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


A physician and a healthcare interpreter assist a patient.

Pacific’s Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (OEDIA) is pleased to collaborate with the School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership to sponsor one Pacific student to participate in the fully-online Spanish Healthcare Interpreter Program (SHIP) this fall.  

Physician and Spanish healthcare interpreter talking with a patient.

The School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership is excited to offer a fully-online Spanish Healthcare Interpreter training program beginning this fall. The program is an innovative, online professional training opportunity for community members who are fluent in both English and Spanish to become qualified healthcare interpreters in Spanish in the state of Oregon. 

I invite you to learn more about Juneteenth and promoting equality in justice by visiting the Oregon NAACP website, by connecting with and joining our undergraduate Black Student Union, the graduate Black Student Union at Pacific University, or by contacting the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.