UO Prison Education Program
The UO Prison Education Program creates a dynamic partnership between institutions of higher learning and correctional systems in order to deepen the conversation about and transform our approaches to understanding crime, justice, freedom, inequality, and other issues of social concern.
UO-PEP brings college students together with incarcerated men and women to study as peers in a seminar behind prison walls. The core of the Prison Education Program is a semester-long (or quarter-long) academic course, meeting once a week, through which 12 to 18 “outside” (i.e.: undergraduate) students and the same number of “inside” (i.e.: incarcerated) students attend class together inside prison. All participants read a variety of texts and write several papers; during class sessions, students discuss issues in small and large groups. In the final month of the class, students work together on a class project.
Prior to applying to the program, meet with your GSS Advisor to discuss UO-PEP courses that may be approved toward your GSS-CLS Specialization requirements.
Law and Social Justice – Professional Organizations and Student Clubs
Extra curricular activities build upon the overall college experience. Involvement in clubs can provide a variety of skills and opportunities, regardless of prior knowledge; for instance, connecting and networking with like-minded individuals, planning and coordinating events, creating and/or implementing leadership skills and more can establish a sense of community! See the link below for a list of clubs, descriptions, and contact information. Clubs that are open to all students, includes GSS majors.
CLS Concentration Sheet Check Off List & Sub-track Curricula Sheet