Learning and development related to diversity, equity, and inclusion is a lifelong journey. Oregon State University offers an array of experiences that can help you grow the necessary knowledge, skills, and values to more meaningfully participate in our institution's social justice mission. Below is an introductory list of available programs and resources, each with their own unique focus and outcomes.
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CIC for Faculty & Staff
Coming soon, all incoming faculty and staff will be invited to complete Creating an Inclusive Community (CIC), a one-time online training which provides an orientation to Oregon State University's vision, expectations, and resources for thriving in a diverse community.
EOA Online Trainings
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access provides training for all OSU community members on topics related to Accessibility, Affirmative Action and Equity in Hiring Practices, Sexual Harassment and Prevention, Discrimination, and Mandatory Reporting.
Human Resources Professional Development
Human Resources has recently launched a series of online training modules for faculty and staff which address the University's commitment to ensure a healthy, supportive and safe environment for all faculty, staff and students, including commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Social Justice Education Initiative
The Social Justice Education Initiative (SJEI) consists of an interactive, workshop-based curriculum that invites all OSU faculty and staff members (including GTAs and GRAs) to begin, or continue, their learning regarding diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.
Search Advocate Training
OSU's Search Advocate program enhances equity, validity, and diversity in university hiring. Search Advocates are OSU faculty, staff, and students who are trained as search and selection process advisors. Advocates' knowledge and skills are also valuable beyond hiring processes.
CTL Professional Development
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides a forum for discussions and hands-on, interactive activities on teaching and learning within a land-grant university and beyond. We offer learning opportunities based on current research and best practices for effective professional development.
Difference, Power & Discrimination Academy
DPD courses engage students in the intellectual examination of the structures, systems and ideologies that sustain discrimination and innequity in society. The DPD Academy prepares teaching faculty to design and faciltiate DPD designated courses.
The ADVANCE Seminar is the centerpiece of the Oregon State ADVANCE project. The seminar is an 60-hour interactive experience centered on analyzing the operations of difference, power, and privilege in higher education, with particular attention to STEM disciplines.
Examining White Identity for Faculty & Staff
This one-and-a-half day, experiential, on-campus retreat focuses on: white identity, socialization, institutional racism and dominance. Examining White Identity (EWI) builds collective capacity to dismantle oppressive systems, and cultivate a network for continued dialogue and learning.
Creating an Inclusive Community
As a way to continue to promote positive engagement and experiences among our students, OSU is now requiring new students to complete an on-line course, Creating an Inclusive Community, that focuses on OSU’s history and commitments to diversity and inclusion.
UHDS Diversity Initiatives & Programs
The Community Relations Facilitator program in UHDS promotes inclusive and welcoming communities in the residence halls, cooperative houses and dining facilities through workshops and programs. Facilitators are peer educators who work with student staff and student leaders.
Community Dialogues is a once-per-term series, which seeks to cultivate connection and deep learning through exploration of critical and contentious issues. Community Dialogues are open to all OSU community members and led by trained student facilitators.
Cultural Resource Center Programming
The Cultural Resource Centers (CRCs) provide opportunities for all members of the OSU community to learn about different cultures. Opportunities include history and heritage month programming, social justice workshops, and cultural celebrations.
Alternative Break trips are centered on creating transformative, experiential learning experiences. Through these trips, students develop the capacity to lead social change and immerse themselves in a community to learn its historical, sociocultural and political background.
Difference, Power & Discrimination Courses
Difference, Power and Discrimination (DPD) courses engage students in the intellectual examination of the complex structures, systems and ideologies that sustain discrimination and the unequal distribution of power and resources in society.
Global Diversity Initiatives
We serve as a bridge between various academic and administrative units on the Oregon State campus that support international students. We look for ways to cultivate a culturally competent, globally knowledgeable, inclusive and socially responsible student body.
Find a Club or Organization
Search among hundreds of student organizations for opportunities to better yourself and the world. Many clubs and organizations create meaningful and diverse opportunities for leadership and involvement that cultivate positive social change.
Social Justice Retreats
There are several immersive retreat experiences at OSU that support social change and promote a campus dialogue about race and racism: Racial Aikido, Multiracial Aikido, International Student Social Justice Retreat, and Examining White Identity in a Multicultural World.
Social Justice Minor
The Social Justice minor is a set of interdisciplinary academic classes through which students think critically about local, national, and international issues of social justice and engage the work of social justice through experiential activities.
Office of Global Oppontunities
The OSU Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) advises students on study abroad, international internships and global research. Numerous opportunities are available, and the OSU GO team can help you learn how to take your education abroad!