Help give UO students the holistic support they need to succeed in college and prepare for life beyond UO.
For #DucksGive 2019, the Division of Student Life is focusing on three main priorities that ensure Ducks can focus on their studies, build community on campus, and get the experience they need to be truly career-ready after graduation. By supporting these goals, you’ll be helping UO students take advantage of all the opportunities available to them, regardless of their background.
Student Health and Wellness
The Students in Crisis Fund supports UO students that have an unforeseen crisis that could otherwise derail their education. From replacing a laptop ruined in a flood to paying for a flight home after a death in the family, this fund offers a helping hand to students in need. The funds are distributed by the Dean of Students, and recipients are also connected to other resources such as counseling and academic support.
Career and Leadership Development
Experiential learning is crucial for career readiness, and internships are a great way for students to get work experience. However, many internships are unpaid, and for a student with limited financial means they may be out of reach. The Wilmot-Davidson Internship Support Fund provides money for students so they can participate in unpaid internships, regardless of their background.
Multicultural and Identity-Based Support
Community is deeply important to student success, and the Division of Student Life is committed to providing spaces and services for underrepresented students to connect. The Black Cultural Center, slated to open Fall 2020, will be a place for students to gather and celebrate Black culture and experience on campus. Gifts to this fund will help support the construction and maintenance of the 3,500-square-foot building at the corner of 15th Avenue and Villard Street.