Oregon State University

Search Advocate Training


The role of Search Advocate is intended to further advance OSU’s commitment to equal opportunity principles, affirmative action practices, and diversity values.  Search Advocates learn to support search committees in avoiding unconscious, unintentional biases in the search process, and bring multiple strategies to advance diversity and affirmative action principles at each stage of the search/selection process.  They fulfill this role by sharing information, asking questions, recommending inclusive/affirmative strategies, and occasionally consulting with the Office of Equity and Inclusion as needed to support the most effective search and selection practices, from development of the position description through integration of the new hire into the unit.

Individuals interested in serving in this role are invited to attend a two-part seminar addressing the specific concerns that arise at each stage of the search process.  Both Session I and Session II must be completed in order to serve as Search Advocate on a university committee.  Several times a year we offer Session I and Session II combined into a full day intensive session.  Completion of the 9-hour full-day session will also allow you to serve as a Search Advocate on university committees.  Breakfast and lunch are provided for participants in either the half-day or the full-day sessions.


Search Advocate Trainings 2014-2015

Name Date Time
Full Day Session
September 22, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Full Day Session
September 25, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Session I
October 27, 2014 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Session II
October 28, 2014 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Session I
February 2, 2015 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Session II
February 4, 2015 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Session I
April 7, 2015 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Session II
April 9, 2015 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Participation is limited to those who have completed the Search Advocate Workshop Series Session I and Session II.

Visit OSU's Professional Development website to register.

To continue being a Search Advocate, visit the Search Advocate Continuing Education website.

Contact Info

Equity and Inclusion
327/330 Snell Hall Corvallis, Oregon 97331 Ph: 541-737-3556
Email OEI
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