We Work at the Intersection of Academic, Personal, and Social Development

  • Help students transition and integrate into OSU
  • Support self‐advocacy of students thus enabling them to deal successfully with academic advising, academic resources, financial aid, and other student resources on campus
  • Communicate and collaborate proactively with colleagues on campus by being a conduit of information to and from academic advisors, counselors, etc.
  • Realize that students are on different developmental path and work to provide a safety‐net concept through proactive counseling approach
  • Use a holistic approach to serve as an adult/representative of the university who listens to them (students) and helps identify additional support resources
  • Support university policies and regulations
  • Help students deal with being in developmental courses
  • Serve as a collecting point for information from multiple university sources
  • Advocate and/or facilitate when students aren’t able to advocate for themselves
  • Help students learn to counter stereotypes they may face
  • Provide individual and culturally sensitive mentoring to those students who have a hard time acclimating while still fostering an environment that creates a sense of belonging
  • Identify educational challenges and obstacles to prepare our students proactively for potential roadblocks to success in the classroom