DEI Committees and Statements | University of Portland

DEI Committees and Statements

Clark Library

Clark Library Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Committee (CLEDIC) - The CLEDIC increases awareness of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) issues in academic library, archives, and museum work, and provides leadership in designing and assessing initiatives that advance EDI and anti-oppression work. The committee makes recommendations to the Library Dean for projects that move the library forward as an inclusive and diverse organization both for employees and for the campus community.

Read the full EDI statement here. 

Contact Xan Arch for more information.


Department of Athletics

The University of Portland Department of Athletics stands against racism and systemic discrimination, in our department, on our campus, and in our community. We are committed to the well-being, education and equality of every person, and are committed to taking action to drive societal and systematic change.

The Athletic Department states unequivocally that Black lives matter. This document is geared specifically to the fight against racism in support of the Black community, but will evolve to be part of broader Diversity/Equity/Inclusion efforts in the Athletic Department. Find members of the Athletics Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee here and information about the Athletic Department DEI efforts here.

Contact Jose Nevarez for more information.


School of Nursing & Health Innovations

The University of Portland School of Nursing & Health Innovations (SONHI) created and published on its website a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan for Change (DEIAPC). Each academic year, the SONHI committees will support the implementation of the DEIAPC. A Progress Report on the Implementation of the Plan is available here

The SONHI also has a specific DEI Committee you can learn about here. 

Incidents of bias can be reported anonymously through the SONHI here. 

Contact Chloe Littzen for more information.


Office of Development 

The Office of Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is working to build a more equitable UP in partnership with our alumni and friends. We are committed to increasing awareness of issues of bigotry within the field of fundraising and to providing avenues of support for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, and other historically minoritized students. If your group is working to advance systematic change within the University of Portland, we always want to hear about your projects and funding needs.

For more information, please contact Kati Duffy.


If you are part of a DEI Committee that is not listed here, please email information to