At Oregon State University we are committed to nurturing a climate of compassion and inclusivity for all our students, faculty, staff and visitors. We envision a collaborative campus and community that engages civility and embraces diversity.
OSU’s Office of Institutional Diversity collaborates with university partners to advance diversity, equity and inclusion throughout all facets of Oregon State University. Our Extension Service’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion collaborates within the OSU community and beyond to design and implement related initiatives, partnerships and programs. These efforts support the creation of safe, welcoming and relevant Extension programs and spaces that meet the needs of all Oregonians.
The OSU Extension Service is committed to equal access and opportunity, and to ensuring all reasonable effort is made to deliver and to provide access to Extension programs and services for all individuals.
OSU employees participate in professional development opportunities, such as OSU’s Search Advocate Program, Social Justice Education Initiative workshops or OSU Extension's Diversity Champions program. These activities generate conversations and reflection around the complex issues of equity and inclusion.
As a land grant institution, we have the power to impact every single person that we come in contact with.
To realize this vision, we must gather and invest in resources that ensure inclusive action at all levels and ensure that people from all walks of life have the opportunity to transform the world through their unique talents, ideas and voices. Our goal is to ensure that these voices are not just heard but embraced.