The Division of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) stewards the undergraduate culture of inquiry at the heart of a superior residential research university. UGS promotes academic excellence and engagement, access and success. We support the coherence, relevance, and impact of our students’ educational journeys.
A great undergraduate education requires the commitment, cohesion, and collaboration generated by a centralized advising and learning support, campus-wide academic and cocurricular initiatives, and the promotion of best practices in pedagogy. UGS provides these and more. The following departments, programs, and initiatives operate within the Division of Undergraduate Studies:
We work to ensure all students have the academic resources and support they need to succeed. Faculty and staff members, academic advisors, tutors, and peer mentors are everywhere on campus. Each of them can play a unique and invaluable role in students' success. Seek them out. Your experience will be richer when you do.
The AEC is dedicated to supporting accessible education through active collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and the community. The AEC facilitates access and full inclusion of students with disabilities into the university environment. This is accomplished through effective collaborations/consultations with faculty/staff, proactive advising, and the fostering of systemic campus change.
A successful first year of college looks different for every student, so we offer programs to appeal to a diverse set of interests and structure them so students are given opportunities to adjust to the UO academically as well as socially.