These division units focus on addressing needs, challenges and opportunities across Oregon - and beyond - through community-based and professional education.
OSU Extension Service
OSU Extension engages the people of Oregon with research-based knowledge and education that strengthen communities and economies, sustain natural resources and promote healthy families and individuals.
You can find us serving in every county and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, providing information and expertise to help meet local challenges and help every Oregonian thrive — just as we have done for more than 100 years.
PACE partners with on- and off-campus stakeholders seeking resources related to continuing education, e-learning and online instructional technology. PACE programs offer the targeted professional development you need to succeed – wherever you happen to be.
Oregon State University's 2019-23 strategic plan (SP4.0): Transformation, Excellence and Impact articulates the university’s commitment to exceptional research, discovery, innovation and engagement — and to integrating that research and engagement mission to deliver a high-quality, globally relevant and affordable education that is accessible to all learners.
The Division of Extension and Engagement is central to advancing this integrated mission. Our strategic framework — which includes overarching distinctions, aims and strategies — aligns with each of the four OSU SP4.0 goals. It serves as an internal guiding light the units in this division can use when planning work, aligning program and team goals, and collaborating across OSU and with communities.
Learn about our division's strategic framework for its units, including the aims for each OSU strategic 4.0 goal, the strategies we use to reach them and outcomes of our efforts.
The division also leads and contributes to efforts that are increasing educational access and building individual and community capacity.
This collaborative strategy seeks to create better pathways to higher education for Black, Indigenous and Latino communities in the Portland area by weaving together community-based programs and OSU’s many programs serving students and their families. ACCESS OSU is co-developed and supported by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Division of Extension and Engagement, Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
The ten-month Leadership Development Program, Executive-Level, is for employees within the Division of Extension and Engagement and the College of Agricultural Sciences. Participants should have significant professional experience (2+ years) within their assignment and a documented record of performance that indicates potential success in an advanced or executive leadership position.
Rural Communities Explorer provides information, including data about community vitality and changes, to help OSU faculty, Oregon residents and policymakers make decisions about ways to engage in rural communities.