Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Resources

“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist.” ~ Angela Davis

View additional resources compiled by the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to help further the education of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion orientation video 


Webinars & Workshops

Exploring Implicit Bias with Matthew Hunsinger, PhD (Recording & PowerPoint available via Box). *Note: Recording has been paused during conversations to allow for participants privacy. 

Mujeres Poderosa panel (Recording & panelist bios available via Box). On October 15, 2020, OEDI sponsored a panel of Latinx Mujeres who took a stand, found the courage to run for a variety of elections, and won a seat at the table. The panelists each shared their unique journeys and their ganas y lucha contra la justicia!

SpeakOut Summer Institute (Recordings available through OEDI for educational use) - The SpeakOut Summer Institute will delve into equity education pedagogy, models, and tools for dynamic on-campus and online learning.

Please reach out to the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to schedule a workshop or training for your area. 


Anti-Racist Educational Resources


“The first step to doing so is letting go of the false idea we live in a post-racial society. While it may benefit you to not see color, it only harms me. I want you to see my color. Because along with my melanated skin comes the reality of my unique struggles, the resilient stories of my ancestors and the strength of my community...” - LaShyra “Lash” Nolen


Films and Shows

Films and shows that dive into racism, past and present:

  • 13th by Ava DuVernay, available on Netflix and free on YouTube
  • American Son by Kenny Leon, available on Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler, available on Amazon Prime
  • If Beale Street Could Talk by Barry Jenkins, available on Hulu
  • Just Mercy by Destin Daniel Cretton, available on Amazon Prime
  • Selma by Ava DuVernay, available on Amazon Prime
  • The Hate U Give by George Tillman Jr., available on Hulu
  • When They See Us by Ava DuVernay, available on Netflix


Subscribe and listen to these podcasts that dive into important conversations around racial equity and justice:

  • Rising from the Margins by Pacific University Student Counseling Center
  • 1619 by the New York Times
  • About Race 
  • Code Switch by NPR
  • The Diversity Gap
  • Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
  • Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
  • Pod For The Cause from the leadership conference on civil & human rights
  • Pod Save the People


Recording of the June 4, 2020 Virtual Vigil for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others is available online. Our work continues. 

Counseling and Mental Health Resources

We encourage all those who may need support to reach out to counseling centers and mental health professionals. Students may reach out to the Student Counseling Center if they are interested in having a counselor support them through processing the range of emotions, trauma, and grief that may be arising during this time. The Student Counseling Center can help refer students to mental health professionals and providers focused on culturally specific approaches to mental health.

Please visit the Student Counseling Center website for more info.

Additionally, the local Lines for Life have expanded their services to offer a Racial Equity Support Line with support offered by BIPOC professionals for individuals who are seeking support in response to experiences of racism, microaggressions, and issues related to immigration or cross-cultural conflict. They are currently operational Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm Pacific Standard Time. The number is 503-575-3764. More information can be found online.


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.


If you have additional resources you'd be made available, please email them to Jennifer Teeter at teeterj@pacificu.edu.