The land-grant mission is intrinsic in what we do at Oregon State University. Our role in serving the public good and ensuring the success of the people of Oregon is evident throughout the state. IT and identity management practices, however, have focused on our campus constituencies. We are easily able to provide access to systems and services to our students, employees, and associates, but we struggle to provide the same access to others.
Each year sees increased the demand for access to digital services as part of our outreach programs. To assist our campus in fulfilling these digital outreach needs, Oregon State must implement an entity registry that allows the creation identities and accounts from outside of our traditional campus constituencies.
Oregon State is an international public research university located in Corvallis, Oregon. Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state’s Land Grant university.
Enrollment at Oregon State is 31,412 students who study in our colleges of Agricultural Sciences; Business; Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences; Education; Engineering; Forestry; Liberal Arts; Pharmacy; Public Health and Human Sciences; Science; and Veterinary Medicine. With 11 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon’s 36 counties. The 4,700 students in our Ecampus extend this presence across the nation and around the world.
Oregon State is one of only two land, sea, space, and sun grant institutions in the U.S. and is the only university in Oregon to have earned both Carnegie Classifications for Highest Research Activity and Community Engagement. It is the state’s largest comprehensive public university, preeminent for both scholarly achievement and the direct impact of applied development, fulfilling the land-grant mission to serve the public good.