Diversity Education & Learning

Facilitating the Transition from Good Intentions to Intentional Work.

Do you value diversity?

We are celebrated as Oregon's most diverse public university. Intentional strategic efforts are necessary if we are to maintain and/or surpass this standing. Consider the role that you can play in cultivating a campus community whose diversity is supported by its inclusive and equitable practices.

Do you aspire to be a lifelong learner?

To be a truly inclusive and welcoming campus it is crucial that we recognize the importance of a growth mindset for all members of our community. Whether administrators, faculty, staff, or students, we are challenged to continue to evolve alongside our campus community. Academic freedom and social justice are not mutually exclusive. Together we can create a learning environment that respects and honors both. Though we often view diversity and inclusion as natural societal progressions, the process of diversification as well as the resulting cultural shifts can provide concrete challenges for everyone involved. Global Diversity & Inclusion would like to meet you where you are on this journey. 

Are you committed to your own professional growth and development?

The credo "Let Knowledge Serve the City" recognizes Portland State University's commitment to its students and community. A crucial component of this commitment is the ongoing support and revitalization of those who make service possible. Your institution is providing a concrete opportunity for you to expand your knowledge base, broaden your reach and increase your impact. Global Diversity & Inclusion invites you to serve yourself in order to better serve the city.

 

Visit our Seeking Diversity Education page to view our current workshops!

 

Global Diversity & Inclusion is developing diversity education offerings addressing a variety of needs and experience levels. We will partner with campus colleagues to share the wealth of expertise that our campus has to offer. In addition, we hope to serve as a clearinghouse connecting you to relevant speakers and existing educational opportunities around campus. Through a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge-based approaches, our overarching goal is to cultivate a culture of praxis (a synergy of theory and practice) that allows us to live and embody the diversity that we so often talk about.