Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism

The University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication is a welcoming and inclusive home for all students, staff, and faculty. Our differences make us stronger, and we learn from each other’s experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

dozens of people seated on a staircase display the O hand sign associated with the University of Oregon
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism

The University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication is a welcoming and inclusive home for all students, staff, and faculty. Our differences make us stronger, and we learn from each other’s experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Image a map showing the locations of the nine federally-recognized tribal entities in Oregon
Territorial Acknowledgment

The University of Oregon campus in Eugene is located on Kalapuya Ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, the Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the U.S. government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. Today, Kalapuya descendants are primarily citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.

We acknowledge that our Portland campus is located on the traditional homeland of the Chinook, Clackamas, Kalapuya, Kathlamet, Molalla, Multnomah, and Tualatin people, in addition to other tribes and bands. We express our respect for all federally recognized Tribal Nations of Oregon, which continue to make important contributions to their communities, the UO, Oregon, and the world.

Learn About the Native People of Oregon

32%
of SOJC undergraduates identify as students of color
23%
of SOJC graduate students identify as students of color
4%
of SOJC undergraduate students are international students
18%
of SOJC graduate students identify as international students
21%
of SOJC undergraduates are eligible for the Pell Grant
$221K+
scholarships awarded to students from underrepresented backgrounds in 2021-22

Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Antiracism, and Anti-Oppression

The UO School of Journalism and Communication aims to foster responsible citizens, scholars, and professionals who understand the value, richness, and strength of a diverse community. Our humanity demands we continue progressing toward those goals to create a more just, equitable, and inclusive society. As a community of media and communication scholars, journalists, strategic communicators, and content producers, we believe in the importance of diverse representation, antiracism, and anti-oppression as vital components of education and communication. We commit to continue building a more inclusive learning and professional working environment for our students, faculty, and staff.

SOJC Diversity Excellence Scholarship

In 2021, the SOJC offered more than $600,000 in scholarships, including over $221,000 to students from underrepresented backgrounds. In 2020, donors launched the SOJC Diversity Excellence Scholarship fund to support students from underrepresented populations as well as the school’s commitment to building a stronger and more empowered community through a more inclusive and diverse student body. Students can use the scholarship to pay for all educational expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, and room and board.

Learn More About SOJC Scholarships and Apply

Donate to the Diversity Excellence Scholarship Fund

SOJC Diverse Alumni Mentoring Network

The SOJC Diverse Alumni Mentoring Network is a collective of SOJC alumni who volunteer their experience and time to help students of diverse cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds adjust to the UO system and the school’s culture. They also mentor students in how to navigate professional fields that do not look, write, or sound like them and their communities. The program uses multiple entry points to facilitate one-on-one connections between students and alumni of color, as well as women, LGBTQ+, and first-generation college attendees.

Learn More About the Network

Find or Become a Mentor

SOJC Common Reading

The SOJC’s DEI Committee recommends the following books to all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.

Events

Let's Talk - Confidential One-on-Ones
May16
Let's Talk - Confidential One-on-Ones May 16 See multiple satellite locations in description or website
Jewish LGBTQIA+ Social Hour
May16
Jewish LGBTQIA+ Social Hour May 16 Oregon Hillel
Lesbian Legion
May16
Lesbian Legion May 16 LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022)
Queer & Christian Identity Subgroup
May16
Queer & Christian Identity Subgroup May 16 LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022)
Let's Talk - Confidential One-on-Ones
May17
Let's Talk - Confidential One-on-Ones May 17 See multiple satellite locations in description or website
"Hidden in Full View: A Story of Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation"
May17
"Hidden in Full View: A Story of Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation" May 17
Kindness Rock Project-May Mental Health Awareness Month
May18
Kindness Rock Project-May Mental Health Awareness Month May 18 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Queer, Trans, Intersex Students of Color Meeting/Office Hours
May18
Queer, Trans, Intersex Students of Color Meeting/Office Hours May 18 LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022)
Let's Talk - Confidential One-on-Ones
May18
Let's Talk - Confidential One-on-Ones May 18 See multiple satellite locations in description or website
Queer, Trans, Intersex Students of Color Meeting/Office Hours
May18
Queer, Trans, Intersex Students of Color Meeting/Office Hours May 18 LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022)

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