Campus club sponsors national textbook drive, final event of semester

Asst. News Editor

The CORE club at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is sponsoring its Better World Book Drive until May 5.

CORE stands for Conserving Our Ranger Environment, and their mission is to raise awareness of environmental issues within the University and Northwest Oklahoma communities.

The Better World Book Drive serves to promote literacy both nationally and internationally and to keep textbooks out of landfills. It is also the major fundraiser for the CORE club at Northwestern.

“Better World Books prides itself on being a business with social and environmental responsibility as their core function,” said Racheal Cooper, Vice President of CORE.

Better World Books has raised more than $13 million for over 80 non-profit literacy and education organizations since 2003. They’ve also sent over a million books to partner programs and have saved 63,000 tons of books from going to landfills.

CORE sponsors this book drive at the end of every semester to give students an opportunity to donate used textbooks that they no longer use.

Textbook donation boxes are located in the library on the Alva campus and in the commons area on the Enid campus.

For more information, email Racheal Cooper at