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 Diversity and Cultural Engagement

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228 Student Experience Center
2251 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-9030
Fax: 541-737-7874


Diversity & Cultural Engagement creates and advocates 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. We bridge differences and build community through many programs that involve Transformative Learning, Positive Social Change, Identity Development, Student Engagement, and Academic Success. All of our programs and events are open to all students regardless of race, gender, nationality, religion, ability and class.

Diversity & Cultural Engagement

Jason Dorsette, Co-Interim Director

Reagan Le, Co-Interim Director

DCE serves as the umbrella for all student diversity efforts, including the Cultural Resource Centers (CRCs). The unit as a whole is comprised of professional staff, student workers, and graduate teaching assistants.

DCE provides hands-on guidance and customer service to students, faculty, staff, and community members for all endeavors related to DCE, including scheduling of CRC facilities and general information on the various opportunities within the unit.

Serves as the hub for communicating everything housed under DCE through multi-level marketing and all forms of communication. Also represents the unit in all Division of Student Affairs aspects related to diversity communication efforts.

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Research & Communication

TBA, Associate Director

Contributes to the development of a culture of inquiry among students, faculty, and staff affiliated with DCE. Primarily related to the creation of Participatory Action Research (PAR) initiatives aimed to investigate and transform systems of injustice affecting historically marginalized communities on campus. 

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Global Diversity Initiatives (GDI)

Amarah KhanAssociate Director

Serves as a bridge between various academic and administrative units supporting international students. And looks for ways to cultivate a culturally competent, globally knowledgeable, inclusive and socially responsible student body.

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Cultural Resource Centers

Jason DorsetteAssociate Director

Responsible for the greater alignment in curriculum development, orientation programming, community building and academic engagement and success strategies of the Cultural Resource Centers.

Asian & Pacific Cultural Center (APCC)

Reagan Le, Assistant Director

2695 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Provides a welcoming and engaging space for the retention and success of all students through academic, cultural, and social programming that address the personal needs, academic excellence, and professional development of Asian and Pacific Islanders.

Centro Cultural César Chávez (CCCC)

Melisa LopezAssistant Director

691 SW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331

Strives to inform both the respective cultural groups and the greater university communities about issues central to the Chicano/Latino/Hispanic culture and heritage. It’s where all students are able to accept and appreciate their differences while encouraging a sense of purpose and unity.

Ettihad Cultural Center (ECC)

Amarah KhanAssociate Director, GDI

380 Student Experience Center
2251 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

A cross-cultural resource that provides a space for cross-cultural dialogue, learning, understanding, and community building both within the Ettihad region ( North Africa, Southwest Asia and the Middle East) and the campus at large. This center is open to all who are interested in learning more about those cultures and regions.

Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center (BCC)

Terrance HarrisAssistant Director

100 SW Memorial Place
Corvallis, OR 97331

Compliments the academic program of studies and enriches the quality of campus life for all students interested in or who identify as African and African-American students. It also serves as a safe place that promotes activities that educate all on the histories and issues affecting all peoples of African heritage.

Native American Longhouse Eena Haws (NAL)

Luhui Whitebear-CuppAssistant Director

311 SW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331

Builds a bridge of understanding between the regions’ tribes and visitors of all cultures; a hospitable environment and a source of support honoring the cultures of the first people of this land. It’s also used as a teaching area for traditional singing, dancing, storytelling and ceremony.

Pride Center (PC)

Cindy KonradAssistant Director

1553 SW A Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97331

Provides programs/support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQQIAA) members and their allies. It’s a safe space for all everyone to explore aspects of sexual orientation and gender identity in an open and non-judgmental atmosphere.

SOL: LGBT Multicultural Support Network (SOL)

Marisa MoserGraduate Teaching Assistant

(Shared space with the Pride Center)

Supports and improves the campus climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and allied (LGBTQQIA) persons of color through counseling, educational programming, advocacy, and ally building among the Oregon State community.

Women’s Center (WC)

Whitney ArcherSenior Assistant Director

Benton Annex – 1700 SW Pioneer Place
Corvallis, OR 97331

Serves as a campus focal point for projects directed at addressing women’s issues on campus, in the community-at-large, and globally. As an open community of leaders inspiring change, the center provides advocacy and resources/opportunities to transform ideas into positive action and reality.

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Academic Success and Engagement

TBDAssociate Director

Implements initiatives from the Vice Provost of Student Affairs addressing pro-active strategies to help retain under-represented and under-served students. Closely facilitates academic programs committed to equalizing academic success through cohort programs, bridge programs and various retreats.

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Integrated Learning for Social Change

Charlene MartinezAssociate Director

Programs and resources incorporate interdisciplinary methods for social change education, to transform ourselves and our communities. Civic professionalism, art, empathy, leadership development, and partnerships are core components of each of the programs: Arts and Social Justice, Living Learning Community, PROMISE internship program, and Multiracial Beavers.

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Social Change Leadership Programs (SCLP)

Kali FurmanInterim Coordinator

204 Student Experience Center
2251 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Works with multiple partners on and off campus to act as a hub for social justice-and-social change-related education, training and outreach. Programs aim to prepare students to deal with complex social problems by providing transformative learning opportunities in a variety of ways.

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Men’s Development & Engagement (MDE)

Allen DeanGraduate Teaching Assistant

Focuses on encouraging Oregon State’s men to engage in a process of positive gender identity development with the hope of creating a safer and empowering  environment for all. Founded in 2011, this program is assisted by interested students, faculty, and staff while continually growing and serving the entire campus community.

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Women of Color Coalition (WOCC)

Megan SpencerGraduate Teaching Assistant

Formed by the efforts of concerned students following racial and gender bias incidents in March 2014; this collaboration between all students, staff, and faculty work to facilitate a safe space, dialogue, allyship and support in addressing intersections of race/gender/nationality as embedded cultural narratives and of structural violence.

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