Creating a Sense of Belonging for Black Students @ PSU

Author: Shanice Clarke The Pan-African Commons officially opened at Portland State University in November 2016, after the voices of the greater Black community on campus brought demands to university leaders. Now, the Pan-African… Continue reading

LGBTQIA & Community 

Queer Inquiry Workshop! “Workshops in the QuINQ series provide the basics of sexuality and gender concepts and vocabulary. Participants are invited to take part in interactive presentations illustrating how gender and sexuality are… Continue reading

Oregon Women in Higher Education Conference and the Moving the Needle Pledge

Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) is the higher education association representing women in the state of Oregon.  Its mission is to “Inspire women to connect, grow and lead change in higher education”… Continue reading

All-gender restrooms: a student’s perspective

Author: endever* corbin, undergraduate student Have you ever walked by all-gender restrooms on campus and wondered why they are there? Have you been noticing this kind of restroom more and more these days?… Continue reading

Many Great Proposals! (for the President’s Diversity Mini Grant)

President’s Diversity Mini Grant purpose is to promote a positive campus climate for diversity, support the development of diversity curriculum, enhance communications, and assist in the recruitment and retention of a diverse student… Continue reading

Welcome Carmen Suarez

We started off the 2016-2017 Diversity Action Council (DAC) Meeting with President Wiewel at the Native American Community Center, November 3rd, 2016 and met with Carmen Suarez, the recently hired chief diversity officer for… Continue reading

How we build community

Author: Cynthia Gomez and PSU Cultural Resource Center team Gathering Space: Building Community is a new Cultural Resource Centers program aimed at recognizing the depth and breadth of work happening in the Multicultural… Continue reading

Reflecting on Students of Color Speak Out event

Author: Christian Aniciete, Dr. Maria Tenorio and Patrick Villaflores   Portland State University students recently organized a “Students of Color Speak Out” event where many students shared personal experiences of racial injustices and challenges with… Continue reading

Six wisdom bombs from Van Jones

Author: Christina Williams Van Jones was at Portland State this week for Portland State of Mind. It was a visit anticipated and planned by a number of us on campus and hosted by… Continue reading

Building a culturally competent campus

Author: Dr. Maria Tenorio and Christian Aniciete Seventy-three years ago last Thursday, February 19, then U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which called for the exclusion and internment of all Japanese Americans… Continue reading