At Oregon Tech, diversity means a full, representative range of perspectives, backgrounds, and differences.
Equity refers to not just equality but fairness. We work to make sure all people have successful outcomes, no matter where they start, especially for historically underrepresented populations.
Inclusion is the active and intentional choice of engaging with diversity and creating a sense of belonging that acknowledges that we all benefit when everyone has a place at the table.
Oregon Tech Land Acknowledgment
Oregon Tech resides on the ancestral homelands and traditional territory of the Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin Nations who have stewarded this land since time immemorial.
Oregon Tech's Portland-Metro campus resides on the ancestral and contemporary home of the Clackamaas, Kathlamet, Multnomah, the Tualatin Kalapuya People, Tumwater, and the Watlala bands of the Chinook, who have stewarded this land since time immemorial.
We also respectfully acknowledge the many tribes and bands of the Klamath Basin region, the many Indigenous nations and lands along the Columbia, and the continued sovereignty of the nine tribes of Oregon and Northern Californian tribes that have ties to this land. It is important to acknowledge the ancestors of this place and to recognize that we are all here because of the sacrifices forced upon them. We also respectfully acknowledge the many Indigenous nations, bands, and tribes lands along the Columbia River. In doing so, we hope to honor their legacy and lives, as well as continue to build the relationship with the Native peoples of this region, the state of Oregon, and across the United States.