The 2018 President's Diversity Awards Congratulations to the 2018 President's Diversity Awards Recipients! Click to see who was honored this year.

Welcome to Global Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion is not only a value and a mission of Portland State University, it is the essential framework of who we are and what we do as an institution and community. Global Diversity and Inclusion is the central division that leads and facilitates the continuous quest for Inclusive Excellence. We structure our ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion journey through four pillars:

Diversity Education & Learning ›

Global Diversity & Inclusion offers diversity, equity, and inclusion education addressing a variety of topics, needs, and experience levels. We provide a body of learning opportunities of breadth and depth, from beginner to advanced.

Equity & Compliance 

To learn to teach, to generate new knowledge for the benefit of humankind... To Let Knowledge Serve our city, our region, our state, and our world. This is the purpose of Portland State University. To achieve our purpose requires that together we, each of us, take responsibility for and guard against discrimination and harassment, and their pernicious effects.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advocacy 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion advocacy requires the ongoing examination of all endeavors, activities, practices, structures, and systems of Portland State University. We seek to identify the barriers and challenges to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We advocate for any and all needed changes that aid in making every person feel welcome, wanted, valued, and partnered with for their success.


Partnerships & Engagement 

We are fortunate to be part of a community recognized worldwide for its leadership on issues of sustainability and social justice. We commit to inclusion of historically marginalized communities and those underrepresented in higher education. We cannot meet our commitments without the rich partnerships and full engagement with all communities in our city and region.