Frequently Asked Questions

OSU Affiliation & "Back to Beavs" Philosophy

How is the OSU Beaver Store affiliated with OSU?

The OSU Beaver Store is a nonprofit organization governed by OSU students, faculty, and staff. While the OSU Beaver Store is not operated by the University itself, we’ve had a strong affiliation since our founding on campus in 1914. Because we are a separate entity from OSU, items may not be purchased on an OSU student account. However, OSU students do receive a 10% “Back to Beavs” discount on all textbook purchases.

What is the “Back to Beavs” philosophy?

Our company is operated to benefit the OSU community, and our profits are returned to current OSU students through our "Back to Beavs" discount on textbooks. When you patronize any of our retail stores, you can be sure that your money is staying on campus to support your fellow Beavers. It’s simple. It's easy. It's all about supporting OSU and your fellow Beavs! Your purchases at the OSU Beaver Store directly fund annually...

  • Over $1 million in "Back to Beavs" student book discounts
  • Over $1 million in annual payments to OSU that support the operations of the Memorial Union and OSU Athletics
  • Over $200,000 in OSU student wages

You must be a current Student, Staff or Faculty member of OSU in order to purchase all Apple products. Please bring in your OSU ID with you when picking up. Payment will only be accepted from the qualifying individual. Questions? Please use "Message" box below.