We at CAPS reject the presidential executive order banning Syrian refugees and nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries. We are deeply saddened and angered by this order and its impact on our international and national populations, particularly our Muslim community. We affirm and respect the dignity and rights of all people, and we are committed to supporting the wellbeing of all those affected by these unjust policies.


You or others you know might be experiencing any or all of the following as a result of recent events: sleep problems, changes in appetite, motivation and concentration problems, sadness, anger, irritability, anxiety, fear, increased alertness, feelings of isolation, helplessness, and hopelessness. You may also experience physical symptoms such as headaches, nausea, or muscle tension. Although these are normal reactions to stressful situations, if you feel you need professional support, please consider calling Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 541-737-2131 or Student Health Services (SHS) at 541-737-9355.


We encourage you to take care of yourselves and each other. Engaging in self-care, whatever that looks like for you, is important. Here’s a link to some self-care tips:



We at CAPS are here for you. Click here to find out how to access our services. If you are a faculty or staff member in need of additional support, please contact the OSU Employee Assistance Program by confidentially calling 1-800-433-2320 at any time, or by calling the Human Resources Department at 541-737-3103.