Diversity and Cultural Resources

Cultural Resource Centers

Our Cultural Resource Center (CRC) facilities provide community, celebration, and traditions that encourage students to become dynamic role models with innovative approaches to create social change. These spaces also provide a venue for functions that educate students and members of the community about the CRC facilities designated culture, and provide leadership development through these events and activities.

Community Resources

Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center
The Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center (CMLC) is a place where people of all cultures can come together in a "living room for learning," where all people can be teachers and learners and where sharing cultures and expanding literacies enables everyone to take part in the community.

Crossroads International
Crossroads International is a group of volunteers from the community who help enrich the experience of international students and build a bridge between people in our community and international students, scholars, visiting faculty, and their families.

Partners in Diversity Community Resource Groups
To better support our communities, Partners in Diversity created Community Resource Groups (CRGs). They are affinity spaces designed to bring people together in a safe space to network, discuss current issues relevant to that specific community and learn from each other.

NAACP Linn Benton Branch
Your community-focused branch of the NAACP, a diverse group of individuals working towards equality in the mid-Willamette Valley for more than 50 years. Representing persons in Linn and Benton counties.

MidWillamette Transgender Support Network
Mid-Willamette Trans Support Network was founded in 2016, by and for gender diverse people, to provide for the needs and security of transgender, nonbinary, intersex, gender diverse and gender-nonconforming members of our community. We accomplish this through collaboratively-sourced resource donations, emergency grants, and social support networks.

OSU Sponsored Resources and Programs

International Moms Group
IMG provides opportunities for international mothers to learn and discuss parenting topics, maternal-child health issues, early childhood development, healthy relationships, cultures and customs, as well as practice English, build community, and support each other. Children are welcome to attend.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Membership
Through Oregon State University’s institutional membership, all graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty have access to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), which provides professional development, training, and mentoring.

Office of Institutional Diversity

The Office of Institutional Diversity's mission is to plan, lead and implement, in collaboration with university partners, institutional strategy and initiatives to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in all facets of Oregon State University. The work of the office advances more rapid progress towards Oregon State’s highest aspirations for inclusive excellence.

Faculty & Staff Affinity Groups


Search Advocate
OSU's Search Advocate program enhances equity, validity, and diversity in university hiring.  Search Advocates are OSU faculty, staff, and students who are trained as search and selection process advisors. Advocates' knowledge and skills are also valuable beyond hiring processes.

Difference Power & Discrimination Academy
DPD courses engage students in the intellectual examination of the structures, systems and ideologies that sustain discrimination and inequity in society. The DPD Academy prepares teaching faculty to design and facilitate DPD designated courses. 

Leading Change
Leading Change prepares academic unit leaders—including deans, school directors and department heads—to effectively lead organization change, build diverse coalitions, facilitate organization learning, and respond with care to community crisis.

Dialogue Facilitation Lab
The Dialogue Facilitation Lab is a professional learning seminar for faculty, staff and graduate assistants looking to integrate critical dialogue facilitation skills into their daily practice. Here you can learn facilitation skills relevant to teaching, research, and administrative contexts.

Social Justice Education Initiative
The Social Justice Education Initiative (SJEI) consists of an interactive, workshop-based curriculum that invites all OSU faculty and staff members (including GTAs and GRAs) to begin, or continue, their learning regarding diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Event Calendar