Eight new positions that have been created by Oregon State and the City of Corvallis encompass a multipronged approach to improving livability through increased engagement, education, and enforcement.
Corvallis voters passed a property tax levy to provide $300,000 in funding for three community livability Corvallis Police officers. Meanwhile, OSU allocated $340,000 annually to fund new positions in the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life; Student Conduct and Community Standards; and the university’s new Corvallis Community Relations Department.
In addition to the three full-time positions, OSU has employed two part-time graduate assistants to help address livability issues in the near-campus neighborhoods.
The investments by the city and the university follow on recommendations that came from Collaboration Corvallis and inspire a shared responsibility for creating a safe, healthy and inclusive OSU-Corvallis community.