Updates

Thanks for a Great Winter Term ❄️

We started the winter with 100 excited attendees coming to our Kick Off Meeting. And we kept going from there! 1,000 Ducks signed the petition for 100% clean electricity and our Hunger and Homelessness campaign fundraised $4,000 for Huerto de la Familia and… Read more

Staying Safe during Spring Break

Spring is here! As the weather gets warmer, many of us may think back to a year when everything was normal and we could travel and have fun with our friends and family. Although this year is different, we can… Read more

Fixing the Broken Textbook Market, Third Edition

This national survey of more than 5,000 college students was taken in September 2020, and builds on similar surveys from 2013 and 2019. It offers a snapshot in time of student experiences, particularly those at four-year institutions, in the first full semester of the pandemic and points out more long-term problems that institutions and national leaders must work to solve.

OSPIRG Winter 2021 Newsletter

My name is Elizabeth and I’m a senior studying Planning, Public Policy and Management and am the University of Oregon Chapter Chair for OSPIRG. There’s so much exciting news to share! It was great to meet the 100 Ducks at… Read more

Student PIRGs 2020 Annual Report

We’re America’s largest generation, and we’re working for a better future. Here’s our 2019-2020 annual report.

Home Safe for the Holidays

As we approach the final weeks of the fall term, we’re all eager to get back home and celebrate Thanksgiving and have a normal holiday. But unfortunately, that cannot happen this year. According to the COVID Exit Strategy, all but one state is trending poorly, and the country as a whole has seen its highest reports of new cases in the past few weeks.

UO joins Pac-12 Voter Challenge to help spur election turnout

UO students, faculty members and staff can up their voter engagement game through Pac-12 Voter Challenge. To encourage more people to register and turn out to vote, the University of Oregon has joined the All IN Campus Democracy challenge to encourage greater student participation in voting and civic life.

Get the Ducking Vote Out

A politician who’s popular with the youth vote is sometimes a blessing and a curse.  Take Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign. Back in February, Sanders had support from 50 percent of college students, according to a poll from Chegg/College Pulse.… Read more

Youth virtually engage their peers on National Voter Registration Day

Eugene, Oregon — Although COVID-19 has reshaped the election landscape in 2020, as in the past, motivated young Americans are leading the efforts to mobilize their communities this fall, even with minimal face-to-face interaction on campus. On National Voter Registration Day (Tuesday, Sept. 22), college student leaders with the OSPIRGs’ New Voters Project will raise their peers’ awareness over social media, organize diverse coalitions of student groups and hold virtual events in an online effort to register thousands of students to vote.