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Preparing, Engaging, Transforming and Empowering

Living-Learning Program

for College of Education and Human Sciences students
The P.E.T.E. Project prepares you for lifelong learning, engages you in community development, transforms your leadership potential and empowers you to live your purpose. Through intentional programming and activities, you will build relationships with fellow students, faculty and staff while also developing yourself academically, personally and professionally.

University Commons West

Participants are housed on the third floor of University Commons West, where they live alongside P.E.T.E. Project Ambassador Peer Mentors, who serve as leaders and facilitators helping you engage and navigate your early college experience. This sense of community provides connections and friendships, academic support, leadership opportunities and more.

Application ProcessApplication open Oct. 1

Participation is limited to 60 students per academic year and selection begins in February and runs through May, or until space is filled. Selected participants are required to pay the $85 program fee. Applications are submitted through the OSU undergraduate admissions application status portal under the housing tab.


Lasting Benefits

As a P.E.T.E. Project participant, you will make connections with peers in the same or similar classes before the school year begins, have access to peer mentors who can answer your questions at any time, be provided with support and resources needed to succeed, gain service learning and volunteer experience and build meaningful relationships with faculty and staff outside the classroom.


Mackenzie Erdley

The P.E.T.E. Project provided me the opportunity to grow alongside a community of like-minded students that led to my academic and personal success my freshman year. Now, as a mentor for the P.E.T.E. Project, I’m able to be a part of my mentees’ growth and help them reach their fullest potential.

- Mackenzie Erdley
Interior Design student; past P.E.T.E. Project participant and current ambassador
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