Moving Forward Together: Overview

Moving Forward Together: Overview

The actions outlined on this website align with and are integral to realization of the goals and actions outlined in the university’s Strategic Plan 4.0 and Diversity Strategic Plan. These actions also incorporate and build on the work and recommendations of the President and Provost’s Leadership Council on Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice.

Background & Timeline

Members of the OSU Community,

Oregon State University is committed to leading change that will work to end systemic racism and support the long-term success of all students, faculty and staff of color.

The university is engaged in next steps to help move us forward collaboratively and to take actions that are consistent with OSU’s mission and values. By engaging in important conversations about race and racism, justice and equity; by learning from each other; and by taking specific actions, we will constantly strive to advance the culture of belonging, collaboration and innovation that we aspire to in the university’s strategic plan. And we will provide a transformative education that is accessible for all learners – another goal of our strategic plan.

This work includes this “Moving Forward Together” web page.

This web page is in response to calls for action from OSU community members and in a commitment to advance OSU’s Strategic Plan, as well as the university’s Diversity Strategic Plan and recommendations made by the President and Provost’s Leadership Council on Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice. This web page outlines actions and commitments underway – and others that are planned – to advance OSU’s commitment to opposing systemic racism and supporting the success of students, faculty and staff of color. This web page offers a central view of how we intend to realize these goals, and notes actions to be taken in the coming months. The page will be updated regularly to reflect our progress.

We welcome members of the OSU community to continue to bring forward recommendations, questions and concerns and encourage action by the university that will advance our commitments. The web page includes a feature for community members to share in writing their recommendations, questions and concerns. Input provided will be reviewed regularly. We recognize that members of the Black community and other staff, students and faculty of color have articulated even more concerns and demands for the university to pursue. University leaders will continue to engage and listen to our many stakeholders. And we will continue to improve how we address community needs as they arise.