As Oregon’s land grant university, OSU leaders, faculty, staff, students and stakeholders recognize the importance of considering and addressing major issues facing our world’s future. Climate change is one such issue. Oregon State conducts cutting-edge research, teaching and outreach on the subject of climate change, its effects and possible solutions. Over the past few years, a number of stakeholders have urged Oregon State University and the independent OSU Foundation to divest any university assets and Foundation endowment funds from direct holdings in fossil fuel companies, whose activities may impact the environment and have an effect on climate change.
Oregon State’s policies are set by the university’s Board of Trustees and guided day-to-day by the leadership of university. Policies of the OSU Foundation are determined by a separate, independent Board of Trustees and carried out by Foundation administrators.
This web page is intended to provide updates on considerations by Oregon State regarding the management of university financial assets; to offer updates by students and employees engaged in the advocacy group, OSU Divest; to provide links to the OSU Foundation for updates on the its actions and considerations; and to provide brief updates and links to stories on sustainability efforts, research, education and outreach at Oregon State.
Oregon State University administrators are evaluating how the university’s operating cash -- namely tuition, state of Oregon appropriations and bond proceeds -- are invested.
This web page is intended to keep stakeholders up-to-date on these conversations. Read More.
This organization is made up of Oregon State students, faculty and employees who support divestment.
“We envision a future of environmental, economic and social sustainability and justice in the face of climate change,” say student members of OSU Divest. “OSU, with its mission of ‘Advancing the Science of Sustainable Earth Ecosystems, Improving Human Health and Wellness, and Promoting Economic Growth and Social Progress’ can help.” Read More.
Information regarding the OSU Foundation’s investment considerations can be found here: Read More.