Office of Student Support

Submit a Care Referral

Being a student can come with unexpected challenges and it’s important that every student receives the necessary support to address those obstacles. The Office of Student Support (OSS) advocates for equitable and inclusive student belonging, growth, and enrichment. By providing assistance to students through resource guidance, fostering connections, problem-solving, and making appropriate referrals. We strive to work in partnership with students to address barriers to academic success and wellbeing. 

The primary way in which we connect with students in need of support is through the Care Referral Program. A Care Referral allows faculty, staff, students, and community members to notify us about students who may be facing stressors, are in distress; and/or engaging in behaviors that others may find distressing. These referrals serve as the starting point for our outreach efforts, inviting the referred student to engage with us for support specific to their needs.

Contact Us

For all general inquiries, please email the Office of Student Support at

Justin Li | Assistant Dean of Students, Undergraduate Support | 503-352-2078

Sara Pitkanen | Assistant Dean of Students, Graduate Support | 503-352-2109

Tori Henning | Student Support Case Manager | 503-352-2704