Diversity Action Plan 2024-2030

 The OSU community shaped the Diversity Action Plan

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

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The Diversity Action Plan prioritizes tactics and initiatives that are both impactful and strategic – concentrating on efforts that are ambitious and realistic. Organized around the five actions in the OSU strategic plan, Prosperity Widely Shared, the Diversity Action Plan articulates how the university will achieve equitable success and prosperity for all.  

Diversity Action Plan Tactics

Launch a campaign for timely undergraduate degree completion 


  • Reduce and eliminate financial barriers to persistence and graduation 

  • Reengage learners to complete degrees 

  • Increase access to experiential learning opportunities for minoritized and underserved students 

  • Develop and expand centralized transition experiences 

  • Target courses with disproportionally high DFW (D, F, withdrawal) rates for redesign 

  • Expand culturally relevant academic interventions 

  • Expand support to enhance persistence and completion of minoritized and underserved graduate students 

  • Advance inclusive infrastructure for disabled, trans and gender diverse students 

Build international research distinction in areas of competitive advantage 


  • Establish policies and practices for OSU to equitably collaborate and engage in research with minoritized and underserved communities 

  • Increase employee knowledge, skill and ability to conduct research equitably 

  • Embed inclusive excellence imperative in strategic research focus areas of climate science and related solutions, clean energy technology and related solutions, robotics, and integrated health and biotechnology 

Build an enterprise approach to knowledge translation, innovation and partnerships  


  • Develop organizational infrastructure and collaborations for equitable transdisciplinary research  

  • Cultivate and steward institutional relationships with Tribal Nations, Minority Serving Institutions and minoritized and underserved community serving organizations 

  • Catalyze equitable workforce development in Oregon through strategic partnerships 

  • Establish an enterprise-wide language access strategy and program 

Build faculty excellence 


  • Develop pathways for employee recruitment aligned with university strategic priorities 

  • Create accountability for equitable search processes and outcomes 

  • Improve retention of employees and families 

  • Enhance opportunities for employee career-long equity education 

  • Create opportunities for employee career skill-building and advancement   

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Significantly increase enrollment online and at OSU-Cascades 


  • Develop recruitment strategies responding to needs of minoritized and underserved communities to Corvallis, Cascades and Ecampus   

  • Create infrastructure to support minoritized and underserved students and employees at OSU-Cascades 

  • Create, adapt and expand culturally responsive resources to support needs of Ecampus students 

Learn more about the Diversity Action Plan Tactics and Initiatives 


Plan details


Please email the Office of Institutional Diversity with questions about the Diversity Action Planning process at [email protected].