Welcome to the official website for the ASOSU Office of Advocacy.

The Office of Advocacy provides advice and guidance to students who have a dispute within the university. In addition, the office serves as policy advisor and researcher to the ASOSU President and Vice-President. Furthermore, we seek to function as a problem solver for all 28,000+ students who are enrolled at OSU.

Please check here frequently for updated information and further resources to help you or other students overcome any obstacles that may hinder your academic success or fulfillment of collegiate goals.

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Areas of Assistance
The Office of Advocacy assists students with academic and personal issues that involve a misunderstanding with the university or any of its administrative units. We handle disputes within a broad spectrum of issues.  If you have questions or concerns regarding an entity on campus, or an off-campus facility with close ties to OSU such as The Gem apartment complex, the ASOSU Office of Advocacy can help you to resolve the issue.

Our office is funded by student incidental fees. The Office of Advocacy strives to assist all currently enrolled individuals. However, the Office of Advocacy is unable to participate in disputes between students. Since all students pay incidental fees, we cannot help either student when their interests are in conflict. 

The following are some of the areas with which the Office of Advocacy assists:                                                             

  • Academic Dishonesty
  • Financial Aid
  • Privacy
  • Student Conduct
  • Tuition, Fees, Business
  • On-Campus Disputes with OSU Security Officers/Oregon State Police
  • Faculty Misconduct
  • Grade Appeals
  • Parking
  • Residency Appeals
  • Student Health Insurance
  • University Housing & Dining Services/The Gem

**The Office of Advocacy does not handle immigration, taxes, copyright, patent, small business or real estate issues.** 
If you are unsure whether your issue falls within the scope of the Office of Advocacy, please contact one of our student interns at 541-737-9200 for clarification.

Our services are offered to students at no charge. The ASOSU office of advocacy is funded by student incidental fees and is a service offered by the asosu.