Strategic Initiatives

The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) plans, leads and collaboratively implements institutional change actions to advance Oregon State University's inclusive excellence mission.

This includes several strategic initiatives across the institution.

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At OSU, advancing equity is central to our land grant mission: to expand access to highter education, solve problems through research and innovation and enhance prosperity for every community across the state, and by extension the nation and world.


Oregon State University is committed to creating and sustaining equitable and inclusive living, working and learning environments. One way the university advances this commitment is through regular assessment of university climate for students and employees.

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The guidance curated by OID strives to orient faculty, staff and students toward inclusive excellence and clarify how to integrate commitments of access, belonging and success in all university endeavors. 

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President and Provost's Leadership Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PPLC): The  PPLC is a university-level advisory group whose mission is to support the advancement of Oregon State University‚Äôs highest goals for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Equity Leaders Consortium (ELC): The ELC is a standing university-level group comprised of OSU employees with FTE dedicated to leading university and unit-level diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. 

Task Forces:

  • Minority-Serving Institutions Task Force

The Inclusive Excellence Inventory is distributed to all academic and administrative units to gather data to measure progress related to the advancing the university's inclusive excellence mission and diversity strategic plan; provide an opportunity for units to reflect on their efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion; key accomplishments and areas for
growth; and to inform recommendations and allocation of resources to enhance college and unit-level diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

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The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) is a Federal law passed in 1990. NAGPRA provides a process for museums and Federal agencies to return certain Native American cultural items -- human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, or objects of cultural patrimony -- to lineal descendants, and culturally affiliated Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations.