2017 ORS 352.039¹
Goals and mission of public universities

(1) A public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) is created to carry out public missions and services in keeping with principles of public accountability and fundamental public policy, guided by the legislative findings in ORS 350.001 (Legislative findings) and 350.005 (Additional findings) and consistent with the goals and mission described in ORS 350.009 (Fundamental goals of public higher education) and 350.014 (Mission of education beyond high school).

(2) A public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) is an independent public body with statewide purposes and missions and without territorial boundaries. A public university shall exercise and carry out all of the powers, rights and privileges, within and outside this state, that are expressly conferred upon the public university, or that are implied by law or are incident to such powers, rights and duties. [2013 c.768 §2b; 2017 c.440 §16]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 352—Public Universities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors352.­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.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.