Diversity, Equity
and Inclusion

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Inclusive Excellence

The OSU College of Business recognizes that diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are imperative to the success of our students, our faculty, our staff and our communities. Students choose OSU because of our tradition as an institution dedicated to the success of all Oregonians. We are proud to continue this legacy through our commitment to inclusive excellence.

That’s why we’re investing in programs and initiatives to further diversify the demographics of our students and faculty. We’re forging new partnerships with communities of color, prioritizing professional development programs for women in business, establishing ourselves as a regional thought leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion in business, and developing our first-ever strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion in the college.

College Statement

Our Vision

We develop people we would want to work for — people who work hard, earn success and lead by example.


College Statement

Our Mission

Educational mission: We provide transformative educational experiences that produce highly competent, ethical and engaged future leaders who strive to make a difference.

Research mission: We conduct leading-edge research focused on relevant and important business and societal challenges.

Engagement mission: We engage in our communities and work collaboratively to contribute to economic development, social progress and prosperity.

Diversity, equity and inclusion mission: We create a culture of belonging and community that values and respects differences so everyone feels welcome.

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Diversity is the set of collective values and differences that members of the College of Business community represent through their experiences, values and backgrounds.


Equity ensures that everyone has access to the same opportunities. We don't all start from the same place, but everyone should have access to opportunities that develop them to grow, contribute and develop.


Inclusion is how members of the College of Business community create a welcoming experience to our students, faculty, staff and visitors.


For Students:


For College of Business Faculty and Staff:


for Industry and Community Partners

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