Diversity Education & Learning

From Good Intentions to Intentional Work

51Ʒ State is celebrated as Oregon's most diverse public university. To be a truly inclusive and welcoming campus, it is crucial that we recognize the importance of a growth mindset for all members of our community. Andthough we often view diversity and inclusion as natural societal progressions, the process of diversification as well as the resulting cultural shifts can provide concrete challenges for everyone involved. Global Diversity & Inclusion would like to meet you where you are on this journey.

Global Diversity & Inclusion is developing diversity education offerings addressing a variety of needs and experience levels. We will partner with campus colleagues to share the wealth of expertise that our campus has to offer. In addition, we hope to serve as a clearinghouse connecting you to relevant speakers and existing educational opportunities around campus. Through a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge-based approaches, our overarching goal is to cultivate a culture of praxis (a synergy of theory and practice) that allows us to live and embody the diversity that we so often talk about.


Diversity Education & Learning Webinars

To be a truly inclusive and welcoming campus it is crucial that we recognize the importance of a growth mindset for all members of our community. Whether administrators, faculty, staff, or students, we are challenged to continue to evolve alongside our campus community.

Inclusive Hiring Workshops

GDI provides hiring workshops for faculty and staff seeking to explore strategies and best practices for creating an inclusive search and selection process. Folks are encouraged to attend a workshop at the outset of the hiring process (prior to position posting).Visit the to see the workshop dates and register.

Culturally Responsive Workshop Series

The Culturally Responsive Workshop Seriesfacilitates campus-wide engagement around issues relevant to our desire to be an equitable and inclusive community. Centering perspectives related to subjects like race, sexuality, gender, ability,the symposium strives to break down barriers,celebrate differences, and illuminate commonalities between people.

Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Curriculum and Pedagogy Workshops

In partnership with faculty from University Studies and the School of Gender, Race, and Nations, we've created two workshops designed to provide faculty with strategies for moving forward in ways that recognize and respect the diversity of our student body.

OAI+ Overview ofEquity and Inclusion Practices

This guide introduces a few pedagogies you can adopt into your inclusive teaching practice. They can help facilitate connections and conversations leading to inclusive and equitable learning — but this is not an exhaustive list.

Workshops By Request

For Students,Staff, Faculty, Administrators:

Contact GDI to arrange sessions specific to your unit, department, school, student group etc. In the past we have explored topics such as microaggressions, implicit bias, developing inclusive workplaces and adopting an equity lens.