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We’re Hiring!

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Oregon State University’s Office of Equity and Inclusion is seeking to fill two positions: Associate Director of Equal Opportunity, Compliance, and Conflict Resolution (Closes 8/19/2013) Administrative Support Coordinator (Closes 8/28/2013) Our collaborative team is eager to welcome two new members! Please consider the job information linked above, and apply if you are interested and qualified. [...]

Guidelines for Holiday Decorations

Monday, November 26th, 2012

The Office of Equity and Inclusion offers the following recommendations to guide departments as they plan for the use of holiday decorations in their units. We understand that having a festive environment, especially during the December/January holidays is important to many of our students, employees, and stakeholders. We also believe this can and should be [...]

External review of OSU’s efforts related to equity, inclusion, and diversity

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

All students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in a conversation with the external review team members who will be at Oregon State on October 25th and 26th as part of the self-study of all university efforts related to equity, inclusion, and diversity. Please join the review team on Thursday, October 25th from 4:00-5:00pm [...]

Introduction to the New Communications Graduate Assistant

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Who could have thought of a better way to begin working for the Office of Equity & Inclusion than kicking it off with the annual Peace Breakfast celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!  My name is Catherine Porter, and I am the new Communications Graduate Assistant.  Life works in fantastically wonderful ways sometimes. For me, [...]

Equity and Inclusion Update

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

To understand where equity and inclusion is today, it is helpful to begin with the phone call that got it all started. Five months ago, I was on vacation heading to New Mexico.  As I drove across the Arizona desert, the pressures of work began to fade and I was getting more relaxed.  Then my [...]

Addressing Gender Equity through an Integrated Approach

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Last week, Roni Sue and I presented at the 18th Annual Diversity Conference in Salem.  Our workshop was titled Gender Equity in the Workplace: Exploring effective policies and practices.  The name of the session might seem pretty straightforward, but I imagine a few of the participants were surprised by the content. What Roni and I [...]

Injustice anywhere…

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

…is a threat to justice everywhere. Nearly 50 years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. sat in a jail in Birmingham, Alabama penning what would become one of the most famous written accounts of the civil rights era.  We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality… Dr. King articulated a vision in which the end [...]

Lunchtime Forums

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Join the staff to learn more about the Office of Equity and Inclusion.  We will be discussing ongoing efforts, introducing new initiatives, and responding to comments and questions.  You are welcome to bring your lunch; cold beverages will be provided. Monday, September 19, 2011 12:15pm-1:30pm: MU 213, Pan-Afrikan Sankofa Room Tuesday, October 18, 2011 12:00pm-1:30pm: [...]

Who Moved My Cheese? Or, Changes.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Back at the start of the summer, when President Ray released a statement about OSU’s equity and inclusion efforts, those of us in Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, Community and Diversity, and Women’s Advancement and Gender Equity started thinking about change.  While there is much to be excited about, transition also involves risk and can, [...]

Introducing: the Office of Equity and Inclusion!

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Don’t be misled by the abundance of parking spaces and the short lines at the coffee shops, we’ve been busy this summer!  While many students and faculty are away from campus, the staff in the Office of Equity and Inclusion are here working hard to prepare for the start of the new academic year. So, [...]

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