Equity, Inclusion, Diversity

We are collaborative, confident and kind. We care for one another and stand up for what’s right.

Moving Forward Together

Realizing our commitment to leading change and ending systemic racism within Oregon State University requires that we collaboratively work as faculty, staff and students to consider and take actions consistent with OSU’s mission and the values of the university community.

The Moving Forward Together website outlines actions underway within the university to advance this commitment.

Racism is a Public Health Crisis: Now That We See, What Can We Do?

Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones

2020 Bray Health Leadership Lecture

Physician, epidemiologist and civil rights activist Camara Jones measures and addresses the impacts of racism and social inequalities on health and well-being and is lauded for her compelling clarity on issues of race and racism.


Diversity and inclusion in higher education

2020 Alumni Fellows Conversations with OSU Influencers

Rebecca Hernandez, Ph.D. ’05


Push your thinking and action

As you assess your individual capacity to stand up for a different world, here are some resources to push your thinking and action:


Check out these readings

Learn about college EID research

Social policies enacted in the United States during the Great Recession appear to have kept child poverty rates stable during a critical period when such programs were most needed because of a struggling economy, according to a new study by Assistant Professor David Rothwell.

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“Too often, student opportunities to travel abroad replicate the power differentials that have undermined progress in global health equity for years,” Assistant Professor Stephanie Grutzmacher says. “I’m pleased that this trip was different and that the students had a joint professional learning opportunity with colleagues in Ethiopia who are working toward the same goals.

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Assistant Professor Veronica Irvin's research project – “Latinas’ experience with mobile mammography and bilingual navigation services from screen through follow-up care” – was one of 10 to receive funding this year. This developmental grant allows Veronica and her team to take an in-depth look at Latinas’ experiences through screening with services that help guide the women during the entire process.

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They’re said to be man’s best friend and now, four-legged friends of families with a developmentally disabled child are being trained to take on a new, important role. Dogs who complete the Do as I Do (DAID) project become imitation trainers for their human children with the goal of improving physical activity and social well-being in the child. The project is headed by CPHHS Associate Professor Megan MacDonald and College of Agricultural Sciences Assistant Professor Monique Udell.

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Expand your understanding and find community

Connect more deeply with members of the OSU community through cultural celebrations, the cultural resource centers, the Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program and more. With the broad programming at OSU, everyone can discover other cultures and share something from their own.

View Diversity Resources across Oregon State University



Kate MacTavish, Ph.D.
Director of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
College of Public Health and Human Sciences