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:
We bridge differences and build community through a variety of programs and initiatives.
The initiatives under GDI are:
Some programs & events led by Kalmekak includes:
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.
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…
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: