University of Oregon

Our chapter-wide meetings are every Tuesday at 7pm in Lillis 175.

Campaign Meetings:

Hunger & Homelessness- Monday's at 6pm in Lillis 185

Protect Antibiotics- Tuesday's at 6pm in Lillis 111

Save the Bees- Wednesday's at 6pm in the EMU (near Townshend's Tea)

Affordable Textbooks- Wednesday's at 6pm in EMU 230

Renewable Energy- Thursday's at 6pm in Friendly 214 

Chapter Chair: Casey Scofield,
Campus Organizer: Jacob Wyant,

OSPIRG is effective because we teach students the skills they need to get their voices heard on campus and in Salem and Washington D.C. Get involved to make a difference, gain skills, build your resume, and learn more about organizing models, coalition-building, lobbying elected officials, and working with the media.

OSPIRG is a statewide student-directed and student-funded non-profit that works on issues that affect all Oregonians. OSPIRG has been on the campus of the University of Oregon since 1971 when students worked together to bring about a new way of addressing important political issues. The organization was influenced by the idea that there are more problems than we should tolerate and more solutions than we implement. OSPIRG trains students to stand up to powerful special interests and to make tangible impacts in their campus community and beyond.



Winter 2017 Campaigns

This Winter, OSPIRG will be running public education and advocacy campaigns on five issues:

Hunger and Homelessness

As always, our hunger campaign works to fight poverty by doing community service to help combat hunger and homelessness in Lane County. This term we are planning to hold garden days, organize a door-to-door donation drive, host on-campus educational events and bring guest speakers to campus like Keith McHenry from Food Not Bombs.

Campaign Coordinator: Ivan Chen, 626-250-4844,

Weekly Meetings: Monday's at 6pm in Lillis 185

Protect Antibiotics

Antibiotics are fundamental to modern medicine. Unfortunately, the overuse of antibiotics on industrial farms is threatening public health. Right now we are working to protect our life-saving antibiotics and will be working to pass a bill through the Oregon Legislature that will regulate the use of antibiotics on factory farms in Oregon, making sure these medicines remain effective in the future.

Campaign Coordinator: Casey Scofield, (541) 521-1815,

Weekly Meetings: Tuesday's at 6pm in Lillis 111

Save the Bees

Our bees campaign will continue working to protect pollinators from toxic pesticides by working with Beyond Toxics to pass a bill that will regulate the use of neonicitinoid pesticides ("neonics") in Oregon as well as working to make the University of Oregon a "Bee Campus."

Campaign Coordinator: Katie Stafford, (408) 505-4745,

Weekly Meetings: Wednesday's at 6pm, in the EMU (in front of Townshend’s, text Katie)

Affordable Textbooks

Our textbooks campaign is going to continue building institutional support among professors and administration for "Open Textbooks", and to secure state funding for Open Textbook pilot programs at the University of Oregon and other public universities and colleges in Oregon.

Campaign Coordinator; Kendall Balchan, 760-989-1570,

Weekly Meetings: Wednesday's at 6pm in EMU 230

Renewable Energy

Students in our renewable energy campaign will be taking part in the statewide Renew Oregon coalition which is working to pass a bill in the Oregon Legislature that will limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that the largest corporations in Oregon can emit, and make the biggest polluters pay for their emissions.

Campaign Coordinator: Ellen Gardon, 914-621-2382,

Weekly Meetings: Thursday's at 6pm in Friendly 214


Chapter Vice-Chair Tan Perkins with Oregon Governor Kate Brown

OSPIRG Leaders past and present- with Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum

The best way to get involved with one of our campaigns is by becoming an OSPIRG intern! You can apply through the online form above or by emailing

You can also hear more about our campaigns by coming to chapter meetings every Tuesday at 7pm in Lillis 175 or by attending the weekly intern class on Fridays at 1pm in McKenzie 121.

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