Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility

The primary role of the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility is to lead and manage an institution-wide effort to support and further develop a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff at Pacific University through development and programming that foster equity and inclusion in the broadest sense possible. Pacific University continues to work on multiple fronts to continue to support the University’s long-time tradition of being a nurturing and supportive learning environment, preparing students for success in a diverse, global community. We serve the diversity goals and educational mission partnership with the University Diversity Committee.

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Affinity GroupsOEDI Instagram

Affinity Groups are a vital part of the OEDIA programming that provides direct community support for faculty and staff. Affinity Groups are spaces made for folks who share an identity to convene together, build community, offer support, and explore identity. The OEDIA knows it is important to center our identities in order to build community and gain support from peers. 

OEDIA currently offers three employee affinity groups for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and anti-racist white allies. A bookclub begins September 2021! For more information, see the Affinity Group webpage


Bias Incident Education Team

How to file a Bias or Hate Incident Report: If you have experienced/witnessed a bias incident, there are several ways to submit a report.

  1. Complete an online bias incident report by clicking the following link: Bias Incident Report Form
  2. Call the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility at (503) 352-2428 during business hours to make a report.
  3. You may request an in-person meeting to report a bias incident by emailing with your request.

File a Bias Report


Diversity & Equity Campus Climate Survey

BLM statementUnder direction from the University Diversity Committee, a sub-committee was formed to review the 2019 Executive Summary and create a presentation along with recommendations. This presentation is going through a governance tour across all major university committees and several departments, including President's Cabinet, Provost's Council, Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, University Council, and student senates. 

The Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility looks forward to using the survey data and recommendations from the Diversity Committee to be able to engage the entire university in continuing anti-racist work that supports all students.

The executive summary, presentation, and a recorded version of the presentation available to anyone at the University via Box.


Contact Us

Pierre Morton, PhD | Vice President of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Email the OEDIA team at

Upcoming Events

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. | Monday, March 11, 2024
Forest Grove, Marsh Hall, Taylor Auditorium 216
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Thursday, March 14, 2024
Forest Grove, Marsh Hall, Taylor Auditorium 216
2 to 4:30 p.m. | Friday, April 12, 2024
Forest Grove, Stoller Center
All Day | Saturday, April 13, 2024
Forest Grove, Stoller Center, Washburne University Center


Join us in welcoming critically-acclaimed author Yashica Dutt, who'll be speaking about her journey of coming to terms with her identity growing up as Dalit, as told in her non-fiction book debut, 'Coming Out as Dalit.'

Monday, March 11, 2024, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm, in Taylor Auditorium (Marsh 216).

Attendance by Zoom also available.

pierre morton

Pacific University is pleased to welcome Pierre Morton as its new vice president for The Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility. Dr. Morton has a background in employee relations, training, and career services.

Pacific University is proud to share two events in February to celebrate the Lunar New year! Join us in the University Center for presentations from Dining and the Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander clubs.