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Through the power of sport, we help people discover and pursue their passions, talents and purpose in order to live a life of balance and positive contribution.

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"Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers. Sport laughs in the face of all types of discrimination."

NELSON MANDELA

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The Everyday Champions Program is designed to enhance the well-being of Oregon State University’s student-athletes.It is comprised of clubs and groups, workshops and speakers, events, and industry pipelines, all which give Beaver student-athletes an opportunity to grow holistically, both personally and professionally, while developing the leadership skills to enter into the real world with poise, conviction, and a drive to succeed.

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PROGRAM INFRASTRUCTURE

To aid in the holistic development of our student-athletes, we provide a robust infrastructure of opportunities that meet the needs of our diverse student-athlete population.  We aim to foster an environment where student-athletes can be successful, but embrace and believe in the power of self-discovery.


Individual Meetings

Student-athletes are encouraged to meet a minimum of once per term with a member of the student-athlete development staff.  Each team is provided with a member of the staff to meet the team’s unique needs and time demands.

Clubs/Groups

Student run initiatives that provide practice experience around a cause and fellowship with likeminded student-athletes.

Workshops

Professional instruction that provides knowledge or skills that are universally relevant and can be directly applied to influence personal and professional growth.

Courses

Curriculum designed to meet the unique needs of student-athletes and foster skill sets required to succeed personally and professionally.

Events

An opportunity to formally recognize and celebrate the many accomplishments of our student-athletes.

Pipelines

Defined, multi-faceted program that provides mentoring, exposure, and preparation in a chosen career field.

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Signature Programs

What Sets Us Apart.

Oregon State Athletics strives to be a national leader in the personal and professional development of our student-athletes.  To accomplish this goal, we’ve developed several authentic programs that are distinctive within collegiate athletics.


Beaver Athletics Sustainability Team

Founded by student-athletes, the sustainability team identifies strategies and new initiatives surrounding sustainability, eco-awareness and improving our environment.

Beavers Without Borders

Beavers without Borders is an annual, ten-day service trip designed to expose student-athletes to foreign surroundings while assisting with a large-scale service projects. Trips have spanned four countries to date.

Captain’s Table

A quarterly meeting of current and future captains with the Director of Athletics to discuss issues of leadership, solutions for solving problems and ways to improve individual leadership skills.

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Beavers Without Borders

Beavers Without Borders has been to four countries, most recently the Dominican Republic in 2015.

Industry Pipelines

Defined, multi-faceted program that provides mentoring, exposure, and preparation in a chosen career field. Student-athletes who participate in the pipeline are provided with tangible skills and experience through career exploration and workshops.

SportUp Incubator

A creative space for entrepreneurial student-athletes to develop new business ideas and concepts.  Under direction of a former OSU student-athlete and entrepreneur, student-athletes receive mentorship to progress their ideas from concept to market.

Project Huddle

Drawing from lessons learned thru being teammates with individuals from different backgrounds, student-athletes use the power of sport to foster conversation and develop strategies for creating a more inclusive campus community.

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As part of the Everyday Champions: SportUp, former student-athlete Maureen Tremblay has launched her own business – Revive, an app that tracks workouts for elite athletes to prevent injury.

Investment Club

Opportunity for student-athletes to develop skills and knowledge related to the money market, through competition and instruction from faculty of the Oregon State College of Business.

Response Team

Provides a platform for student-athletes to contribute their thoughts to the larger narrative surrounding student-athlete welfare, experience, vision and future.  Essays are shared and published via local media outlets and Oregon State media channels.

Women LEAD

Limitless, Empowered, Authentic and Driven. Platform to address potential challenges unique to the female experience, develop mentorship relationships with female administrators and community leaders and foster a network of empowered, driven females.

Oregon State's network of successful former student-athletes still actively engaged with the program serves as one of our greatest strengths.


Transition Team

This “team” of former Oregon State student-athletes are connected with graduating seniors as they embark on the next steps of their lives, whether it be graduate school, internships or full-time job opportunities. The mentors assist in the transition to the real world and aid in the acclimatization process.

Pods

Pods are in major cities throughout the West Coast and Pacific Northwest (Seattle, Portland, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, and more) that consist of former student-athletes across various industries. This allows for connection points for graduating student-athletes in major cities to help with job searches and networking.

AD’s Leadership Council

This group of former student-athletes are Varsity OSU members who have been successful in their various industries and serve as a sounding board for the Athletic Director and his executive staff. The Leadership Council keeps the AD and his staff up to date on industry standards, recruiting practices and trends that are occurring throughout various industry fields.

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PILLARS OF DEVELOPMENT

Developing Everyday Champions at Oregon State is focused on three main areas of development: personal, leadership and professional.


Personal Development

Healthy Lifestyles
  Nutrition Seminars
student-athlete development Program
Decision-Making Seminars
Community Service
Athletic Identity
Multicultural Awareness
Academic Support

Leadership Development

Leadership Institute
Leadership Certificate
SAAC
Beyond Football
Post Graduate Scholarships
Beavers Without Borders

Professional Development

Job Networking
Industry Pipelines
SportUp
Internships
First Round Draft Picks
Transition Team
AD's Leadership Circle
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Community Service

Oregon State Athletics is committed to providing transformational and educational service opportunities for OSU student-athletes that strengthen the Corvallis community and surrounding areas.


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Beyond Football

The Beyond Football initiative is a pioneering venture initially focused on the football program that will provide transformational personal and professional experiences that create productive leaders for life.


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TOP FIVE WAYS...

Oregon State's student-athlete development program sets student-athletes up for success.


Staff to student ratio

OSU Athletics has five full time staff members and two graduate assistants dedicated to the personal and professional development of our student-athletes.

Individual progress assessments

one-on-one support with a member of the student-athlete development staff to assess growth and work thru any troubles or difficulties related to personal and professional development.

External Partners

we utilize Kaplan, Helper Helper and GamePlan to improve and streamline your access to information and opportunity.

Campus Collaboration

we work closely with Student Health Services, CAPS, College of Business, College of Engineering, Honors College and the Center for Diversity and Engagement.

Defined course of action

student-athletes are presented with a recommended sequence of programming to foster their continued growth


Student-Athlete Advisory Committee


Executive Staff

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OREGON STATE ATHLETICS

Oregon State University Athletics intentionally transforms lives through the Everyday Champions culture. This transformation is nurtured by...


A deliberate pursuit to win championships

A deliberate pursuit of personal and professional growth through a customized educational experience

A deliberate pursuit to develop great leaders

A deliberate pursuit to strengthen communities

VALUES

We exist to serve and transform lives by creating an authentic environment where we embrace diversity by recognizing and acting on the value of differences in people and the community.


Excellence

winning in competition, in the classroom, at work and in life

AUTHENTICITY

being real, organic and straight forward

INTEGRITY

living a life of honesty, respect, transparency and inclusiveness

GRIT

having a strong work ethic, being tenacious and resilient

PASSION

celebrate, smile, enjoy the thrill of victory and a love of learning


CHAMPIONS ARE GROWN • LIVES ARE CHANGED • LEADERS ARE MADE • COMMUNITIES ARE STRENGTHENED