ASUO members asked for UO's communications team to portray the coronavirus in a more serious and personal way.
The ASUO Executive urged universities to stand with students “whilst they demand to be treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve.”
As COVID-19 cases continue to grow, ASUO organizers decided to cancel the bi-annual Street Faire, which was set to take place in October.
UO has a rich history of student involvement in protests, according to Ilona Givens, director of ASUO Legal Services.
“An enrollment drop of 4.7 percent would result in the loss of approximately $800,000 in Incidental Fee revenue,” Vice President for Student Life Kevin Marbury said.