Updates

Free resources without an expiration date

Publishers and education tech companies offering temporary free access codes, but using content with restrictive copyrights, has downsides. We want to make sure educators know about the high-quality resources that are permanently free to students, and ensure faculty independence and student data privacy.

Meeting student basic needs during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting campuses nationwide. Here are a few of the ways that institutions are stepping up to meet students’ basic needs in this moment of uncertainty: 

Student PIRGs call on states to adopt emergency absentee voting

While many states have plans to deal with emergencies like power outages, natural disasters and other one-off situations, very few states are currently set up to successfully run an election where large public gatherings, such as polling places, present a public health risk.

An update from OSPIRG Students

We are taking recommendations from college and university leaders and public health experts and taking proactive steps to mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19 in our campus and off-campus communities.

Oregon students bridging the partisan divide

We’re so proud of the amazing work our students have accomplished over the last year. But even as students are making progress at the local and statewide level, we wanted to highlight another unexpected source of progress: the federal level! Students… Read more

Dozens of Students at OSPIRG Lobby Day

On Monday, dozens of students from OSPIRG Students got the experience of meeting face-to-face with their elected leaders at our Annual Lobby Day in Salem. This year we advocated for solutions to plastic pollution, climate change, campus hunger, and student… Read more

Op-Ed: OSPIRG supports student activism

OSPIRG Students is a student-run non-profit that has been working for social change at the UO since 1971. Most students know us for our beloved “Save the Bees” and “Wildlife Over Waste” campaigns.