Top Five Ways to Advocate

Top five things you can do to advocate on behalf of the University of Oregon:

  1. Sign up to be an advocate at You’ll receive emails and/or texts with quick and easy directions on how to encourage the elected officials who represent you know your opinions on pending legislation that impacts the UO. You’ll also learn more about latest UO advocacy efforts and the federal, state, and local levels and some of the great things that help our lawmakers understand the UO’s local, state-wide, national and world-wide impact.

  2. Attend a UO lobby day at the Capitol in Salem. Every year UO leaders and advocates spend a day at Oregon’s state capitol encouraging legislators to support the UO and higher education across the state. You’ll team up with fellow advocates who are also passionate about the UO and meet directly with state leaders. Lobby days usually take place between the beginning of February and end of May of each year. Look for information on upcoming lobby days at

  3. Call, write, email or text your elected official. It’s easy to find out who your federal, state and local elected officials are here. You can customize a message about what the UO means to you and what your representatives can do to support the UO here. As a UO Advocate, you’ll get updates telling you when legislation is before your elected leaders that impacts the UO. You’ll receive guidance for communicating with these leaders about these important issues that impact the UO’s success as a premier research institution.

  4. Tell your friends about the UO advocacy work you are doing and encourage others to join you. When using the tools at to advocate you can use your favorite social media platform to urge on others to advocate for the UO as well. 

  5. Keep up on the good work UO is doing to change the world. Read about the latest research, discovery, and direct impact the UO students, faculty, staff and alumni are making every day.