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Oregon State University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
104 Kerr Admin Building
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2106
Phone
(541) 737-1000
Email address
osuadmit@oregonstate.edu
School Information
"Oregon State is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going. We are determined to forge solutions. We are diverse and welcoming. We embrace our responsibility to Oregon and the world, building a future that’s smarter, healthier, more prosperous and more just. We see what could be and have worked relentlessly for 150 years to make it so. "2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, Extension programs in all 36 counties, 200+ academic programs — COUNTLESS IMPACTS." The university enrolls over 32,200 students. (Source: https://oregonstate.edu/about) (Source: https://oregonstate.edu/)
General Information
Oregon State has not yet implemented a university-wide program for anti-racist training or education. However, it has taken steps to embed diversity in its hiring practices. The university recently hired a therapist exclusively for its students of color, due to "white supremacy cultural norms". It is also considering changes to its curriculum. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • OSU offers numerous "Social Justice Retreats," including "Examining White Identity" and "Mixed Beavs @ OSU." "Beavs is an umbrella term we use to include and uplift the diverse experiences of Multiracial/ethnic, Biracial, Multitribal, Transracial Adoptee, or mixed heritage people."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The university's faculty senate is looking at the university's core curriculum and may add new courses.
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • In June 2022, there will be the "State of Diversity at Oregon State University Reception" as well as the celebration of the launch of the State of Diversity website.
Program and Research Funding
  • The University-Wide DEI (The Office of Institutional Diversity) accepts donations for program funding.
Resources
  • The university hired a therapist exclusively for its students of color, due to "white supremacy cultural norms".
  • The Office of Institutional Diversity provides resources for campus initiatives and faculty diversity recruitment tips.
Symbolic Actions
  • OSU compiled a list of links to all the various departments and organizations' statements in support of BLM.
  • The 2022 Faculty and Staff Community Climate Survey will be open from May 10 to June 3, 2022.
  • On May 25, 2022, the OSU President's Commission on the Status of Black Faculty and Staff Affairs sponsored a day-long symposium called, the "State of Black Affairs Summit 2022."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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