Critical Race Training in Education

University of Oregon


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1585 E 13th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97403
(541) 346-1000
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School Information
"Nestled in the lush Willamette Valley, with an easy drive to both the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, the University of Oregon is renowned for its research prowess and commitment to teaching...Our students are smart, creative, and increasingly diverse. We support and celebrate their successes, and we work hard to provide inspiring educational opportunities in the classroom and beyond. Not so small that everyone knows you. Not so large that you feel lost." The university enrolls over 22,600 students, has a 16:1 student-teacher ratio, and offers over 325 degree and certificate programs. (Source:
General Information
The University of Oregon has taken multiple concrete steps to affirm its support for anti-racism initiatives. In a symbolic move, the University took actions to cover murals which contained "racist" imagery. Additionally, the university is considering an endorsement of Black Lives Matter, as well as defunding the police. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:


  • Symbolic Actions

    Name of Matthew Deady, first president of the UO Board of Regents, may be removed from campus building.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The University will be spending $31,940 to cover four murals which contain “racist, exclusionary language and imagery.”

  • Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism

    The university discussed endorsing Black Lives Matter.

  • Re-Imagining Policing

    The university also discussed defunding its police.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    University launched a new black studies minor.

  • Program and Research Funding

    The university received a $4.52 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to create a new institute dedicated to research on racial and climate justice.

  • Program and Research Funding

    The university will be creating an $11 million research and policy center focused on racial disparities and resilience.

Last updated March 12th, 2022