Do you have the tools you need to help you reach your goals? What kinds of resources and services help you to excel at OSU? How might you identify additional resources and make use of them?
OSU is committed to providing resources to support your academic success and to enhance your overall confidence and comfort as you navigate the university setting. At OSU we have a broad definition of “resources” that includes a range of services that might be of use to you at different points in your academic career. In addition to the myriad offices and departments on campus (CAPS, Student Health Services, Academic Success Center, and ASOSU Office Advocacy, to name a few), individuals can be resources (your advisor, your instructors, ASC strategists,a good friend, a classmate); technology can be a resource (MyDegrees, CANVAS, a website, your email), and even spaces (the library, the MU, the Quad, etc.), can be resources. However, we know that making use of these resources may be challenging at times because it involves recognizing that you might benefit from using a resource, finding a relevant resource, and/or learning how to make use of it.
If you find yourself wondering about available resources, ask! Your academic advisor, professors, ASC strategists, friends, and the faculty and staff working in support offices are happy to help you identify and locate the resource you’re looking for. You’re always welcome to call or stop by the Academic Success Center in Waldo Hall 125 (Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM)!
The Student Experience website has a comprehensive list of resources available at OSU, but also keep in mind the resources that you bring with you: the support of family and friends, your own motivation and determination, years of experience thinking and learning (in and out of school). These are all resources and strengths to draw from as you navigate your academic path at OSU.
As a student, you have a wide range of resources to make use of. Think creatively about your needs, and explore the available options to find resources that meet those needs.