From Leadership

Derick Du Vivier

Our institution’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is central to our mission and is a key component in the success of all that we do. This website is meant to be a resource to stay informed and engaged as we work together to foster a campus climate that is welcoming to all.

The primary role of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion is to lead and manage institution-wide efforts to support and further develop a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff. OHSU aims to be a great organization, diverse in people and ideas. Part of that work is to ensure that we are recruiting, hiring, retaining, and fostering an anti-racist, safe, and belonging learning community and workforce.

We have a responsibility to reduce disparities in healthcare and to ensure that all patients, no matter their background, receive quality care. Embracing diversity, equity and inclusion gives us the power to be better at what we do and allows us to demonstrate integrity, compassion, and empathy.  

It is an exciting time to be part of the OHSU community, carrying forward the simple concept that all are welcome here.

I welcome you to visit my team and me at the CDI in the BICC 204, where we have all worked to create a space that elevates multiculturalism, belonging, and safety. You can learn more about our work and how we can collaborate to build a vibrant environment where the power of difference maximizes the true potential for innovation, collaboration, and excellence.

-Derick Du Vivier MD, MBA

Senior Vice President Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Assistant Professor Anesthesiology

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

OHSU has a goal to be a great organization, diverse in people and ideas. Part of that work is to ensure that we are recruiting, hiring, retaining and advancing a diverse, culturally competent learning community and workforce. We also have a responsibility to reduce disparities in healthcare and to make sure that all patients, no matter their background, receive quality care.

Embracing diversity, equity and inclusion gives us the power to be better at what we do, and allows us to demonstrate integrity, compassion and leadership.

It is an exciting time to be part of the OHSU community, carrying forward the simple concept that all are welcome here.

Summer Equity Internship

Equity Cohort 2022

The application is now open to be part of the Summer Equity Internship 2023.

The deadline to apply is February 3, 2023, for Summer 2023.

If you have questions or need more information, contact us at studentdiversity@ohsu.edu

OHSU Inclusive Language Guide

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Compiled by a cross-campus project team and shaped by input from nearly 300 OHSU members, the OHSU Inclusive Language Guide provides guidance for communicators on describing: race and ethnicity, immigration status, gender, and sexual orientation, and ability, as well as direct statements about respectful and disrespectful language.

Veterans Day Panel Discussion

Recruitment Manual 2022

Recruitment Manual 2022

This recruitment manual focuses on the recruitment and selection process for faculty, staff, and trainee positions with the aim of conducting effective searches that will assist in diversifying the applicant pool and attracting the best candidates to OHSU.

As part of OHSU’s commitment to diversity and affirmative action federal requirements, OHSU annually reviews personnel hiring, promotions, and terminations. Based on this analysis, placement goals for women and minorities, utilization goals for individuals with disabilities, and hiring benchmarks for protected veterans are set and serve as a guide for recruitment efforts in these areas.

History & Significance of Día de los Muertos

DEI January Observances

December DEI Observances

Month-long observances:

Important DEI calendar dates:

OHSU Diversity News

Anti-racism and Diversity News for OHSU members on OHSU Now every Monday. 

Resource quick links

CDI Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2021