• Master the fundamental academic skills needed to continue their education and pursue jobs that provide financial independence and personal gratification.
  • Develop the skills of critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, use of technology.
  • Develop communication and interpersonal skills that are effective in both independent and collaborative situations.
  • Develop intellectual curiosity and skills to benefit from learning opportunities throughout life.


  • Demonstrate respect for themselves and others.
  • Feel confident in managing academic, social and emotional challenges for successful outcomes.
  • Behave with integrity and compassion.
  • Embrace diversity.


  • Become active members of their community and responsible citizens.
  • Support the OSS community by serving as a mentor, volunteer, advocate and ambassador for OSS alumnae and students.
  • Demonstrate leadership in their communities by being a role model for friends, family and community.

Community Expectations

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