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Eastern Oregon University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
One University Blvd
LaGrande, Oregon 97850
Phone
(541) 962-3672
School Information
Prepare for the world beyond college with Eastern Oregon University’s high-quality liberal arts and professional programs. Classes are available when and where you need them – at our main campus in La Grande, online almost anywhere in the world or onsite at our centers across the state. Educational, cultural and economic growth is important to our region, state and nation. That’s why we are committed to providing a personal, student-centered experience in all that we do.
General Information
Eastern Oregon University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and educator, committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and learning environment. The committee has the following aims and is aligned with the University’s values, principles, and strategic goals: The recruitment and retention of students representative of the demographics of Eastern Oregon and the region, with special attention to underrepresented groups; Providing resources (financial aid, work, advising, and (crriculum) to all students to ensure access to college; Ensuring diverse, equitable, and inclusive student, faculty, and staff participation; Striving to make the educational experience inclusive through curricular and co-curricular innovation. (source: https://www.eou.edu/diversity/) EOU Diversity requirements (DPD): Beginning Fall 2010, students admitted to Eastern Oregon University seeking a bachelors degree will be required to complete a minimum of 4 credits of Difference, Power, and Discrimination (DPD) coursework. (source: https://www.eou.edu/registrar/dpd/)

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The Center for Culturally Responsive Practices develops "culturally responsive pedagogy available to teachers, schools can better create classrooms in which student language, culture, and backgrounds will be responded to and infused within every aspect of education and curriculum."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The ad hoc committee on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion is considering expanding DEI training for the campus community. See committee meeting minutes.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • EOU Diversity requirements (DPD): Beginning Fall 2010, students admitted to Eastern Oregon University seeking a bachelors degree will be required to complete a minimum of 4 credits of Difference, Power, and Discrimination (DPD) coursework.
Resources
  • The annual CEAD Conference invites attendees to gain a greater awareness and understanding of power, privilege, biases and stereotypes, as well as a broader understanding of differences in groups, backgrounds, cultures, practices and worldviews. The thoughtful and informative dialogue also challenges multiple perspectives and fosters understanding.
Symbolic Actions
  • EOU faculty "examine[d] participant experiences in state-funded projects to diversify Oregon’s teacher workforce." Their work was funded by the Educator Advancement Council (EAC), which aims to push "more culturally-affirming classroom practices and environments."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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