Join us on the CAPS Advisory Board! Applications are currently being accepted for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Frequently Asked Questions: 

1) Who is eligible to serve on the Board? 

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.


2) What does the Board do?

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:

  • CAPS services and support, including annual budget preparation and participation in search committees
  • CAPS strategic initiatives
  • Campus issues related to mental health


3) What kind of commitment is necessary? 

The board meets every other week for one hour during the academic year. We do not generally meet in the summer.


4) What's the leadership structure like? 

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.


5) How are students selected for the Board? 

Students complete an application, which is reviewed by the CAPS Director and co-chairs. We invite all interested students to apply.  


6) What are the potential benefits of serving on the Board?
  • Gaining understanding of and experience with a large budget (approx. $3.6 million)
  • Participating on search committees and in focus groups
  • Helping guide the work of the CAPS Mental Health Promotion team
  • Helping CAPS identify outreach needs and opportunities for communities within OSU
  • It's a great addition to your resume!
Advisory Board Membership Application