Apr 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Student Information


Advising

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When admitted to Eastern Oregon University, all students are assigned to an Academic Advisor who assist in planning their academic program and help select the courses needed to achieve the student’s goals. An Academic Advisor serves as the coordinator of a student’s educational experience.

Newly admitted students, all students with 44 or fewer earned credits, and students on academic probation are required to have their Academic Advisor’s approval prior to registration each term. However, students are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with their Academic Advisor at any time to discuss academic programs, to seek other kinds of assistance, or to just talk and ask questions. Although an Academic Advisor may not be able to solve all problems or answer all questions, they can refer students to other campus offices for assistance.

Academic advisors are eager to support students, but in the end, students are responsible for keeping track of degree requirements and progress. DegreeWorks is an online degree audit tool that helps both students and academic advisors monitor this progression. Academic advisors will walk students through their DegreeWorks and help students understand, use it, and answer any questions.

On-campus Advising

On-Campus students are initially assigned to an Academic Advisor who is in the same academic program as the student’s intended major. As students move through their intended major, Faculty Advisors are assigned to advise students towards completion. Questions? Contact advising@eou.edu.

Off-campus Advising

Online students are assigned an (online) Academic Advisor (based on geography) who works with them through the entirety of their degree program and will receive advising guidance from a Faculty Advisor upon declaration of their major. Online Success Coaches may provide support services through an online student’s first term or beyond. Questions? Contact online@eou.edu

Web Registration

Registration for classes at Eastern is done online using Mountie Hub, a dynamic system allowing continuous changes in course selection until term deadlines occur. Complete instructions for Web registration can be found at the website my.eou.edu. Academic Advisors are available to help students register in Mountie Hub.


EOU Athletics

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Being a student-athlete is not a job that is to be taken lightly. The demands physically, mentally, and emotionally are great. It is our job as coaches, support staff, and administrators to help you be successful as a Mountaineer! Our goal for you is to earn your degree from EOU and go on to be outstanding in your chosen field.

More information about EOU athletics can be found at https://eousports.com/


Center for Student Involvement

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The Center for Student Involvement is committed to providing and promoting social, cultural, intellectual, recreational, and cocurricular activities that encourage learning through involvement. www.eou.edu/csi/

Involvement in co-curricular activities is a vital part of student life at Eastern Oregon University with engagement outside of the classroom contributing to a well-rounded college experience. The Center for Student Involvement recognizes over 50 registered clubs and organizations that extend learning from academics into real-life situations.

CSI staff provides one-on-one contact and consultation to brainstorm ideas, listen to any challenges that may exist and help figure out strategies and solutions. In support to all student-fee funded units and campus clubs/organizations, CSI also provides assistance in a variety of ways including consulting on event management, personnel issues, budget development and management, billing, purchasing, fundraising and contracting. Additionally, CSI offers support to faculty/staff, who serve as advisors for clubs/organizations by assisting them with EOU policies and procedures and provide advisor trainings (i.e. risk management, conflict management, officer transition and diversity).

The Center provides resources for student groups to work on projects and get additional assistance. These resources include color copier usage, mailbox space, work areas and poster making supplies for publicity purposes. Services are provided to the student body from 8 am to 5 pm with appointments scheduled as necessary. Additionally, CSI maintains the Student Leadership Zone for all clubs/organizations to utilize the space for meetings, networking and minor projects. The space includes access to computers, a resource library and a conference table.

Clubs And Organizations

Students can choose activities, which will contribute to their personal development and enjoyment through student government, service clubs, and participation in any number of special interest clubs. Social activities include dances, live music, comedy acts, cultural events, film showings, and novelty entertainment. Whatever your interests - arts, media, community service, student government - students will find a fit within our active student groups on campus. www.eou.edu/csi/category/clubs/

Leadership Development

Students can hone in on their leadership skills with comprehensive training opportunities available throughout the year for both emerging and experienced student leaders. This can be done through workshops and trainings as we help students explore their personal identity. Students also have opportunities for student growth in a variety of other ways including involvement in the Alternative Spring Break program, participating in EOU’s Beautification Day, serving on institutional committees, and more!

Prepare yourself for the future with our annual Student Leadership Confab - geared to provide students the environment and tools necessary to learn new skills, connect with other students on campus and plan for the future. Our goal is to provide programs and hands-on opportunities that will help you get the most out of your college experience. Please refer to www.eou.edu/csi/ for details and contact information.


EOU Financial Aid & Scholarships

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Inlow Hall 104 ~ www.eou.edu/fao/ ~ fao@eou.edu ~ scholarships@eou.edu
541-962-3550 phone ~ 541-962-3661 fax

The Financial Aid Office at EOU is committed to helping you obtain funding for your academic program. Whether you are a current or prospective student, there are a variety of financial aid programs available. Financial aid programs vary in eligibility criteria and award amounts.

Applying for aid

Most students and families need some financial assistance. We encourage all students to apply for financial aid by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) fafsa.gov. Students are encouraged to submit their FASFA annually on October 1st or as soon as possible thereafter, as some funds are limited and awarded on a firstcome, first-served basis. Our federal school code is 003193.

Types of financial aid

EOU participates in the following federal, state, and institutional programs.

Grants

Loans

  • Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Direct PLUS (parent loan for undergraduate students) Loan for Parents
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loans for graduate students
  • Private and alternative student loans 

Scholarships


National Student Exchange 

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NSE is a study away experience that fits into EOU’s initiative for globalization, diversity and engagement. NSE participants have found their exchanges culturally enriching, academically rewarding, and one of the most significant experiences of their undergraduate education. Since its founding in 1968, more than 110,000 students have had the opportunity to experience life from a different point of view. Visit: www.eou.edu/nse/ or stop by the International Student Services office.

International Student Services

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Eastern Oregon University’s International Student Services Office hosts international students from around the world who bring a cultural perspective that enriches the entire La Grande community. We are the primary contact for immigration matters students may face during their time studying in the US! See all that EOU has to offer international students at www.eou.edu/intprog/.

Study Abroad

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The study abroad office in Hoke 215 provides services to current students who are interested in one of the many international opportunities available to study abroad, experience the National Student Exchange (NSE), and global internships. Studying or interning abroad will give you invaluable experience and broaden your knowledge about our world.

Every year Eastern students are invited to study abroad on some of the best programs available, allowing them to explore the world, make new friends and have an unforgettable experience! EOU works with a variety of program providers to offer Study Abroad opportunities worldwide. Each of the programs provided on our website are approved for EOU credit. With thousands of opportunities, we can help narrow down the program choices and guide students based on academics, finances and personal preference.

There is so much more to each program than just taking classes in a foreign country. Students will develop a global perspective, your attitude will become international and the memories you’ll make will last a lifetime. Studying abroad may just be the defining moment that will change your life forever. The experience often builds a noticeable sense of independence and self-confidence and opens doors to new opportunities, friends and career paths. If you have any questions or need additional information, visit www.eou.edu/studyab/.