Our Programs & Initiatives

Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE) is a hub for out-of-classroom engagement to build community and support students' abilities to change the world. Our programs and initiatives seek out to enhance the student experience through:

  • Student engagement
  • Transformative learning
  • Positive social change
  • Academic success
  • Identity development

We bridge differences and build community through a variety of programs and initiatives.

Global Diversity Initiatives

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Serves as a bridge between student affairs and other administrative units that serve minority students. The program particularly focuses on supporting international students and helps advance global citizenship among domestic students.

The initiatives under GDI are:

  • Globaal Beavers
  • Global Forums
  • Cultural Competency Training
  • International Student Social Justice Retreat
  • Clinton Global Initiative
  • OSU Language Club
  • International Peer Mentoring Program

Kalmekak

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Kalmekak Community Outreach provides and facilitates programs for pre-college students and families to promote a culturally diverse community and develop an understanding of higher education institutions. Additionally, Kalmekak supports and provides new students with resources to pursue their educational endeavors. Through culturally competent, educational, and informational orientations our mission is to promote an inclusive community.

Some programs & events led by Kalmekak includes:

  • Festivalito
  • Kalmekak Kick-Off
  • Mexican Revolution
  • Agents of Change Through Law

Men's Development & Engagement

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This initiative provides opportunities focused on engaging Oregon State's men in the discussion of gender, exploring topics of masculinity in our community, and developing healthy masculine identities.

MDE Programs

Multiracial Beavers

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Multiracial Beavers is a network for multiracial, biracial, and mixed heritage students. Students connect, share resources, and meet faculty/staff who can contribute to their academic success.

SOL

SOL is a student-fee funded organization that focuses on Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) while providing support through educational programming, student advocacy, and ally building among undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and other organizations at Oregon State University.

Social Justice Retreats

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DCE partners with groups across campus to offer weekend-long retreats to promote campus dialogue about race and racism. The retreats engage in the active exploration of the concept of race and how race impacts our lived experiences and interactions.  

Retreats that we offer are:

AYA

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To facilitate long lasting and dynamic support for Womxn of Color in all endeavors through facilitating interconnectedness within OSU and Corvallis communities and welcoming all people into spaces that allow for learning, growth, and healing.