Family and Human Resources
Stay informed about the many resources available to help maintain the health and wellbeing of you and your family. Below are links to a variety of resources to assist both you and your family.
Human Resources - The OSU Human Resources website provides employees with up-to-date information on benefits, employment, family medical leave and training, as well as a compilation of worklife and wellness resources on campus and in our community.
University Health Services - The Employee Health Clinic at UHS offers acute medical needs to benefit-eligible employees and dependents 6 years and older. Along with medical care, UHS offers nutrition consultations and initial psychology sessions as a wellness benefit. Nutrition consultations are provided by a registered and licensed dietitian in UHS who can assist with various dietary needs like achieving a healthy weight, stabilizing blood glucose levels and body composition testing. As a wellness benefit, employees will receive two sessions at no charge per year. The Employee Assistance Psychologist provides free and confidential short-term counseling and referral services for employees and household members. Have additional questions? Visit us online at uhs.okstate.edu or call 405-744-CARE to speak with one of our medical office assistants.
Center for Family Resilience - The Center for Family Resilience is a community resource focused on equipping every family to support its members in achieving their fullest personal and social potential. The center translates scientific knowledge about families and family life into strategies that build individual and family resilience. Strategies include individual and family programs administered by local human and social service agencies, and state and national policy recommendations to strengthen families.
Child Development Laboratory - The Child Development Laboratory (CDL) functions as an instructional program of the College of Human Sciences. The CDL includes four classrooms for children ranging in age from 12 months to 6 years. OSU students participate in a variety of ways, including observation and interaction with the children. Students are closely supervised by the CDL staff. In addition, parental permission is required for any assessment, evaluation, or research conducted by faculty, staff or students. The Child Development Laboratory is licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and recognized as a Three-Star facility. In addition, the Child Development Laboratory adheres to the rigorous standards set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service - County educators and area, district and state specialists develop science-based educational programs to help OSU employees and individuals across the state solve local issues and concerns, promote leadership and manage resources wisely. Programs focus on increasing opportunities for agricultural enterprises; natural resources and environmental management; food, nutrition, health and safety education; and youth, family and community development.
Counseling and Counseling Psychology Clinic - The Clinic strives to offer high quality and cost efficient psychological and mental health services to students and residents of Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. Clients are seen by OSU faculty, as well as Master's level students in Community and School Counseling and doctoral students in Counseling Psychology who are receiving training in the Clinic.
Dependent Care - A list of resources for child and elder care can be found here.
Dual-Career Placement Policy - OSU is committed to assisting qualified candidates by exploring dual career hires for spouses/partners of prospective employees within the University community. Academic Affairs and Human Resources serve as conduits for identifying positions on campus that may be of interest to a spouse/partner, although the final employment decision rests with the administrator of the unit being asked to accommodate the potential hire.
Family/Single Occupancy Restrooms - These single-occupancy restrooms are for the use of all individuals and are intended to foster a more inclusive and welcoming environment for the campus community. The designation of single-occupancy restrooms is also about protecting students, employees, visitors and contractors from discrimination. Single-occupancy restrooms underscore the University's commitment to our Equal Opportunity and Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation policies specifically forbidding discrimination based on an individual's gender identity and expression.
Guidance Resources/ComPsych Employee Assistance Program - Personal issues, planning for life events or simply managing daily life can affect your work, health and family. ComPsych® GuidanceResources® provides support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues. This service is sponsored by OSU, is confidential and is provided at no charge to employees and dependents.
Lactation Rooms - OSU provides six lactation rooms for faculty, staff and students to support women balancing their return to work and school with their needs as mothers of young children. Each room offers a clean, secure and user-friendly environment.
Health and Wellness - OSU’s benefits provider, Blue Cross Blue Shield, has numerous services available to benefits-eligible employees to help manage personal health and wellbeing.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - OLLI @ OSU provides continuing education for senior adults in our community through classes, travel, class-related experiences and social activities that contribute to overall quality of life through enriching experiences.
OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center - The OSU-Tulsa Counseling Center provides individual, family and couples therapy to children over the age of 15, adolescents and adults who are residents of the community, including students, staff and faculty affiliated with Oklahoma State University. Services are provided by Counseling Psychology and Community Counseling Graduate Students and supervised by faculty members.
Our Daily Bread - Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center is a client choice food pantry committed to increasing access to high-quality nutritious food. When shopping at Our Daily Bread families will leave with a generous amount of fresh produce, dairy products, meat, bakery items and other boxed and canned foods of their choice.
Pete’s Pet Posse - This pet therapy program, established as a wellness initiative in Fall 2013 through a cooperative effort with the OSU President’s Office, has experienced much success and has expanded to include the OSU-Tulsa and OSU-Center for Health Sciences campuses. Pete’s Pet Posse was created to positively enhance physical and emotional health and contribute to the success of being America's HEALTHIEST Campus®.
Psychological Services Center - The Psychological Services Center (PSC) was established in 1971 as a facility for training, service, and research at Oklahoma State University. Within the PSC is the Marriage and Family Clinic (MFC), which specializes in treatment of marital, premarital, and family problems. These clinics are operated by the Department of Psychology through the College of Arts and Science. The PSC is located in 118 Psychology Building on the OSU campus and also is accessible to individuals with a physical disability.
Reading and Mathematics Center - The center’s primary mission is to serve the Stillwater and Tulsa communities with low-cost, high-quality tutoring in reading and mathematics while developing high-quality teachers for Oklahoma, the nation and internationally.
Reboot Center - The Reboot Center is available to faculty, staff and students, and provides a relaxing and supportive environment for learning skills to calm the mind and body and to improve stress management, performance and wellbeing.
School Psychology Center - The Center, located in OSU’s Public Information Building, offers a wide range of assessment, intervention and consultation services to young people, families and schools. Supervising faculty include licensed health service psychologists and a board certified behavior analyst. Clinic-based services include comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of children, teens and college-age students; individual and group therapy; and parenting classes. School-based services include consultation with school professionals; conducting functional behavioral assessments; developing behavior plans and interventions; and implementing school- and class-wide academic screening.
Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic - The Clinic has a dual mission of providing comprehensive speech, language and hearing services to the community, and training graduate students in communication sciences and disorders. The Clinic is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care in speech-language pathology and audiology regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. Nationally certified and state licensed clinical faculty supervise graduate student clinicians as they provide a wide-range of diagnostic and therapy services.
Stillwater Interfaith Counseling - Created in 1995 by the ministerial staffs and congregations of seven Stillwater churches to meet the growing need for affordable therapy in the community for individuals, couples and families.
Tuition Waivers for Employees - Full-time, benefits eligible members of the faculty and staff who enroll in standard OSU credit courses may receive a waiver of half the tuition on these courses and a waiver of specified fees according to OSU Policies & Procedures 2-0108 and 3-0744. To receive any waiver of fees, the full-time active status employee must submit a completedFaculty/Staff Tuition and Fee Waiver Request form to the Office of the Registrar prior to the beginning of the applicable term.
Tuition Waivers for Dependents - Beginning Fall 2017, dependent children of OSU employees, who are at least 75% FTE and who have been employed for at least two years, will be eligible to receive a 100% undergraduate student resident tuition waiver for OSU-Stillwater and OSU-Tulsa courses. Guidelines, forms and required documentation are located at the site linked above.
University Club - The OSU U-Club provides a variety of opportunities for regular interaction, collegiality and learning among various constituencies of the university community, including faculty, staff, administrators, emeritus faculty/staff, full-time graduate students and university patrons.
Wellness Department - The Department of Wellness is committed to creating a healthy campus culture for students, faculty and staff. Five facilities, including the Colvin Recreation Center , Colvin Center Annex, Seretean Wellness Center, Aquatics, and Camp Redlands, are home to a myriad of programs and services. Group fitness classes, Intramural Sports, Outdoor Adventure and Sports Clubs are among the services offered.
NOTE: This document is a ‘work-in-process’ and is intended to serve as a resource for all OSU employees, although some references are applicable only to faculty. The Provost’s Office and COACHE Working Group welcome comments on this document and/or suggestions of other resources that would be useful to include on this site. Please email suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.