PHOTO: (click on photo to enlarge) the Web page "Oregon State University Leadership Institutional Diversity," leadership.oregonstate.edu/diversity accessed Jul. 8, 2016, included an organizational chart of Oregon State University Institutional Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Social Justice Initiatives, May 18, 2016, which is now being led by OSU interim Chief Diversity Officer Angela Batista. (See "Q&A with interim Chief Diversity Officer Angela Batista," Beaver Nation, Spring, 2016, p. 6 (no numbers), posted online May 18, 2016) The chart includes the box led by Allison Davis-White Eyes, "Diversity and Cultural Engagement," which includes the cultural resource centers, such as the OSU Pride Center for LGBTQ students. (See previous post New director to be hired for OSU Pride center (5/13/15))
In an interview that was printed and mailed to all alumni and friends of Oregon State University, interim Chief Diversity Officer Angela Batista said,
" Q: Since you've been in this position, what have you been hearing from students? How is this influencing your work?
A: The nature of inclusion is that you hear a lot of different perspectives. We're holding town hall meetings to talk about different issues that have impacted people. Students with disabilities and student veterans have said they want a space to connect with each other. We have students talking about their experiences around race and ethnicity. I've talked to students, faculty and staff a lot about gender identity and gender fluidity. There are many challenges, but we also have a lot of people who are willing to help."
In my previous post New director to be hired for OSU Pride center (5/13/15) I mentioned a position announcement, which apparently was not filled and the duties are now part of Allison Davis-White Eyes's organization that includes the OSU Cultural Resource Centers.
- leadership.oregonstate.edu lists "Administrative Leadership" at Oregon State University on the staff of the President of OSU
- leadership.oregonstate.edu/diversity for the Oregon State University Office of Institutional Diversity led by Dr. Angela Batista, Oregon State University's Interim Chief Diversity Officer
- Chart of "Oregon State University Institutional Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Social Justice Initiatives," leadership.oregonstate.edu May 18, 2016 (PDF)
- "Campus programs involved in diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice at Oregon State University include:" on the list is the Rainbow Continuum, student LGBTQ group and SOL: LGBTQ Muticultural Support Network. The Rainbow Continuum is a student-fee funded organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQQI) students, and our allies at Oregon State University. As a social and educational group the Rainbow Continuum strives to create a welcoming and safe space for diverse communities to interact with and relate to one another; educate OSU about the experiences of the LGBTQQIA community; and refer students to the network of support structures and resources available to the LGBTQQIA community at OSU.
- College of Liberal Arts- School of Language, Culture, and Society Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies place women's concerns, gender analysis, and/or LGBTQ experience at the center of academic study. We recognize that gender and sexuality intersect with other categories of identity and experience, including race, ethnicity, social class, ability, and age. Our courses examine a wide range of topics from multidisciplinary perspectives. We encourage community involvement and activism, and our majors, minors, and graduate students complete internships with social change agencies and organizations.
- Oregon State University Pride Center history page
- Oregon State University gay history is also hosted by OutHistory.org founded by Jonathan Ned Katz at City University of New York CLAGS and now hosted by John D'Emilio of the University of Illinois Chicago (See Oregon State University gay history background)
- Oregon State University Campus Map (PDF)