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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The University seeks to foster an environment that values, honors, and respects the inherent differences in our students, faculty, and staff populations and that benefits from the ideas, experiences, and perspectives of a diverse and inclusive community. We provide safe and inclusive programs, events, and resources that embrace our diverse community. 


We acknowledge the land on which we sit and occupy at the University of Portland. "The Portland Metro area rests on traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River creating communities and summer encampments to harvest and use the plentiful natural resources of the area" (PILR, 2018).  We take this opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land. For more information regarding Portland's Native diverse and vibrant community click here.