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Community matters at the School of Public Policy. Our community includes diverse students and faculty, the city of Corvallis, the state of Oregon, and alumni around the world. Wherever you live, SPP offers opportunities to connect, learn, be moved, celebrate, and create together.
Visionary donations are funding the future of SPP. Every year, generous donors support students, faculty and programs across the college. Whatever your passion, a gift to SPP is a philanthropic investment that makes a world of difference. And options abound for gifts of any size to any SPP program.
OPAL provides opportunities for students to conduct research on real world policy problems in fields such as education, energy, climate change, and disaster response. Students use the quantitative and qualitative skills they have learned in class to provide support to clients facing substantive issues in the policy world.
Our projects address several different policy areas and bring community clients, students and researchers together.
Soon after completing his second term as Governor of Oregon in 1975, Tom McCall came to Oregon State University at the first occupant of the Tom McCall Chair in Public Affairs. He taught Political Science and Journalism classes during his one term on campus before returning to Portland and a position as a commentator on KATU-TV, Channel 2.