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At the University of Oregon, we believe diverse backgrounds drive innovative research. Our commitment to diversity includes support for programs that help the university achieve a diverse and successful graduate student body.

As part of this commitment, the Division of Graduate Studies also offers numerous services, workshops, and training to promote and address the needs of a diverse community of scholars.


Division of Graduate Studies Diversity & Inclusion Contacts

Pooria Manoochehri

Pooria Manoochehri

Graduate Families GE

familyge@uoregon.edu

Office Hours: Thursdays 12-2 p.m., Fridays 12-2 p.m.

If these hours do not work for you, you please let me know, and we can find the perfect time. 

Kaito Novais

Diversity & Retention GE

gsdiversity@uoregon.edu

Office Hours: Tuesday 3-4 p.m.,Thursday 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

If these hours do not work for you, please let me know, and we can find the perfect time.


Diversity & Inclusion Services for Departments and Students

Diversity Advisory Committees

The Graduate Diversity Advisory Council seeks input from students to address student experience and climate. They provide resources and recommendations to integrate anti-oppression practices into the student experience, teaching, learning, research, and program administration. Please contact the Division of Graduate Studies for more information. .


Diversity & Inclusion Services for Students

The Division of Graduate Studies is committed to enhance diversity among the graduate student populations and promote inclusiveness across all graduate programs at the University of Oregon.  We work with individual students, student groups, and organizations to support student well-being and success.

Please find the numerous services, workshops, and training to promote and address the needs of a diverse community of scholars here.

Division of Graduate Studies Points of Contact and Support

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Our services to current students focus on resilience-building, peer community building, and support through individual consultation and advising. They include one-on-one advising and consultation services for students on student success topics (such as online learning and time management) and resilience and well-being topics (juggling work, family, and learning).

Graduate Diversity and Inclusion GE

The Diversity GE works closely with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion to promote inclusion and success for students with diverse identities and underrepresented minorities. The Diversity GE is available for any questions or concerns about diversity efforts on campus, inclusion, or locating supports. Contact the Diversity GE for consultation.

Family Resources GE

The Family GE collaborates with family-friendly stakeholders across campus and is an excellent source of information. Reach out to the Family GE via email for individualized referrals to resources including financial support (ongoing and emergency); Local schools; housing; child care; campus and community events, food security; transportation

Please contact Family GE for more information.

Community-building Meetings

Join students sharing ideas, questions, and concerns on various topics such as life in general, teaching, and learning online. More information is available here.

Please find the additional diversity and family resources here.

New Admits

  • Peer mentor outreach to the new international admits and students with families supporting their transition

  • Orientation and Welcome Receptions for International students, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ students, and students with disabilities

Current Students

The Graduate Diversity Advisory Council seeks students' input to address student experience and climate. They provide resources and recommendations to integrate anti-oppression practices into the student experience, teaching, learning, research, and program administration. Please click the button below to schedule a meeting.

Schedule a Meeting

The Division of Graduate Studies offers online workshops on various topics of interest to graduate students with diverse identities, such as overcoming the impostor syndrome, addressing the stereotype threat, racial microaggressions, and planning for well-being and success. Please complete the form to schedule a workshop or a one-on-one meeting.

Workshop Request Form