Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Black Lives Matter Statement

Given the ongoing, tragic killings of unarmed black and brown human beings, and the mission of Pacific University and the EDI Office, we feel the drive to be in solidarity with those who are targets of this violence. We stand with the #BlackLivesMatters movement. 

 

OEDI/COVID-19 Update

Not being at Pacific University, taking classes online and having limited access to student support services can be difficult. This is especially true for those from historically marginalized populations. The Office of Equity Diversity and Inclusion will be available to meet virtually and assist with any concerns you may need.

Remember, COVID-19 does not discriminate. Neither do we at Pacific. Please help keep our community safe by interrupting stigma by sharing accurate information and speaking up if you witness/experience harassment or acts of discrimination. You may report concerns of discrimination to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion by email at nrodrigu@pacificu.edu or by phone at 503-352-1457.

For any inquiries of resources for the state of Oregon or other states you call home, find National Resources for COVID-19.

 


Letter from the Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer:

Dear Pacific University Community,

Welcome from the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (OEDI). As the Chief Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer, I want to thank the university community for making the commitment to assure equity is at the center of all we do. It is important that, as an institution, we dismantle inequities and shine light on overt and covert inequities.

The primary role of the Chief Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer is to lead and manage an institution-wide effort to support and further develop a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff through policy development and programs that foster equity and inclusion in the broadest sense possible. This includes providing strategic, operational, and organizational leadership that grows capacity for intercultural competence, nurturing of diversity populations, and inclusive leadership across campus. The OEDI will be guided by the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. 

At the moment, OEDI is rapidly building capacity and would ask that you offer support and patience as the office is being established. The OEDI is working on multiple fronts in particular to continue to support the university’s long-time tradition for as a nurturing and supportive learning environment, preparing diverse students for success in a global community. 

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion's Mission, Vision, and Values are: 

Mission

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (OEDI) is committed to provide leadership, and create partnerships to expedite shared responsibility for creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus in which students, faculty, and staff can prosper.

Vision

For Pacific to reflect and serve all segments of society and whose people, policies, protocols, practices and learning spaces serve as a model for inclusive excellence.

Values

  • Social Justice
  • People
  • Strategic and Systemic Change
  • Shared Responsibility
  • Mutual Accountability

We have also create an Orientation video available explaining more about the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and it's work. 

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion can assist you in arranging development trainings as well as provide you more information on opportunities or workshops for your group. Please reach out to my office for more information.  

Respectfully,

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

 


Additional Information

DIVERSITY AT PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

To explore the further on the wide array of the diverse aspects of the institution, please visit Pacific University Diversity Data for more information.

 

BIAS INCIDENT EDUCATION TEAM

How to file a Bias 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) 352-1457 during business hours to make a report.
  3. You may request an in-person meeting to report a bias incident by emailing nrodrigu@pacificu.edu with your request.

 

Contact Us

Narce Rodriguez | Chief Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Marsh Hall| 503-352-1457 | nrodrigu@pacificu.edu

Jennifer Teeter | Executive Assistant & Programs Manager
Marsh Hall| teeterj@pacificu.edu

UC Box A163
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116