the OSU Student Government Association, the Off-Campus Student Association (OCSA) develops networks and works to ensure issues related to the off-campus student population are heard. The purpose of 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:

• Promoting the 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.

• Encouraging 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.

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VETERANS

OFFICE OF STUDENT VETERAN SUCCESS

061 Student Union | 405-744-8118

veteran.okstate.edu

militaryveterans@okstate.edu

The Office of Student Veteran Success is dedicated to helping veterans get the resources they need to be successful in a classroom environment. We provide comprehensive support to student-veterans and their families in an atmosphere of respect for their service to the nation, and we're committed to helping the veteran community achieve academic excellence while at the university and occupational success once they leave. Through education, administrative services, job advisement and community outreach, we hope to further the cause of veterans on our campus and beyond.

Student Veteran Success Mission

• Provide support to OSU students who are veterans, family members of veterans, active-duty personnel, Reserve and National Guard members and ROTC cadets and/or are the supporters of such.

• Leverage university resources in support of OSU student veterans.

• Support Veteran Benefit Services in fulfilling their mission of assisting student veterans, service members and their families in securing Veterans Affairs educational benefits.

• Ease the transition to campus life with veteran and military specific programming.

• Facilitate connections and a sense of community through veteran-centered events and activities.

• Provide advice and direction regarding campus and community-based veterans programs and facilities.

• Support and assist with veteran-related initiatives including workshops, research and other activities.

• Conduct development activities on behalf of veteran's programs and facilities.

• Heighten awareness of veteran's issues among the campus community.

• Promote OSU's veteran-friendly initiatives to external audiences.

NON-TRADITIONAL

NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION

211 Student Union | ntso@okstate.edu

• Collaborate with local, state and national veteranssupport organizations.

• Advocate to state and federal lawmakers on behalf of issues relevant to student veterans.

• Maintain the veteran-rich heritage of the university.

• Recruit an increased number of qualified veterans to OSU.

• Connect student veteran, service members and their families with the Oklahoma Department of Veteran Affairs for benefit counseling.

MILITARY AND VETERAN BENEFIT SERVICES

322 Student Union | 405-744-6343

okla.st/vetservices | veteransbenefits@okstate.edu

The Military and Veteran Benefit Services office assists with the certification and processing of education benefits offered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Visit our website for information on the following:

• Certification requirements for all education chapters.

• Benefits programs.

• Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) GI Bill.

• Yellow Ribbon program.

• Military Tuition Assistance programs.

• Military education transfer credit.

• VA forms online.

• VA Education Benefits for Survivors and Dependents

- The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Chapter 35 program and the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David 'Fry Scholarship.'.

• Licensing and certification exams.

• National tests.

• Military leave/call up.

• Residency.

• College financing plan.

The Non-Traditional Student Organization (NTSO) is a group of students dedicated to helping fellow non-traditional students succeed at OSU. The NTSO holds monthly meetings and hosts 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. The group continues to provide information to the OSU administration regarding the need for day care on campus. NTSO officers are proud to advocate for nontraditional students.

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COWBOY FAMILIES

Family Weekends give families the opportunity to join their OSU students on campus. Fall Family Weekend occurs in September on a home football game day, and Spring Family Weekend occurs in April. Check the parents.okstate.edu website for the most up to date information.

FAMILY WEEKENDS

Family Weekends are fun-filled weekends that give students the opportunity to invite their parents to join them on campus. It brings students and family members together for a weekend of fun, fellowship and recognition that includes activities to benefit the family and the university community. The fall Family Weekend has a focus on dads (known as Dad's Day) and includes a home football game. The spring Family Weekend has a focus on moms (known as Mom's Day) and includes Spring Sing and other related events. All parents, however, are welcome at both events.

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MAKING THE TRANSITION

SUPPORTING YOUR STUDENT

Choosing to attend college is a big decision, one that some students don’t always make for themselves. For many, college is the next logical step. For others, the decision is life-changing, especially if the student is a first-generation college student. The bottom line is that there is no “typical” college student, and no matter their background, there will be transitions ahead.

Transitions are not limited to the first few weeks. While no list is all-inclusive, the following are a few areas you may want to consider when talking with your student throughout the year.

August

Freshmen generally experience an overall excitement, along with feelings of being homesick, initial roommate worries, abuse of freedom, multiple calls, visits home and other changes. Transfer students will be adjusting to a new academic system and may also be facing their first time away from home. Most financial aid and scholarships pay to their Bursar account the first week of fall semester.

September

The first bursar bill is issued Sept. 1. Financial planning coaches are available for guidance on personal finances. In addition, the first set of tests generally come in the fourth or fifth week of each semester. Other concerns can be possible roommate challenges, finding ways to get involved with student groups and initiating friendships.

October

Six-week grades for freshman- and sophomore-level courses are posted. Some may experience the results of poor time management related to school work. There may be issues with fitting in and establishing an identity. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the upcoming year opens Oct. 1 (date subject to change)

November

Fall illnesses, tests and papers due, enrollment for the next semester, apprehension and excitement about going home or not for Thanksgiving and family holiday traditions can cause anxiety.

December

Finals week, last projects, money issues, as well as more mixed feelings about going home for winter break and family traditions might be of concern.

January

It’s a new semester! Decisions and adjustments regarding fall semester performance will need to be made.

March

Spring break, making choices for the next school year, such as deciding to keep current majors or consider new ones, midterms, summer employment or internships may mean stress.

May

Final exams, last-minute summer planning, choosing to stay or go home, feeling upset about leaving friends, overwhelmed that the first year at OSU is over, wondering if they accomplished what was attempted can all cause questions.

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PAYING COLLEGE for

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OFFICE OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

OFFICE OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

119 Student Union 405-744-6604 | financialaid.okstate.edu | finaid@okstate.edu

File the FAFSA: studentaid.gov

OSU School Code: 003170

The application opens Oct. 1 (date subject to change) for the following academic year. Make sure to apply each year.

Check your Financial Aid Online:

• Log in to my.okstate.edu (OSU email and O-Key password)

• Click on the Self Service icon.

• Click on Financial Aid tab.

Financial Aid Status: You'll see a summary of your current status with links to additional information. This is a good place to check each time you log into the system, as it gives you a quick overview of your status.

Eligibility: The Student Requirements tab on this page will display the status of all requirements with links to complete any that are unsatisfied.

Award Offer: You'll see all the awards you’ve been offered displayed in an annual total and broken down by semester. For Federal Work Study and loans, you'll need to accept or decline them. Grant awards are already accepted for you when they are awarded. You’ll need to acknowledge the terms and conditions before being able to accept your awards. You can find specific instructions for accepting/declining awards at okla.st/accept-aid

Resources/Additional Information: If you know of an award from a non-OSU source (scholarship agency, tribal scholarship, etc.), add the information to the Resources/Additional Information tab of the Award section. If you've been notified of an award from an OSU office and it isn't showing on your Award page, contact the awarding office.

Answer the Authorization to Use Title IV Aid questions on this same tab. Look over the instructions at okla.st/finaid-authorization for more information.

College Scholarships: As a continuing student, you can apply for scholarships in your academic college based on your major. These scholarships are applied for the following academic year. Each college has their own criteria and deadlines, which can be found online at okla.st/collegescholarships

COMMUNICATING WITH THE OFFICE OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

To protect your privacy, official emails are sent to your OSU email address once you activate your OSU O-Key account. You can upload documents needed for financial aid and scholarships at my.okstate.edu

FINANCIAL PLANNING COACHES

Financial Planning Coaches meet with freshmen to provide financial literacy education and resources for financial success.

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS

Before any aid can be disbursed, your official high school transcript, showing graduation, must be on file with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Learn more at okla.st/officialdocs

REQUIREMENTS TO RECEIVE FIRST DISBURSEMENT OF STUDENT OR PARENT LOANS

If you accept a student loan or your parents apply for a Parent PLUS loan, you’ll need to complete a few additional steps before the first disbursement of your loan(s) can be credited to your bursar account. You'll log in at studentaid.gov by using your FSA ID (which you used to complete the FAFSA). OSU will be notified when you have completed these steps as long as you indicated OSU-Stillwater:

• Loan Entrance Counseling (Students).

• Loan Promissory Note (Students).

• Loan Promissory Note (students) to say: Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment (Students & Parents).

• Parent PLUS Loan Application and Promissory Note (the parent will use their FSA ID from the FAFSA).

HAS THERE BEEN A CHANGE IN YOUR FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES?

Please contact our office and we can discuss your circumstances and possible adjustments.

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OFFICE OF THE BURSAR

OFFICE OF THE BURSAR

113 Student Union | 405-744-5993

Monday-Friday: 9-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. bursar.okstate.edu | bursar@okstate.edu

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 refunds are issued for any overpayments. The Office of the Bursar generates a monthly electronic billing statement for charges and payments that occurred during the month on a semester timeframe. A new student's first fall billing statement is available on Sept. 1 and the spring bill is available on Feb. 1. An electronic billing notification is sent to the student’s university email address when the billing statement is available to view online. Payment is due at the time charges are billed and considered past due after the 15th of the month. A 1.5% finance charge will be assessed to an account for any unpaid 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, enroll in a monthly payment plan and pay online via my.okstate.edu by clicking on OSU Stillwater/ Tulsa Bursar Account under Quick Links. When students enroll at OSU, 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, loss of on campus charging privileges, inability to enroll in future semesters and/or withholding academic transcript or diploma.

Please read the full Financial Responsibility Contract online at bursar.okstate.edu/financial-responsibility

BURSAR ACCOUNT AUTHORIZED USER

Students may provide billing access to a parent, guardian or spouse through the Authorized User link at bursar.okstate.edu Log in to my.okstate.edu and click on OSU Stillwater/Tulsa Bursar Account in the Quick Links box. Go to the Authorized User tab at the top of the page to enter the authorized user email address. The authorized user will receive two emails; the first will be an email acknowledging they are an authorized user; the second email will be their temporary password. Once they've received both emails, the authorized user will use the Authorized User Login to reset the password. With authorization, the new user can enroll in semester monthly payment plans, view bursar account activity/ billing statements, access 1098-T forms and make payments/store payment profiles.

blockrate.okstate.edu

BLOCK RATE INFORMATION

Oklahoma State University is committed to providing accessible and affordable higher education for our students. Our desire is to help students shorten the time to degree completion and assist with financial budgeting. OSU’s block rate includes tuition and universitywide fees for students taking 12 to 18 credit hours.

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The following are also available on the Bursar website:

Parent and Student Guide

The parent and student guide link is available on the bursar’s home page to better understand policy and processes regarding tuition/fees, payment plan, billing statements, etc.

Direct Deposits Refunds

All financial aid is applied toward the student’s bursar account balance and a refund (if any) is calculated after taking into account semester charges on the account at the time of the refund program calculation. Bursar account credits resulting from a credit card payment are refunded back to the credit card, not the student. 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.

Log in to my.okstate.edu , then:

• Click OSU Stillwater/Tulsa Bursar Account under Quick Links.

• Click on My Payment Profile.

• Enter in banking information and click box under Refund Options.

• Set as preferred payment method.

• Click Send Code – Passcode will be sent for two-step verification.

• Click Save

Learn more at bursar.okstate.edu/refunds

Payment Plan

Set up a semester-based monthly payment plan. The first payment is due at the time of enrollment. No finance charges or enrollment holds are associated with the payment plan if payments are made as promised. Students must enroll in this plan each semester in which they wish to participate. Learn more at bursar.okstate.edu/payment-option-plan

Title IV Authorization

Students must authorize federal aid to cover all student expenses. Title IV financial aid is federally funded aid such as Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loans and Federal Parent Direct Loan. The U.S. Department of Education requires OSU to obtain authorization to pay all charges on your bursar account for the current semester or up to $200 from prior year (spring/summer charges are not allowed to be paid by fall federal Title IV aid). Learn more about Title IV Authorization at okla.st/finaid-authorization

Third-Party Billing

The Bursar's 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 posted in the semester received. Please complete the form at bursar.okstate.edu , under forms (at the bottom), to authorize us to bill a third-party sponsor.

TUITION AND FEES

The Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents determines official tuition and fee rates during the summer prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Visit the bursar website for the tuition and fee estimator calculation. Your actual costs will vary according to your class schedule. Federal regulations require the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to include tuition/fees, housing and meals (average of on-campus and off-campus costs), books/supplies, transportation and other miscellaneous costs into the cost of education when determining eligibility for financial aid. You may spend more or less than these average estimates.

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$500 SCHOLARSHIP

COMPLETE YOUR PAYING FOR COLLEGE WORKSHEET

Students who complete a Paying for College Worksheet before their first day of classes are more successful in their first year. Complete your worksheet online:

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Visit orange. okstate.edu/ account to log into your admissions portal.

Select the "Financial Aid" link.

Complete the Paying for College Worksheet.

Submit your Paying for College Worksheet.

COWBOY COST-SAVINGS TIPS:

• Consider less expensive housing options.

• Use your meal plan instead of eating offcampus.

• Buy used textbooks, if possible. Be sure you know the store’s buy-back policy on textbooks.

• Bring your bike to college or use “The Bus” (OSU’s FREE bus system on campus and around Stillwater).

• Treat your Student ID card like a bank card. Review your OSU Student Account online at least once a week.

• You can control how much you spend on internet, video games, vacations, Netflix/ Hulu, coffee and other optional items.

• Create a budget and stick to it!

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Aug. 16-27, 2023

COWBOY WELCOME

405-744-5358 | welcomeweek.okstate.edu

newstudents@okstate.edu

Cowboy Welcome is a campuswide celebration that kicks off the start of the fall semester. It's a great time for you to meet new people, learn traditions and find out more about OSU. Attend as many events as you can fit into your schedule so you can make friends and connect with OSU.

It all starts with move-in and goes through the first week of classes. Events include New Student Convocation, campus tours, academic meetings, motivational presentations, a class photo at Boone Pickens Stadium, residential life events, showcases of clubs and organizations, and more!

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