Oregon Tech’s Office of Academic Agreements cultivates and maintains partnerships with area high schools, community colleges, and universities that result in increased access and smooth transitions for students. The office forges meaningful relationships with educational partners by connecting faculties, coordinating partnerships, participating in pathways and other local and statewide advisory boards and providing internal and external communication and promotion of partnerships. The office develops dual enrollment agreements with college and university partners, coordinates dual credit and other programs with high schools locally and statewide, manages and coordinates articulation agreements, and develops and manages other academic agreements.
Information about the work of the Academic Agreements Office, Dual Enrollment with colleges and universities, dual credit with high schools and specific articulation agreements can be found on the web page or by contacting the office.
High School Programs for College Credit
(541) 885-1844 Klamath Falls
(503) 821-1297 Wilsonville
Advance Credit Program
The Advance Credit Program (ACP) is a partnership between Oregon Institute of Technology and the participating high school to offer qualified high school students the opportunity to receive college credit from Oregon Tech. Oregon Tech is partnered with more than 20 high schools and offers more than 15 introductory college courses. The Advance Credit Program consists of college courses taught in the high schools by college level qualified high school instructors. These courses are offered as part of the regular high school curriculum with the option of registering for college credit from Oregon Tech. ACP gives students the opportunity to try college level courses, gain valuable skills, and develop study habits for college.
High School Transition Program
The High School Transition Program (HST) at Oregon Institute of Technology gives qualified high school students the opportunity to come to the Klamath Falls or Wilsonville campus and take a college course for Oregon Tech credit. Students must be 14 years or older and are typically eligible to take 100- and 200-level courses. High school students must register through the Office of Academic Agreements.
The ACP and HST Programs allow Oregon Tech to reduce the normal tuition fee by a considerable amount. Cost to the participating high school student is $25 per credit.
Affirmative Action, Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity
Office of Human Resources, Snell 108
The Civil Rights Officer is charged with oversight and enforcement of Oregon Tech’s compliance with relevant federal, state and university civil rights statutes, regulations and policies. Complaints and grievances related to unlawful discrimination and harassment under federal and state Civil Rights Acts, the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal or state anti-discrimination and employment laws are to be directed to the Officer for resolution. The Officer also coordinates Oregon Tech’s Equal Opportunity programs and activities which seek to maintain a learning and working environment that fosters diversity, inclusion and personal success. Inquiries, requests for assistance, or grievances pertaining to Oregon Tech policies on discrimination, harassment, equal opportunity or access to programs and services should be directed to this office.
Oregon Tech actively engages in assessment of both degree programs and broad institutional essential student learning outcomes (ESLOs). The Director of Academic Excellence and Executive Assistant, in conjunction with the Executive Committee of the Assessment Commission, leads the campus in these efforts. Assessment plans are developed for each undergraduate and graduate degree program focusing on program learning outcomes created by each academic department. The faculty for the program identify strengths and weaknesses in student learning and recommend plans for improvement through a continuous program improvement process. Information on assessment of student learning outcomes is posted on the Oregon Tech website. Oregon Tech faculty members also assess the ESLOs, which are intended to reflect common themes from departmental and program learning outcome statements. Information on assessment of ESLOS is posted on the Oregon Tech website at www.oit.edu/provost/eslo.
The Campus Safety department administers the university’s security and parking programs. The department promotes security on the Oregon Tech campus through emergency and non-emergency response services, problem solving, and enforcement of appropriate laws, rules and regulations. The Campus Safety department also provides service functions such as crime prevention and crime reporting programs. Campus Safety patrol officers are available 24/7 for any concern, including disability issues that need immediate resolution or assistance. Our “Night Ride” assistance program is also available for any person that needs an escort from one area to another on campus 24/7.
Boivin Hall, 102
The Oregon Renewable Energy Center encompasses Oregon Tech’s Geo-Heat Center. Established in 1975, Geo-Heat is active in research, technical assistance and information services in geothermal direct-use, small-scale power generation and ground-source heat pumps. Research activities have included hydrology and geochemistry studies, district heating, down hole heat exchangers, heat pumps, agri-business applications, low temperature Rankine cycle power generators and resource assessment.
As funding allows, the Center provides technical assistance for geothermal projects in the area of equipment and materials selection, feasibility studies, design, troubleshooting and economic evaluations. The Center also provides training sessions and information dissemination regarding the direct applications of geothermal energy, small-scale power generation and ground-source heat pumps.
The Center also publishes technical papers, software and monographs on geothermal energy. Most publications are available on the Center’s website, and also through the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS). Archival publications are available through Oregon Tech’s library system. The staff has made presentations worldwide and gives tours of local geothermal installations. They are active in professional organizations such as the Geothermal Resources Council, the International Geothermal Association, International Ground-Source Heat Pump Association, and ASHRAE. An extensive Web site on geothermal energy is available at: http://geoheat.oit.edu.
Information Technology Services
(541) 885-1470 Helpdesk/Service
(503) 821-1289 Wilsonville Helpdesk
Information Technology Services provides computing and telecommunications resources for the Oregon Tech campuses. Primary service and support areas include e-mail and network storage for all students, faculty and staff; broadband network connectivity between all Oregon Tech buildings; and advanced technology services such as wired and wireless Internet connections, Internet 2 and interactive videoconferencing. In conjunction with Oregon Tech faculty, staff and students, ITS strives to offer the comprehensive and advanced technologies necessary to meet educational needs and to help facilitate instruction and research on the Oregon Tech campus.
Oregon Tech offers more than 500 computers available for student use on the Klamath Falls campus. The Wilsonville campus have more than 300 computers for student use. ITS supports the computers and projectors in campus laboratories and classrooms to insure proper function and availability for faculty and students.
The University Libraries consist of the main library on the Klamath Falls campus, the Shaw Historical library, and the Wilsonville campus library. The online catalog provides access to the library collections, while web-based databases offer students access to extensive online information sources. All electronic resources are available on both campuses and via remote access in order to promote student learning regardless of location. Research services include print and electronic reserves, inter-library loans, individual research assistance, and chat reference. Campus librarians offer class-related instruction in the use of the library and information resources, workshops on various topics, classes in research methods, and tours.
Klamath Falls Library
The Klamath Falls library, located on the first and second floors of the Learning Resources Center (LRC), contains print and electronic research materials, including government documents; access to thousands print and electronic journals; and unique digital and special collections. For librarian assistance, call (541) 885-1772 or email email@example.com.
The Wilsonville library, located on the fourth floor of the Wilsonville campus building, houses a print collection on-site focusing on local programs, and will request any other resources as needed. For assistance call (503) 821-1260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shaw Historical Library
The Shaw Historical Library, located on the second floor of the LRC, established in 1983 by Laurence and Dorothy Shaw, houses books, art, maps, manuscripts, photographs, and other materials on the history, cultures and natural history of the Land of the Lakes—South Central Oregon, Northern California, and Northwestern Nevada. The Journal of the Shaw Historical Library is available for purchase at the Oregon Tech bookstore. For more information call (541) 885-1686 or email Shawlib@oit.edu.
Marketing, Communications & Public Affairs
The Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs Department at Oregon Tech is responsible for developing and implementing integrated outreach strategies designed to advance the university’s reputational capital and standing among a variety of constituents and audiences. This includes providing services to all segments of the university, from supporting academic departments in promoting their programs, to developing ad campaigns to recruit students, to creating communications strategies that undergird our mission.
The department is responsible for the university’s brand position and identity. It works with academic programs and administrative departments throughout the university on marketing and advertising outreach efforts, and manages university-wide publications, video production, the university’s website, and social media. The department also serves as the public affairs office for the university, managing media relations, supporting legislative affairs, and providing executive writing and editorial support.
Oregon Renewable Energy Center
The Oregon Renewable Energy Center (OREC) was established by the Oregon State Legislature in 2001 to promote energy conservation and renewable energy use in Oregon and throughout the Northwest. This is accomplished through applied research, educational programs and workforce development, and technical assistance and information dissemination. The Center also encompasses Oregon Tech’s Geo-Heat Center. OREC draws its strong technical expertise from the Oregon Tech faculty, whose engineers and computer scientists have been involved in applied research in renewable energy for decades.
- investigates renewable energy technologies and opportunities for using them
- assesses which technologies are appropriate for particular circumstances
- applies promising technologies with effective instrumentation and controls
- evaluates technologies using testing and economic analysis
- supports Curriculum Development and student learning experiences
- informs the public through classes, educational materials, and technical data
Current OREC applied research and applications engineering projects focus on:
- power conversion and storage – Testing renewable technologies such as solar, fuel cells, and geothermal heat pumps and developing control systems to smoothly integrate renewable technologies into existing facilities and electrical distribution networks
- alternative fuel sources – Investigating electric and biodiesel power options for cars and trucks
- green building technologies – Utilizing green building materials and techniques, and instrumentation, control and testing of buildings that use renewable energy instead of conventional power
- grid integration of renewable energy sources (smart grid with smart buildings)
Snell, Lower Level
Major functions of the Registrar’s Office are the maintenance of student records, registration, Web services, grade processing, transfer credit evaluation and community college articulation, degree checking, graduation, scheduling, veterans’ services, enrollment certification and the catalog.
The class schedule, introductory pages to the Class Schedule and General Catalog contain information about academic regulations, registration instructions and college procedures and policies. Students should be familiar with this information. These documents can be found on the Oregon Tech Web site at www.oit.edu/registrar.
The Registrar’s Office maintains information regarding academic progress, including grade reports and permanent academic records (transcripts). Students and alumni may request transcripts at any time.
The Registrar’s Office also collects and maintains accurate information about students, such as address, curriculum (major) and advisor’s name. Much of this information is required for local and state enrollment reporting and for accurate mailing addresses. Changes to personal data such as address or name should be reported to the office promptly.
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, students are entitled to review records, files, documents and other materials that contain information maintained by the university. Students may challenge information considered inaccurate or misleading. A list of university records, the responsible custodians and the university policy on records are available in the Registrar’s Office.
The following information is considered Directory Information and may be made available to the public unless you restrict its release by written notice to the University Registrar by the last day to register or add courses for the current term.
Oregon Tech designates the following items as Directory Information: student name, current address, current telephone number, dates of attendance, classification (year in school), major field of study, most recent previous school attended, degrees and awards received (including dates), hometown, past and present participation in officially recognized activities and sports; and for members of athletic teams: age, height and weight.
The Registrar’s Office publishes the class schedule and registration instructions for each term on the Oregon Tech Web site at www.oit.edu/registrar. It also maintains class rosters for instructors and processes grades. Personal information, class schedules and grades, as well as unofficial transcripts, are on Oregon Tech’s Web for Student and also available in the office.
Located in the Admissions Office in Klamath Falls, and the Registrar’s Office in Wilsonville, the V.A. Certifying Officials process enrollment certifications through the veterans affairs regional processing center for students receiving education benefits. Oregon Tech complies with the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”) requirements for covered individuals. This benefit allows eligible out-of-state veterans to receive in-state tuition rates.
Any student receiving G.I. Bill education benefits while attending Oregon Tech is required to obtain transcripts from all previously attended schools and submit them to the school for review of prior credit. This includes, but is not limited to: Joint Services Transcripts, ACE-approved credits, DANTES, CLEP, CCAS, Service Members Opportunity Credit, etc. Refer to the Military Credit section of our catalog for more details. Good standing is an additional V.A. requirement. Any student that falls below satisfactory progress for more than one term will lose all veteran benefits until academic standing is improved to good standing. Please see Academic Suspension Policy.
As a Top Veteran-Friendly School (US Veterans Magazine), a 2016 Military Friendly School TM, and a top school in the 2016 Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T), Oregon Tech is committed to providing an exemplary experience for veteran students. For additional resources and information, please reference the veterans tab on the OIT website or see the V.A. Certifying Official.
Strategic Partnerships and Government Relations
The Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP) and Government Relations promotes and oversees industry and government relationships at the Oregon Institute of Technology. The staff is responsible for campus-wide promotion of the University’s economic development mission by facilitating the external relationships that enable the University to contribute to the vitality of its campus regions and the state of Oregon.
The OSP has responsibility for:
- building long-term partnerships with businesses and industry associations that are crucial to Oregon Tech’s mission
- providing support to secure external funding by leveraging private sector partnerships for grants and sponsored projects
- proactively working with faculty to develop collaborations with industry that lead to sponsored projects, commercialization and entrepreneurial opportunities
- building an alliance of local, state and national support for Oregon Tech’s policy and funding priorities
- representing the University on strategic partnerships, industry affairs, and legislative advisory councils
The OSP collaborates with the Office of Sponsored Projects & Grants Administration and the Office of Innovation and Technology Transfer to determine Oregon Tech’s research priorities and align faculty research interests with industry, other universities, and economic development and research organizations. Operationally, the Office of Strategic Partnerships reports to the President to advance the University’s strategic priorities.
Business and Industry Partnerships
The Office of Strategic Partnerships assists Oregon Tech’s faculty at all locations to connect to industry partners and advisors to ensure that Oregon Tech’s courses integrate new technologies and are responsive to business needs for skilled professionals. Businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest, such as Intel, Pacific Power, Maxim, PCC Structurals, FLIR, Mentor Graphics, JELD-WEN, Kaiser, Providence and the Boeing Company, send their best and brightest to Oregon Tech for professional development so they can advance into engineering, technology, health care and management positions within their companies.
Oregon Tech’s business partners participate on Industry Advisory Councils, support students through internships and sponsored student projects, teach as adjunct faculty, recruit graduates for jobs, donate labs and equipment, and sponsor applied research. Oregon Tech could not fully execute its mission without the engagement and support of industry partners.
Oregon Tech is a member or partner with the Smart Grid Oregon, Drive Oregon, Oregon Solar Energy Industry Association, Renewable Northwest Project, Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center, Oregon BEST (Built Environment & Sustainable Technology), Manufacturing 21 Coalition, Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition, Gorge Technology Alliance, Technology Alliance of Oregon, Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Oregon Workforce Investment Board and several local workforce boards, Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium, Oregon Health care Workforce Institute, and the Greater Portland, Klamath Falls, Tualatin, and Wilsonville Chambers of Commerce.
Individual businesses or business associations that are interested in university-industry partnerships are encouraged to contact the Associate Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at (503) 821-1288.
Oregon Tech’s government relations activities support the university community’s vision “Oregon Tech will be a nationally recognized public polytechnic university delivering in-demand, industry-focused degrees and graduates ready to meet workforce needs in Oregon and the Northwest.”
Working with local, state and national elected and appointed leaders, Oregon Tech’s government relations efforts are focused on enhancing student and graduate success, continuing excellence in applied degree programs, providing statewide educational opportunities, and increasing service to the community.
Oregon Tech provides information to local, state and national legislators and policy makers on:
- increasing access for rural and under-served students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degree programs
- workforce development support for local industries, such as health care, energy, and manufacturing
- education policy and reform including Oregon Tech’s initiatives to achieve the state’s and nation’s educational goals
- financial aid and student access initiatives, with a focus on rural students and first-generation college students
- re-authorization bills that impact Oregon Tech’s portfolio of programs
- local, state, and federal competitive grants to enhance Oregon Tech’s degree programs and net-zero campus initiatives
Title IX Office, College Union 225A
The Title IX Coordinator is charged with oversight and enforcement of Oregon Tech’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments. Complaints of gender-based or sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual assault should be immediately reported to Oregon Tech’s designated Title IX Coordinator.
Youth and High School Programs
Oregon Tech’s Youth Programs offers innovative and energizing pre-college educational outreach programs designed to encourage K-12 students to pursue educational and career goals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The goals of our programs are to:
- increase understanding and interest in STEM careers among participants
- build confidence in their technical abilities
- introduce them to role models and mentors
A series of special programs, created in partnership with Oregon GEAR UP, to ensure that Oregon’s low-income middle school and high school students are prepared for, pursue and succeed in post-secondary education.
I’m Going To College
In partnership with NELA, this day program brings sixth-grade students to campus to expose them to college. The students attend classes, tour Oregon Tech, and have lunch. A follow-up meeting with parents will be hosted by students’ elementary schools.
An annual competition in February that challenges students’ math skills, develops their self-confidence and rewards them for their achievements. Open to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students in the Klamath Basin, this program gives students the opportunity to participate in individual and team competitions. The top students advance to the state and national levels.
Athletics, Recreation and Fitness
The mission of the Oregon Tech Athletic Department and the Tech Fit Center is to facilitate growth and development of students. The department provides a broad-based athletic program that creates educational opportunities through the medium of competition at the collegiate level as well as the opportunity to benefit personal health and fitness to the campus community through the Tech Fit facilities and educational classes. Oregon Tech’s Athletics, Recreation and Fitness Education Center has many facilities, fitness and education opportunities. An expansion off the front of the center provides students with a larger cardiovascular workout area. A free-weight room stocked with all the needed equipment is located downstairs on the east side. An eight-lane, 400-meter, all weather surface track and a lighted basketball court offers more outdoor recreation. Also, watch for a lawn volleyball net as it tends to move around campus. Oregon Tech competitive athletics teams include men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, soccer, golf and track and field; women’s volleyball, women’s softball and men’s baseball. Tech also supports men’s and women’s Rugby programs as extramural sports.
The Tech Fit Center, Athletics, Intramural Sports and Extramural Sports are funded by sales revenue (tickets, concessions, camps etc.), Incidental Fees, Oregon State Lottery funds, State General Appropriations and contributions from the community through the Oregon Tech Foundation.
The Tech Fit Center and athletics are financed by revenues generated from the programs’ operation as well as from Incidental Fees, Oregon State Lottery funds, State General Appropriations and contributions from the community through the Oregon Tech Foundation or Oregon Tech Athletic Association.
Competitive Athletic Teams
The Oregon Tech Athletic department is dedicated to preparing our student-athletes for professional and personal success in the real world by learning the values of integrity and excellence on the court, field and in the classroom. To that end, we are committed to field teams with the talent and ability to compete at the top of the Cascade Collegiate Conference, as well as regionally and nationally in the NAIA while representing Oregon Tech with dignity and class. To date, Oregon Tech has brought home four NAIA National Championships in team sports – men’s basketball in 2004, 2008 and 2012 and softball in 2011. The privilege of participation in intercollegiate athletics and dedication to team goals provides a classroom where students may experience the development of skills, sportsmanship, loyalty, self-discipline and responsibility while learning the values of winning, losing and competing. The Oregon Tech athletic program contributes to campus life by providing a focal point for social interaction, leadership development, involvement in peer support groups and entertainment.
The Oregon Tech intramural program offers a variety of individual and team events in three divisions: men, women and co-ed. We hope that our program and its diversity will invite each of you to participate in at least one event during the academic year. Call (541) 885-1722 for information about intramural sports programs or see the website for rosters and information.
The Tech Fit Center is free to all Oregon Tech students enrolled in eight or more credits per term. Students taking less than eight credits or community members may sign up in either credit or non-credit classes for a minimal charge. For more information call (541) 885-1634.
Bookstore, Tech Nest
College Union, 1st Floor
The Tech Nest Bookstore is a full-service campus bookstore that offers a variety of textbook and course material options (purchasing new or used, rental, and digital). In addition to all of these textbook options they also offer a price match program, matching prices with online retailers Amazon, Chegg, and Barnes & Noble (see store for full details). They also carry a wide variety of contemporary items: school, office and dorm supplies, scientific calculators, writing instruments, emblematic clothing and gifts, computer supplies, useful reference books, among others.
Online ordering is available through the bookstore website at www.oregontechshop.com. The website allows students to order from the items in-store and a wide variety of other items for campus life which are available only online. Students can also set up a revolving charge account it the bookstore, allowing students to make purchases using their student ID (see store or Cashier’s Office for full details).
The Tech Nest also has a book buy-back program that allows students to sell back books at the end of the term. Unlike other programs, students can sell back books every day as opposed to one time each term. The Tech Nest also sells mailing supplies such as stamps and packing materials, and packages can be shipped via Federal Express from the store.
College Union, 2nd Floor
Dining services, provided by Sodexo Inc., offer a dining program complete with services in several locations across campus, and menu selections that include just about every item you can imagine.
The Marketplace features a wide variety of fresh food designed to satisfy everyone’s appetite with food choices to rival restaurant favorites. The Bistro is a quick-serve coffee/espresso and light meals venue located on the first floor of the College Union. Duffie’s, located in the Purvine building offers a variety of fresh items to get you going in the morning or for a quick pick-me-up between classes. The Night Owl, the residence hall snack bar, is open only at night and offers a selection of beverages and snacks to satisfy that late night hunger.
Document Resource Center
College Union, 1st Floor
The DRC is a one-stop shop for printing and bulk mailing needs. Services are available to faculty, staff and students.
Black and white, color, digital printing as well as laminating, comb binding and gluing are available at low costs. Electronic job submission provides the campus with access to services and completed jobs can be delivered to campus mail boxes within 24 hours.
Mail services include bulk mailing; mail merge; folding and inserting; and postcard mailings. Special requests will be addressed on an individual basis. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Housing and Residence Life
Housing Office Residence Hall, A151
Housing and Residence Life encourages self-responsibility, a necessary ingredient for the accomplishment of academic, social and personal objectives. Accordingly, every attempt is made to provide the environment to accomplish this aim. Studies indicate much of the knowledge required for success in life is gained outside the classroom. Oregon Tech’s Housing and Residence Life program provides a vital aspect of a student’s educational experience. Emphasis is on providing accommodations that are attractive, safe, reasonably priced and that offer stimulating programs that satisfy individual needs for privacy, community life, diversity in living arrangements and educational growth. In the Housing Office, students can make arrangements for a room, receive assistance with personal matters, consult with staff, make suggestions for improvements, work out financial details and receive assistance for a variety of housing related concerns and interests.
Residence facilities at Oregon Tech are operated on a self-supported financial basis and house up to 750 male and female students. Living on campus relieves the student of many time-consuming and expensive tasks, including driving to and from campus and preparing meals. With this extra time and financial savings, students are able to devote more energy to their studies, to participate in non-academic learning experiences, to enjoy recreational and stress-relieving pursuits and to make new and often lifelong friends.
Information about on-campus housing is sent to all students admitted to Oregon Tech. Students living on campus must sign up for the meal plan. If you need an application for housing and dining, please visit our webpage at www.oit.edu/housing and click on Apply Now!
Applications for on-campus housing should be completed and returned as soon as possible to the Housing and Residence Life Office. Space is guaranteed to new students who apply before May 1 for the following academic year.
Room-and-board rates at Oregon Tech are announced publicly after university approval. Current rate information and any other information concerning Housing can be obtained from the Housing and Residence Life Office, Oregon Tech, 3201 Campus Dr., Klamath Falls, OR 97601-8801, or online.
College Union 108
Campus Life supports the meaningful growth and development of Oregon Tech students throughout the life of their university experience. Through active partnership with our students, opportunities are created for hands-on learning, self-discovery, leadership, teamwork, diversity, community service, and social justice in an environment that is rewarding, energetic, and fun.
Campus Life oversees the following resources and areas:
Campus Life has information available to connect students to ongoing service projects with local agencies in Klamath Falls. The department also coordinates monthly projects that take place on campus and in our local community. In addition, we sponsor annual spring break and summer break service trips and take a group of students to serve outside of our local area. Past service trips have included work with Habitat for Humanity and other service agencies.
Family Weekend gives families the opportunity to experience their student’s university life and a snapshot of our community. Past activities and events have included in-depth campus tours, a student talent show, sporting events, a community service project, a 5K run, and a bonfire.
Through the Leadership Academy, Campus Life provides an opportunity for students to integrate a variety of experiences across campus into their leadership development. The program includes opportunities for student development in the areas of communication; teamwork & service; diverse perspectives; wellness; professional development; and campus life. The workshops are free and open to all students.
Multicultural and International Student Services
This office serves as a resource for minority and international students and staff, including support to cultural organizations and clubs; international student orientation and advising (personal, academic and social); F1 visa compliance; SEVIS; and the Study Abroad Program.
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation (NSO) is held each year on the week preceding the start of fall term classes. It is designed to help new students acclimate to Oregon Tech, meet their fellow students, and feel ready for the start of a successful year. Students who come to orientation receive Oregon Tech gear, free meals, and the chance to win great prizes while learning all about being an Oregon Tech Owl!
Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)
Student clubs and organizations add another important dimension to life on campus. Almost half of the approximately 60 clubs are related to various academic disciplines and provide opportunities for students to meet, study, and take part in professional development opportunities such as conferences and competitions related to their majors. Clubs and organizations also work together to support service learning by participating in a variety of community service projects at home and abroad. Clubs are also linked to special interests, sports, recreation, and cultural, spiritual, and social activities.
In addition, there are nine student programs, which are larger student organizations that exist to provide resources to a specific constituency of students. Student Programs have office space on campus, paid student leader positions, and a budget allocation each year.
ASOIT (Student Government)
The purpose of ASOIT is to supplement the social, cultural, physical, and educational interests of its members, and to represent the individual and collective interests of the students of Oregon Tech. The membership consists of all admitted students at Oregon Institute of Technology holding a current, valid student ID card.
Campus Activities Board
The purpose of the Campus Activities Board (CAB) is to provide a wide array of activities, opportunities, and entertainment for all students, taking into consideration their expressed wishes, interests, and needs. A broad array of events has been offered to students including bands, comedians, student talent shows, lectures, discount bowling and movie nights, and homecoming week.
The DC staff are committed to fostering a safe and welcoming campus for all students, faculty, and staff by increasing understanding, sensitivity and awareness to diversity. The Diversity Center supports these efforts by coordinating programs such as cultural hours, special events, discussions, films and other educational programs. With the firm support of the administration, faculty and the tireless energy of Oregon Tech students, the Diversity Center is a valuable resource on campus:
- to promote the free exchange of ideas in a safe and oppression free environment
- to provide programs that encourage diversity awareness and appreciation for human dignity
- to listen attentively to the voices of the Oregon Tech community
- to address all relevant issues with patience and impartiality
Outdoor Program (OP)
The Oregon Tech Outdoor Program (OP) is a student-funded and student-led organization that allows students to enjoy fun activities and the beautiful scenery that surrounds them for an extremely low and reasonable price! Past trips have included: camping, rafting, skiing, mountain biking, and skydiving. In addition to sponsoring trips, the OP also offers low-cost rental equipment for a variety of outdoor activities.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Each student living on campus is a member of the Residence Hall Association (RHA). This organization works with the Residence Life staff to promote, organize, coordinate and implement programming during the academic year. RHA sponsors everything from “Spring Fling” to movie nights. The RHA is funded in part through incidental fees and belongs to the residents.
Student Veterans Program (SVP)
The members of the SVP are dedicated to satisfying the needs of any veteran of the Oregon Tech and KCC community during and after their time as a student, staff, or faculty. With the direction of the elected officers of SVP, the support of KCC Veterans Club, and the assistance of the Campus Veterans Service Officer (CVSO), the SVP shall reach out to the greater Oregon Tech and Klamath community and seek ways of building friendships and partnerships that are based on the same honor, duty, loyalty, and selfless service instilled in all veterans.
Women’s Resource Center
The Women’s Resource Center is dedicated to helping women on campus connect, learn, and grow while raising awareness to important issues and amazing achievements for women around the world. Through education, support, outreach and community the WRC is committed to work actively against oppression, hate, sexism, and inequality at Oregon Tech and beyond.
Klamath Falls: Learning Resource Center, 219
Wilsonville: Student Services
Career Services helps students and alumni to develop and achieve their career goals. Services include: individual career advising; workshops and classroom presentations on resume-writing, job interviewing, job search and applying to graduate school; on-campus employer recruitment, career fairs, career resource materials, and a website with information on a wide range of career topics.
Career Services also maintains the Handshake website, a centralized job board where employers connect with students for on-campus jobs, part-time off campus jobs, internships, and career positions.
The College Union is the center of student activity on campus. Located within the Union are the student government offices, Campus Life, the Diversity Center, Student Services staff, Campus Dining operations, The Edge student newspaper, the Tech Nest bookstore, the Outdoor Program, the Women’s Resource Center, the Oregon Tech Veterans Lounge, and the main campus auditorium. In addition, there are comfortable study and lounge areas and meeting rooms for both student and community use. Coffee house functions, lectures, special classes, shows, dances, and movies are among the typical events scheduled in this facility.
For information about using space in the College Union or to make a reservation, contact the CU Information Desk located on the lower level, south of the main entrance.
Klamath Falls: LRC 229, (541) 851-5227
Wilsonville: Room 432, (503) 821-1263
(541) 885-1072 Text Telephone
The Office of Disability Services coordinates academic, housing and program services accommodations for students with documented physical, learning, sensory, psychiatric and other disabilities. Students with disabilities who anticipate needing services on campus should contact this office well in advance of attendance at Oregon Tech to arrange for timely services.
Integrated Student Health Center (ISHC)
Phone (541) 885-1800
Fax (541) 885-1866
The Integrated Student Health Center (ISHC), located at the main campus in Klamath Falls, provides general medical care for illnesses and accidents, medical referral, counseling and wellness programs. Students taking six or more on-campus credit pay the annual Student Health fee, which covers most services offered by the clinic (including counseling, medical appointments, and a variety of other services). Students with less than six credit hours can utilize ISHC services by paying the student health fee. Students at the Wilsonville campus also pay a Student Health fee, which funds a full-time counselor on-site.
Health Requirements to Register
Newly admitted students must complete the following health requirements prior to the beginning of their 2nd term (note: International students must complete a similar process prior to coming to campus; work with your Admissions Counselor to provide require information). Failure to complete these requirements will result in a “health hold” on the student’s account, affecting a student’s ability to conduct Business Office transactions and to register for additional courses. Once students have registered for their first term, they will be able to access the Student Health Portal, located in MyOIT, under the “Student Resources” tab. After confirming their date of birth, students will need to do the following:
- access the required forms by clicking on “Forms”
- complete the “Health History Form” and “High Risk Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire” by clicking on the hyperlinks
- acknowledge “Privacy Practices” and “Consent for Treatment” by clicking on their links
- click on the “Immunizations Page in EMF Forms” hyperlink, and provide the dates that you received 2 doses of the Measles or MMR vaccine. Two doses… (see below)
- Two doses of measles/mumps/rubella vaccine (MMR) are required for all full-time college students born on or after Jan. 1, 1957. The first dose must be given after the first birthday. The second dose must be after 1989.*
* This requirement is supported by: Oregon Administrative Rule 333-050-0130 and the American College Health Association Guidelines: Recommendations for Institutional Pre-matriculation Immunizations, April 2014.
Medical Clinic Services
Oregon Tech’s ISHC health care providers are committed to providing high quality, personalized care. The medical clinic is staffed by a physician, advanced practice nurse, registered nurse, psychiatric nurse and a practitioner. Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, birth control and emergency contraception, routine laboratory procedures, immunizations, wart removal, gynecological exams, minor surgery and care of minor injuries are some of the services provided. Major emergencies are referred to Sky Lakes Medical Center adjacent to the Klamath Falls campus. Referrals are made to specialists as needed. Visits are free with low costs for medications, laboratory work, immunizations, and some treatments.
Counselors are available to discuss personal, academic and career concerns. Crisis services are available and referrals are made to community resources if needed. Sessions are confidential and are provided free of charge to students enrolled for six or more on-campus credits. Students enrolled for five or fewer credits can receive one free assessment session, and then may access additional services by paying the Student Health fee. Testing is also available for Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for additional fees.
Personal counseling focuses on concerns such as self-esteem, relationship issues, academic performance, family difficulties and troubled sleep. Some specific issues dealt with are: depression; anxiety, substance abuse, suicide, conflicts with parents, spouses or children; loneliness; dating problems; study skills; coping with past or present abusive situations; and grief. A psychiatric nurse practitioner is available for psychotropic medical management.
A Health Educator is on staff to assist students in staying healthy and fit while attending Oregon Tech. Free individual appointments are available for personalized health and fitness programs, BMI testing, nutrition education and smoking cessation. Awareness events and health promotion programs are also provided on a regular basis campus-wide. Please call the ISHC to make an appointment or learn more about various campus-wide wellness activities.
Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)
SHAC serves as an advisory committee to the ISHC. Students provide input on programs and services provided, generate new ideas and participate in wellness and promotion events. All students are welcome to apply to join this committee. SHAC meets on a monthly basis during the academic school year. Call or visit the ISHC to apply.
As indicated previously, students taking six or more on-campus credit hours pay an annual Student Health fee. This fee entitles students to services offered by the medical clinic, counseling and wellness programs. Other students can use the center if they pay the health fee. Office visits are free for illness and injury, evaluation, treatment, questions and other reasons. However, additional charges may be necessary for medications, treatments, supplies, immunizations and laboratory tests. Costs for these services and supplies are kept well below the market price for student affordability. No cash is necessary at the time of visit. All medical expenses rendered outside the ISHC from private physicians, laboratories, or hospitals are the student’s financial responsibility.
College Union, 2nd Floor
The Student Affairs Office is the office location for the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Dean of Students, and the Executive Assistant. The division of Student Affairs provides direct service to students in the following offices: Campus Life, Campus Safety, College Union, Housing & Residence Life, the Integrated Student Health Center, and the Student Success Center, which is composed of Career Services, Disability Services, Testing and Peer Consulting Services, and TOP (a Trio program).
The Vice President for Student Affairs and her staff maintain close relationships with all Oregon Tech students, including the Klamath Falls Campus, Wilsonville Campus, Online, Salem, Seattle and student organizations. Student Affairs staff are available for consultation and collaboration on all matters pertaining to student well-being and success.
Student Success Center (SSC)
Learning Resources Center, 229
The Student Success Center (SSC) is a multi-purpose department designed to enrich learning, teaching, and student success at Oregon Tech. The SSC consists of Testing, Peer Consulting (Tutoring), TOP, Breakfast Club, and Disability Services. The SSC helps students succeed by providing effective academic assistance, support, and resources through promotion of student learning, personal growth, and programs designed to enhance instruction, advising, involvement, satisfaction, achievement, retention, persistence, graduation, and post-graduate success. The SSC provides peer tutoring for matriculated Oregon Tech students, academic success (ACAD) classes, accommodations for students with disabilities, test proctoring, the campus writing center, as well as many other services to support students, staff, and faculty in an effort to facilitate student success at Oregon Tech. In addition, the SSC assists with faculty orientation, support, and development efforts, including September Institute and Advisor Training for new faculty. The SSC also functions as the University Testing Center by offering testing, distance testing, placement testing, test proctoring, and other standardized testing programs.
The SSC is an integral part of Oregon Tech’s student success initiatives and strives to provide effective programs and services to create a welcoming, supportive, and successful campus.
Tech Opportunities Program - TRIO
Learning Resource Center 228
The Tech Opportunities Program (TOP) is a federally funded (Student Support Services TRIO) academic support program designed to assist highly motivated students who are also low income, first generation or students with disabilities. TOP staff work closely with participating students to comprehensively assess academic and financial needs and to develop personalized plans for college success.
Participants may be eligible for a variety of academic support services, including group and/or individual tutoring and related support; mentoring; networking with other students; college-success workshops and classes; additional academic advising; and limited financial assistance.
Klamath Falls: LRC 230, (541) 851-5176
Wilsonville: Room 429, (503) 821-1263
Testing Services provides a secure, quiet test center for all testing needs at Oregon Tech with trained professional test proctors. Testing Services can also provide the assistance of a scribe or reader if the test-taker requires them.
Peer Consulting Services
Klamath Falls: LRC 233, (541) 851-5226
Wilsonville: Room 429, (503) 821-1263
Peer Consulting is a completely free academic support service available for all students of Oregon Tech. Our goal is to provide assistance in all areas, majors, and courses offered at Oregon Tech. Peer Consultants are typically Oregon Tech students who have taken the same classes you have and have earned a B or better in their areas of expertise. Peer Consultants can help clarify ideas, concepts, theories, and skills your professors are teaching in class.
The EDGE - Student Newspaper
Oregon Tech’s student newspaper, The Edge, is a weekly publication written by students from all majors and produced by a student staff. It is published primarily online during fall, winter, and spring terms, with the satirical edition, The Ledge, published in hard copy.
KTEC Campus Radio Station
KTEC hit the milestone of their 65th year of operation in the spring of 2017 and is the oldest FM station in Southern Oregon. KTEC is operated by student staff and volunteers, and is programmed to serve the interests of the Oregon Tech student body and the Klamath Falls community.
Oregon Technical Broadcasting (OTB)
OTB is the student-run video production program at Oregon Tech. OTB films campus events, creates a video-blog series, and provides video services to campus organizations upon request.
Hoss Business Center
The University Development Department is charged with providing financial support of Oregon Tech’s mission by connecting donors, alumni, and friends with philanthropic opportunities at the university in partnership with the Oregon Tech Foundation. University Development works to build positive relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the university to enhance and create opportunities that foster a tradition of philanthropic support. University Development engages in initiatives and activities that embody institutional values and position Oregon Institute of Technology among the nation’s leading technological and health professions universities. Fundraising, alumni relations, community outreach and other activities serve to promote the distinctive role and numerous educational, research and public service contributions of Oregon Tech throughout our communities, the nation, and internationally.
The Oregon Tech Alumni Association
The Alumni Relations office promotes interactions and loyalty of alumni and currently enrolled students toward Oregon Institute of Technology. Services and activities include regional social events, student activities, reunions and continuing education programs. Alumni have the opportunity to keep in touch with other alumni through the university’s alumni Web page and other means of communications regarding their academic major and Oregon Tech.
The Oregon Tech Alumni Association, established in 1949, is guided by the Alumni Advisory Board and exists to support and promote Oregon Tech as a premier learning institution and to provide a structure for alumni affiliation. Membership is free and automatic to anyone who has completed at least 90 credits at Oregon Tech. Areas of special interest for the Alumni Association include assisting the university with new student recruitment activities, career networking, social and educational activities and the financial support of Oregon Tech. The Alumni Association is an affiliated organization of the Oregon Tech Foundation.
The Oregon Tech Foundation
The Oregon Tech Foundation was established to support the educational, cultural, charitable, and service activities of Oregon Institute of Technology through philanthropic support. Established as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, the Foundation is a separate legal entity from the University and is the designated charitable arm of the University.
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors that represents a broad range of community leaders, alumni and private benefactors. The Foundation board of directors is tasked with management and growth of the assets of the Foundation and for participating in fundraising efforts of Oregon Tech.
The Foundation has enriched the University and student life by combining their efforts with the Oregon Tech administration and community leaders to accomplish some of the most notable projects on campus:
- Martha Anne Dow Center for Health Professions
- Jesse A. Crabtree Civil Engineering Learning Plaza
- Danny Miles Court floor and scoreboard replacement
- Shaw Historical Library
- John F. Moehl football stadium
On average, the Foundation provides approximately $1 million to Oregon Tech, a large part of which is committed to the support of numerous scholarships that are awarded primarily on the basis of academic achievement and financial need and for academic excellence.
The Foundation works closely with its affiliated organizations, including the Oregon Tech Alumni Association and the Shaw Historical Library.