The Beaver Caucus builds legislative bridges between elected officials and supporters of higher education for the benefit of enhancing Oregon State University’s teaching, research and service.
We believe in the impact of higher education to improve lives, society and the economy.
We envision a future where Oregon policymakers and key stakeholders better understand and appreciate the value of higher education and support Oregon State University’s impact on accessible education, innovative research and statewide service.
The Beaver Caucus Boardis committed to supporting the work of the Office of the President and Government Relations, and campus leadership by educating, engaging and mobilizing key stakeholders in advocating for critical public policy objectives that support the viability of and access to higher education at Oregon State University.
We are aligned and a strategic partner with the Office of the President and Government Relations and a resource for Oregon State University leadership and key education stakeholders who seek to build relationships to “move the political needle” in Salem and Washington, DC towards sustainable funding for higher education.
We also intend to:
Build deeper, more strategic, long-term relationships with key state and federal elected officials, top staff and appointed leaders.
Build a reputation for The Beaver Caucus that is consistent with the gold standard of Oregon State University, the OSU Foundation and the OSU Alumni Association.
Deepen and advance relationships and serve as a resource to key on-campus and education partners.
Educate and engage a network of Oregon State University supporters who are committed to advocating on issues of higher education.