A message from the Dean of Students.
Welcome to SOU!
The Dean of Students office is here to support you. If you experience any problems, concerns, or challenges during your time at SOU, the Dean’s office is a good place to start if you can’t figure out what to do, where to go, or who to ask.
It is our goal to make your college experience a very fulfilling and successful one. I want you to feel very comfortable dropping in (SU 321) or calling our office (541.552.6221) and asking questions. We will support you in your educational and personal goals by connecting you to resources and helping you resolve issues and complaints. To this end, we offer a variety of programs and services: Care Coordination, Social Justice and Equity Center, Student Life, Career Connections, and YOU@SOU. If you or know someone who is struggling, please submit a Cares Note to be connected with a Care Coordinator.
Browse through our website to see the many other services offered through the Dean of Students office. Please let us know if you need our help.
Dr. Carrie Vath “Dr. V”
Dean of Students
Basic Needs Resources
Connect with Basic Needs Resources for information about resources needed to survive and thrive (e.g. food, housing, transportation, finances).
The Dean of Students provides processes that promote education, fosters a sense of accountability, and encourages personal responsibility.
Connect with DOS
Get to know the Dean of Students team, learn about student employment/volunteer opportunities, and subscribe to the DOS newsletter.
SOU has a variety of resources and can provide a helpful, caring environment to help students thrive. Whether students require assistance in academic support, financial support, or are looking for ways to increase their wellbeing.
Sexual Violence Resources
Explore campus options for reporting and/or receiving help for victims of sexual violence; types of violence can include sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating or domestic violence, gender-based harassment or bullying, and/or stalking.
The Dean of Students provides students with many tools and services that promote mental, physical, and academic wellbeing. Wherever you are in your college career or whatever challenges you are facing, we are here to help.