With any nonprofit, there is a board which sets the mission, strategy, priorities, and budget for the nonprofit. OSA’s boards are college students. We also have a staff that answers to our Executive Director, and the Executive Director answers directly to our students and is managed by our student boards.
We have 3 boards:
The Board of Governors (BOG) is made of representatives from the elected student government at each member campus.
The Oregon Students of Color Coalition (OSCC) is made up of BIPOC student leaders from each member campus.
The Oregon Student Equal Rights Alliance (OSERA) is made up of LGBTQ+ student leaders from each member campus.
Our student boards propose and vote on priority issues, legislation, and campaigns OSA will work on. They also set our budget for the year, take part in planning events, and give feedback and direction to staff on what students want to see from the organization. When all three boards come together to make large decisions which impact the entire organization, they do it through the OSA General Assembly. The General Assembly (GA) is when all three boards meet as one body to vote on budget, bylaws changes, taking stances on legislation, and starting new campaigns.