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
  • Partner with OSU faculty and researchers in the broader impact and outreach efforts of their grants


In 2018 there were over 70 OSU youth-serving programs. Some of our impacts include:

Science & Math Investigative Learning Experiences Program

  • 2017-18 SMILE Clubs included 673 students, comprised of 41% Latino, 12% American Indian/Alaska Native, 1% Asian, 17% Multi-Racial, 90% low-income, 83% first generation to college, and 64% female
  • 65 K-12 teachers, 38 SMILE Clubs

Beaver Hangouts

  • 25 college student coaches, Skyping into 30 classrooms, serving more than 550 4th-12th grade students

Campus Field Trip Program

  • The Campus Field Trip program served 7,182 students, comprised of 50% minority and/or first generation to college, and 62% low-income
  • An additional 804 teachers and parent chaperones were also served
  • 17,690 K-12 contact hours

iINVENT Summer Camps

  • In summer 2018, 14 week-long and four 2-day invention, mobile camps were offered across Oregon serving 467 middle school students