Student Centered–Community Focused
OSU has positive impacts on people and communities across Oregon and beyond
It was a revolutionary idea in 1862, and it is still paying off today. When Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, he created the land grant university system and brought the benefits of higher education to the broad public, regardless of social and economic circumstances. Our graduates succeed in the world of work, but just as importantly, they make a difference in other people's lives. They build houses, bring fresh water to remote villages and improve public health. We are increasingly attracting Oregon's best and brightest students and top faculty scholars who guide them, and I am honored to share some of their accomplishments with you.