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The Oregon Association of Student Councils is a non-profit member association, serving middle and high schools throughout the state. We provide leadership development to both students and advisers. Our program is sponsored by the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA), and we are recognized by the National Student Council. We are governed by an Executive Board of 10 adults and 11 students. Our original constitution was written in 1949, and since that time, OASC has become the premier student leadership organization in Oregon. Each year we serve thousands of students and advisers from member schools across the state.

Want access to more resources? Become a member school!

Becoming an OASC member school opens new doors for administrators, advisors and students from across the state of Oregon. Here are just a few membership benefits: 

  • – State-wide Student Council Recognition Program for MS & HS, as well as Advisor of the Year.
  • – Communication via our monthly newsletter that contains curriculum pieces, current events happening around the state, ideas for activities and projects and more!
  • – Online resource library for Advisors and Students 
  • – Professional Development Advisers can earn PDUs and grad credits by attending Conferences and Training.
  • – Reduced Rates Member schools receive significantly reduced rates to OASC Events.
  • – Strategies to connect your students to your school.
  • – Summer Leadership Camp for MS and HS students.

  • Membership Cost:

$60 per Middle School
$75 per High School

Our History - 71 years of Leadership

Since 1949 the Oregon Association of Student Councils has helped thousands of student leaders. Chances are, they helped you step out of your comfort zone or taught you a leadership skill you continue to use today. Founded with the purpose of leadership development, OASC helps students to improve their lives while learning to lead others through service, involvement, and action.

Meet Our Partners

Why should YOU be an OASC Partner? The purpose of an OASC conference is to celebrate student and advisor accomplishments, educate and inform council/leadership groups on projects and opportunities for local service, learn new leadership skills, encourage networking and motivate leaders through powerful keynote presentations.  Exhibitor participation is an opportunity for student groups and exhibiting programs or products to connect and network.

Students and advisors attending an OASC conference are enthusiastically searching for programs and products that can be used in their efforts to promote school spirit, community service, citizenship and leadership development.  Additionally, these students are truly the top achievers on their campuses and are interested in programs and opportunities beyond their role as high school student council leaders.

Friends of OASC Scholarship Fund

Donating directly to this fund, managed by COSA, you can help finance a students experience that they will never forget. If you have specific donation questions, please contact Brittany Hall (bhall@oasc.org)

Fred Meyer Rewards

You can help OASC by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the COSA Foundation at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number UI969.You still get your rewards too! By linking your card, you give OASC a % of your purchase while still getting your gas rewards, coupons, and Fred Meyer benefits!

BottleDrop

Step 1: Contact OASC to get a blue bag (email aminges@oasc.org) Step 2: Fill the blue bag with your Oregon deposit containers Step 3: Drop off your blue bag at your nearest BottleDrop Center or BottleDrop Express

Leadership Teams

Adult Executive Board

Ben Bowman, Board Chair (COSA/Alumni)
Dave Rohrman, Hermiston High School
Malory Turner, Scappoose Middle School
Kelsey Bowers, Portland Public Schools
Chris Hill, Lake Oswego High School
Ty Gonrowski, Gresham High School
Kristi Sturgeon, Mazama High School
Kelsey Dearmond-Sattler. Salem-Keizer Public Schools
Miles Palacios, Capitol Ambassadors Program

Camp Directors

Susy Sayles & Susie Brighouse, Camp Session 1 Directors Joey Edwards & Kelly Hart, Camp Session 2 Directors Brittany Hall & Mikey Downey, MS Camp Directors

Student Executive Council (SEC)

Taylor Hayes, State President
Brody Gobler At-Large Rep.
Love Valdez At-Large Rep.
JoJo Albright Metro Rep. – East
Ji Reichle Metro Rep. – West
Laney Hyder Northwest Rep. Rory Petersen Mid-West Rep. Guinevere Thompson Southern Rep.
Alyssa Samuel Central Rep.
Grace Lind Eastern Rep.
Mia Reese Mid-Level Rep.
Sienna Lilliebo Mid-Level Rep.

Equity and Inclusion Committee

Kelsey Bowers (Co-Facilitator)
Miles Palacios (Co-Facilitator)
Amaya Addy
Raymond Arias
Matt Brown
Emma Dozier
Tony Fuller
Ali Herrera
Madi Montgomery
Isa Pena
Jessica Shanyfelt
Maida Tahirkheli

Contact Us

Susy Sayles

Advisor Programming and Support
ssayles@oasc.org

Brittany Hall

Advisor Programming and Support
bhall@oasc.org

Justin Low

Student Programming and Support
jlow@oasc.org

Sarah Cole

Advisor Programming and Support
scole@oasc.org

Annika Minges

Marketing & Communications Consultant
aminges@oasc.org

Not sure who to contact? Send us a message at our general email address!
admin@oasc.org

Oregon Association of Student Councils

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