From: Counseling & Psychological Services

Dear OSU Students and Employees,

At Oregon State University, we strive to provide an excellent teaching and learning environment that supports healthy choices for living. Included in the choices that confront everyone are decisions about the use of alcohol and other substances. The information and resources provided in the attached annual university notification include standards of conduct; applicable federal, state, local and institutional sanctions; descriptions of short and long-term health risks; and a list of alcohol and substance use prevention and education resources available to students and employees. In addition to our alcohol and substance policies, this annual notification also includes information about OSU’s resources for our community members who may be struggling with substance use. 

OSU provides prevention and education programs related to the use of alcohol and other substances to help community members with responsible use, including:

  • Student Health Services Prevention & Wellness: The Prevention & Wellness team supports the health and well-being of students through a variety of services, such as alcohol and substance use prevention.
  • OSU-Cascades Student Wellness: Student Wellness supports the emotional, social and physical well-being of OSU-Cascades students to help them reach their academic and personal goals and make the most of their educational experience.
  • Beyond Benefits Employee Assistance Program: The Beyond Benefits program provides consultations and resources whenever and wherever employees need them. Employees can also access webinars on topics related to well-being.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use, help is available. Please see the recommended support resources below. A more extensive list can be found in the attached report.

  • Student Health Services Substance Use Counseling: Short-term substance use counseling is available on the Corvallis campus through Student Health Services (SHS) to students who have paid the health fee. SHS offers individual sessions with a substance use counselor. These sessions are confidential and can help students create a personalized plan to meet their goals related to reducing or eliminating substance use. To make an appointment, call 541-737-9355.
  • The Joan and Tom Skoro Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC): The CRC seeks to engage and support Corvallis campus students in or seeking recovery from substance use and those who are contemplating entering into recovery. For more information, call 541-737-1184, send an email to [email protected], or visit:
  • Recovery meetings: Recovery meetings are offered in person at the Dixon Lodge on the Corvallis campus or online at multiple times throughout every week. For more information or an updated schedule, please email [email protected] or visit
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available on the Corvallis campus to students who have paid the health fee. CAPS is dedicated to addressing the challenges and difficulties students face. To schedule an appointment or learn about services, please visit: call 541-737-2131.
  • OSU-Cascades Counseling: Counseling services are free for OSU-Cascades students. Please email [email protected] to make an appointment with a counselor.
  • Beyond Benefits Employee Assistance Program (EAP): This is a confidential and no-cost service for employees and their household members to use. Through this program, employees have access to legal, financial, work-life, and mental health and wellness services and resources. For more information, phone 1-855-327-4722, or online at
  • Employee health insurance coverage for treatment: PEBB Health Insurance plans (PEBB Statewide, Providence, Moda and Kaiser) provide coverage for substance use treatment. Consult your medical plan for details. For questions or assistance, contact the Benefits section of Human Resources at 541-737-2805.

Please read the attached report for more information and reach out if you have any questions or needs. Remember, there is no shame in seeking support.


Bonnie Hemrick

Bonnie Hemrick | She, her, hers |

Assistant Director of Mental Health Promotion

Counseling & Psychological Services

Interim Director of Prevention & Wellness

Student Health Services

[email protected]

Send Date: 
Tuesday, December 28, 2021