Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

A welcoming campus

OSU-Cascades is committed to inclusive excellence and strives to embed a commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within all aspects of our campus community.

Our Approach

Our work is guided by social justice principles, including: 

  • Focusing on overcoming institutional structural barriers
  • Counteracting unfairness and inequity
  • Paying attention to how people, policies, practices and every part of the organization can collaborate
  • Recognizing the importance and impact of historical and institutionalized social categories including race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability and others
  • Actively addressing dynamics of bias, oppression and privilege
  • Recognizing that every member of the university plays a key role in advancing the goals of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Raising awareness
  • Working to identify the root causes for injustice
  • Creating capacity
  • Building networks and partnerships
  • Influencing decision-making across the institution
  • Monitoring and regularly reporting outcomes

Our Work

Our work is guided by the OSU Office of Institutional Diversity and tailored for the Central Oregon community. This work includes:

  • Conducting climate assessments

  • Facilitating workshops and other educational programming

  • Hosting cultural and other events

  • Collaborating with community partners

  • Supporting the success of students and staff from historically marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds

  • Preventing and responding to bias

OSU-Cascades DEI Strategic Plan 2019-2024

Centering Equity and Social Justice: A Plan for Inclusive Excellence

Protected Statuses and Identities

OSU-Cascades, in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in any of its policies, procedures, or practices.