Diversity Action Plan
Diversity Action Plan Objectives
Portland State's present Diversity Action Plan's first draft was written in 2012 in collaboration by faculty, staff, students, and community.
In brief, the eight major objectives of the Diversity Action Plan are:
A: Produce graduates who can be leaders in a global community Section
B: Ensure that diversity is incorporated into the curriculum Section
C: Create an environment that is welcoming, inclusive and diverse Section
D: Create more robust communication channels to bring the world to the campus and the campus to the world Section
E: Endorse a campus-wide cultural competency training plan Section
F: Recruit and retain cross-culturally sophisticated faculty and staff
G: Recruit and retain a greater number of historically underrepresented, historically underserved and international students
H: Develop and support relationships with the community, alumni and other partners
PSU's Draft Diversity Action Plan 2012
With students, faculty, and staff from over one hundred countries and all fifty states, representing a broad spectrum of religions, ethnicities, tribes, sexualities, abilities, ages, identities, experiences, and genders, Portland State University (PSU) is Oregon's most diverse campus. It is also Oregon's largest, and has a special responsibility to serve as an exemplar for the rest of the state by seeing that diversity is represented in all facets of its enterprise. To that end, PSU renews its commitment to diversity through this Diversity Action Plan (DAP).
- Click here to view the full Diversity Action Plan draft: DAP-2012_Draft.pdf
- To provide feedback, please click HERE
- Notes from the May 21, 2012 Diversity Action Plan Public Forum: .5-21-DAP Forum Notes.pdf
2014 Progress Report
- Raising $100,000 in new scholarships for study abroad,
- Hiring 27 new faculty of color,
- Increasing the percentage of minority employees and students,
- Translating the GDI website into Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese, and
- Producing “U-Belong” and Spanish language videos for diversity recruitment.
Minority and international students now make up one-third of total enrollment, and a quarter of employees at PSU are minorities.
The University published the Diversity Action Plan in 2012 and set up teams across campus to work toward its eight goals. The first progress report gives ratings from “excellent” to “needs improvement” on each of the eight goals.
“I sincerely appreciate the hard work and dedication of students, faculty and staff for moving the university forward on our diversity goals,” says Jilma Meneses, chief diversity officer.