The University of Oregon actively promotes cultural diversity and equal opportunity.
We honor the humanity that joins us and we celebrate the differences that distinguish
us. University Housing has an expectation that all residents will actively participate
in creating welcoming communities that value all members without regard to race,
color, sex, disability, national origin, age, religion, marital status, veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Our highly
trained staff is awaiting your call to discuss any concerns you may have. For
more information please call 541-346-4277. Your call will be handled discreetly
by authorized staff members.
The University of Oregon is committed to creating
and maintaining a community in which students and members of
the faculty and staff can work and study together in an atmosphere
free of all forms of discrimination and discriminatory harassment
(including racial and sexual harassment).
Resident Assistants (RAs) and Freshmen Interest Group Assistants (FAs) make up the core of our live-in Residence Life student staff. For our residents, this staff is the face of University Housing and they play the most important role in creating safe and welcoming communities in our residence halls. To prepare student staff for these positions, University Housing provides extensive training and development opportunities in the areas of diversity and social justice.
In preparation for 2010-2011 academic year, University Housing renewed its efforts in this area by implementing an intensive two-day diversity conference for Residence Life live-in student staff with the purpose of increasing their capacity to work across cultural groups and create a positive residence hall climate for all students. The conference covered a breadth of topics and was an extensive collaborative effort with a significant number of university faculty and staff contributing to its planning and implementation. Read more about the 2010-11 student staff conference.
The Diversity Outreach Team is a group of students and student staff who
plan activities, programs and events, which enhance residence hall life
for all by building positive, respectful, and inclusive communities.
University Housing and students living in the residence
halls have been working to enhance our diverse community. We've kick-started
the year with a "Count Me In" campaign. The campaign was created by the Diversity
Outreach Team in collaboration with University Housing,
as an effort to create a respectful, positive, and inclusive community.
University community members will be able to commit to the pledge below
at any time during the year, wear the "Count Me In" T-shirt, and have countless
opportunities throughout the year to help create a welcoming, positive,
and supportive community.
We applaud the student leaders and participants
who are off to a tremendous start in making this the best year ever! Students,
staff, faculty, and administrators are welcome to join the "Count Me In" campaign.
Participants sign the following pledge as a commitment to welcoming diversity
to stand against intolerant behavior, to not ignore any form of discrimination, and to show our world that I will not accept a place where anyone is made to feel unwelcome.
to become a beacon of hope for those who experience the pain of discrimination, and my speech and actions will model this to the community around me.
a society in which everyone is welcomed and accepted. Embracing everyone's humanity is vital to building a respectful, positive, and inclusive community.
To be part of our "Count Me In" campaign, simply sign a pledge card and order
a t-shirt. Email Lou Vijayakar
to find out more!
To replace hateful, offensive or degrading words with positive
ones, Count Yourself In and contact the Bias Response Team, your
Complex Director, Resident Assistant or FIG Academic Assistant. Download the BRT Graffiti Sticker (pdf, 289 kb).