Our Programs & Initiatives

Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE) is a hub for out-of-classroom engagement to build community and support student 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:

    • International Student Community Team
    • 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.

    PROMISE Internship Program

     


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    The PROMISE program is an eight-week paid summer internship which provides opportunities in the state, local government agencies, and university programs for Oregon State University undergraduate students. The program focuses on providing pathways for historically underrepresented students to professional careers. Historically underrepresented students may include but is not limited to: first generation college student, low-income, LGBTQ+, students of color, veterans, transfer students, students with disabilities, etc… 

    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: