The University of Oregon is a research university—research is at the core of everything we do here, including teaching, publishing, and professional advancement. That is why support for faculty and graduate humanities research is a vital and essential part of the OHC’s mission.

The humanities are the stories, the ideas, and the words that help us make sense of our lives and the world. The humanities help us address the challenges we face together in our families, our communities, and as a nation.

The OHC supports UO faculty and graduate students who work in humanities disciplines such as literature, ethics, philosophy, history, comparative religion, and more. We helped Peter Walker discover how the citizens of Harney County chose cooperation over conflict during the Malheur occupation. We helped Mary Wood and Kristin Yarris develop a class on “Mind, Madness, and Society.” We helped graduate student Mariko Plescia finish her dissertation on justice and documentary film in Latin America.”

Because people like you have given to the OHC, we have been able to help UO faculty and graduate students, and bring engaging speakers to Oregon such as Naomi Klein, Maya Lin, and Reza Aslan.

Thank you for your generosity.

Contact us

To get more information about giving opportunities contact OHC Director Paul Peppis at (541) 346-7017, or Associate Director Jena Turner at (541) 346-1001.

You may also give securely online or send your check to:

Oregon Humanities Center
5211 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5211

If you’re looking for a way to balance charitable giving with your retirement needs or your estate planning efforts, consider making a planned gift.

Double your cultural support
When you donate to the OHC and make a matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust you can claim your entire Trust contribution as a tax credit, reducing your Oregon tax bill.