Duck Difference

Women's Basketball Pac 12 Champions at the University of Oregon
Ducks go pro at the University of Oregon
Men's Golf at the University of Oregon
University of Oregon Student-Athletes bringing the O to Africa
The Oregon Ducks take on the Portland State Vikings at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on November 6, 2018 (Eric Evans Photography)
Women's Softball at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene, Oregon

Known for innovation, national branding and broad-based excellence, Oregon Athletics is among the most recognized athletic departments in the country … but the DUCK DIFFERENCE is in the PEOPLE.

Student-athletes • donors • coaches • fans • administrators • DUCKS!

Excellence is represented in the academic achievements, athletic accolades and community connections of Oregon’s student-athletes. Led by institutional leadership and athletic administration, this accelerated trajectory has propelled the University of Oregon to the national stage.

Oregon student-athletes at a glance:

Average Investment per Student-Athlete​

$25,815 ($49,393) Scholarship & Tuition In-state (out-of-State)

$8,351 Game Expenses

$4,443 Academic Support

$3,657 Meals (Non-travel)

$11,869 Team Travel Expenses

$8,265 Equipment

$3,044 Medical Expenses

The Duck Athletic Fund is the fundraising arm of Oregon Athletics, responsible for generating revenue through philanthropic support to ensure 476 Oregon student-athletes have the opportunity to compete as champions in the classroom, in competition and in the community.

In order to achieve ambitious goals, invest in every student-athlete and generate the success we love to celebrate, Oregon Athletics relies heavily on philanthropic gifts to the Duck Athletic Fund. Through the generosity, compassion and loyalty of donors like you, we share the magic of Autzen Stadium on a Saturday, a buzzer beater in Matthew Knight Arena and the countless success stories of Oregon student-athletes who represent the UO in the Eugene community and around the world.

Student-athletes at the University of Oregon excel on and off the court


From freshman to featured,

From learning to leading,

From classroom to community,

From game day to workday.

At Oregon, 

philanthropy paves the way.