Any person who is enrolled at OSU in good academic standing is eligible to sit on our Board, and we welcome faculty participation as well. We strive to have a group that is representative of the OSU student body, so we welcome people of all ages, from all classes, graduate programs, and those who represent populations that CAPS has historically had difficulty reaching, such as veterans, international students, men, and communities of color.
The Board services in an advisory capacity to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services for the benefit of the Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) in regard to:
The board meets every other week for one hour during the academic year. We do not generally meet in the summer.
The Board is run and led by students. A Chair and Vice-Chair (or Co-Chairs) are elected. Leaders orient new Board members and educate the community about CAPS successes, challenges, and needs; work with the CAPS Director to develop agenda items that will move the CAPS mission and strategic plan forward; assist in developing the annual CAPS budget; recruit new members; and assist with other projects as they come up during the academic year.
Students complete an application, which is reviewed by the CAPS Director and co-chairs. We invite all interested students to apply.