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We work collaboratively to strengthen individual capacity and community bonds to advance the academic mission of the university through
Inclusion, Diversity, Evaluation, Achievement Leadership

I.D.E.A.L.

Yellow hand holding Green Circle that says L.A.C.E. Love Authenticity Courage Empathy

L.A.C.E. embodies the universal tenets of
Love, Authenticity, Courage and Empathy.
These interlocking values represent the being and doing of individuals and the institutions in which they engage. 

*©Yvette Alex-Assensoh 2013 

L.A.C.E.

Native American Nine Flags Ceremony 2016

Land Acknowledgement

The University of Oregon is located on Kalapuya ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the United States government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. Today, Kalapuya descendants are primarily citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and they continue to make important contributions to their communities, to the UO, to Oregon, and to the world.
In following the Indigenous protocol of acknowledging the original people of the land we occupy, we also extend our respect to the nine federally recognized Indigenous nations of Oregon: the Burns Paiute Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, and the Klamath Tribes. We express our respect to the many more tribes who have ancestral connections to this territory, as well as to all other displaced Indigenous peoples who call Oregon home.

 

OUR UNITS 

 
CACE: Campus and Community Engagement
 

 

Strategies Groups

Strategies and Working Groups are autonomous grass-roots organizations of faculty, staff, and students from Native, Black, Latino, Asian, Desi and Pacific Islander, and white communities. Volunteers donate their personal time and energy in support of making the university a more welcoming place.

 Strategy 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. The idea for all UO Strategies and Working Groups came from our Native faculty, staff, and students, who organized and modeled the organizational structure for others on campus. 

​​​​​UO Covid-19 Info 

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Yvette Alex-Assensoh
Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

VP Communications

 

Dr. Yvette Alex-Assensoh​​​​​​

 

Latinx Heritage Month 2021 and Envisioning More Just Futures 2020 was a Census year and as such, population numbers are at the top of many people’s minds. Oregon is no different. According to the Census Bureau, Latinx Oregonians make up the fastest growing demographic in the state, increasing from 11.7 percent in 2010 to 14 percent in 2020. This is exciting news for the future of our state. Unfortunately, a number of news outlets and commentators have chosen to frame this news as a cause for concern. Rather than envisioning a state that embraces and celebrates its increasing diversity, some with highly influential platforms have chosen to fear monger about “white replacement.” Meanwhile, issues like the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on Latinx communities and equally disproportionate lack of access to vaccines continue to persist... Read more.

 

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Funding Opportunities

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

BY THE NUMBERS

1968
first national hispanic heritage month
6.3%
2019-2020 UO Latinx staff
12.6%
2019-202 UO Latinx students

 

University of Oregon student Angele Escorcia-Nunez

 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT:
ANGEL ESCORCIA NUNEZ

"When I got to college is when I started seeing more about the Latinx Heritage Month. I thought, oh that's kind of cool, ya know, a month that I can celebrate my heritage. I'm looking forward to learning how to celebrate it in ways that I can and what goes around UO."

Angel Escorcia Nuñez, Journalism and Communications, 2024.

 

EVENTS

Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group
Sep28
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group Sep 28
5:00 p.m.
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)
BE Xingonx with Roxana Pardo Garcia aka La Roxay
Oct12
BE Xingonx with Roxana Pardo Garcia aka La RoxayOct 12
5:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Identifying and Overcoming Imposter Feelings (Workshop)
Oct20
Identifying and Overcoming Imposter Feelings...Oct 20
4:00 p.m.
Emerson Sykes | African American Workshop and Lecture Series 2021 - 2022
Oct26
Emerson Sykes | African American Workshop and...Oct 26
5:30 p.m.
Julieanna Richardson | African American Workshop and Lecture Series 2021 - 2022
Nov9
Julieanna Richardson | African American Workshop...Nov 9
5:30 p.m.
Imagining Futures Lecture: Daniel Martinez HoSang "A Wider Type of Freedom: How Struggles for Racial Justice Liberate Everyone"
Dec1
Imagining Futures Lecture: Daniel Martinez HoSang...Dec 1
6:30 p.m.
Oregon Humanities Center

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