photo of SHS main door

Our Mission

To support and promote optimal health and wellness of the Oregon State University community by providing holistic and comprehensive care, creating safe and supportive learning environments, empowering OSU students to build capacity for lifelong health, well-being and success, while embracing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our practice.

To this end we:

  • Care for OSU students, providing essential medical and mental health care, prevention programming, advocacy and wellness services tailored to their unique needs
  • Create safe and welcoming campus environments free from sexual and other violence, and drug and alcohol abuse
  • Lead campus-wide public health policy, initiatives and response
  • Continually assess and improve our programs and services to best serve our students’ everchanging needs

close up photo of a woven quilt hanging outside the sarc office

Our Vision

Student Health Services will be an organization that is nationally recognized for its commitment to public health by promoting lifelong healthy behaviors, healthy environments, and global citizenship.

close up of meningitis B vaccination promotional materials

Our Values

  • Student-centered care: We are here to serve the students of Oregon State and tailor our services to their individual and population-level needs.
  • Inclusion: With a goal toward health equity we serve with compassion and empathy, seeking social justice for all OSU students.
  • Synergy: We recognize that working together as a multi-disciplinary team in an environment of mutual respect leads to a greater good and that we can do more together than the sum of our individual efforts.
  • Stewardship: We are committed to efficient use of our financial and human resources, diversification of our funding sources and transparency in our use of public funds.
  • Evidence-based and data-driven practices: deploying the best knowledge and experience in the field towards optimal outcomes in support of student health, well-being and success.
  • Resilience: We embrace innovation, honoring creative approaches to solving problems and garnering strength through our many partnerships on campus, within the community and throughout the state.