Education at OHSU

Student Support

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Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs is here to make sure your learning environment is safe, supportive, enriching and stimulating.

We can help you find the support you need.  

Find housing

Whether you’re looking for a place to live in Portland, or you need housing while on rotation, we can help you with your search.  

Discover housing options

Get support from the Student CARE Program

If you're facing personal, physical or emotional struggles, or are worried about another student, the Student CARE Program is here to offer guidance and support.

Connect with the Student CARE Program.

Get academic support

Any time learning gets tough, we’ll guide you. Our Academic Success Center provides tutoring, writing support and academic coaching to help you build skills.  

Visit the Academic Success Center or make an appointment with a support specialist.

Request accommodations

If you have a disability, we offer accommodations to make sure you have equal access to your education.  

Request accommodations or schedule a confidential consultation.

Get mental health support

Feeling overwhelmed? We're here to help. Crisis support, short-term counseling and support groups are available.   

Explore our behavioral health support services.

Find food assistance

We can help you find free or low-cost food. Visit our Food Resource Center in Portland, which provides students with free groceries and fresh produce. 

Explore student food resources.

Contact us

The Office of Student Affairs is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Basic needs support

If you have questions about our support services or want help accessing them, email us at

Talk to an educational debt counselor

We offer one-on-one counseling and group workshops to help you make decisions about your finances. We’re here to assist you in creating a plan that boosts your confidence and financial well-being. 

Explore debt counseling and financial management services.

Talk to a career coach

Meet with a career coach for guidance on career development or find a mentor to support your success. We also offer workshops and training sessions tailored just for you.  

Discover career coaching and mentorship services

Get primary care

If you need primary care while attending OHSU, make an appointment with Student Health and Wellness. They offer a range of services for students and postdoctoral scholars. 

Discover primary care for students.

Get wellness support

The Student Health and Wellness Center offers services to support your well-being. Make an appointment for one-on-one coaching, request or join a wellness event, or sign up for wellness series such as Science of Happiness or a year-long wellness leadership cohort. 

Explore wellness services.

Student commute resources

If you commute to one of OHSU’s Portland campuses, learn about parking, transit and commuting program incentives. 

Explore student commuting options.

Get support as an international student

We can help you with immigration issues and support you through the transition of moving to Oregon. 

Explore international support services

Get support if you experience sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, interpersonal violence or retaliation

Confidential advocates are here to help if you experience sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, interpersonal violence or retaliation at OHSU or outside of OHSU. We’ll connect you to resources and guide you throughout the process. 

Talk to a confidential advocate.  

You can submit a formal report without speaking to a confidential advocate first through the Office of Civil Rights Investigations and Compliance.  

You can submit an anonymous report through the Integrity Helpline.

Share your pronouns and gender identity

We invite you to share your pronouns and gender identity with us. When you share your pronouns, OHSU faculty and support staff will see them, and they will appear on class rosters. Sharing pronouns and using them correctly helps create an inclusive space where all gender identities are affirmed.

Learn how to add your pronouns.

Learn more about what pronouns are and why they’re important.

How to share your pronouns

We encourage you to share your pronouns, but it is not required. Every effort to share pronouns helps create a more inclusive space for all.   

You can share your pronouns in: 

  • Student Self-Service (learn how)
  • Email signatures
  • ID badges
  • Introductions

Pronoun and gender identity information you share will be a part of your education record, which is confidential and protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and OHSU Policy 02-20-005

Using pronouns

Our expectation is that once you learn someone’s pronouns you use them correctly. Not only can calling someone by the wrong pronoun make them feel unseen, hurt and disrespected, but it could be considered discrimination under OHSU’s Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation policy.

Watch a video about using pronouns at OHSU