Diversity is central to OHSU's core values. "Be a great organization, diverse in people and ideas" is the first goal in our Vision 2020 Strategic Plan, it sets the tone for how we operate today and where we're headed. Over our 125-year history, we have grown into a world-class teaching hospital and teaching center that educates, employees and cares for people from many cultures, beliefs systems, and experiences

Center for Diversity & Inclusion

The Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) leads and supports the university-wide initiatives to create an environment of respect and inclusion for all people. CDI is dedicated to fostering partnerships to enhance OHSU's mission of healing, teaching, research and community services. With a range of resources and services, CDI supports and empowers students, faculty and staff from all walks of life, including historically underrepresented populations.

The Power of Difference

CDI strives to build a vibrant environment, where the power of difference maximizes true potential for innovation, collaboration and educational and service excellence.

Embracing diversity gives us the power to be better at what we do and to demonstrate integrity, compassion, and leadership in healing, teaching, research and community service. A diverse workforce and student body helps us attract and retain top talent, foster innovation and creativity, flourish in a competitive market, maximize the return on our investment in people, and ensure flexibility to thrive.

The Power of You

Creating a community of inclusion does not just happen, and it cannot be achieved by a single department or committee. It is a transformation that occurs only when each of us embraces diversity and leads by example.



Available Resources

  • Computer lab
  • Copier
  • Conference room with student access
  • Student lounge
  • Test materials
  • Books & publications
  • Academic and student advising
  • Academic and personal support
  • Learning strategies
  • Campus events and activities
  • Student Medical Resource Books
  • USMLE Resources
  • Minority health resources (literature, books, statistics)
  • Minority newspapers
  • And much more...