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OSU-Cascades adds ‘Community Connect’ contact


A new Community Connect phone number, email address and web form give community members a convenient way to contact Oregon State University-Cascades with questions, suggestions or concerns of any kind related to the Bend campus.

Residents can now direct queries to 541-322-3196,, or online at Messages will be responded to within 48 hours, Monday through Friday.

Community Connect was created in response to a community recommendation that OSU-Cascades provide a single point of contact for community members and university neighbors with questions or concerns.

This and other recommendations related to the relationship between the university and the surrounding community are included in the University-Community Partnership Agreement.

The UCPA agreement documents OSU-Cascades’ commitment to addressing community livability in the area surrounding the campus. It incorporates recommendations from the Campus Expansion Advisory Committee and other citizen advisory groups. The agreement was discussed at a public meeting on Oct. 27.

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About OSU-Cascades: Oregon State University’s campus in Bend, Ore. features outstanding faculty in degree programs that reflect Central Oregon’s vibrant economy and abundant natural resources. Nearly 20 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and options, and four graduate programs include computer science, energy systems engineering, kinesiology, hospitality management, and tourism and outdoor leadership. OSU-Cascades expanded to a four-year university in fall 2015; its new campus opened in fall 2016.

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