CORVALLIS, Ore. - Buildings that formerly housed Oregon State University's cooperative house program will become new homes for student services and campus support programs, including those serving student parents and a new home for the OSU Emergency Food Pantry.
The facilities, located on the east side of campus, will undergo upgrades over the next three years. Plans in place so far for this student services cluster include:
- The new location for the Human Services Resource Center will be in Avery Lodge. This program provides direct service, outreach, education, and referral services to OSU students that help alleviate effects of hunger, poverty, and other needs. This space will include a new home for the OSU Emergency Food Pantry.
- Additional campus services to support student parents and their childcare needs, as well as the administrative offices for OSU's Child and Family Resources team, will be in Azalea House.
- Oxford House will become home to the administrative offices for University Housing & Dining Services. This move will consolidate the UHDS staff into a smaller space and create additional on-campus residential space at the existing UHDS office location on the first floors of Buxton and Hawley halls.
- Dixon Lodge will continue to serve OSU's visiting scholars and researchers as the University Scholars Community. The community offers 30 single units with shared bathroom and kitchen amenities, and is designed to support visiting guests or scholars of OSU academic departments with short and long-term accommodation needs. For more information visit: http://oregonstate.edu/uhds/scholar-housing
The upgrades to the facilities and surrounding areas will provide convenient short-term parking for campus guests, attractive park-like landscaping, and upgraded paths of travel throughout the area to provide full access to the buildings and their associated programs.
OSU closed its four cooperative houses in June 2014, after a comprehensive review the previous year.