Spiritual health is that aspect of well-being which relates to the values, the relationships, and the meaning and purpose of our lives. Many wellness behaviors and activities can contribute to a healthy spiritual life. Examples include volunteerism, social responsibility, optimism, contributing to society, feeling connected with others and a sense of belonging, and self-love. Many people fulfill these needs through participation in organized religion; others find fulfillment through other avenues. Peruse this section but also consider the resources listed under other sections as they may help contribute to your spiritual wellness.


  • Civic Engagement: Opportunities for students to engage in service and reflect on issues of local and global concern.
  • Cultural Resource Centers: The centers provide support services to on-campus and online students, as well as opportunities for all members of the OSU community to learn about different cultures and communities in a safer environment.
  • Global Community Kitchen: The Global Community Kitchen at Oregon State University is a program that allows students to self-produce food at their events.
  • Halal Food in Dining Centers: We have many vegetarian, fish and seafood options to meet the needs of guest that practice a Halal diet.
  • Holidays: OSU closes to recognize nine federal holidays each year.
  • Meditation Room: 322 Student Experience Center - This space is inclusive for people of all religious and cultural backgrounds. The meditation room provides a quiet, intentional space for individuals to connect with their spirituality while on campus. No shoes, electronics or food/drink is allowed into the space — cubbies outside are provided to store footwear. There are also meditation rooms in the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center (dce.oregonstate.edu/apcc) and the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws (dce.oregonstate.edu/nal).
  • Mindfulness and meditation at CAPS: Engage in an ancient meditation practice that facilitates calmness, peace and balance in one’s life.
  • Special Diets: Find healthy meals according to special diets/ with or without specific ingredients – In English and Spanish. Food Hero is an initiative of Oregon Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) program and was developed by Oregon State University Extension Service and funded jointly by OSU Extension Service, Oregon Department of Human Services, and the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service.
  • Spiritual Life @ OSU: We are a group of on and off campus advisors who seek to serve students’ spiritual development through one-on-one relationships, workshops, retreats, prayer and meditation gatherings, a monthly labyrinth walk, annual tabling events, and Spiritual Wellness Week. As a group, we are a nonsectarian organization and do not intend to convert individuals to any set tradition, be it religion or spiritual path. However, if requested, we can connect you with religious organizations on campus or in the Corvallis community.
  • Student Clubs & Organizations: There are approximately 400 clubs and organizations at OSU— from cultural organizations to clubs focusing on environmental, health or other social issues.