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Departments and Services

The Division of Student Affairs & Diversity is comprised of 24 departments that are dedicated to engaging students in an active learning environment that allows for the practical application of knowledge obtained in the classroom. By cultivating a supportive environment that bridges students, faculty and University staff, we make a positive impact on student success, retention and graduation.

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Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center (ASC) offers a variety of free services and programs to help students become independent learners and achieve their best academically.  This includes tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Academic Support Appointments, learning resources and more.

Location: Wilson Hall, Suite 1100
Phone: (248) 370-4215

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Career and Life Design Center

Career and Life Design Center prepares students and alumni to attain lifelong career success as they make career decisions, develop job search strategies, pursue experiential opportunities, and secure employment.

Location: North Foundation Hall, Room 103
Phone: (248) 370-3250

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Center for Multicultural Initiatives

The Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI) advances Oakland University’s commitment to diversity by increasing the recruitment, retention, and graduation of a culturally diverse student body.

Location: North Foundation Hall, Room 104
Phone: (248) 370-4404

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Community Engagement and Pre-College Programs

The Department of Pre-College Programs provides programs to middle school and high school students in the metropolitan area. The office provides academic, social, career and cultural enrichment to these students.

Location: West Vandenberg Hall, Room 120
Phone: (248) 370-4455

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Dean of Students

The Dean of Students Office performs a number of university-wide functions that promote and u old the campus values of civility, personal integrity and academic excellence. The Dean of Students Office helps create an educationally supportive environment and protects the well-being of the campus community.

Location: Oakland Center, Suite 150
Phone: (248) 370-3352

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Disability Support Services

The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) seeks to ensure that all students with disabilities participate fully in university life. We raise awareness in the university community and provide and coordinate services and programs so that students with disabilities can maximize their educational potential.

Location: Wilson Hall, Room 202
Phone: (248) 370-3266

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Enrollment Management

Oakland University has embarked on a Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) plan, a very important process in shaping the future of enrollment at OU. The goal of the SEM plan is to align Oakland’s strategic framework with student recruitment goals, retention, and success initiatives — and to optimize resources while identifying the ideal metrics to measure enrollment.

Contact: [email protected]

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First Year Advising Center

The First-Year Advising Center is a vital resource for all first year students at Oakland. The Center helps students succeed by providing academic advising services, career counseling, and major exploration services.

Location: North Foundation Hall, Room 101
Phone: (248) 370-3227

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Gender and Sexuality Center

The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is dedicated to providing services and education on issues of gender and sexuality for the Oakland University community through resources, referrals, programs and advocacy.

Location: North Foundation Hall, Room 104J
Phone: (248) 370-4336

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Graham Health Center

The Graham Health Center (GHC) provides convenient, affordable, high quality health care right on campus.

Location: 408 Meadow Brook Road
Phone: (248) 370-2341

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ID Card Office

The GrizzCard is the official picture identification card of Oakland University. Think of it as your passport to OU. Whether you are grabbing a bite to eat, checking out a library book, going to the Rec Center or cheering on the Golden Grizzlies, your GrizzCard makes it happen.

Location: Oakland Center, Room 149
Phone: (248) 370-2291

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Oakland Center

The Oakland Center (OC) is the student center on campus. The OC includes social areas, the university book store, conference rooms, a student game room, and several dining options.

Location: Oakland Center, Suite 151
(248) 370-3245

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Office for Student Involvement

The Office for Student Involvement (OSI) encourages student activity, involvement, leadership, and volunteering. OSI provides a forum for students to become active participants in the Oakland University community.

Location: Oakland Center, Room 49
Phone: (248) 370-2400

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Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Oakland University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all community members; as well as those visiting our campus. At OU, learning and diversity are inevitably linked by the common pursuit of knowledge and understanding. Visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Location: Oakland Center, Suite 150
Phone: (248) 370-3496

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Office of the Registrar

As a highly resourceful team of problem-solvers, Oakland University’s Office of the Registrar is here to support you. We are committed to working alongside the OU community to offer exceptional services that will propel your experiences on campus and beyond.

Location: North Foundation Hall, Room 160
Phone: (248) 370-3450

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Office of Title IX and Compliance

Everyone deserves an opportunity to obtain their education and make connections in environments conducive to positive, inclusive experiences. The Deputy and Title IX Coordinator at OU are here to ensure that you are treated with fairness and respect.  Visit the Office for Title IX and Compliance for more information. 

Location: Oakland Center, Suite 150
Phone: (248) 370-2450

Orientation and New Student Programs

Orientation and New Student Programs provides orientation, special courses, workshops and informative newsletters to new students and parents.

Location: North Foundation Hall, Room 101
Phone: (248) 370-4653

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OU Counseling Center

The OU Counseling Center provides on campus counseling and other mental health services including substance abuse prevention and crisis intervention.

Location: Graham Health Center, East Wing
Phone: (248) 370-3465

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Project Upward Bound

The Project Upward Bound College Prep Academy (PUB) provides academic, social, cultural, and career enrichment to help prepare students to succeed in higher education.

Location: Vandenberg Hall, Room 120
Phone: (248) 370-3218

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SA&D Information Technology

Technology doesn't want to work as it should sometimes. Here at the Student Affairs & Diversity IT Helpdesk, we are here to help troubleshoot your technological issues. We provide support for the departments within the Division of Student Affairs & Diversity.

Location: Oakland Center, Room 44B
Phone: (248) 370-2995

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Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is committed to helping you and your family navigate the cost of your Oakland University education. We partner with you every step of the way because this is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make.

Location: North Foundation Hall, Room 120
Phone: (248) 370-2550

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Undergraduate Admissions

At Oakland University, we blaze the path of innovation with experiences that empower and exhilarate your learning. Our formula is simple: Work hard, never quit, and commit to improving every day. That approach has helped thousands of students like you unlock their potential, capitalize on their talents, and achieve academic and professional success. Visit Undergraduate Admissions for more information.

Location: East Wilson Hall, Room 2000
Phone: (248) 370-3360

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University Housing

University Housing is the best way to fully experience college life. Oakland's on-campus experience offers students convenience, a sense of community, lasting friendships and many opportunities for involvement in student life.

Location: Hamlin Hall, Room 448
Phone: (248) 370-3570

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Veteran Support Services

The Veterans Support Services office provides guidance to current and prospective students regarding admission to Oakland University, using veteran benefits including the GI Bill and vocational rehabilitation, and transitioning to college life.

Location: Vandenberg Hall, Room 112
Phone: (248) 370-2010

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Division of Student Affairs & Diversity

Oakland Center, Suite 150
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-4200

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.