Treehouse Mural by Nell Pierce 2019 featuring three founding members of the Treehouse program, planting seeds to grow into the diversity and belonging program. Includes a quotation by Otavia Bulter, “All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you. The only lasting truth is change.”

The inaugural Treehouse team commissioned a mural for the newly renovated space by artist Nell Pierce in 2019 featuring four founding members of the Treehouse program. The theme of planting seeds to grow into the diversity and belonging program, includes a quotation by Octavia E. Butler,

"All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you. The only lasting truth is change.”  

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The office of Diversity and Belonging promotes a dynamic, diverse, and inclusive campus through events, programs, and relationship building with all members of the Oregon Tech community.

Our commitment to diversity includes bringing people together to create a community at Oregon Tech where all feel a sense of belonging.

Diversity & Belonging

We empower and support the retention of diverse student populations and communities, and provide services and support in the following areas:

  • Understanding Difference
  • Promoting Social Justice
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Microaggressions
  • Identity Development
  • Intersectionality
  • Community Building
  • Cultural Events
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all Oregon Tech-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact GetInvolved@oit.edu in advance.

Report an Incident

If you have witnessed or experienced an act of discrimination on campus, please provide information. You may fill this form out anonymously by providing no identifying information, and providing only the information you feel comfortable sharing.

Check out what Diversity & Belonging has provided at Oregon Tech by monthly theme. This can include trainings on a variety of topics, activities, and conversations to increase participants' understanding of diversity and inclusion, and to create a sense of belonging for all at Oregon Tech. This training can be tailored to your program, department, or classroom.

There are a wide variety of scholarships available around the world by sponsors who would like to support you and your long-term goals! Diversity & Belonging will do our best to share some of the excellent resources that we hear about. 

Oregon Tech awards Leadership and Diversity (LAD) Scholarships each year to students who meet the application criteria. Students must not have a bachelor's degree in order to receive an LAD Scholarship. LAD Scholarship recipients are expected to fulfill ten service hours each term, providing leadership and/or promoting diversity in some way at Oregon Tech or in the community.

Find out how to track scholarship community service hours here.

30 LGBTQ+ SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

"Individuals within the LGBTQ community are already faced with enough obstacles in their daily lives that they don't need the added stress of figuring out how to pay for a higher education. Through the means of finding 30 scholarships dedicated to supporting the community, we're hoping to alleviate some of that stress. Many scholarships go unapplied each year, which means lots of money goes unused. So make sure you check out these scholarships while you're planning your educational future." From Zippia.com

Please give us 2 weeks to prepare for your workshop/training. Workshops can be facilitated for students, staff, or faculty. If you do not see a relevant training or workshop listed, please reach out to our office to see if there is something else we can offer or build together.

This training can include a variety of topics, activities, and conversation to increase participants' understanding of diversity and inclusion, and to create a sense of belonging for all at Oregon Tech. This training can be tailored to your program, department, or classroom.

These trainings are opportunities to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege. Attend this training to learn how to be supportive and provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty
This workshop explores our understanding of race, how it is defined in society and the history of racism, then moves on to processing and responding to racism. Activities, scenarios, and discussion ask workshop attendees to share and examine racism, build solidarity, and be empowered to respond to racism in day-to-day living.

Contact us to explore more options!

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Oregon Tech students may submit a Biographical Change form to update their preferred name for their official school email address and academic rosters. 
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The following resources are designed for LGBTQ students and anyone who supports them. From apps to campus organizations, there is help, assistance and encouragement there for the taking.

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