Distinguished Scholars Initiative (DSI)

DSI provides community, fellowship, and mentorship for male-identified students of color at Oregon State University. As a program DSI aims to inspire and cultivate a high standard of achievement for collegiate men.

Statement of purpose:

Utilizing the tenets of social justice, we foster the continued development of self-efficacy, servant leadership, professional skills, and academic excellence in male-identified students of color at Oregon State University.

As a member of DSI, students can expect:

  • Fellowship and community with other members of DSI
  • An ongoing relationship with a mentor at OSU
  • Excursions, socials, and other community events
  • Tutoring and promotion of academic excellence
  • Connection to a network of coaches and elders dedicated to their success at and beyond OSU

Examining Masculinities Conference

Save the Date:

2018 Examining Masculinities Conference is happening Saturday, February 17, 2018. For more information, visit: http://dce.oregonstate.edu/mde/hmc

Our conference is an organized day of workshops, panels, presentations, and a keynote speaker that explore topics and ideas of masculinity in our communities. There is no fee, and anyone is welcome to attend

Coffee Hours

We host a weekly coffee hour in the Student Experience Center Involvement Lounge on Fridays from 10am – 11:30am. All are welcome to attend.


Each term, we organize an excursion for student engaged in MDE programs. These excursions include hikes, rafting, and other outdoor experiences; attending sporting events in Portland; and participating in cultural events throughout the state of Oregon. Space on these trips can be limited and priority is given to students involved in MDE events and programs.