Strategy or Working Groups are alliances that may include faculty, staff, students and community members from traditionally underrepresented groups. They are grass-roots organizations of volunteers who donate their personal time and energy in support of making the university a more welcoming place. Strategy/Working Groups support and advocate for academic and professional excellence and inclusion, and enhance the UO experience through opportunities for intentional cross-campus collaborations, fostering understanding, and encouraging engagement, empowerment and justice. Each group sets its own goals and approaches.
Different organizations on and off campus support Strategy/Working Groups in a variety ways. DEI endeavors to give assistance by providing logistical, organizational, and modest financial support, as well as working to collaborate through opportunities that further the goals and the mission of the individual groups, the Division of Equity and Inclusion, and the university’s academic mission.