Believe It: The Campaign for Oregon State University

We live in a time when people yearn to believe in a better tomorrow. That's why we're here. We do the unbelievable so you can believe.

Let's do the unbelievable together.

Oregon State University publicly launched Believe It: The Campaign for Oregon State University, on Oct. 14, 2022, led by the OSU Foundation. 

This $1.75 billion campaign is the university’s second comprehensive fundraising campaign and the first to include engagement goals, aimed at strengthening the Oregon State community by growing and deepening the involvement of alumni and other supporters.

The Believe It campaign is guided by a steering committee of 12 alumni, donors and volunteers, and is co-chaired by Ruth Beyer, College of Liberal Arts, ’77; Jon DeVaan, College of Engineering, ’85, ’11 (Hon. Ph.D.); and John Stirek, College of Business, ’82.

Campaign goals

Education and student experience
$500 million / 28.5%
Undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowship and experiential learning

Finish in Four: Renewable scholarships for Oregon residents with high financial need will help them bridge the difference between the resources they have and the actual cost of an OSU degree – so they can graduate in four years with little or no debt.

Presidential Scholarships: OSU’s most prestigious and competitive merit scholarship, considered the university’s most important recruiting tool for high-achieving, in-state students.

Athletics Fund for Excellence: Conference realignment is changing the landscape of college athletics, but gifts will help maintain OSU’s competitive success and the holistic development of our student-athletes.


Exploration and discovery
$500 million / 28.5%
Faculty support funds, research and private grants

Provost's Faculty Match program

Outreach and community impact
$380 million / 22%
Programmatic support

Colleges and programs


Places and technology
$370 million / 21%
New facilities, renovations and equipment

Jen-Hsun Huang and Lori Mills Huang Collaborative Innovation Complex
PRAx: Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts
Completing Reser Stadium

1 million points of engagement
Mentoring, volunteering and advocacy 







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