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:
The mission of Community Diversity relations is to facilitate partnerships between Oregon State University and diverse groups of our community that are under-served, or in need of more strategic access opportunities. As a Land grant institution our moral and ethical obligation to the state of Oregon is to ensure that all representatives of our state are provided access to the public resources of our university. Through Community Diversity relations, OSU upholds the Land grant mission by providing sponsoring activities and promoting innovative community strategies that bring campus and community interests together.
Oregon State University identifies several strategies that will better facilitate OSU’s engagement in sustainable and equitable partnerships, including increased communication, increased sharing of knowledge, and increased collaboration to support OSU’s engagement as both sustainable and equitable.
Oregon State University aspires to be a collaborative, inclusive, and caring community that strives for equity and equal opportunity in everything we do; that creates a welcoming environment and enables success for people from all walks of life; and that shares common, fundamental values grounded in justice, civility, and respect while looking to our diversity as a source of enrichment and strength.