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 Cultural Humility:

A practice of self-reflection on how one’s own background and the background of others, impacts teaching, learning, research, creative activity, engagement, leadership, etc.

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HB2864: Requiring the University of Oregon and other Higher Education institutions in our state to report on the processes established to institutionalize cultural competency standards for employees and the institution.


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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


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 


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.



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​​​​​​


A Reflection on Pride Month 2021 at the University of Oregon As the old saying goes, you can’t know your future without knowing your past. During Pride Month, this is especially pertinent. We can never forget that Pride was born from resistance. Specifically, it originates from the Stonewall Uprising of 1969. This tide-changing act of rebellion occurred when patrons of the Stonewall Inn, a queer bar in New York, fought back against police who were raiding the gathering spot, which was common at the time because “homosexual acts” were illegal in almost every state. Not only did this uprising over multiple nights play a pivotal role in accelerating the LGBTQIA+ liberation movement we know today, it was also led by Black and Brown trans sex workers, a reminder that the burden of resistance often falls on the most vulnerable despite the spoils rarely flowing the same way. Read more


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Funding Opportunities





Portrait of Jamar Bean, Program Director, Multicultural Center


"We at the MCC are excited and eager to welcome our students back to campus this Fall. We have been distanced from each other for an extended period and that has not been easy for any of us. We look forward to safely being in community again and supporting the success, growth and development of our students. We are stronger together and we will continue to create positive change in our communities and beyond."

Jamar Bean, Program Director, Multicultural Center.


Betty LaDuke: Border Lands 2019, A Sketchbook Journey
Betty LaDuke: Border Lands 2019, A Sketchbook...Aug 1
8:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Oregon—Where Past is Present
Oregon—Where Past is PresentAug 1
10:00 a.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Crescendo: Exhibition by Thea
Crescendo: Exhibition by TheaAug 1
10:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Free First Friday at the Museum
Free First Friday at the MuseumAug 6
10:00 a.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group
Sexual Asssault Support Services LGBTQIA+ Group Aug 10
5:00 p.m.
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)

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