Public Affairs works to expand public awareness of the University of Oregon, its programs, initiatives, and academic excellence.
The Public Affairs team serves the UO and campus community by providing support and guidance to across campus as potential issues arise. This support can include crisis communications strategy, media, and community relations. Staff acts as the public information officer for the UO Police Department and for the university during emerging events; facilitates interviews and media responses for university senior administrators; and works with central communications to develop communications strategies that advance major university initiatives, faculty and staff, and UO academic and research activities.
When a crisis arises, Public Affairs represents the UO’s interests by providing accurate and timely information to the campus community and media. Public Affairs staff are first responders for events and incidents on campus.
Public Affairs supports Government and Community Relations’ efforts to strengthen university relationships with business leaders, legislators, and influencers.
The University of Oregon is home to many elite researchers and experts in a variety of fields who are available for media interview and related requests. These experts are changing the way we think about everything from the drought to germs, and childhood obesity to sporting goods. They are reshaping the world through green chemistry, and examining life at the nano-scale. To book, submit a request.
The University of Oregon Media Relations team connects journalists with university experts and can be a resource for story ideas and information. Contact us to receive official university press releases and to request interviews with UO President Michael Schill and other university leaders.