Gripe Fest is an Oregon State University open forum where students can present their thoughts, concerns, and suggestions regarding their experiences at OSU. Every year, ASOSU compiles all these gripes from Gripe Fest into the Gripe Fest Final Report that goes to several department administrators at OSU. These reports have brought about several changes at OSU. At this year’s event, we had two new ways of griping: an online web form and a Google Voice account that allowed students to text in their gripes.
Here is how Gripe Fest has affected our university in the past few years:
ASOSU at the State Capitol Feb 7th 2012 lobbying for the Student
Getting ready for staff training!
The ASOSU executive cabinet took a tour of the OSU archives and Linus Pauling special collections.
This was a very eye opening experience, where we got to take an in depth examination of Linus Paulings life.
Everything from his birth in Portland to his eventual donation of his Nobel Peace Prize to OSU, in his later days, were covered and described as we got to look at his work environment and saw a montage of photographs depicting his life time line.
The ASOSU executive cabinet visited the University of Washington, to extend our hand and learn their structure of student government. We learned a lot and made many connections with their method of government at U.W. to our own method of madness. We compared and contrasted what worked and what didn’t in terms of advocating for students.
We were even fortunate enough to take a tour of the campus on the outskirts of beautiful Seattle, Washington.
A truly inspiring experience.