2017 ORS 350.270¹
Priority enrollment system for active or former member of Armed Forces or qualified dependent of former member
  • conditions

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Active member of the Armed Forces of the United States” and “Armed Forces of the United States” have the meaning given those terms in ORS 352.313 (Status of members of Armed Forces and certain federal agencies).

(b) “Community college” has the meaning given that term in ORS 341.005 (Definitions for chapter).

(c) “Qualified student” means a student who:

(A) Is an active member of the Armed Forces of the United States or served in the Armed Forces of the United States;

(B) If a former member of the Armed Forces of the United States, was relieved or discharged from that service with either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions; or

(C) Is a student who receives veterans’ educational benefits as a federally qualified dependent of a person described in subparagraph (B) of this paragraph.

(2) Subject to subsection (4) of this section, a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) shall establish a priority enrollment system by which a qualified student is prioritized over nonqualified students for registration at the public university.

(3) A community college that has established a priority enrollment system is subject to subsection (4) of this section.

(4) A priority enrollment system established pursuant to this section must, at a minimum, offer registration for courses to continuing qualified students before offering registration for courses to nonqualified students within the same classification. Public universities and community colleges must accommodate priority registration for new qualified students as practicable pursuant to institutional orientation requirements. [2015 c.371 §1; 2017 c.76 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 350—Statewide Coordination of Higher Education, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors350.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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