Education at OHSU

Student Life

OHSU is dedicated to providing students with a world-class education and extracurricular opportunities that support personal growth outside of the classroom. Our social, recreational and cultural activities help expand students' ability to become well-balanced research and health care professionals. 

The Office of Student Life sponsors a variety of services, programs and events to educate, advocate, entertain and challenge students. Through its dynamic interdisciplinary environment that stimulates inquiry, initiative and cooperation, OHSU's student-centered programming cultivates a sense of community and interprofessionalism that is unique to OHSU.

There are numerous ways to get involved in activities outside the classroom. 

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Aerial Magazine

A group of students has launched Aerial Magazine, an interdisciplinary art and literature magazine that connects creative minds across OHSU. Photographs, drawings, paintings, poetry, essays and music highlight the multiple talents within the student body and serve as an invitation for you to reconnect with your own artistic passions. Aerial founders created this as a place for students progressing through their education at OHSU to share their collective creativity and discovery. 

All-Hill Student Council 

The OHSU All-Hill Student Council is made of up of elected student representatives from the College of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Public Health and the Graduate Student Organization. They meet to discuss new business within the schools and across the university, consider funding requests, plan and share events and receive departmental updates pertaining to all students at OHSU. Learn more on Student Central. 

Educators' Collaborative

Students and trainees with an interest in educational innovation and scholarship are welcome to join the Educators' Collaborative and participate in events. The EC hosts monthly Education Grand Rounds, as well as the annual Symposium on Educational Excellence.

Intramural sports 

The Student Center offers intramural sports leagues including indoor soccer, basketball and volleyball.  All leagues are co-ed and on a first come, first served basis. Individuals and teams are welcome. Learn more and sign up at Student Central. 

Student interest groups

At OHSU, student interest groups provide extracurricular activities for students to participate in and build meaningful networks with others who have similar interests. These extracurricular activities are educational, intellectual, interdisciplinary, cultural and social in nature and help students develop leadership and work place skills, collaborative relationships with others, and a sense of one's personal identity.