About Our Office

On December 7, 2015, President Ed Ray announced the hiring of a Chief Diversity Officer and the creation of the Office of Institutional Diversity to intensify the focus on attaining goals related to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice at Oregon State University. The mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity is to design, plan, lead, and implement, in collaboration with university partners, institutional change actions, initiatives, and communications to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout all facets of Oregon State University.

Vision and Principles

Oregon State University aspires to be a collaborative, inclusive, and caring community that strives for equity and equal opportunity in everything we do; that creates a welcoming environment and enables success for people from all walks of life; and that shares common, fundamental values grounded in justice, civility, and respect while looking to our diversity as a source of enrichment and strength.

Partners and Programs

The Office of Institutional Diversity works closely with many partners and programs at Oregon State to further its mission.

Meet the OID Staff

The Office of Institutional Diversity is led by the Chief Diversity Officer supported by a team of dedicated professional faculty and staff.


We are located in the Kerr Administration Building, Suite B211.