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Office of Diversity Advocacy

We recognize that diversity maximizes our potential for creativity, innovation, educational excellence and outstanding service to the community.

We honor, respect, embrace and value the unique contributions and perspectives of all students, faculty, employees, volunteers and our local and global communities.  Diversity includes age, culture, disability, gender, gender identity, national origin, military background, marital status, social class, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, and diversity of thought.

Diversity Action Council

The Diversity Action Council (DAC) is a president appointed advisory committee comprised of PSU faculty, staff, and students that works closely with the university's chief diversity officer and executive director of Global Diversity and Inclusion. DAC's role is to foster equity and social justice by guiding PSU programs, policies, and decision making so that the university works in conjunction with its diverse constituents. To learn more about the Diversity Action Council please click here.

Draft Diversity Action Plan

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).

President's Equal Access Scholarship Application

The purpose of the President's Equal Access Scholarship is to attract outstanding students from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including racial and ethnic backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Portland State University's President's Equal Access Scholars maintain good standing, contribute to the campus learning environment, and share their unique strengths and diverse perspectives through their involvement in on-campus activities and participation in community service.  The President's Equal Access Application for 2015-2016 is available here.

Faculty Mentoring Program

The Faculty Mentoring Program is available to support faculty at Portland State through a structured one year program, developed to promote program objectives and provide guidance.  The program requires that faculty participants meet and communicate regularly, commit to particpating for a minimum of one year, create a positive learning environment and maintain confidentiality.  To increase a sense of community faculty participants will attend mentor or mentee orientation, attend regularly scheduled networking events and participate in regular mentor mentee sessions to help mentee participants work on individual plans to help them meet their professional goals. To learn more about the Faculty Mentoring Program please click here.

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