|Oregon State University|
|Motto:||Open Minds, Open Doors|
|Endowment:||US $440 million|
|President:||Edward John Ray|
|Location:||Corvallis, OR, USA|
|Colors:||Black and Orange|
Oregon State University (OSU) is a coeducational, public research university located in Corvallis, Oregon, United States. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Dr Edward John Ray is an American economist who became the 19th president of Oregon State University on July 31 2003. A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Corvallis (kɔrˈvælɪs is a City located in central western Oregon, United States. Oregon ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A college town or university town is a community (often literally a Town, but possibly a small or medium sized City, or in some cases a Neighborhood School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by The Oregon State Beavers is a name shared by all sports teams at Oregon State University, a University located in Corvallis Oregon in the United States The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common Benny Beaver is the official mascot of Oregon State University. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects Corvallis (kɔrˈvælɪs is a City located in central western Oregon, United States. Oregon ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees and a multitude of research opportunities. There are over 200 academic degree programs offered through the university. A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of Higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing OSU's programs in nuclear engineering, ecology, forestry, public health, biochemistry, zoology, oceanography, food science and pharmacy are recognized nationally as top tier programs. Nuclear engineering is the application of the breakdown of atomic nuclei and/or other sub-atomic physics based on the principles of Nuclear physics. Ecology (from Greek grc οἶκος oikos, "house(hold" and grc -λογία -logia) is the scientific study of Forestry is the Art and Science of managing forests tree Plantations and related Natural resources. Public health is "the science and art of preventing disease prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts and informed choices of society organisations Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes in living Organisms It deals with the Structure and function of cellular components such as Zoology (from Greek ζῷον, zoon, "animal" + λόγος, " Logos " "knowledge" is the branch of Oceanography (from the greek words Ωκεανός meaning Ocean and γράφω meaning to write also called oceanology or Food science is a discipline concerned with all technical aspects of Food, beginning with Harvesting or slaughtering, and ending with its Cooking Pharmacy (from the Greek φάρμακον 'pharmakon' = drug is the Health profession that links the Health sciences with the chemical sciences  In recent years, OSU's liberal arts programs have also grown significantly. The term liberal arts refers to a particular type of educational Curriculum broadly defined as a Classical education. The College of Liberal Arts is now one of the largest programs on campus.  Over 200,000 people have attended OSU since its founding.  The Carnegie Foundation classifies Oregon State University as a "very high research activity" university. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Education, founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and Chartered in 1906 by an Act of Congress, is a 
Oregon State is one of 73 land-grant universities currently operating throughout the world. Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States that have  The school is also recognized as a sea-grant, space-grant and sun-grant institution, making it one of only two US institutions to retain all four designations and the only public university to do so (Cornell is the only other with similar designations). The sea grant colleges are a group of 30 US universities that are involved in the National Sea Grant College Program. The space-grant colleges compose a network of 52 consortia, based at universities across the United States, for Space -related research The Sun Grant Association is a group of five US universities that serve as regional centers of the Sun Grant Initiative, which was established by the U  In addition to Oregon State's many federally designated areas of research, the university receives more funding for research, annually, than all the state's other public higher educational institutions combined. 
OSU has more majors, minors and special programs than any other university or college in Oregon. 
A 2007 study, ranking the world's top 500 universities by academic merit, ranks OSU higher than any other university or college in Oregon. The Valley Library is the primary Library of the Oregon State University main campus located in Corvallis Oregon in the United States  In the study, Oregon State placed among the top 70 universities in the United States and was recognized as one of the top 150 universities in the world.  A 2007 ranking by STACK magazine placed OSU as one of the nation's top 50 universities in "academics, athletic opportunity and overall performance. " Oregon State was 29th overall and the only public university ranked in the state of Oregon. 
As a top tier forestry school, OSU is widely considered the nation's leader in the subject. Of the 53 forestry programs at North American universities; Oregon State University College of Forestry was ranked first by a 2006 survey, "…in the total number of professional publications, first in the number of 'citations' to those publications, and is perceived by academic colleagues as the leading forestry program in North America. "
Research has played an important role in the university's overall operations for much of its history. Most research is performed at the Corvallis campus, but an increasing number of endeavors are underway at various locations throughout the state and abroad. Current research facilities, beyond the campus, include the Seafood Laboratory in Astoria and the Food Innovation Laboratory in Portland. The City of Astoria is the County seat of Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Portland is a city located in the Northwestern United States, near the Confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers The university's college of oceanic and atmospheric sciences operates several state-of-the-art laboratories, including the Hatfield Marine Science Center and two oceanographic research vessels out of Newport. Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC is a Marine science research and education facility operated by Oregon State University (OSU in cooperation with five state Newport is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. It was incorporated in 1882, though the name dates back to the establishment of a  OSU also manages nearly 11,250 acres (45. 5 km²) of forest land, which includes the McDonald-Dunn Research Forest. 
The 2005 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education categorizes Oregon State as a, "Comprehensive Doctoral with Medical/Veterinary" university. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for classifying or grouping Colleges and universities in the United States This is one of only three such universities in the Pacific Northwest to be given this categorization. The Pacific Northwest is a region in the northwest of North America (the term refers to the land not the ocean In 2006, Carnegie also categorized the university as having "Very High Research Activity," which makes OSU the only university in Oregon to attain these combined recognitions. 
The National Sea Grant College Program was founded in the 1960s. The sea grant colleges are a group of 30 US universities that are involved in the National Sea Grant College Program. OSU is one of the original four Sea Grant Colleges selected in 1971. 
In 1967 the Radiation Center was constructed at the edge of campus, housing a 1. The Oregon State University Radiation Center (OSURC is a research facility that houses a Nuclear reactor at Oregon State University (OSU in Corvallis Oregon 1 MW TRIGA Mark II Research Reactor. The watt (symbol W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one Joule of energy per Second. TRIGA is a class of small Nuclear reactor designed and manufactured by General Atomics of the USA. This article is a subarticle of Nuclear power. A nuclear reactor is a device in which Nuclear chain reactions are initiated controlled The reactor is equipped to utilize Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) for fuel. Enriched uranium is a kind of Uranium in which the percent composition of Uranium-235 has been increased through the process of Isotope separation. Rankings published by U.S. News & World Report in 2005 placed Oregon State ninth in the nation in graduate nuclear engineering. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D Nuclear engineering is the application of the breakdown of atomic nuclei and/or other sub-atomic physics based on the principles of Nuclear physics.
OSU was one of the early members of the federal Space Grant program. The space-grant colleges compose a network of 52 consortia, based at universities across the United States, for Space -related research Designated in 1991, the additional grant program made Oregon State one of only 13 schools in the United States to serve as a combined Land Grant, Sea Grant, and Space Grant university. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States that have The sea grant colleges are a group of 30 US universities that are involved in the National Sea Grant College Program. The space-grant colleges compose a network of 52 consortia, based at universities across the United States, for Space -related research Most recently, OSU was designated as a federal Sun Grant institution. The Sun Grant Association is a group of five US universities that serve as regional centers of the Sun Grant Initiative, which was established by the U The designation, made in 2003, now makes Oregon State one of only two such universities (the other being Cornell University), and the only public institution with all four designations.
In 1999 OSU finished a $40 million remodel to the campus library. Known as the 'Valley Library', the totally remodeled building was selected by The Library Journal as their 1999 Library of the Year, the first academic library so named. The Valley Library is the primary Library of the Oregon State University main campus located in Corvallis Oregon in the United States Library Journal is a trade publication for Librarians It was founded in 1876 by Melvil Dewey (familiar as the inventor of the Dewey 
In 2001, the university's Wave Research Laboratory was designated by the National Science Foundation as a site for tsunami research under the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation. The National Science Foundation (NSF is a United States Government agency that supports fundamental Research and Education in all the non-medical The O. H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory is located on the edge of the campus and is one of the largest and most sophisticated laboratories for education, research, and testing in coastal, ocean and related areas in the world. O H Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory is a research facility in Corvallis Oregon, United States. 
The university's roots go back to 1856 when Corvallis Academy, the area's first community school for primary and preparatory education, was founded. The history of Oregon State University in Corvallis Oregon, United States, began in the era of the Oregon Territory. In 1858, the school's name was changed to Corvallis College and it was formally incorporated by members of the Freemasons.  The school offered its first college-level curriculum in 1865, under the administration of the Methodist Episcopal Church. For individual churches named Methodist Episcopal Church, see Methodist Episcopal Church (disambiguation The Methodist Episcopal Church, sometimes
On August 22, 1868, official Articles of Incorporation were filed for Corvallis College. Events 392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor. Year 1868 ( MDCCCLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap October 27, 1868, is known as OSU Charter Day, the day that the Oregon Legislative Assembly designated Corvallis College as the Agricultural College of the state of Oregon and the recipient of Land Grant fund income. Events 312 - Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross. Year 1868 ( MDCCCLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap The Oregon Legislative Assembly is the state legislature for the U Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States that have As part of this designation, the college was required to comply with the requirements set forth in the First Morrill Act. The name was changed to Corvallis State Agricultural College and was then authorized to grant the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Arts degrees. A Bachelor of Science ( BS, BSc or BSc in the UK; less commonly S A Master of Arts ( Latin: Magister Artium) is a Postgraduate academic Master's degree awarded by universities in a large The first graduating class was in 1870, granting Bachelor of Arts degrees.
In 1890 the college became known as Oregon Agricultural College (OAC). Orange was adopted as the school color, with black as the background. The Olmsted Brothers developed the first Campus Master Plan in 1909, emphasizing trees and an architectural harmony showcasing basic classical forms in brick. The Olmsted Brothers company was an influential landscape design firm in the United States formed in 1898 by stepbrothers John Charles Olmsted (1852-1920 and Frederick The current campus stays mostly integrated to this original plan, laid on a grid of wide, tree-lined streets with the well-spaced buildings highlighted by open lawns and tall, clustered trees.
The Division of College Extension was organized in 1911 with Ralph Dorn Hetzel as director and, in 1912, the first off-campus faculty were placed in Marion and Wallowa counties. The Army ROTC became active in 1917, replacing the original Cadet Corps formed by students studying Military Science. The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. ROTC links here For other uses see ROTC (disambiguation A Reserve Officers' Training Corps ( ROTC) ROTC produces officers in all branches Military Science is the process of translating National defence policy to produce Military capability by employing Military scientists including In 1919, OAC began a horticultural products processing program, the first of its kind in the United States. Accreditation was granted in 1924 by the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools. The Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools traces its history to 1917
1927 marked yet another name change, this time to Oregon State Agricultural College. The Oregon Unification Bill passed by the Legislative Assembly in 1929 placed the school under the oversight of the newly formed Oregon State Board of Higher Education. The Oregon State Board of Higher Education is the statutory governing board for the Oregon University System. Doctoral education was first provided in 1935 with the conferral of four Doctor of Philosophy degrees. "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. This year also saw the creation of the first summer session. The growing diversity in degree programs offered led to another name change in 1937, when the college became Oregon State Agricultural College. 
The university's current title, Oregon State University, was adopted on March 6, 1961 by a legislative act signed into law by Governor Mark Hatfield. Events 1079 - Omar Khayyám completes the Iranian calendar. 1454 - Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Mark Odom Hatfield (born July 12 1922 is an American politician and educator from the state of Oregon.
In 2007, Scott Reed was named the Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement as the Extension Service and Extended Campus were aligned under this new division.
The 577 acre (2. 34 km²) main campus is located in a moderately sized Oregon city and rests in the center of the fertile Willamette Valley. The Willamette Valley () is the region in northwest Oregon in the United States that surrounds the Willamette River as it proceeds northward from its emergence Although its surroundings are rural, the city is rapidly becoming more metropolitan and has seen recent periods of infrastructural and economic growth. This recent expansion is helping to provide the city with one of the highest standards of living in the state.  Corvallis, a city of 53,000 permanent residents, was recognized in 1996 as one of the most livable cities in America. 
Corvallis was most recently ranked as the 5th smartest university town in the United States. The 2008 ranking, by Forbes.com, was based on the percent of educational degrees residents living in America's cities have earned. Forbes is an American Publishing and media company Its flagship publication Forbes magazine is published bi-weekly Researchers found 47. 65% of Corvallis residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher, 5. 62% achieved a Ph. D while 1. 95% have earned other educational degrees. Over 93% of the city's residents have graduated high school, which is an unusually high statistic for any city nationwide.  In 1994 OSU was also rated the safest campus in the Pac-10 in a study of universities. The Pacific-10 Conference ( Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. 
An aerial view of the campus can be found on Google Maps.
OSU recently completed the construction of a branch campus located in Bend. Bend is the County seat of Deschutes County, Oregon, United States, and the principal city of the Bend Oregon Metropolitan Statistical This new branch campus is called OSU-Cascades Campus and offers students living in the more central regions of the state an opportunity to attend select classes at a campus location closer to their homes. The Oregon State University Cascades Campus ( OSU-Cascades) is a branch campus of Oregon State University located in Bend Oregon, United
The academic programs are divided among twelve colleges and two schools, each with a dean responsible for all faculty, staff, students, and academic programs. Colleges are divided into departments administered by a department head or chair. Each department is responsible for academic programs leading to degrees, certificates, options, or minors.
Some of Oregon State University's notable alumni include: two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling; scientist Milton Harris; two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Anderson; Pulitzer Prize winner George Oppen; NASA astronauts William Oefelein and Donald Pettit; computer mouse inventor Doug Engelbart; U-Haul founder Leonard Shoen; NVIDIA co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang; actor Michael Lowry; Manhattan Project staff member Paul H. Emmett; Hollywood Screenwriter Mike Rich; Northwest plywood manufacturing pioneer Thomas J. Autzen; Dollar billionaire and currently the richest person in Turkey, Hüsnü Özyeğin; One of the most prominent historians of American diplomacy William Appleman Williams; NFL stars Steven Jackson, 4-time pro bowler Chad Johnson, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Derek Anderson; Heisman Trophy winner Terry Baker; NBA World Champion and 9-time NBA All-Star Gary Payton, NBA World Champion A.C. Green; NBA World Champion and 1996 Slam Dunk Champion Brent Barry; World Series Champion Jacoby Ellsbury; Olympic high jump gold medalist and Fosbury Flop inventor Dick Fosbury; 2000 Playmate of The Year Jodi Ann Paterson; 2007 Playmate of The Year Playmate Sara Jean Underwood. Oregon State University's College of Engineering is a college within Oregon State University organized into four schools Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Oregon State University ( OSU) is a Coeducational public Research[[ university]] located in Corvallis, Oregon, United Oregon State University's College of Science is a college within Oregon State University consisting of 13 departments This is a list of notable alumni of Oregon State University, a University in Corvallis Oregon in the United States. This is a list of notable former and current faculty and staff members of Oregon State University (OSU, a four-year research and degree-granting Public university Linus Carl Pauling (February 28 1901 – August 19 1994 was an American Scientist, Peace activist, Author and educator. Milton Harris ( March 21, 1906 &mdash September 12, 1991) was a Scientist who founded the Harris Research Laboratories and Chris Anderson may refer to Chris Anderson (TED, curator of the TED Conference Chris Anderson (writer, author journalist editor-in-chief George Oppen ( April 24, 1908 - July 7, 1984) was an American poet best known as one of the members of the Objectivist William Anthony "Bill" Oefelein (IPA pronunciation ' oʊ fɛlaɪn (born March 29, 1965) is an American Naval officer and former Donald Roy Pettit (born 20 April 1955) is an American Astronaut, a veteran of a six month stay aboard the International Space Station Dr Douglas C Engelbart (born January 30 1925 is an American Inventor. Leonard Samuel Shoen (1916 - 1999 was an American Entrepreneur who founded the U-Haul Truck and trailer organization in Ridgefield Washington Jen-Hsun "Jensen" Huang ((born February 17, 1963) is a Taiwanese-American entrepreneur and businessman Michael Lowry (born March 20 1968 in Staten Island, New York) is an American actor best known for his role as Jake Martin on All My The World War II Manhattan Project developed the first Nuclear weapon (atomic bomb Paul Hugh Emmett ( September 22, 1900 - April 22, 1985) was an American chemical engineer born in Portland Oregon. Mike Rich (born 1959) is an American Screenwriter best known for his writing on sports-related films. Thomas J Autzen (1888 – 1958 was a German-American pioneer in Plywood manufacturing best known for establishing a philanthropic foundation to support the construction of Hüsnü Özyeğin (born 1944) is a Turkish businessman in the Finance sector and self-made billionaire William Appleman Williams (1921&ndash1990 was one of the 20th century's most prominent Historians of American Diplomacy. Steven Rashad Jackson (born July 22, 1983 in Las Vegas Nevada) is an American football Running back for the St Touraj (T J Houshmandzadeh Jr (born September 26, 1977 in Victorville California) is an American football player of Iranian Derek Matthew Anderson (born June 15, 1983 in Scappoose, Oregon) is an American football Quarterback for the Cleveland For the Canadian football player of the same name see Terry Baker (Canadian football. Gary Dwayne Payton (born July 23 1968 is an American professional Basketball player formerly in the National Basketball Association (NBA Brent Robert Barry (born December 31 1971) is an American professional Basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury (first name dʒəˈkoʊbi (born September 11, 1983 in Madras Oregon) is a Major League Baseball Outfielder The Fosbury Flop is a style used in the athletics event of High jump. Richard Douglas ("Dick" Fosbury (born March 6, 1947) is an American athlete who revolutionized the High jump using Jodi Ann Paterson (born July 31, 1975) is an American model, actress and former beauty queen For the word "playmate" in the common sense see its definition in Wiktionary. Sara Jean Underwood (born March 26, 1984) is an American model and Student.
Oregon State University is putting forth a major effort to develop entrepreneurship amongst its students. It's now the first public university to dedicate an entire building, Weatherford Hall, towards the subject. 
Located in the middle of campus, Weatherford Hall is one of the school's original dormitory buildings. The building is now home to the Austin Entrepreneurship Program (AEP TICK).  The program is designed to incubate a multitude of student businesses participating as members of the OSU Society of Entrepreneurs. 
The city that Oregon State University calls home is the seventh largest city in the state. Still, Corvallis is a relatively small community and many of the local events have a strong connection to the university. Corvallis is the name of two places in the United States of America Corvallis Montana Corvallis Oregon Oregon State has over 300 active student organizations and groups, the most of any university in the Oregon University System. "OUS" redirects here For the Ohio University branch campus in Ironton Ohio, see Ohio University Southern Campus. The campus is located only a few hours driving distance from any number of outdoor recreation opportunities. Several federal and state natural forests and parks make up popular student destinations. These include the Cascade Range, a rugged coastline, several large forests, a desert, and many rivers. Portland, Oregon's largest city, is 85 miles (137 km) north of the campus. Portland is a city located in the Northwestern United States, near the Confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers
The majority of older students at Oregon State University live off-campus, but on-campus housing is available and typically home to incoming freshmen. There are 12 residence halls (dormitories) on campus, which are organized into individual Residence Hall Associations (RHA). Dormitory typically refers in the United States to residence halls which are sleeping quarters or entire buildings primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for Residents make-up the membership and each association holds their own elections to select management over the hall government.
The LaSells Stewart Center is the conference and performing arts center for the campus. The LaSells Stewart Center is the Performing arts and conference center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis Oregon, USA Many famous speakers have graced the stage of the campus' main auditorium, Austin Auditorium, while the Corvallis/OSU Symphony plays their frequently. The OSU Office of Conferences and Special Events is located within the auditorium.
The University is host to a radio station, KBVR 88.7 FM, and a television station, KBVR TV 26, an award-winning student newspaper, The Daily Barometer, and an alternative newspaper, the OSU Liberty. KBVR (887 FM) is a student run Radio station broadcasting a Variety format The Daily Barometer is an independent campus newspaper of Oregon State University, in Corvallis, Oregon.
Two Oregon State students are members of the Oregon Student Association Board of Directors. The Oregon Student Association ( OSA) a non-profit organization was established in 1975 to represent serve and protect the collective interests of students in post-secondary
For more information on student life in Corvallis, Oregon check out the BeavRWiki. Corvallis (kɔrˈvælɪs is a City located in central western Oregon, United States. It is a wiki designed to provide information to OSU students and the campus community. A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content using a simplified Markup language.
In a 2008 national ranking based on academics, athletic opportunity and overall performance; Oregon State was chosen as one of the "premier" universities in America. The Oregon State Beavers is a name shared by all sports teams at Oregon State University, a University located in Corvallis Oregon in the United States This ranking, performed by Stack Magazine, places Oregon State 29th in the nation's "Elite 50" universities and uncontested within the state. 
The history of Oregon State athletics dates back to 1893, when "Jimmie the Coyote" was chosen as the college's mascot. The coyote (kaɪˈoʊti ˈkaɪoʊt ( Canis latrans) also known as the prairie wolf, is a Mammal of the order Carnivora  This was replaced by the beaver in 1910 (the beaver remains the school's mascot today). The American Beaver ( Castor canadensis) is a large semi-aquatic Rodent native to Canada, much of the United States, and parts of northern In 1915, the college became one of the four charter members of the Pacific Coast (Athletic) Conference. The Pacific Coast Conference ( PCC) was a College athletic conference in the United States which existed from 1915 to 1959
Football is played in Reser Stadium. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with Reser Stadium is an outdoor football Stadium on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis Oregon, United States. The current costumed mascot Benny the Beaver made his first appearance in 1952. Benny Beaver is the official mascot of Oregon State University. The next year, 1953, saw the opening of the football facility, Parker Stadium (now named Reser Stadium). Reser Stadium is an outdoor football Stadium on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis Oregon, United States. The Raising Reser campaign expanded the stadium from 35,000 seats to 46,200 throughout 2006-2007. You can watch a time lapse webcam of the expansion.
1962 saw OSU's (and the west coast's) first Heisman Trophy winner, quarterback Terry Baker. For the Canadian football player of the same name see Terry Baker (Canadian football. The University of Oregon is often seen as the school's key athletic rival, with the annual Civil War football game between the two teams being one of the nation's longest-lived rivalries. The University of Oregon (UO is a public, Coeducational Research university in Eugene Oregon, United States. The Civil War is the colloquial name for the annual College American Football game in the U
Trysting Tree is the name of Oregon State's golf course, dedicated in 1988, the tournament level course has been recognized by Golfweek magazine as one of the top five collegiate golf courses on the West Coast. Origins of the name A 'Tryst' is a time and a place for a meeting especially of lovers Its name is traced to a tree near Benton Hall where student couples would meet and make dates.
Basketball is held in Gill Coliseum, named after former Beavers coach Slats Gill. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Gill Coliseum is a 10400-seat multi-purpose Arena located on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis Oregon. Amory Tingle "Slats" Gill ( May 1, 1901 &ndash April 5, 1966) was a men's Basketball and Baseball coach The Civil War is one of the most contested rivalries in the nation. The Civil War is a College rivalry between Oregon State University and the University of Oregon.
Baseball is held in Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Goss Stadium at Coleman Field is a College baseball Stadium on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis. The OSU baseball team, managed by Pat Casey, won back-to-back NCAA Division I Baseball Championships in 2006 and 2007. Pat Casey (b 1959 in McMinnville Oregon) is the head coach for the Oregon State Beavers baseball team The NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Tournament is held each year from May though June and features 64 College baseball teams in the United States
Oregon State has a total of three NCAA championships. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations In addition to the two baseball titles, the Beavers won the 1961 NCAA Men's Cross Country Championship. NCAA Men's Cross Country Champions Division I The Division I championship race has been run at different distances In 1975, the men's rowing Varsity-4 with coxswain team won the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Collegiate Rowing Championships in Syracuse, New York, establishing a course record which stood for 15 years. GB coxless pair of Toby Garbett & Rick Dunn at Henley Royal Regatta 2004 The Intercollegiate Rowing Association runs the IRA Championship Regatta, which is considered to be the United States collegiate national Championship Syracuse (locally ˈsɛrəkjuːs sometimes ˈsɪrəkjuːs or /ˈsɪərəkjuːs/ by non-natives is a city in Central New York, USA.  In 2006, the Oregon State racquetball team won the USA Racquetball intercollegiate championship. Racquetball is a Racquet Sport played with a hollow Rubber Ball in an indoor or outdoor court 
Oregon State University is also home to the oldest Marching Band in the PAC-10. A marching band is in the broadest terms a group of performers that consist of instrumental Musicians and sometimes dance teams / color guard who generally perform The Oregon State University Marching Band was started in 1890 and has become a staple at Beaver Football games. The Oregon State University Marching Band, or OSUMB is the Marching band of Oregon State University, known as the "Spirit and Sound of OSU OSU football coach Mike Riley credits the marching band with 10 points at each home game and 6 at each away game.
As of 2007, the total student enrollment (undergraduate and graduate) at OSU was more than 19,700. In-state students continue to be the largest group, and contribute to 81 percent of the total campus population. Out-of-state students make up 14 percent, while international students account for the remaining five percent. 
In accordance with the University’s mission for diversity, many organizations, clubs, and departments have been formed, including the Office Of Community and Diversity and several cultural and resource centers.
Oregon State University has several cultural centers aimed at promoting diversity and supporting students of color, including the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, Native American Longhouse, Asian & Pacific Cultural Center, and the Centro Cultural César Chávez.
In addition to its mission of ethnic diversity, Oregon State University supports its lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population with a Pride Center.