Food and Housing Insecurity
OSA is partnering with Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon to pass HB 2835, which addresses the student food and housing insecurity crisis by creating funding for full time, dedicated positions to help students at each public college campus navigate SNAP and other basic needs resources.
Our Food and Housing Security Campaign meets Fridays at noon via Zoom, email gaby [at] orstudents.org for a calendar invite.
Financial Aid Investment
3 in 4 students who qualifies for the Oregon Opportunity Grant doesn’t receive it due to severe underfunding. We are asking the legislature to make an investment of $290 Million for the Oregon Opportunity Grant this biennium a top budget priority.
Our Financial Aid Access Campaign meets Tuesdays at 1pm via Zoom. Email Gaby [at] orstudents.org for a calendar invite.
We are working to pass HB 2919 to guarantee students have the right to know the total cost of required course materials before they register for classes.
Our Textbook Affordability Campaign meets Fridays at 4pm via zoom. Email Gaby [at] orstudents.org for a calendar invite.
Cultural Competency in Higher Education
We are working to make sure campuses meet the needs of all students in Oregon. We are working on implementation of our 2017 legislative victory, HB 2864, to ensure cultural competency standards for our colleges and universities. We are also working to pass HB 2590, the Student Voice Bill to ensure legislators take a serious look at affordability, equity, and access in our public postsecondary institutions. We will also be launching a podcast soon!
Our Cultural Competency Campaign meets Tuesdays at 2pm via zoom, email Gaby [at] orstudents.org for a calendar invite.
Support for DACA Students
With recent attacks from the federal government on DACAmented students, OSA is working to ensure enough institutional and state-level support exists for our DACA students. Email Gaby [at] orstudents.org to learn how to get involved.
Support for International Students
OSA is working to ensure International Students have the support they need at Oregon Institutions. Email Gaby [at] orstudents.org to learn how to get involved.
OSA is working with a Legislative Workgroup to ensure better funding and implementation for Career and Technical Education Programs to serve students at community colleges. Our CTE Campaign meets Wednesdays at 11 via zoom, email Gaby [at] orstudents.org for a calendar invite.