Administrative units at the University of Oregon provide a network of student services that support success in the classroom and challenge students to develop as individuals through an array of cocurricular experiences.
Many support services, including the Office of the Dean of Students (541-346-3216), the University Health Center (541-346-2770), and the University Counseling and Testing Center (541-346-3227) provide emergency aid to students during regular office hours—8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
In addition, the University Counseling and Testing Center offers a crisis line staffed by mental health professionals, and the University Health Center offers a health nurse advice line when the centers are closed (541-346-2770, then press 1).
In case of any other emergency, dial 9-1-1 or call the UO Police Department (541-346-2919).
Penelope Daugherty, Director
677 E. 12th Ave., Suite 452
The University of Oregon affirms and actively promotes the right of all individuals to equal opportunity in education and employment at this institution without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other extraneous consideration not directly and substantively related to effective performance. This policy implements all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and executive orders. Staff members of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity are available to answer any questions about this policy and to assist members of the university community who believe they may have been treated in a manner inconsistent with this policy.
Erb Memorial Union, Suite 4
The Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) is the recognized representative organization of students at the university. Its network of committees, activities, and programs serves student needs and interests. The ASUO gives students the opportunity to plan and direct their own programs, to become involved in many aspects of university life, and to influence the decisions that affect the quality of education and student life at the university. Students who pay incidental fees are members of the ASUO.
Organization. The ASUO comprises three branches of student government—the ASUO Executive, the Constitution Court, and the Student Senate. Funding committees include the Programs Finance Committee (PFC), the Athletic and Contracts Finance Committee (ACFC), the Department Finance Committee (DFC), and the Erb Memorial Union Board (EMU Board).
Members of the senate and certain members of the PFC, ACFC, DFC, and EMU Board are elected. The remaining members of these bodies and the Constitution Court justices are appointed. Together these bodies provide governance, leadership, and representation for students.
ASUO Executive. The ASUO Executive comprises an elected president and vice president and hired staff members. The executive works on a variety of campaigns, projects, and events throughout the year.
The ASUO Executive office offers many opportunities for students to participate in programs, student government, and other aspects of university life. As the recognized voice of UO students, the ASUO administers more than 160 programs funded by incidental fees and more than twenty programs without such funding. A list of these programs can be found on the ASUO website.
Students also may get involved in student government by applying to the ASUO’s internship program. They intern with the ASUO Executive or the Student Senate and receive academic credit. For more information, e-mail the chief of staff: email@example.com.
Students also may apply for any of the eighty positions on twenty-six faculty-student committees. Those who are interested in sitting on one of these committees should request a list from the university liaison: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Senate. The twenty members of the ASUO Student Senate represent the constituent interests of students and act on matters related to the allocation and appropriation of incidental fees. The incidental fee is a self-imposed fee by which students finance activities and programs. Reflecting its two functions, ten members of the Student Senate are elected by major to represent academic departments, and ten are elected to serve on finance committees.
The ASUO Programs Finance Committee, the ASUO Athletic and Contracts Finance Committee, the Department Finance Committee, and the Erb Memorial Union Board individually develop budget recommendations for submission to the Student Senate every year during winter term. The Student Senate then votes to approve or deny these budget recommendations and forwards the final fee recommendation to the ASUO Executive. Once the budget has been approved, it is sent to the president of the University of Oregon. The final incidental fee budget is approved by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.
The Student Senate also hears special requests throughout the year on the use of surplus or over-realized funds. Six student senators serve as active members of the University Senate, the faculty body that sets general university policies.
ASUO Programs Finance Committee. This seven-student-member committee acts on matters related to the appropriation and allocation of incidental fees to ASUO programs, contracts, and some university departments. These groups submit their budget requests and, after public hearings on these proposals, the committee presents its recommendations to the Student Senate.
ASUO Athletic and Contracts Finance Committee. This five-student-member committee allocates funds to and negotiates contracts for student services, such as public transit access, athletics tickets, and student legal assistance. It also handles membership agreements in associations such as the Oregon Student Association and the United States Student Association. It presents its recommendations to the Student Senate.
Department Finance Committee. This five-student-member committee acts on matters related to the appropriation and allocation of incidental fees to some university departments. It presents its recommendations to the Student Senate.
EMU Board. This fifteen-member committee consists of students, faculty members, and EMU staff personnel. It is responsible for allocating budgets to EMU programs and services and presenting its budget recommendation to the Student Senate. The board also allocates space in the EMU and advises staff members on its management and administration.
Constitution Court. The Constitution Court is a five-member body appointed by the ASUO president. It serves as the court of appeals for the ASUO and has the authority to rule on questions arising from the ASUO Constitution or rules promulgated under it. This power of review covers almost any action by ASUO government bodies, programs, and individual students that fall under the ASUO Constitution.
Daniel Pascoe Aguilar, Director
220 Hendricks Hall
The University of Oregon Career Center is the primary campus resource for students and alumni seeking career direction, full-time and part-time employment, and internship opportunities.
Career Planning. Career planning services help students clarify career goals. Individual counseling and career assessment services are available to help students select majors to advance their goals.
The career resource area houses a collection of career and employment resources. Information is provided about local, regional, and national internship programs.
Employment Services. Each year more than 17,000 jobs—part-time, full-time, work-study, summer, international, internship, and education—are listed in the UO-JobLink system.
Students activate their record in UO-JobLink and access all opportunities online. In addition, job search agents can be set to match opportunities with student interests and résumés can be reviewed online. The on-campus recruiting program brings more than 200 employers to campus each year, and three major career fairs are held annually.
Workshops and seminars teach résumé writing, interview skills, and job-search strategies. Panels of industry experts demystify the world of careers and employment and offer job-search advice. Career couselors are available on a daily basis to assist individuals in this process.
Currently enrolled students are encouraged to use the Career Center’s services throughout their education. There are no additional fees for these services and programs.
For more information, see the Academic and Career Planning and Employment Services sections of this catalog.
Shelly Kerr, Director
University Health, Counseling, and Testing Center Building, Second Floor
1590 E. 13th Ave.
The University Counseling and Testing Center provides mental health services to currently enrolled UO students, testing services, and training and supervision to graduate-level therapists. Most therapy programs and services are covered by the student health fee. Additional charges exist for psychological and educational testing, mandated drug and alcohol programs, and failing to cancel appointments in advance. A professional support and crisis line is available when the center is closed.
Counseling: 346-3227. The center provides brief individual therapy, support and therapy groups, and workshops to UO students. Issues commonly addressed include depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, relationship concerns, psychosis, mania, identity development, body image concerns, eating disorders, grief and loss, and many others. Counselors and psychologists provide consultation to members of the university community and offer educational outreach to students, faculty and staff members on issues relevant to student mental health. Hours of operation are listed on the center website.
Testing: 346-3230. The testing office schedules, coordinates, and administers required placement examinations, Credit by Examination programs, and proctored academic tests as well as national computer-based testing programs such as Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Graduate Management Admissions Tests (GMAT), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), and Praxis, California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), and Oregon Educator Licensure Assessment (ORELA) teacher-certification tests. In addition to its computer-based testing program, the Testing office organizes the on-campus administration of the paper-and-pencil American College Testing Assessment (ACT), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), and the SAT (known previously as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, then the Scholastic Assessment Test). Students and community members taking online, distance-education courses are also able to have their examinations proctored at the Testing Office. The office also coordinates with the Accessible Education Center for extended-time academic examinations.
Registration materials and information are available on the office website, testing.uoregon.edu, or by e-mailing a request to email@example.com. The Testing Office is located in 270 University Health, Counseling, and Testing Center Building. Tests are administered by appointment. Visit the website for hours of operation.
Arlyn Schaufler, General Manager
895 E. 13th Ave.
The Duck Store (formerly the University of Oregon Bookstore), located just west of the campus, is open daily Monday through Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 to 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Special hours apply during term breaks and holidays. Check the website for exceptions.
The Duck Store comprises five divisions: the Literary Duck (bookstore); the Digital Duck (computer supplies); the Creative Duck (art supplies); the Spirit Duck (UO-related apparel and memorabilia); and the Duck Stop (specialty coffee bar).
The Duck Store was established in 1920 as a cooperative and is now run as a nonprofit organization owned by UO students and members of the faculty and classified staff. Policy is decided by a board of directors composed of eight students, two faculty members, and one classified staff member. The directors are selected in annual elections by the membership.
The Duck Store offers no-charge check cashing, ATM machines, free notary public service, postage stamp sales and a mail drop, a self-service photo copier, UPS package service, and fax service. The store also provides the university community with graduation regalia and announcements. Public restrooms are located in the lower lobby, and benches and bicycle parking are located just outside.
The Literary Duck offers course book rentals and e-books as well as traditional textbooks. University of Oregon students, faculty, and staff receive at least 10 percent off the publisher’s list price on all course books. Students may resell their books at any time. For the best prices and buy-back dates, visit http://uoduckstore.com/literaryduck. Dates are posted on the Duck Store website. Each year the board of directors reviews the book discount. Thousands of book award and school supply scholarships have been awarded since 2003. For more information on the awards program, visit the website.
Author events. The Duck Store hosts literary events within the store and in the campus community. These events are often free and open to the public. Times, dates, locations, authors, and event summaries can be found at the Literary Duck blog, http://www.literaryduckblog.org.
Fiction Book Club. The bookstore’s Fiction Book Club brings together book lovers in the community to read and discuss fine literature. Club members receive a 25 percent in-store discount on featured books.
Art and school supplies. The Creative Duck in the store basement houses school and office supplies and a wide variety of art and architecture materials. Local artists frequent the Duck Store for its extensive selection of art supplies and the personal service from its knowledgeable staff.
The art and school supplies department hosts Stop-in Studios with experienced local artists. These are free art demonstrations for students and members of the faculty, staff, and community. Artists share their trade secrets and experience, and special sales are offered on the day of the demonstration. Times, dates, locations, artists, and event summaries can be found at http://uoduckstore.com/creativeduck.
Computers and software. The Digital Duck provides computers, software, and technology solutions for the UO community. Low educational prices on hardware and software are available for UO students, faculty, and staff. The computer department also provides a Kodak instant-print kiosk and fax services.
The Duck Stop gourmet coffee and espresso counter features specialty coffee drinks, food, and snacks. All tips go to local charities.
Sportswear, gifts, and cards. The Spirit Duck carries the latest UO sportswear, gifts, and Oregon memorabilia. Duck Store outlets are located at Autzen Stadium, Valley River Center, and on campus. Profits return to campus and support the discount on course materials, and help other campus units provide benefits for UO students and alumni. Visit the Duck Store main floor for a fun selection of unique gifts, greeting cards, and magazines, or visit the main website.
The Duck Store serves the John E. Jaqua Law Library with the Court Café, selling coffee, beverages, and food. Students can pick up law course packets and books, send faxes, and have film developed. Court Café hours can be found on the Duck Store website.
For the convenience of students, alumni, and friends of the university outside the Eugene area, the Duck Store sells university sportswear and insignia merchandise at the University of Oregon facility at the White Stag Block in Portland, the Washington Square Mall in Tigard, the Clackamas Town Center in the Portland Metro area, and the Bend River Mall in Bend. For directions to any of these locations, visit http://uoduckstore.com/about/findastore.php.
The Duck Store online is a great resource for reserving course books, ordering merchandise and gifts, subscribing to free newsletters, finding information about current events, and much more.
Wendy Polhemus, Interim Director
1228 E. 13th Ave.
The Erb Memorial Union (EMU) is the community center for the University of Oregon. A department of the Division of Student Affairs, the EMU provides facilities, services, and out-of-classroom opportunities that enrich the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities for the UO community, offering students extracurricular activities that are an integral component of their education.
In addition to the programs and services listed below, the EMU houses a variety of food service options, student lounges, a pool hall, the Campus Copy Center, the photo ID office, the Oregon Daily Emerald campus newspaper, the Mills International Center, a computer lab, art galleries, automated teller machines, the university lost-and-found, a convenience store, an information center, and the UPS Store.
The EMU is an auxiliary enterprise of the university and is funded through student incidental fees and earned income.
The Erb Memorial Union Board of Directors is responsible for making general policy decisions and long-range plans for the Erb Memorial Union. The board allocates the EMU’s multimillion dollar budget, assigns space for student organizations, and advises the EMU staff in the union’s management and administration. The sixteen-member board comprises twelve students, three faculty representatives, and one EMU staff representative.
The ASUO is the student governing body at the University of Oregon. With more than 150 student organizations, the ASUO offers students many opportunities to direct their own programs, become involved in every aspect of student life, and influence the decisions that affect the quality of education at the UO. Many of these programs have offices in the building, including the Women’s Center, Multicultural Center, Survival Center, Men’s Center, Designated Driver Shuttle, and the Nontraditional Student Union. For more information, see the Associated Students of the University of Oregon section of this catalog.
Club Sports is a co-ed, competitive, recreational program designed to give students an athletic alternative to existing intramural and intercollegiate programs. The forty-eight Club Sports teams offer a variety of activities that hone students’ athletic skills and give them opportunities to represent the University of Oregon in intercollegiate competition across the nation. With the support of two professional staff members, Club Sports teams are initiated and administered by students. Individual club coordinators take responsibility for their teams, while a five-member executive committee oversees allocation of program funds, the future direction of the program, and disciplinary action for team violations. For more information, call 541-346-8025, or visit the website at clubsports.uoregon.edu.
The Craft Center offers workshops in ceramics, woodworking, glassblowing, jewelry, fibers, painting, photography, silkscreen, glass torch working, and many areas of the visual arts in a collaborative environment designed to enhance the student experience in a creative atmosphere free from grades and assignments.
Well-equipped studios are available for use with the purchase of a term pass or day-use fee. Materials and supplies are sold for each studio area. The center's six professional staff members, thirty-five instructors, and thirty student staff members are excellent resources for students' artistic projects. For more information, call 541-346-4361, or visit the website at craftcenter.uoregon.edu.
The Cultural Forum presents cultural events in music, film, performing arts, contemporary topics, and the visual arts that reflect the diverse interests of students and encourage a social and educational exchange for both the campus and greater Eugene community. With the support of three professional staff members, twelve student coordinators initiate, negotiate, and promote all forum events and art shows. For more information, call 541-346-4373 or visit the website at culturalforum.uoregon.edu.
Fraternity and Sorority Life is a leadership and social development initiative housed in the Holden Center. UO fraternities and sororities offer a wide range of opportunities for student development and involvement focusing on leadership, service, academic achievement, and brotherhood and sisterhood. Since all chapters are self-governing, members can gain experience in a variety of leadership roles. For more information, call 541-346-1146.
The Holden Leadership Center supports the broader university mission by helping students learn to question critically, think logically, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically. For more information, see the Holden Center section of this catalog.
KWVA is the campus radio station, broadcasting at 88.1 FM and on the Internet. KWVA broadcasts twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. Programs are produced at KWVA in the Erb Memorial Union, and include music, news, and sports. Students and nonstudents are welcome to participate as DJs and as news, sports, production, and marketing volunteers. No experience is necessary. For more information, call 541-346-4091 or visit the website, http://kwvaradio.org.
Moss Street Children’s Center provides developmentally appropriate child care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school children in kindergarten through the fifth grade. Priority for child-care services is given to enrolled students; however, members of the UO faculty and staff, as well as community families, may also enroll if space is available. Scheduling is sensitive to academic changes (e.g., breaks, finals) and flexible to accommodate course work. Many students work in the program as employees or volunteers and receive practicum credit through various academic departments. The center is located on the edge of campus at 1685 Moss St. For more information, call 541-346-4384 or visit the website, moss.uoregon.edu.
The Outdoor Program offers low-cost, cooperative activities such as hiking, rafting, kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing, skiing, and snowboarding. The program also offers low-cost equipment rental, a wilderness resource center, instructional clinics, and bike loans, and hosts numerous events on campus. The Outdoor Program "Barn," home to the equipment rental and bicycle-loan program and a bike maintenance shop, is located five blocks from the EMU, at the corner of University Street and East 18th Avenue. For more information, call 541-346-4365 or visit the website at outdoorprogram.uoregon.edu.
This office facilitates the planning and support for all nonacademic use of UO buildings, rooms, and out-of-door spaces on campus, spending a significant amount of time coaching and helping student groups navigate the campus policies and offering advice on best practices for running their events. For more information, call 541-346-6000 or visit the website at scheduling.uoregon.edu.
This office provides a full range of ticketing and box office services for university student groups and departments, including the University Theatre, UO School of Music and Dance, and Oregon Bach Festival. As a sales outlet for Ticketmaster, TicketsWest, Hult Center, WOW Hall, and Matthew Knight Arena, the Ticket Office sells admission for a broad range of events in Eugene, Portland, and throughout the Pacific Northwest. For more information, call 541-346- 4363 or visit the website at http://tickets.uoregon.edu.
Dana Mills, Director
University Health, Counseling, and Testing Center Building
East 13th Avenue and Agate Street
The University Health Center provides comprehensive primary health care services for currently enrolled UO students who have paid student fees. These services are provided by a highly qualified staff that includes board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners, a dentist, registered nurses, laboratory and x-ray technicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, pharmacists, dental hygienists, health educators, and support staff.
Hours of Operation. The University Health Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, fall through spring terms. Summer session hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed weekends. The health center is closed between terms except for transfer of existing valid prescriptions and release of medical records.
Appointments. Students are encouraged to make appointments for outpatient care by calling 541-346-2770 during weekday hours. Students who call prior to 10:00 a.m. are given priority for same-day appointments.
A nurse advice line is available when the heath center is closed in the evening, on weekends, and between terms; call 541-346-2770.
Local emergency rooms and after-hours clinics are available for emergency and immediate care when the health center is closed (see below under Charges).
Charges. The University Health Center charges a nominal fee for clinician visits. Additional fees apply for laboratory tests, x-rays, procedures, medications and prescriptions, immunizations and injections, dental procedures, and other special services and supplies. Every effort is made to keep these charges low.
Students who are referred for medical services not available at the University Health Center or who use medical services outside the center are fully responsible for all expenses.
Health Insurance. International students are required to have health insurance. All students are strongly encouraged to have health insurance. Health center staff members can explain how to obtain an itemized statement for insurance purposes, but the center does not bill insurance companies directly. Information about the optional health insurance plan offered by the university can be viewed at the health center website.
Measles and Mumps Immunization Requirement. By state law, students born after December 31, 1956, must show proof of two MMR vaccinations or other acceptable proof of immunity to measles and mumps. International students must show proof of at least two MMR vaccinations or other acceptable proof of immunity to measles and mumps prior to registering for their first term (see the health center website for additional information). U.S. students are required to show the same proof of measles or mumps immunization before the beginning of their second term at the university. An MMR vaccination is available from the health center for a fee.
All medical care and treatment provided at the University Health Center is confidential. Medical records, patients’ bills, and other patient information are released only with the specific written authorization of the patient, unless required by law.
The University Health Center is a member in good standing with the American College Health Association and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
For more information, visit the health center website.
Rian Satterwhite, Director
Erb Memorial Union, Suite 17
The Holden Center (formerly the Ambassador Glen and Mrs. Gloria Holden Leadership Center) serves the University of Oregon community as a clearinghouse for leadership development opportunities, community service, and civic engagement activities. The center staff strives to help students get involved on campus and in the community, providing resources and support for those who want to make a difference. Through its structured curriculum, leadership programming, general advising, and service-learning offerings, the Holden Center encourages and supports students in their efforts to create positive change in the world.
For more than 100 years, University of Oregon fraternities and sororities have played an active role in the campus community. The fraternity and sorority community is the largest student organization on campus. Membership provides a wealth of personal development through academic support, leadership activities, athletic recreation, social networking, and community service programming. Fraternities and sororities provide an environment that enhances the learning experience on campus and in the broader community. Many chapters reside in privately owned and operated houses off campus. Greek students strive to highlight the finest qualities among Oregon undergraduate men and women: scholarship, leadership, civic engagement, and friendship. For more information, call 541-346-1153 or visit the website at fsl.uoregon.edu.
Rob Mullens, Director
Len Casanova Athletic Center
2727 Leo Harris Parkway
Dana Altman, men’s basketball
Tara Erickson, women’s soccer
George Horton, baseball
Chip Kelly, football
Vin Lananna, men’s and women’s cross-country, track and field
Jen Larsen, women’s lacrosse
Casey Martin, men’s golf
Jim Moore, volleyball
Felecia Mulkey, women’s stunts and gymnastics
Ria Quiazon, women’s golf
Paul Reber, women’s tennis
Nils Schyllander, men’s tennis
Paul Westhead, women’s basketball
Mike White, softball
Intercollegiate athletics at the university is an integral part of the institution. Opportunities to participate in athletics are offered to students of both sexes.
The university has a rich heritage in men’s intercollegiate athletics, one that includes six National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) track-and-field championships, six NCAA cross-country championships, and the first-ever NCAA basketball championship in 1939. University women earned national cross-country titles in 1983 and 1987 and the outdoor track-and-field crown in 1985. The men claimed NCAA track championships in 1962, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1984, and 2009 as well as cross-country title in 1971, 1973, 1974, 1977, 2007, and 2008.
Success in sports has made Eugene and the university an attractive site for national championships. The university has been the host for collegiate national championships in men’s and women’s track and field, women’s basketball, gymnastics, wrestling, and golf.
Eugene was the site of the 1972, 1976, 1980, and 2008 Olympic Team Trials in track and field, and will host the Olympic trials again at Hayward Field in 2012. In addition, the University of Oregon has hosted nine NCAA meets and seven U.S. national championships.
Men’s and women’s teams in various sports have won conference and regional championships. Many university athletes have won individual national titles and participated in the Olympic Games, World Championships, and other major competitions.
Emphasis on academics and athletics has resulted in the university accumulating sixty-seven Academic All-Americans, four NCAA Top-Eight awards, and twenty-seven NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipients.
The university fields eight sports for men and eleven for women. Men’s sports are baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field. Women’s sports include basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. Stunts and gymnastics is the latest addition to the women’s side; intercollegiate competition began during 2009–10. Women’s intercollegiate athletics, organized in 1973, joined the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in 1977.
The University of Oregon belongs to the NCAA; both men and women compete at the Division I level. The longtime organizer of men’s athletics, the NCAA, began sponsoring women’s championships in the 1981–82 season.
The university also belongs to the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10). Other members of the Pac-10 are Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, USC, California, Stanford, Oregon State, Washington, and Washington State.
The UO football program—participants in twenty-three bowl games since the 1916 season—has been selected for seventeen postseason appearances in the last twenty-one years, including the 2002 victory at the Fiesta Bowl, which gained for the university the nation’s number two ranking, and the 2010 Rose Bowl.
Pac-10 schools have captured more NCAA titles than any other conference in the nation.
The Duck Athletic Fund, the fundraising arm of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, has as its primary mission the funding of athletic scholarships. Home offices are in the Len Casanova Athletic Center on the UO campus; call 541-346-5433. There are branch offices in Bend, Medford, and at the University of Oregon in Portland. The Bend branch is at 425 Powerhouse Dr., Suite 201; call 541-318-9983. The University of Oregon in Portland is at 70 NW Couch St.; call 503-725-3825.
164 Oregon Hall
The Office of the Dean of Students helps students derive full benefit from their university experience by providing education and support programs and services, working to ensure that all students are supported and accepted, minimizing the obstacles to student success, and celebrating the accomplishments of individuals and the campus community.
Chicora Martin and Kari Herinckx, Coordinators
The purpose of the Bias Response Team is to ensure a just campus. It obtains information and responds to incidents of bias on campus and in the community. Filing a report of bias with the response team adds information that helps improve the climate on campus and in the community. The report form is available on the student life website.
Caitlan Hendrickson, Director
Services include mediation, facilitation, interpersonal communication coaching, and other related services. The program’s workshops present basic conflict resolution skills. Conflict Resolution Services coordinates the Neutral Observer Program, which provides trained observers at campus events. The presence of observers provides for unbiased witnesses in the event that conflict escalates. Services are confidential and free for students.
Kari Herinckx, Director
Diversity Education and Support provides support programs that enhance the educational, cultural, and social development of students with a special emphasis on the unique needs of students of color and historically underrepresented and marginalized student groups. It acknowledges, celebrates, and promotes the diverse cultural experiences of each member of the university community, strives to build collaborative relationships, and advocates for social justice.
Sarah Smith-Benanti, Interim Director
The Office of the Dean of Students offers programs that promote and foster continued participation between students, parents, families, and members of the university staff, resulting in a vibrant campus community. The UO Parent and Family Association serves as a forum for parents and families in this process. Timely information about the university experience is provided to members through a monthly e-newsletter titled Connections. In addition, Family Programs sponsors an official family weekend each term of the academic year and facilitates programs for parents of first-year and transfer students during IntroDUCKtion and Week of Welcome. Another role of the Office of the Dean of Students involves coordinating the spring and summer commencement ceremonies.
Gretchen Jewett, Director
Nontraditional students—older students, students who are reentering the university after a break, student parents, and veterans—are offered support and assistance specific to their needs.
See the Honors at Oregon section of this catalog for information about honorary societies, outstanding-student awards, scholarships and prizes, and the Dean’s List.
Chicora Martin, Director
Understanding and acceptance are essential to creating a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally students and members of the faculty and staff. This program develops and provides educational services related to homophobia and heterosexism; assists student organizations and academic units in bringing speakers to campus for educational programs; serves as a referral source for and provides consultation to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community; offers support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their heterosexual allies; and acts as a liaison between the university administration and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
Abigail Leeder, Director
The Sexual Violence Prevention and Education program utilizes a variety of initiatives to educate and build awareness around complex issues of sexual and dating violence at the University of Oregon. Specific programs include the Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention and the Sexual Wellness Advocacy Team. The program also provides support for survivors of sexual and partner violence.
Carl Yeh, Director
The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards protects the rights, health, safety, and well-being of every member of the university community while protecting the educational objectives of the university. The program handles complaints related to academics made against students by other students and by faculty or staff members.
A faculty-student committee has primary responsibility for formulating and evaluating student conduct policies and procedures.
Jennifer Summers, Director
The Substance Abuse Prevention and Student Success program addresses the problem of high-risk drinking and substance abuse on the UO campus and its interference with students' academic and personal success. With evidence-based, comprehensive, and coordinated efforts, staff members of the program collaborate with campus and community partners to provide alternative programming and services to students.
Gwen Bolden, Director
The Department of Parking and Transportation provides parking options and promotes transportation alternatives for faculty and staff members as well as students and visitors at the University of Oregon. The department's mission is to provide equitable and high-quality service within the scope of available resources. Its goal is to develop and improve transportation demand management by
Carolyn McDermod, Interim Chief
2141 E. 15th Ave.
The University of Oregon Police Department (UOPD) is responsible for the general safety of the campus community twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Its police and public safety officers are the primary law enforcement providers on campus, trained in accordance with standards established by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
UOPD receives its police powers under the Oregon Revised Statutes (Section 352.383). The department employs state-certified police officers and is currently in the midst of a five- to six-year transition to a fully functional police department. University police officers have the same authority and training as any other police officers in the state.
In addition, under the Oregon Revised Statutes (Section 352.385), UOPD public safety officers maintain limited police powers including stop-and-frisk authority and may make probable-cause arrests. An intergovernmental agreement with the City of Eugene provides UOPD officers with additional citation authority for certain violation and misdemeanor offenses under the City of Eugene Municipal Code (Section 4.035).
In compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus safety and security programs and services.
A copy of the university’s annual security report is available on the department website. This report includes statistics for the previous three years about reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of Oregon; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. The report also includes institutional policies about campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and sexual assault. The UOPD also administers the global access management system, provides consultation to campus partners on security systems, provides digital fingerprinting services, and leads the university’s facilities security program.
Armando I. Bravo, Recruiter
1685 E. 17th Ave.
Federally funded and sponsored by the University of Oregon, the High School Equivalency Program is a multicultural, bilingual, alternative education program for migrant and seasonal farm workers. The program offers services to students with a wide range of academic and language skills and provides instruction in social, academic, and critical-thinking skills necessary to pass the general educational development (GED) test and to be placed in college, job training, or employment. The program office is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Gail Unruh, Director
The McNair Scholars Program assists qualifying undergraduates in using the rich resources of the university to prepare for the challenges of graduate study leading to Ph.D. degrees. Eligible students (low-income, first-generation, or under-represented ethnic group members) receive academic and financial advising, tutoring, and paid research internships with faculty mentors.
In addition, through seminars and individual conferences, students research and select graduate schools, prepare for the Graduate Record Examination, conduct research, write and edit academic papers, and participate in scholarly presentations. The program also provides funding to help participants complete their undergraduate programs and to travel to conferences or visit prospective graduate schools. Supported by a federal Trio grant, the McNair Scholars Program is part of the University Teaching and Learning Center.
Carla Bowers, Coordinator
The University of Oregon is committed to making a university education affordable for lower-income Oregonians by promising to cover their tuition and fees for four years while they earn their undergraduate degrees. To help students achieve their academic goals and reduce their reliance on student loans, Pathway Oregon advisors help students develop goals, select majors, plan course loads, understand their financial aid packages, and increase their awareness of other campus resources. Eligibility is determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Deb Casey, Director
Student Support Services offers an integrated program of resources—tutoring, academic and financial advising, noncredit workshops, credit courses, and personal counseling—to students who meet qualifying criteria, who are committed to earning bachelor’s degrees, and who could benefit from program services to reach their academic goals.
Funded by a federal Trio grant, Student Support Services provides support to students who have a variety of skills and challenges, from those experiencing significant academic difficulties to others planning to attend graduate or professional schools. Eligibility is determined by parents’ educational levels, financial situations, disability factors, and academic need. Student Support Services, located in the University Teaching and Learning Center, is open weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Susan M. Eveland, University Registrar
220 Oregon Hall
The Office of Veterans Affairs, a unit within the Office of the Registrar, helps eligible student veterans, reservists, and military dependents obtain educational benefits in compliance with the procedures and regulations of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The office provides basic information about educational benefits administered by both the United States and Oregon veterans affairs offices.
Eligible student veterans should contact the veterans coordinator by telephone, e-mail, or mail as soon as they are admitted to the university. The mailing address is Office of the Registrar, 5257 University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403-5257. The veterans coordinator is available 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Jeffrey Magoto, Director
121 Pacific Hall
The Yamada Language Center is a language and technology center that serves the university community with teaching and learning tools for more than thirty foreign languages. The center is an active partner with the university’s language departments, and is home to two programs that focus on less commonly taught languages: the World Languages Academy and the Self-Study Language Program.
The center provides support services to training programs for teachers of second languages and English as a second language. As a research unit, the center brings together faculty members in second-language instruction, education, and related fields to work on individual and collaborative projects in second-language acquisition, teaching methodology, and the development of audio, video, and software instructional media. The center hosts workshops and seminars on topics related to second-language acquisition and instruction.
The center has an extensive collection of audio-video media and computer software, much of it located on the Virtual Language Lab, an online language-learning tool. The center’s lounge is open for group work and presentation practice, and also has reading material in a variety of languages.
1720 E. 13th Ave., Suite 119
The Student Alumni Association is an organization of students led by students that maintains University of Oregon traditions and serves the greater community. As the student arm of the UO Alumni Association, the organization seeks to
Karen Logvin, Director
677 E. 12th Ave., Suite 400
University Work-Life Resources, a program in Human Resources, assists students and employees in effectively balancing their personal, family, and community life with work and educational responsibilities. The office coordinates information about campus and community child-care options, resources for families and elder care, and university policies related to children and families. Staff members are available to consult with students, faculty members, and UO employees about child care and other family issues.
ASUO Student Child-Care Subsidy. Funded by student incidental fees, the program pays a percentage of child-care expenses for low-income students. UO-affiliated and licensed community child-care expenses are covered. More information and applications are available from the ASUO Executive office, Erb Memorial Union, Suite 4; call 541-346-0632.
231B William W. Knight Law Center
30 Prince Lucien Campbell Hall
64 University Health, Counseling, and Testing Center Building
161 McKenzie hall
311 Robert and Beverly Lewis Integrative Science Building
Five family and lactation support rooms each provide a private, intimate space for student, faculty, and staff mothers to nurse or express milk. UO parents may register to use the room for a term or for a year by contacting the director of Work-Life Resources.
This independent, nonprofit cooperative accepts children who are between the ages of eight weeks and eleven years. The center primarily serves families who live in Spencer View Family Housing but accommodates other UO student families, some UO faculty and staff member families, and community parents when space is available. Parents may reduce their costs through several cooperative options and may share in the center’s management through membership on the center’s board of directors.
This program accepts children who are between the ages of three months and eleven years. It is described more fully under Erb Memorial Union in this section of the catalog.
The center provides a comprehensive program of early-childhood education for children between the ages of eight weeks and eleven years.
Administered by Human Resources’ Work-Life Resources, the center primarily serves faculty and staff families. Student families are guaranteed priority access before community families.