Division of Student Life
The Division of Student Life is committed to a vision of diversity and inclusion that fosters the academic and personal growth of Oberlin students.
Services and Programs
Having problems with your roommates? Need a tutor or an academic accommodation? Feeling overwhelemed by coursework and activities? Want to start a club or seek an internship? There’s office for that. Division of Student Life personnel are ready to assist you with whatever concern or need may arise: from financial to medical, academic to social, and much, much more.
Academics, Safety, and Wellness
Center for Student Success
The center serves as a hub for a range of targeted academic support services and general guidance. Stop in to get information, attend a workshop, and or receive such services as tutoring, academic testing, and health education.
Student Help and Resource Exchange (SHARE)
SHARE offers campus members a confidential forum for sharing concerns about students who may be struggling academically, socially, or exhibiting concerning behavior. SHARE uses a collaborative approach to supporting students.
Peer Advising Leaders Program
First-year students have an easier time transitioning to academic and college life if they have a PAL. Peer Advising Leaders (PALs) support newcomers throughout their first semester at Oberlin.
Sophomore Opportunities and Academic Resources or SOAR helps second-year students declare a major, create a course plan through graduation, explore careers, and plan meaningful experiences during academic breaks.
Open 24/7, Campus Safety responds to potential criminal incidents, suspicious activity, requests for assistance, and emergencies. Though not sworn police officers, they work closely with local safety officials to fulfill their responsibilities.
Trained counselors give psychological support to students as they pursue academic and personal goals. Counselors offer individual and small group sessions, referrals, outreach programs, and more.
Social and Personal Development
Career Development Center
The Career Development Center helps students and recent alumni identify and achieve meaningful career objectives that build upon their Oberlin education and experiences.
Office of Student Leadership and Involvement
Through the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement, staff, and student leaders design activities that address the social, cultural, educational, spiritual, and recreational needs of the college community.
Clubs and Organizations
Oberlin has roughly 175 students clubs and organizations—from hip-hop to folk, from poetry slam to a cappella, from tumbling to yoga, and from animal rights to energy justice. Join a club or start your own.
Oberlin College recognizes and actively supports the distinctive cultural identities, religious practices, and histories of individuals and groups, while encouraging them to transcend these familiar boundaries through encounters with those whose experiences and perspectives are different from their own.
A Sense of Community
Each of Oberlin’s residence halls and Program Houses have common areas and comfy lounges for students to socialize, plan events, and or study. These spaces allow students to nurture friendships and build community in their home away from home.