The University Exploratory Studies Program is the academic home for OSU students who have chosen to explore options prior to committing to a major.

UESP Staff List and Appointment Scheduling

Advising Syllabus and UESP Learning Outcomes

UESP Annual Reports

UESP Mission Statement

The University Exploratory Studies Program is an integral part of the Office of the Dean of Students in the Division of Student Affairs and is the academic home for undecided/exploratory students at Oregon State University. The mission of UESP is to provide academic advising and major and career exploration assistance to undergraduates, both new and transitional, who wish to investigate the educational opportunities available at OSU. In accordance with OSU’s mission, we strive to enhance the OSU learning environment for our students.

The UESP advisors aim to assist students in making well-informed decisions regarding degree programs and course selection, obtaining accurate information regarding academic programs of study, making connections with academic college head advising offices, assessing career goals in relation to interests, skills and values and accessing other sources of assistance and student support provided by OSU.

UESP Affirmation of Equity

The University Exploratory Studies Program is strongly committed to equity and to opposing discrimination, prejudice and oppression. We promote an environment of inclusiveness where we value and celebrate each other's differences and extend this spirit to the populations we serve, treating all with dignity and respect. Our belief is that diversity enhances the environments we work in, the university and our larger communities; it enriches us all. We are committed to continued growth in our understanding of equity issues and strive to integrate diversity awareness into all aspects of our work. We believe that this enables us to provide services within a climate of openness, trust and safety. This affirmation of equity represents our ongoing commitment to ourselves, to the people we serve and to the university community.

As advisors, we are dedicated to establishing a learning environment that promotes diversity of the students’ race, culture, gender, sexual orientation and physical ability. If you feel discriminated against, or notice discriminatory behaviors, please bring it to our attention.