Student Groups

Get involved and gain valuable leadership skills –join a PPPM Student Group today!

Association of Fundraising Professionals, University of Oregon chapter (AFP)
AFP believes that to guarantee human freedom and social creativity, people must have the right to freely and voluntarily form organizations to meet perceived needs, advocate causes, and seek funds to support these activities. We are a group of undergraduate and graduate students who learn about and practice fundraising together—through activities such as educational speakers, networking with local professionals, and an annual fundraising project to benefit a charitable cause of our choice.

Emerging leaders in the Arts network (ELAN)
ELAN is a student-initiated organization committed to supporting prospective and continuing students – as well as alumni – through promoting constructive dialogue within the arts community and organizing related events and collaborative relationships reflective of the interests of current students. ELAN offers opportunities for students of all disciplines to discuss, contemplate, explore, study, debate, and promote art, creativity, and culture. As a collective, ELAN can be a supplemental source of knowledge, exchange, and professional development, providing a true forum for the continuation of the discussion that has been generated within classrooms, lectures, employment, internships, and life experiences.

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
The UO chapter of ICMA is the premier campus organization for local government professionals and partners. We discuss public management issues, host speakers, analyze current events, share internship experiences, and plan professional events. Join us! All are welcome.

LiveMove – Transportation and Livability Student Group
LiveMove is UO’s transportation and livability student group promoting walking, biking, transit and safe, fun, and affordable communities. We host speakers, volunteer in the community, and work on projects to improve our local transportation system.

Student Community Organization (SCO)
We engage U of O PPPM community through networking events, and professional development opportunities. Like and Share. Lets change the world!

Peer Exchange
The Peer Exchange is a place for students who come from marginalized or underrepresented communities and allies to seek support from each other. At our informal gatherings, we hang out and talk about our experiences at the UO.

University of Oregon Students for Public Participation (UOSP2)
The University of Oregon Students for Public Participation is a diverse group of emerging practitioners dedicated to learning and expanding public engagement in a collaborative and inclusive way. We partner with the International Association for Public Participation and subscribe to their core values and ethics.


Looking to expand and connect with students across the College of Design?
Check out the Student Services website for a current list of student groups and to see how you can collaborate with other disciplines.