Partnerships in Your Community

Open Campus coordinators convene partners on important issues to increase economic well-being and community vitality while advocating for communities who have historically been excluded and marginalized. Community projects include community needs assessments, access to space for high-speed internet, adult diploma attainment, GED completion programs, access to community data like the Rural Communities Explorer, and more!






Rural Communities Explorer



Information to help local residents and policymakers make decisions about rural communities including vitality and changes in Oregon's communities.

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One Oregon Podcast

Many Stories, One State

In this new podcast, created and hosted by Open Campus, we share stories from around the state – to broaden and deepen our understanding of what it means to be an Oregonian.

In this upcoming season, you will hear from:

  • Valerie Switzler, who is preserving indigenous languages
  • Zachary Stocks, sharing stories from Oregon's history
  • Monserrat Alegía, with the importance of storytelling
  • Beth Emshoff, one of the founders of Open Campus
  • Maija Yasui, on her family's connection to the Japanese imprisonment in the US during WWII
  • Nick Johnson, embracing renewable energy in rural places
  • Joyce Senior Angulo and Adejoke Babatunde, engaging on women's public health in a culturally-responsive way

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Community Development Spotlight


Grant County Cybermill

Grant County CyberMill is an opportunity for remote workers, solo-entrepreneurs, those that want to work on their own, and others that desire occasional group interaction and meeting space. It is intended to encourage Adult Distance Learning, innovation and entrepreneurship, through providing the technology, workspace and environment necessary for success. Watch the video to the right for a snapshot!

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Responsive Engagement

Southern Oregon Spotlight

Watch to see a few examples of how Open Campus Coordinators across the state respond to site-specific, local, and current community needs.


Some of Our Unique Programs

Reach out to find out more about these and other college access support opportunities!


Grow Your Farm or Food Business

This program focuses on different topics each week to help you attain concrete, actionable next steps for growing your farm or food business; establishing relationships with a network of service providers; and giving you a cohort of peers, providing a network of ongoing support.

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Master Naturalist Program

If you want to learn about the natural history, ecology, and natural resource management practices of Oregon, become an Oregon Master Naturalist. The training takes place both online and on-location in Oregon’s beautiful outdoors.

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Leadership Development

Open Campus seeks to provide the framework to help current and future leaders of all levels develop and build upon their skills, whether they are OSU faculty and staff, students, or community members.

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Community Development & Engagement Coordinators

All of our statewide Coordinators provide community development and engagement support. Visit our county page to contact the coordinator in your area to find out more!

County Directory

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College Access

Building a path to college requires planning and support, which is why Open Campus is here to guide students throughout their education journey. College Access programs include Future Pathways, College Talk Tuesdays, Open Campus Hangouts, and College Access Summer Melt. Programs offer resources, mentoring, and advising to guide students throughout their college journey from high school through college graduation.

Career Prep and Exploration

Open Campus believes in the power of providing tools and resources that will help students and job seekers achieve their long-term goals. From career exploration events to industry-specific career snapshots, we strive to provide job skills, opportunities, and pathways to our community. From resumés to trade school, we can help!


Juntos (meaning “together” in Spanish) is designed to empower high school students and their parents to gain the knowledge, skills, and resources needed for academic success while working together to make college a family goal. Uniting with community partners, Juntos provides culturally relevant programming for 6-12th grade students and their parents.