OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Missions, Visions and Values

Vision

The Pride Center envisions an environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning, and intersex individuals and our allies at OSU are affirmed as whole people; unified as a community towards our common goals; and cared for in a positive educational setting.


Mission Statement

The OSU Pride Center provides programs and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning and intersex members of the OSU community and their allies. The Pride Center affirms LGBTQQIA lives and identities by providing education, trained peer support, outreach, community development, visibility and advocacy. The Pride Center is a safe space for all people to explore aspects of sexual orientation and gender in an open and non-assuming atmosphere.


Values

In keeping with the ideals of OSU the Pride Center strives to create an inclusive environment committed to social justice, honesty, integrity, and equality in all of our daily interactions. To this end, we uphold the following standards as responsibilities for the Pride Center:

To maintain transparency in our actions, processes, policies, and leadership development

To serve as advocates for underrepresented and marginalized communities at OSU

To hold ourselves accountable and to be held accountable for our actions to the students, staff, faculty, and community that we serve

To provide educational opportunities about LGBTQQIA issues to the broader campus

To serve as a model for innovation in programming, services, and student development

To provide opportunities for students to engage in service to the OSU campus and community

To honor the individual experience of people at OSU by providing holistic support for their needs

To create an easily accessible and approachable environment within the Pride Center

To uphold confidentiality as key to serving individuals within the LGBTQQIA community

To give individuals at OSU the tools needed to lead and become empowered members of the OSU community