CAS Diversity Work and Resources
“Support for individuals in our UO community—regardless of their politics, race, religion or other elements of identity—is at the very heart of our mission as a public institution of higher learning. We provide a haven where people can be themselves, express themselves and learn from one another in that process. As a university, our diversity is our strength.”
W. Andrew Marcus, Tykeson Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Tolerance, inclusion, curiosity and openness are essential to advancing human understanding—and thus essential to the intellectual and academic mission of the College of Arts and Sciences. We welcome a diversity of cultures, histories, languages; different types of knowledge; different talents, abilities, training; a range of experiences, affiliations, alliances and perspectives—all are necessary for creativity, invention, collaboration and problem solving. There is no meaningful learning without challenge and difference.
The College of Arts and Sciences takes its charge and inspiration from the University of Oregon Mission Statement. We are devoted “to educating the whole person, and to fostering the next generation of transformational leaders and informed participants in the global community.”
The following stories are examples of important work being done by our faculty and students that collectively advance our diversity goals: