Pathways to OSU (P2OSU) kicked off development in January 2020.
Pathways to OSU (P2OSU) is developing a longitudinal solution to support Black, Latinx, and Native American/Alaskan Native students. Engagement in the program is proposed to start in middle school and extend through their university experience.
P2OSU recognizes and respects the vital role of other successful programs to serve these students; both offered through OSU and by other public and private organizations. The initiative team proposes to connect existing programs across each phase of a student's experience through a relationship-based collaboration and backbone structure within an ecosystem of parent, K-12, community college, Oregon State, community-based organization, industry, and alumni/career touch-points and activities.
Additionally, the focus is on supporting students through the difficult transitions by building trusted relationships with students, families, and communities. Early, intentional and research-based support will increase first-time freshman enrollment and retention through graduation.