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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. Your first year living on campus is spent Preparing, Empowering, Transforming, and Engaging for success at OSU. Our floor is co-ed, with single-gender community bathrooms.


Participants are housed in University Commons, where they connect with fellow students, faculty and staff through activities and programming. 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.


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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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