OHSU's Commitment to Diversity

Sustaining an environment that is respectful of others is vitally important to OHSU's evolution as a world-class academic health center, and our Vision 2020 strategic plan has embraced and integrated diversity into all areas of the university and all aspects of our mission .

Patients should be able to be treated by providers who can meet their diverse needs - providers who share a common bond, whether ethnic background, language, religion, or culture.

Students learn best in a diverse educational environment, by learning from mentors with a broad variety of backgrounds and experiences. This in turn helps prepare students to work with the increasingly diverse population.

Diversity is also key to the research mission in that it promotes creativity. Innovation happens when you bring together people with different backgrounds and interests and let them exchange ideas and diverse perspectives.

Diversity must be a core value for every student, employee and faculty member. Only then can we achieve our full potential for creativity and discovery, quality patient care, educational excellence and outstanding community service.


Learn more about OHSU's Center for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

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The Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department is a resource for OHSU staff, faculty, students, patients and employment applicants in their effort to support diversity and prohibit discrimination in all facets of the University's activities, including patient care, education, research, and employment.