Partners in Communities
Service is part of OSU’s core mission. The university is committed to working in communities on the issues that define their future.
OSU engagement is expanding statewide — with families, students, teachers and businesses. Citizen involvement in the OSU Extension Service has tripled since 2000.
- 4-H: Participation in Extension 4-H rose from 46,300 students in 2000 to more than 124,737 in 2009.
- In 2005, OSU Rural Studies Program and Extension Service faculty worked with 28 rural communities in 19 Oregon counties. In 2009, OSU partnered with 61 communities and an Indian tribe in 27 counties.
- In 2000, OSU’s distance learning program, E-Campus, served an average of 760 students per term. In 2010, more than 4,000 students enrolled in one or more of 500 online courses.
- College of Business: The college supports Oregon’s entrepreneurial culture through the annual Oregon CEO Summit, the Austin Entrepreneurship and Austin Family Business programs, first-in-the-nation family-business awards and Ties to the Land family forest workshops.