University of Oregon, Division of Equity & Inclusion

The Division of Equity and Inclusion (DEI) works to build capacity for UO’s global leadership around policies, practices, and programs for equity, inclusion, and diversity. DEI promotes inclusive excellence by working to ensure equitable access to opportunities, benefits, and resources through engagement with the campus and the community. As a part of our efforts, we design and implement campus-wide programs to recruit and retain a diverse community of student, staff, and community partners.

The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS) promotes academic excellence, universal access, engagement and achievement for the student scholar. UESS programs focus on the educational trajectory of the student by providing opportunities and services essential for progress toward scholastic objectives and intellectual development. UESS departments and programs serve the entire population of UO undergraduate students and partner closely with other campus units to support student success and engagement.

The Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE) is a unit within DEI and supervised by UESS in a collaborative partnership.

 At CMAE, students are empowered, engaged, and nurtured for success. Our vision is to build and empower an inclusive and diverse community of scholars who exemplify academic excellence and inspire positive change. Our mission is to promote student retention and persistence for historically underrepresented and underserved populations. CMAE is comprised of academic counselors and staff who provide culturally competent, holistic and student- centered advising, coaching, mentoring and support. We develop and implement programs and services that support retention, academic excellence, and success at the UO and beyond. In addition, CMAE staff work collaboratively with campus partners assisting students in making a smooth transition to the UO by serving as campus and community connectors, thereby allowing students to take full advantage of educational, professional and social opportunities on campus. We reaffirm our commitment to all students, including undocumented and tuition equity students.