Dear Friends–

Welcome to Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE). If we have not yet had the chance to welcome you to DCE and Oregon State University in person, welcome! DCE is many places, spaces, and moments across Oregon State University. Whether you find yourself in one of our seven cultural resource centers, in our central office in the Student Experience Center (Room 306), at a retreat off-campus, at a workshop, or listening to a speaker, we sincerely hope you feel the warmth of our welcome.  

At DCE, we are a hub of culturally diverse student engagement and success. We support students’ abilities to fashion a better self and world. Whether you hail from right here in Oregon, one of the sovereign nations contained within the state, another state in the US, or from Pakistan, Indonesia, Ghana, or one of many other places across the globe, DCE strives to ensure that your Oregon State experience is an enriching one.

Together we aspire to create an inclusive community, where all individuals can fully engage their gifts and talents, and where we can dream of a more just future. We hope you will join us in sharing your hopes, cultural traditions, intellectual passions, ideas, curiosities, and successes. We also hope you find us when you need support, have a problem to work through, or just need someone to listen to you.

We have four core outcomes: critical inquiry, equalized academic success, community engagement, and transformative learning. We accomplish this through mentoring student leaders, developing educational programs, and engaging in dialogues that help us clarify our values and commitments. All of our work is rooted in love, as author bell hooks described it, “To be loving we willingly hear each other's truth and, most important, we affirm the value of truth telling. Lies may make people feel better, but they do not help them to know love.” We hope you will share your truth with us and ours with you.

In Love and Solidarity,

The DCE Team

About DCE

About Us

We provide opportunities for Oregon State University students to engage in shaping a better self and world. 

Our Mission

As a cornerstone of OSU’s student diversity efforts, Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE) is committed to the overall development of under-served students. We create and advocate for inclusive and educationally purposeful initiatives that enhance deep learning, academic success, cross-cultural fluency and self-efficacy by fostering a climate that supports social equality, community engagement, and global membership.

Our Vision

Diversity & Cultural Engagement will be a national model as a responsive, progressive, scholarly and socially just community that is known for its accomplished record of developing leaders and scholars from diverse backgrounds through community and academic engagement. 

If you have any questions about Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE), feel free to contact us. You can find a full list of DCE contact information on our DCE directory page.

Our Core Outcomes

Here at DCE, we are all about Academic and Personal Success, both for students and professional staff. We accomplish this through mentoring student leaders, developing educational programs, and engaging in dialogues that help us clarify our values and commitments.  

Critical Inquiry

This is what we call developing intellectual "Freedom Fighters."

  • Culture of critical thinking
  • Culture of academic success

Equalized Academic Success

Empowering underrepresented and marginalized students.

  • Culture of scholarship
  • Culture of intellectual engagement
  • Equalize and "normalize" intellectual and academic achievement 

Community Engagement

Where we engage off-campus partners, students, and faculty in reciprocal relationships rooted in our core values of civic engagement and empathy that focus on:

  • Community engaged research that solves real-world problems
  • Internships, experiential, and service-learning opportunities

Transformative Learning

"The true focus of revolutionary change is never merely the oppressive situations which we seek to escape, but that piece of the oppressor which is planted deep within each of us"

- Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider (1984)

  • Using experiential learning as pedagogy
  • Understanding differences in power and privilege
  • Coalescing around common causes and common solutions
  • Building empathy within and across difference

Curriculum Rubric 

We aspire to create a curriculum through our programs and services that supports your ability to develop the knowledge, skills, and values that will allow you to live a life of meaning and purpose. 

Click on the following link to access the rubric: DCE Curriculum Rubric 

Our Location & Hours

306 Student Experience Center
2251 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
(541) 737–9030

Operating Hours
Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM