Diversity Initiatives

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Diversity Initiatives

Sign-up to be a 2018-2019 Diversity Champion here: Membership Form 

What is a Diversity Champion? The word “champions” comes from the Latin concept of “campionem” for “gladiator, fighter.” Raaawr! But there’s no need to grab your sword. A champion is also a person who fights for a cause or defends an ideal. Take a look at our 2018-2019 Program.

In our outreach and engagement work, Diversity Champions are people who use their superpowers in the name of a diversity value or ideal. That ideal could be a better world, a more inclusive or relevant program, or a greener and more loving future for generations to come. We recognize Champions who strive every day to learn, grow, and create a better future—not just those who have already succeeded at something or are an expert.

If you want to “strive” and be a pioneer for a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive Division of University Outreach and Engagement, please join our Diversity Champions team. All are welcome.


Ana Lu Fonseca
Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Division of University Outreach and Engagement, Oregon State University

Read the full June 5, 2017 blog post here: Creating a Diversity Champion Team

An event series beginning November 2018:

Get inspired with us!

The Inspiration Friday event series highlights the work of people, programs and organizations who are working to expand access for all populations, especially those who have been historically underserved and underrepresented. By learning from each other’s strategies, we hope to inspire our colleagues and partners to step up to the challenge of creating communities that are welcoming and inclusive for all.

Check back soon for a schedule of upcoming events!