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The PETE Project

The P.E.T.E. Project is a living-learning program for students with a declared major in the College of Education and Human Sciences. In The PETE Project, you can expect an energetic community that focuses on helping you make the transition to college. A focus is placed on providing academic support, learning to live a healthier college student lifestyle, leadership development, and community involvement; helping you make OSU feel like home.


The P.E.T.E. Project prepares students for active learning, engages them in community development, transforms students’ leadership potential and empowers student decision-making. Your first year living on campus is spent Preparing, Empowering, Transforming, and Engaging for success at OSU.


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  • Create instant connections and friendships within your major and academic college
  • Live with students from the same or similar majors
  • Gain knowledge from caring student leaders and experienced faculty
  • Easily form study groups for your core classes
  • Achieve a higher GPA than the average freshman on our campus
  • Learn college tips and tricks from Student Academic Mentors living on your floor

Requirements & Expectations

Students in this community make academic success a priority and are expected to attend sessions for small and large group meetings as a part of their community agreement. There is an $85 program cost required for selected participants. New students in the College of Education and Human Sciences are eligible for this LLP.

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