Advancing the UO's Mission

The University of Oregon provides Oregonians and their peers from around the world access to an excellent education. We challenge our students to question critically, think logically, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically. We serve the people of Oregon, our nation, and the world through research, teaching, and outreach that benefits humanity, drives innovation, strengthens the economy, and transforms lives.

Without engagement from alumni and advocates like you, the UO would simply not be successful. When you talk to lawmakers, attend events, and keep up to date with our work at the state and federal levels, we all thrive.



Become a UO Advocate

Why do we need YOU to advocate for legislation that positively impacts the UO and higher education? Check out this video and find out!

Latest News

  • Oregon colleges, universities to get basic needs coordinators under new law

    This article first appeared in The Register Guard on July 16, 2021.  When a college student is trying to study for a test, or working toward groundbreaking research, the last thing that should be on their mind is whether they have enough money to eat that day or if they will have somewhere safe ...

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  • Guest Column: Support investments to fight wildfire and understand climate change

    This article first appeared in The Bend Bulletin on July 14, 2021. Written by Hank Skade. With wildfires in Central Oregon already prompting evacuations, I’m glad Oregon policymakers have made critical investments in funding for science and our public institutions of higher education. Oregon’s ...

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  • #DoublePell campaign launched by APLU

    On June 13 higher education organizations launched #DoublePell, a new national campaign to double the maximum Pell Grant award. The campaign is aimed at encouraging current and future Pell Grant recipients and others to speak out and contact members of Congress to encourage their support of doub...

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