Community Diversity

Oregon State University as a land grant university is committed to being a public servant for all Oregonians, through this commitment OSU seeks to create a bold new future in partnership with our diverse communities across the state and beyond. As an institution of higher learning, we believe that together with community we can explore transformative solutions to address the world’s most challenging problems, and provide rich opportunities for learning, discovery and engagement. Our core values inform our relationships, partnerships and stewardship of Oregon’s most valued resource—people and their communities. Through these core values, OSU stands solidly as a school for the people with an ethos that embraces the following standards:  

  • Accountability. We are committed stewards of the loyalty and goodwill of our alumni and friends and of the human, fiscal and physical resources entrusted to us.
  • Diversity. We recognize that diversity and excellence go hand-in-hand, enhancing our teaching, scholarship and service as well as our ability to welcome, respect and interact with other people.
  • Integrity. We practice honesty, freedom, truth and integrity in all that we do.
  • Respect. We treat each other with civility, dignity and respect.
  • Social responsibility. We contribute to society’s intellectual, cultural, spiritual and economic progress and well-being to the maximum possible extent.