CORVALLIS, Ore. –Oregon State University has received a national award for the fifth consecutive year that honors college and universities for having a university culture committed to diversity and inclusion.
Oregon State is one of three universities in Oregon and one of 103 honored nationally with the 2022 the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
“We are honored to be recognized with the 2022 HEED Award,” said Scott Vignos, interim vice president and chief diversity officer. “This award is a reflection of the dedicated work of many colleagues across OSU who strive to continually support minoritized students, staff and faculty, and are determined to build a more equitable and inclusive university community.”
Vignos said many initiatives are underway that advance Oregon State’s inclusive excellence mission, including:
As a recipient of the HEED Award, Oregon State will be featured, along with other recipients, in the November issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused national publication in higher education.
About Oregon State University: As one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 35,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport, OSU Portland Center and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.