The University of Oregon's Division of Equity and Inclusion (DEI) promotes inclusive excellence by working to ensure equitable access to opportunities, benefits, and resources for all faculty, administrators, students, and community members.
Our work is guided by the UO IDEAL framework of Inclusion, Diversity, Evaluation, Achievement, Leadership.
We work towards:
- Diversity: Numeral and symbolic representation of different types of identities and people.
- Inclusion: Authentic and empowered participation in decision-making processes in ways that lead to equity.
- Equity: A structural concept that describes a process whereby each individual gets what they need to succeed, including access to opportunity, networks, resources, and support. Equity takes into account where people are and where they need to go.
We are a hub of information and a center for resources and expertise to support equity, inclusion and diversity at the University. Our goal is to promote inclusive excellence through a commitment to institutional fairness and equality, eradication of discrimination and through celebrating and affirming the strengths of a multicultural community. We serve the diversity goals and educational mission of the University.
DEI comprises of four units:
- Office of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion (VPEI)
- The Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC)
- The Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (formerly OMAS)
- The Multicultural Center (MCC)
Additionally, our Campus and Community Engagement (CACE) portfolio leverages alignment, collaboration and relationships to facilitate success and belonging at the University of Oregon.
We have offices in Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall (VPEI and CACE), Oregon Hall (CMAE), Susan B. Campbell Hall (CoDaC), and the Erb Memorial Union (MCC).