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Welcome to the 2024 State of Diversity, highlighting a year of impressive accomplishments enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion at Oregon State University. 

The annual State of Diversity event, held this year on May 28, shares the stories of OSU community members advancing equity and justice in creative, impactful ways. The stories you read here are accompanied by short video interviews on the State of Diversity website,

There are so many incredible examples of partners and community members supporting DEI at OSU. These stories are just a few of the efforts that reflect Oregon State’s enduring commitment to creating access and belonging for all. 

Our work to advance equity at OSU is guided by a bold new strategic plan, Prosperity Widely Shared, and a new Diversity Action Plan, which together provide concrete actions OSU will take to meet our highest aspirations for inclusive excellence.

The community members highlighted in this year’s State of Diversity are making a real impact and making real our goals to be a university focused on big discoveries that drive big solutions, a university where every student graduates, and a university that fuels a thriving world.  

I invite you to share these stories with others and to draw inspiration for your own work. And most importantly, I extend my deep gratitude for your efforts — the big and small things you do every day to support our mission to be a place where every student and employee can thrive. We do this as a community, never alone. 

Thank you for your commitment and your partnership.


Scott A. Vignos, J.D.
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer