OLLI is a program of Southern Oregon University's Outreach & Engagement Programs. Most Outreach & Engagement programs are led by SOU administrators, but OLLI is unique in that it is a member-driven program. OLLI members elect a Council which sets priorities and policies, acting within the bounds of University policy.


At the OLLI Annual Meeting held May 15, 2013, the membership adopted restated OLLI Bylaws. These bylaws were modified on December 2, 2014. Current Bylaws  [PDF]

These are governance principles used in restating this document:

  1. OLLI is a membership organization. Its council operates in a transparent manner, giving notice of policy questions coming before it so members may observe and communicate their views.
  2. Members shall have a way to challenge policies adopted by Council, and have a voice in critiquing the instructional program.
  3. Quorums are established for called membership meetings and Council meetings, filling a void in current Bylaws. The option to vote by mail on questions which may come to the membership is added in place of the current proxy clause.
  4. Bylaws are simple and brief. OLLI policy will be contained in an operations manual which Council will adopt and revise as needed, with notice to the membership.

Strategic Plan

Click here for OLLI's strategic plan.  [PDF]

Council Member and Committee Chair Resources

Click here for Council member and committee chair resources.  

Council Agenda and Minutes

OLLI members are welcome to attend Council meetings. Please email olli@sou.edu if you would like information on how to attend a meeting.