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).

2014 Progress Report

The 2014 Progress Report Summary on PSU’s Diversity Action Plan says the campus has made progress on key goals, such as producing global leaders and recruiting more diverse faculty, staff and students.  

Accomplishments include: 

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.

Read the progress report and comment on the plan.