You’ve been there for Oregon State University – cheering on the teams, proudly promoting its world-class research, remembering what it’s given you professionally and personally. Now, OSU needs your voice again.
What is our relationship with Oregon State University?
The Beaver Caucus is an independent 501(c)4 organization that receives no funding from Oregon State University. It is funded by alumni and friends who understand the importance of helping other alumni advocate for the university.
We do, however, collaborate with OSU leadership so that our legislative priorities and messaging are aligned with those of the university.
Why The Beaver Caucus?
With the creation of OSU’s independent governing board, shaping the future of our great university is now a responsibility we all share. So, it’s going to take an effort from everybody.
There is a new imperative to marshal the voices of our alumni and friends to advocate on the university’s behalf. Oregon must prioritize investment in higher education if OSU is going to expand its world-class reputation. Policymakers need to hear from us.
What is The Beaver Caucus?
The Beaver Caucus is a passionate group of Oregon State University alumni and friends who are committed to supporting our world-class research institution. We do this by providing a platform to communicate directly to Oregon state policymakers who are making critical decisions impacting OSU’s future.
Our communications are based on public policy objectives developed by university leadership and are delivered by alumni volunteers who understand their voice will make a difference in these state decisions.
Who runs The Beaver Caucus? What does it do?
The Beaver Caucus is an independent 501(c)4 organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Our board members have a rich history of service to the university, its Foundation and Alumni Association, and to its legislative advocacy.
We give OSU alumni and supporters a voice and a chance to be heard in the Oregon Legislature on issues that matter to the University. This may be a simple email, an appearance at a town hall meeting, committee testimony or one-on-one legislator meeting. It’s whatever you can do given your time availability and comfort level.