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

  • Biden FY22 skinny budget proposal includes increases for the Pell Grant, education and health spending

    April 14, 2021 12:07 pm On April 9, President Joe Biden sent a letter to congressional leadership outlining his request for FY22 discretionary spending. The “skinny budget” includes investments in public health, the economy, the climate crisis, advancing equity, restoring America’s...

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  • White House releases $2.25 trillion American jobs plan

    April 14, 2021 12:01 pm On March 31, the White House released a framework for a $2.25 trillion, eight-year infrastructure package that aims to improve the nation’s transportation, renewable energy, and manufacturing infrastructure, including significant funding for scientific research. According ...

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  • UO discovery could one day help rejuvenate the adult brain

    First published in Around the O on April 14, 2021. Imagine a drug that could temporarily reenergize plasticity in the brain to treat autism or schizophrenia, or even help an adult’s aging brain pick up a new language or learn to play a musical instrument. Such are the potential, down-the-road med...

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