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.
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.
Student run initiatives around a cause that helps develop true and genuine leadership skills while fostering fellowship with likeminded student-athletes.
Professional instruction that provides knowledge or skills that are universally relevant and can be directly applied to influence personal and professional growth.
Curriculum designed to meet the unique needs of student-athletes and foster skill sets required to succeed personally and professionally.
An opportunity to formally recognize and celebrate the many accomplishments of our student-athletes.
Defined, multi-faceted program that provides mentoring, exposure, and preparation in a chosen career field.
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.
Student-athletes meet three times per quarter focusing on sustainability, eco-friendliness, and promoting new ideas to make the athletic department and campus more green.
Seven-day international service trip designed to expose student-athletes to a third world country while participating in a large-scale service project. Purposefully using sport as a vehicle for social change, bringing student-athletes from various communities together while enhancing the holistic student experience.
Student-athletes designated as captain's and underclass SA's nominated by their coaches are invited to attend a quarterly dinner to learn about leadership, problem solve, and listen to an alumni's message about development and opportunity.
Beavers Without Borders has been to four countries, giving opportunities for student-athletes to serve the world and explore various cultures.
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.
BeavsCARE (Corvallis Athletes Reaching Everyone) is a community service based group created by student-athletes for the sole purpose of connecting with and impacting the OSU community. Building positive relationships and impacting the community at all age levels is a prime component of this group.
Student-athletes from all sports represent Oregon State discussing legislation, policies and procedures that are revelant to the student-athlete experience at Oregon State, the PAC 12 and the NCAA; acts as the governing and voting body for the student-athlete population at large.
Safe space and affiliation group for students of color and allies; opportunity to discuss issues related to being a student of color on campus, in Corvallis, and nationally. Topics range from sports and politics to music and mainstream media.
Safe space and affiliation group for student-athletes who identify as LGBTQ+ and allies; opportunity to discuss issues pertinent to the gay and trans communities while increasing awareness and promoting fellowship.
Safe space and affiliation group for international student-athletes to create a sense of community and promote fellowship; gatherings include games, education from the international student office, potlucks, and language development.
Each year we produce a series of first-class events designed to recognize, celebrate and serve.
As part of the Everyday Champions: all student-athletes are invited to attend a sport-related awards show at the conclusion of the academic year. Student-athletes are recognized and honored for their many accomplishments on the field of play.
Recognizing top accolades and performances in the classroom.
See our student-athletes' "other" side as they show off their lesser know talents.
Student-athletes from every team dressed for the annual Trick-or-Treat Through Gill.
Teams vie for the coveted best group costume prize, while delivering candy to hundreds of local children.
Four years can fly by. The Senior Brunch offers and opportunity for our graduates to reflect on their accomplishments with friends and family as they prepare to transition to the next phase of their lives.
Oregon State's network of successful former student-athletes still actively engaged with the program serves as one of our greatest strengths. Visit the Varsity OSU home pagefor more info.
In collaboration with the OSU Career Development Center, employers from various industries are invited to participate in a networking evening with student-athletes. Serves as an opportunity for student-athletes to gain valuable experience talking to employers, dressing the part, landing an internship, and learning about the job search process.
An opportunity for current student-athletes to mix and mingle in a casual setting with various alumni; through the event mentorship, advice, and connection are made due to the love of sport and Oregon State athletics.
Student-athletes sit with various alumni and hiring managers to conduct a mock interview; interviews last 15 minutes with an opportunity for immediate feedback. Student-athletes gain tangible skills through participation ensuring they feel more confident and market ready.
The Beaver Athlete Network was built specifically for our current and alumni student-athletes to have access to robust and diverse services, mentorship programs, and career opportunities to keep them informed and connected. We are also committed to building deeper relationships and connections with our former student-athletes through the Beaver Athlete Network. Please contact Alexis.Serna@oregonstate.edu for access.
Developing Everyday Champions at Oregon State is focused on three main areas of development: personal, leadership and professional.
Student-Athlete Development Program
Financial Literacy Programs
Beaver Athletic Susainability Team
International SA Club
Post Graduate Scholarships
Beavers Without Borders
Grad School Prep
Internship / Job Placement
Oregon State Athletics is committed to providing transformational and educational service opportunities for OSU student-athletes that strengthen the Corvallis community and surrounding areas.
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.
Oregon State's student-athlete development program sets student-athletes up for success.
OSU Athletics has four full time staff members and two graduate assistants dedicated to the personal and professional development of our student-athletes.
one-on-one support with a member of the student-athlete development staff to assess growth and work through any troubles or difficulties related to personal and professional development.
we work closely with Student Health Services, CAPS, College of Business, College of Engineering, Honors College, Student Experiences & Engagement, Cultural Centers, Office of Institutional Diversity, ASOSU, Career Development Center, and Educational Opportunities Program.
student-athletes are presented with a recommended sequence of programming to foster their continued growth