The Diversity Initiative is one piece of the important anti-racism work our university is undertaking to create a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse institution. This initiative aims to build inclusive academic excellence and a more diverse faculty presence at UO immediately, as we seek to better represent and be more welcoming to students, faculty, and staff of color. The new Black Studies and Latinx Studies minors, the Black Cultural Center, and other programs are a start, but not nearly enough.
The effort is part of the UO’s academic initiatives, dedicated efforts to collaborate across disciplines, translate discovery for societal benefit, and develop the next generation of leaders and problem solvers.
Additional information will be provided in the near future about other elements of the university’s efforts to address systematic racism across campus that affects Black faculty, students, and staff.