Office of Student Life: Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

SGF Overview

The Scarlet and Gray Financial (SGF) program is housed in the Office of Student Life’s Student Wellness Center, and supports students across four areas:

  • Developing financial capability
  • Addressing financial stress
  • Anticipating and offering just-in-time education
  • Supporting students in financial crisis.

The program assists thousands of OSU students each year in creating the life they desire through the use of a goal-driven financial process. SGF reaches students through online engagement, in-person workshops, and one-on-one coaching sessions. The SGF program is a peer to peer model, where 38 students currently serve as financial coaches, with 29 incoming coaches currently in training. Peer coaches develop a strong set of personal and professional transferable skills while building relationships with fellow students, faculty, staff, alumni, and industry professionals. This year, SGF expects to host over 1,500 one-on-one appointments and facilitate over 150 presentations, reaching over 7,000 students overall.