The UO is committed to achievement and success for all of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. All students—no matter what their background—deserve to succeed and graduate in a timely manner from the institution. All faculty—regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, ideas, or physical ability—deserve the resources and encouragement to flourish. All staff similarly must be given tools to succeed at their jobs and advance their careers. The UO is also committed to the ongoing success of all of its alumni. 

Achievement Strategies and Initiatives

  • Increase the number of awards for diversity-related scholarship, research, teaching, community engagement, and/or exemplary work. 
  • Increase undergraduate and graduate student participation in cultural and international experiences. 
  • Provide additional avenues for graduate and undergraduate students to participate in scholarship and fellowship programs or other avenues of recognition, especially those who are traditionally underrepresented in such areas. 
  • Expand opportunities for students, faculty and staff to participate in professional development. 
  • Create a competitive grant program to provide opportunities for units and programs to receive funding to advance impactful work on diversity and inclusion, especially where such work can be sustainable and scalable. 
  • Provide enrolled undergraduate and graduate students with the social, academic, and/or financial support that will enable them to succeed at the university. 
  • Enhance existing pathway programs and create bridge programs to strengthen the academic preparation of high school, community college, and enrolled undergraduate students for success at the UO. 
  • Recognize work and achievement by UO alumni in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Develop and use articulable measurements of success for various goals and initiatives to improve accountability and an understanding of progress.