The Office of Precollege Programs (PCP) supports and oversees a wide range of programs designed to increase the success of Oregon’s youth. Programs ranging from afterschool clubs, to summer camps, to K-12 teacher professional development, focus on providing students from diverse backgrounds pathways to higher education. PCP also offers administrative services to enhance the collaboration, synergy and efficiency of programs in the OSU Precollege Education Network (OPEN). Our goals:

  • Provide positive youth development opportunities
  • Increase educational equity for all Oregon students
  • Maximize impact through statewide community collaborations
  • Sustain programming through collaborative funding ventures
  • Engage faculty and students in OSU's land-grant mission


In 2016 there were over 80 OSU youth-serving programs. Some of our impacts include:

Science & Math Investigative Learning Experiences Program

  • 2015-16 SMILE Clubs included 707 students, comprised of 44% Latino, 10% Native American, 15% other minority, 66% low-income, 81% first generation to college, and 58% female
  • 100% of SMILE club seniors graduated from high school this year, compared to 65% graduation rate for the Ontario school district
  • 65 K-12 teachers, 39 SMILE Clubs

Beaver Hangouts

  • 63 college student coaches, Skyping into 51 classrooms, serving more than 750 4th-12th grade students

Campus Field Trip Program

  • The Campus Field Trip program served 8,543 students, a 45% increase over last year
  • 1,123 teachers and parent chaperones, a 50% increase
  • 26,347 K-12 contact hours
  • Bilingual tours to over 1,100 students and their families

Mobile STEM Camps

  • In summer 2016, 18 mobile camps were offered across Oregon serving over 300 middle school students