Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

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The primary role of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 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 Groups are a vital part of the OEDI 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 OEDI knows it is important to center our identities in order to build community and gain support from peers. 

OEDI 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 and Inclusion at (503) 352-3072 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 and Inclusion 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

Narce Rodriguez | Vice President of Student Affairs & Chief Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Jennifer Teeter | Executive Assistant & Programs Manager

Jean Garcia-Chitwood | Director, Student Multicultural Center

Janalei Chun | Director, Hawaiʻi Outreach and Programming & Advisor, Nā Haumāna O Hawaiʻi

V Martin | Director, Center for Gender Equity

Sara Summers | Assist. Director of Graduate & Prof. Admissions | Eugene Campus EDI Coordinator

Email the OEDI team at


National Coming Out Day

Pacific University and the Center for Gender Equity (CGE) celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community during National Coming Out Day on Monday, Oct. 11. Stop by the CGE in room 127 of Scott Hall from 5 to 7 p.m. to share rainbow cupcakes and coming out stories. Students, faculty and staff are welcome!

Nā Haumāna o Hawai'i (NHOH) will be holding a hula workshop on Friday, Oct. 22 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Cascade Lawn. 

Mt. Thielsen covered with snow

Even with a variety of trips offered throughout the semester, spaces are filling up fast for many of our trips! On the Outdoor Pursuits calendar, view upcoming trips and excursions in advance to reserve your space and learn about the exciting adventures Outdoor Pursuits has in store during Oct.

Upcoming Events

Noon to 1 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021
Forest Grove, Scott Hall
5 to 6 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 22, 2021
Forest Grove, Outdoor Areas, Cascade Lawn
4:15 to 5 p.m. | Monday, Oct. 25, 2021
8 to 9:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021
Forest Grove
Noon to 1 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021
Forest Grove, Scott Hall
8 to 9:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021
Forest Grove
Noon to 1 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021
Forest Grove, Scott Hall
4:15 to 5 p.m. | Monday, Nov. 8, 2021