Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.23
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Oregon State University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Leticia Cavazos
Sustainability Program Specialist
Sustainability Office
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Has the institution engaged in a structured assessment process during the previous three years to improve diversity, equity and inclusion on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the assessment process and the framework, scorecard(s) and/or tool(s) used:

Oregon State University piloted and distributed the Campus Inclusivity Survey during spring term 2015. Students (undergraduate, graduate, international, transfer) as well as representatives from various academic departments, the Graduate School, and several Student Affairs departments collaborated to create the survey. The purpose of the survey was to gain perspective on student’s experiences of belonging, connection, and feeling included at the OSU main campus. The survey was organized into six themes: Communication, Accessibility, Support, Financial, Sexual Assault, and Representation. Themes were based on student focus group responses conducted with undergraduate, graduate, and international students during the 2014 fall term. The Oregon State University Registrar’s Office pulled a random sample of 4,000 OSU students who were then invited to participate in the pilot Campus Inclusivity Survey through an email invitation sent to their Oregon State ONID email accounts.

This process has been updated with a new and larger group of stakeholders. The repeat release of the updated survey was launched on January 30th, 2017. http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/campusinclusivitysurvey

Additionally, a self study (that included faculty, staff and students) was concluded in 2013 and has helped reform the organization of diversity and equity initiatives. http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/diversity/reporting-and-assessment/oregon-state-self-study


Does the assessment process address campus climate by engaging stakeholders to assess the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of faculty, staff, administrators and students, including the experiences of underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success (e.g. graduation/success and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity (e.g. pay and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:
Yes

A brief description of the most recent assessment findings and how the results are used in shaping policy, programs and initiatives:

The 2015 assessment Executive Summary includes a summary of findings: http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/sites/default/files/final_campus_inclusivity_report_1_8_2016.pdf

Since 2015, the diversity and equity community at OSU has been reshaped dramatically. This survey and other input mechanisms have and will continue to inform the response from OSU leadership and diversity and equity staff in meeting the needs of the community.

On December 7, 2015, President Ed Ray announced the hiring of a Chief Diversity Officer and the creation of the Office of Institutional Diversity to intensify the focus on attaining goals related to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice at Oregon State University. This new office will oversee institutional change actions, initiatives and communications on these vital issues throughout all facets of the University. The new position and office is intended to advance more rapid progress toward our highest aspirations for social justice in our community. This focus on institutional change will help advance Oregon State University to be a community characterized in all it does by inclusive excellence.

Learn more about Oregon State University's recent efforts to build a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse university:

November 12, 2015 - Oregon State will listen to, learn from its students in addressing racial issues.
November 17, 2015 - Next steps to build racial inclusivity and greater sensitivity
December 7, 2015 - OSU to Hire Chief Diversity Officer, Intensify Focus on Equal Opportunity
January 16, 2015 - Leadership Changes, Program Initiatives to Support a More Inclusive Community

Full details available at http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/diversity/diversity-oregon-state/about-our-office

Additionally, a self study (that included faculty, staff and students) was concluded in 2013 and has helped reform the organization of diversity and equity initiatives. http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/diversity/reporting-and-assessment/oregon-state-self-study


Are the results of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment shared with the campus community?:
Yes

A brief description of how the assessment results are shared with the campus community:

Results are distributed widely through internal outreach mechanisms including the daily electronic newsletter, direct email communications to campus wide audiences and staff meetings with various groups. Additionally, results are used as platforms for ongoing internal planning and communications within various campus units.


Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:
Yes

The diversity and equity assessment report or summary:
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The website URL where the report or summary is publicly posted:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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