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Strengthening Relationships

We coordinate the University of Oregon's legislative and advocacy efforts at the federal, state, and local levels. We build and strengthen relationships with the UO's constituencies and encourage investment in and support for the university, its programs, and its initiatives.

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Government & Community Relations Blog

Duck at the Governor's Desk

Rep. DeFazio hosts passenger rail roundtable at School of Art and Design downtown studios

On August 26, U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio convened a roundtable of Lane County-area decision makers along with state and federal officials to discuss the status and needs of the Amtrak Cascades passenger rail service along the I-5 corridor between Eugene and Portland. The event was held at UO’s new College of Design School of Art and Design’s research studios downtown near the Eugene Amtrak station. The tracks are owned by Union Pacific and their representatives joined the meeting.


Community Relations

President Schill and Mayor Piercy

Around the O Community Edition

Around the O Community Edition highlights the events and resources of the UO that matter to you: major events that impact campus neighbors, construction updates, news on important collaborations, and UO resources that you can enjoy as a community member.

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UO Advocates

UO Advocates: Join Us!

University of Oregon supporters have a new way to engage with federal, state and local elected officials about legislation that affects the university and students. UO Advocates is a new, one-stop-shop digital tool alumni across the state and nation can use to take action and ask elected officials to support the work the UO does to serve people and create tomorrow’s leaders. A new video featuring students and elected leaders highlights the importance of advocacy.