Oregon State University expects students to maintain satisfactory academic progress toward
degree completion. At the conclusion of each term, grade point averages are calculated and
academic standings are determined. Students whose standings evidence a lack of
satisfactory progress will be warned of this condition.
Academic Warning: Students with a term GPA below 2.0 will be placed on
Academic Probation: Students who have completed two or more terms at OSU and
have an OSU cumulative GPA below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Probation.
Students who attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better are removed from Academic
Academic Suspension: Students who are on Academic Probation and have a
subsequent term GPA below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Suspension. Academic
Suspension is recorded on the student’s academic record. Students who are
academically suspended are denied all the privileges of the institution and of all
organizations in any way connected to it, including any university-recognized living
Reinstatement to the University: Suspended students will be considered for
reinstatement to the university after two years or completion of a minimum of 24
quarter credits of transferable college-level work at an accredited college or
university, with a GPA of 2.5 or above.
For up-to-date information, visit http://oregonstate.edu/registrar/academic-standing-0
Academic dishonesty is defined as an intentional act of deception in which a student seeks to
claim credit for the work or effort of another person or uses unauthorized materials or
fabricated information in any academic work. Students are expected to be honest and ethical
in their academic work. Academic dishonesty includes:
Cheating - use or attempted use of unauthorized materials, information, or study
aids OR an act of deceit by which a student attempts to misrepresent mastery of
academic effort or information. This includes unauthorized copying or collaboration on
a test or assignment or using prohibited materials and texts.
Fabrication - falsification or invention of any information (including falsifying
research, inventing or exaggerating data and listing incorrect or fictitious references).
Assisting - helping another commit an act of academic dishonesty. This includes
paying or bribing someone to acquire a test or assignment, changing someone's
grades or academic records, or taking a test/doing an assignment for someone else
(or allowing someone to do these things for you).
Tampering - altering or interfering with evaluation instruments and documents.
Plagiarism - representing the words or ideas of another person as one's own OR
presenting someone else's words, ideas, artistry, or data as one's own. This includes
copying another person's work (including unpublished material) without appropriate
referencing, presenting someone else's opinions and theories as one's own, or
working jointly on a project, then submitting it as one's own.
For up-to-date information, visit http://oregonstate.edu/studentconduct/academic-
If you have a documented learning disability, you may seek services at Disability Access Services. For up-
to-date information, visit http://ds.oregonstate.edu/.
Textbooks purchased as part of an athletic scholarship are the property of the
Athletic Department and must be returned at the end of each term.
To obtain your textbooks:
1. Visit Academics for Student Athletes, 3
Floor, Beth Ray Center to receive your stamped
book list and textbook approval.
3. Then take the stamped book list to the OSU Beaver Store. Be sure to have your student ID
card with you. Gather all your required books, and take them to the counter along with your
stamped book list. If books or materials required by your professor cannot be found in the
bookstore, you will need to work with the Compliance Office, 131 Gill Coliseum, for
purchasing options. Please note that your scholarship cannot pay to replace any lost books;
the cost to replace them is your responsibility.
To return your books:
You must return your books at the conclusion of your final exams (no later than 5 pm on
Friday of Finals Week). Notice will be sent in Dead Week regarding return process.
CAMPUS RESOURCE CENTERS
The Beth Ray Center for Academic Support
General purpose classroom, computer lab, student lounge and commons.
Location of weekday and weekend after-hours tutoring.
Second Floor Academic Success Center: Writing Center, Supplemental Instruction, and
additional services. On Monday through Thursday evenings throughout the
academic year, this floor also houses the Evening Study Program.
Academics for Student Athletes
Academic Counselors’ Offices
Evening Study Program
Open study areas and study rooms
Weekday tutoring spaces
Laptop checkout (for use in the Beth Ray Center)
Student ID required for entry after 5pm.
The Valley Library | 541-737-3432
Academic Year Hours:
Open Sunday 10:00 am – Friday 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Student ID required for entry midnight – 7am.
The Valley Library Collaborative Learning Center (CLC)
The CLC and The Learning Commons include a variety of services to help students. Visit
http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/clc/ for current hours and offerings.
Academic Success Center (ASC) | 541-737-2272 | Waldo 102
Visit http://success.oregonstate.edu for services. For academic success resources on the
web, visit the ASC’s Learning Corner http://success.oregonstate.edu/learning-corner.
Counseling & Psychological Services | 541-737-2131 | 5
Floor of Snell Hall
http://oregonstate.edu/counsel/ for more information.
EOP Learning Center | 541-737-3628 | Waldo 337
Visit http://oregonstate.edu/dept/eop/ for more information.
Math Learning Center | 541-737-4946 | Kidder Hall 108
Visit http://www.math.oregonstate.edu/mlc for more information.
The Writing Center | 541-737-5640 | Waldo 123
The Writing Center’s On-Line Writing Lab is http://cwl.oregonstate.edu/owl.php .
The Writing Center’s writing tips and reference information page
The Writing Center’s link to other writing information, such as citation rules, grammar,
scientific writing, etc., is http://writingcenter.oregonstate.edu/other-web-resources.
Computer Labs are in Valley Library (located in the Information Commons), Milne
Computer Center, Peavy Hall, and Austin Hall.
Can’t get to a computer lab, but need to use specific software for a course? Log into OSU’s
RemoteApps (http://is.oregonstate.edu/learning-technologies/remoteapps) anytime from
your own computer for access to software licensed by the university.
SPORTS MEDICINE/MEDICAL CARE
The Oregon State University Sports Medicine Department is dedicated to promoting
comprehensive health care for every OSU student-athlete to promote physical and mental
wellbeing. A dedicated, compassionate, and enthusiastic team of professionals utilize a
multi-disciplinary approach to skillfully combine evidence-based practice and emerging
technologies to ensure each student athlete has the opportunity to compete in their sport
safely and at the highest level possible. We create an environment that is welcoming and
supportive for all student athletes while adhering to the professional standards set forth by
Oregon State University, the NATA and within the guidelines of the NCAA and PAC-12
In order for the Sports Medicine staff to provide the care discussed above, policies and
guidelines have been developed for day to day operations in an effort to more effectively
serve all of our student-athletes. These policies are designed to allow the staff to give each
athlete timely attention for injury evaluations and rehabilitation sessions.
Recognizing that the objective of the Sports Medicine Department is to provide a safe
environment for practice and competition according to current standards, it is essential that
communication between athletic trainers, team physicians, student athletes, and coaches be
open and constant.
Some issues are less visible than a broken arm, but are related to the health and safety of a
student-athlete. Individual concerns may vary from drug and alcohol use, nutrition,
psychological and performance issues. Whatever the case, we desire to see you meet your
potential as a student-athlete and will work to assist you in the most appropriate way. All
issues of concern will be treated with confidentiality and sensitivity to your privacy. General
protocols for finding help are outlined below. For any issue that may affect your health and
safety you must:
•Notify an athletic trainer and/or team physician
•Based on your wishes and the situation, others may be notified of the concern
•An evaluation by the appropriate professional will be coordinated
•Student-athletes will be supported for treatment using local resources or referred
to an outside source for continued treatment if such treatment is not readily
CLEARANCE PROCESS TO BEGIN
All student athletes must have completed a pre-participation physical exam (including a
complete health history and concussion history form) with our team physicians prior to
beginning any team activity. This is coordinated by the athletic trainers for each athletic
team. Student athletes are asked to provide health history and injury information prior to
arriving on campus. This will be available in an electronic format. Additional documents may
be requested including surgical notes and previous radiology studies. In accordance with
NCAA rules, all student athletes must have required sickle cell test result on file prior to the
physical is completed and must also complete a concussion history, symptom assessment
and exam related to establishing a baseline. Each student athlete will also receive a
All student athletes (walk-ons, new and returning) must have primary insurance before they
will be allowed to practice or participate in any team or individual activities. Furthermore,
beginning January 1, 2015, the Affordable Care Act’s individual shared responsibility
provision requires each individual (including children) to: maintain minimum essential health
coverage (known as "minimum essential coverage" or "MEC”. If the insurance coverage
status changes at any time it is the responsibility of the student athlete or family who is the
primary insured on the policy to notify within one week of such a change in status. Failure to
do so may result in removal of the student athlete from participation in practice or any team
Athletes are expected to complete an insurance questionnaire and authorization for the
athletic department business staff to contact the insurance company to assist the student
athlete with any clerical issues from medical treatment that generates a bill. Athletes should
take note that delaying in turning this information in can jeopardize their credit rating as
their medical bills go unpaid unless these forms are completed. Athletes also will not be
able to participate in any athletic activities until this questionnaire has been completed.
The form will need to be updated on an annual basis.
Actual medical expenses will be provided by the Athletic Department only for student-
athletes who have experienced athletically-related injury or an illness which occurs
during in-season practice or competitive periods in intercollegiate athletics, or during
prescribed conditioning activities. This would include any approved off-season team
activities. Athletics will pay for actual medical expenses for student athletes where mental
health treatment is necessitated by in-season practice or competitive periods in
intercollegiate athletics or by prescribed conditioning activities. The athletic department
covers these athletically-related injuries or illnesses as a secondary coverage to the Student
Athletes’ own personal insurance. All bills will be first sent through the student-athletes’
personal insurance and then the balance will be paid by the Athletic Department. It is a
requirement for student athletes and their families to complete any additional information
requests by their primary insurer, otherwise payment of claims will be delayed or not be
able to be performed.
INJURY MANAGEMENT & TREATMENT of ILLNESS
It is the responsibility of each student-athlete to report all injuries and illnesses
during their athletic career to a staff athletic trainer at the earliest possible time.
Open and honest disclosure of injury and illness by the student athlete is the only way to
provide the highest level of care to the student athlete. Athletic trainers will help the student
athlete by coordinating timely access to the team physicians. The physician will make
evaluations, direct treatment, referrals and consultations. The athlete will receive complete
medical coverage only if these procedures are followed.
Should an athlete seek medical attention without a referral from an athletic trainer or
team physician or outside of the framework above, the athlete must inform a staff athletic
trainer that outside medical care has been sought. Note the student athlete will be
responsible for expenses for care obtained in this manner.
Student-athletes who wish an additional medical opinion regarding treatment or clearance
may do so in conjunction with communication of the team physician or the Director of Sports
Medicine. The expenses for student initiated additional opinions will be at their own expense.
In all cases, the clearance for practice and participation can only be issued by the athletic
department designated team physician.
In accordance with Pac-12 rules, medical expenses for injuries incurred directly through
participation in intercollegiate athletics will be covered by the university as described above
in conjunction with the athlete’s primary insurance. Former student athletes who have need
for care after they leave the university for an injury suffered through participation in
intercollegiate athletics, must notify the sports medicine staff as soon as reasonably
possible. Care for former student athletes directly related to an injury suffered by the
student-athlete through his or her participation in intercollegiate
athletics at the university will be offered by the team physicians and allied health
professionals such as athletic trainers and physical therapists associated with the university
for (1) a minimum period of four years following the student athlete’s graduation or
separation from the institution, or (2) until the student athlete turns 26 years of age. In
order to qualify for this benefit, the student athlete must have finished their collegiate
athletic career at this institution. They must also have accurately disclosed pre-existing
injury and conditions at the time they entered into the athletic department as a student
athlete. They must also have complied with the mandatory contemporaneous reporting of
injuries suffered during athletics participation to the athletic training staff while at the
institution, and completed the required exit physical upon graduation or separation from the
institution where all current and reported injuries during their career at the institution were
We want to emphasize that any medical bills received by the student athlete, or the
individual who is the primary insured on the health insurance policy, need to be submitted to
the athletic department as soon as they are received. If you are receiving the bill at home,
then the athletic department does not have a copy and therefore no knowledge of the bill or
statement and will remain unpaid and may limit insurance coverage if time limits are
If there are ever any questions or concerns about medical bills or coverage feel free to
contact our Director of Sports Medicine or our Insurance Coordinator:
Doug Aukerman, MD email@example.com
Jacque Bruns, 201 Gill firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 541-737-0851 Fax: 541-737-3570
The Athletic Department has developed a Pregnancy Policy that outlines protocols for
student-athletes. To obtain a copy of the full policy, please contact your athletic trainer.
The policy contains the following key tenets: Confidentiality is respected. Pregnancy and all
issues surrounding it are private. The student-athlete is not required to share any
information with coaching staffs or other administrators, but is encouraged to inform her
athletic trainer and the team physician so the appropriate care may be provided. A
pregnant student-athlete’s scholarship award is protected during the term of the award; it
may not be reduced or ended due to pregnancy. The NCAA and OSU scholarship awards are
awarded on an annual-year to year basis. Renewal of athletic related scholarship at OSU is
typically based on good academic progress, the OSU, PAC-12, NCAA rules and regulations;
abiding by local and federal laws as well as adhering to other common processes and
procedures. The OSU Athletic Department considers pregnancy to be similar to the condition
of a non-athletic related injury. As with all non-athletic related injuries, the department
does not pay for any medical costs associated with pregnancy. Extreme exceptions may
exist and will require approval of the Athletic Director.
EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
Emergency situations may arise at athletic events. Expedient action must be taken in order
to provide the best possible care to the athlete when an emergency and/or life threatening
condition arise. It is the duty of athletic department to develop an emergency action plan
that may be implemented when necessary. The sports medicine team/athletic trainers are
prepared to carry out an emergency action plan at all times. Current preparation involves
proper coverage of events, maintenance of appropriate emergency equipment and supplies,
utilization of appropriate emergency medical personnel, and continuing education in the area
of emergency medicine and planning. Through careful pre-participation physical screenings,
adequate medical coverage, safe practice and training techniques and other safety avenues,
some potential emergencies may be avoided. The components of the Emergency Plan are
available in the OSU Athletic Department Policy & Procedures Manual.
Below is the NCAA fact sheets addressing concussion awareness, prevention, and
management. It is imperative that you inform your athletic training staff to properly
evaluate your self- reported symptoms and provide you with the most appropriate care. As
a student athlete you are required to notify your athletic trainer and/or team physician if
you have any signs or symptoms of a concussion. All student athletes must sign a pledge to
inform the sports medicine staff of any potential injury or illness including head injury and
concussions. Yearly education on the topic of concussion is mandated by the NCAA to be
completed by each student athlete.
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