CSSA Graduation

College Student Services Administration

Where a legacy of activism meets student affairs!

CSSA has a storied history, preparing student affairs practitioners and leaders for over 50 years! Our on campus and Ecampus programs empower student affairs leaders and professionals for transformative careers rooted in equity and access, community and justice, and institutional change. Our graduates are prepared to thrive in various student-facing roles throughout postsecondary settings, community groups, non-profit organizations, state and government agencies, and private sector enterprises. CSSA’s alumni community is vibrant, diverse, and active, supporting current students in their scholarly development and job placement. 

Student Focus

From the steeplechase to the classroom

College Student Services Administration master’s student Grace Fetherstonhaugh investigates how student-athlete engagement can affect a person's sense of identity and perspectives on ableism.

Grace Fetherstonhaugh, ‘22, was recruited from New Westminster, British Columbia, to run the steeplechase on OSU’s Track & Field team. Fetherstonhaugh began her academic career in kinesiology and later switched to nutrition, but ultimately decided upon sociology with the intention of pursuing a professional career in social services. read more >

Student Focus

Overcoming hurdle after hurdle to inspire others and advocate for students

School of Language, Culture, and Society graduate student Lonni Ivey on her way to earn a second master’s in the College Student Services Administration program

Lonni Ivey, ‘21, M.A. ‘23, first became infatuated with religious studies and philosophy after she started taking classes at Chemeketa Community College in Salem. Enrolling in college for the first time in her 40s and as a single mother, she longed for learning and was determined, despite every challenge she faced, to earn a degree and become the best she could be.read more >

Faculty Focus

OSU’s College Student Services Administration (CSSA) program looks to develop a new concentration

The on-campus, and now Ecampus, master’s program celebrates its 50 year anniversary with a new director and intention to establish a new emphasis on collegiate athletics within student affairs

Housed in the School of Language, Culture, and Society at the College of Liberal Arts the CSSA program supplies master’s students with an intersectional, feminist, anti-racist educational foundation to help them better serve other college students in future higher-education administration capacities. read more >