|Submission Date||Dec. 20, 2018|
Oregon State University
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination
|1.33 / 2.00||
Sustainability Program Specialist
Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:
Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:
The mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity is to design, plan, lead and implement, in collaboration with university partners, institutional change actions, initiatives and communications to advance diversity, equity and inclusion throughout all facets of Oregon State University. The work of the office advances more rapid progress toward Oregon State’s highest aspirations for social justice within the university community.
Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):
A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:
Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE) is a hub for out-of-classroom engagement to build community and support students' abilities to change the world. DCE's programs and initiatives seek out to enhance the student experience through:
- Student engagement
- Transformative learning
- Positive social change
- Academic success
- Identity development
DCE bridges differences and build community through a variety of programs and initiatives:
-Kalmekak: Kalmekak Community Outreach provides and facilitates programs for pre-college students and families to promote a culturally diverse community and develop an understanding of higher education institutions.
- Multiracial Beavers: Multiracial Beavers is a network for multiracial, biracial, and mixed heritage students. Students connect, share resources, and meet faculty/staff who can contribute to their academic success.
- Social Justice Retreats: DCE partners with groups across campus to offer weekend-long retreats to promote campus dialogue about race and racism. The retreats engage in the active exploration of the concept of race and how race impacts our lived experiences and interactions.
- SOL: SOL is a student-fee funded organization that focuses on Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) while providing support through educational programming, student advocacy, and ally building among undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and other organizations at Oregon State University.
- AYA: AYA's mission is to facilitate long-lasting and dynamic support for Womxn of Color in all endeavors through facilitating interconnectedness within OSU and Corvallis communities and welcoming all people into spaces that allow for learning, growth, and healing.
- Global Beavers Team: Global Beavers Team contributes to the development of an intentional and comprehensive student-led plan of engagement that supports and enhances the Global Diversity efforts at OSU.
The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity also offers training around Affirmative Action, Americans with Disabilities Act and Sexual Harassment Prevention, Implicit Bias and many others. http://eoa.oregonstate.edu/training
Additionally, a Search Advocate program enhances integrity, effectiveness, and diversity in the university’s hiring practices. Search advocates are OSU employees trained as process experts in search and selection. They complete a series of workshops addressing current research about diversity and cognitive bias, the changing legal landscape in hiring, inclusive employment principles, specific steps to strengthen each stage of the search process, and effective approaches to participation on search committees in the advocate role.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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