Oregon State University’s Women in Policy student group seeks to serve as a platform for increased collaboration and education for those interested in policy topics, which span all disciplines, including social and natural sciences. The group also aims to build a diverse member base, from casually interested observers to those who are actively pursuing careers in policy-making. Central to the group is to recognize and raise awareness among members and the broader community about historical and current under-representation of women in the policy process. WIP invites both undergraduate and graduate students of any gender to contribute towards this goal. Staff/faculty and community members are also encouraged to participate. 

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Faculty Advisors:

Brent Steel


Director, Public Policy Graduate Program

School of Public Policy


Catherine Bolzendahl

Director, School of Public Policy

Professor, Sociology Program

School of Public Policy



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- Women in Policy Leadership Team