OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

About the CRF Program

The mission of the Community Relations Facilitatorsis to foster dialogue between residents on topics of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ability, etc. and to promote an environment that celebrates all students through facilitated workshops and programs. We work on a daily basis to promote an inclusize community within the residence halls by engaging other residents in casual active discussions.

Who We Are

As the name indicates, the CRFs primary responsibility is to coordinate facilitation within communities to foster dialogue and promote inclusive environments. The CRFs are trained in several areas, including Team Liberation, readings for Diversity and Social Justice, and Teachings for Diversity and Social Justice, and the Building Inclusive Communities Workshop series.

What We Do!

Discussions
The CRFs can host intergroup dialogues, covering topics from gender, sexual orientation, and race to whiteness, oppression, and political correctness. They are also available on a personal level for one-on-one discussions.

Consultation
The CRFs will be happy to sit down with you and work with you to see what kind of needs your community has. If it is not something we can provide, we will work with you in finding the appropriate facilitator for your needs.

Cultural Programming
If you have an idea for a program dealing with a specific culture, but just don't know what to do or who to come to, schedule some time with the CRFs. We will be happy to point you in the right direction as far as offices on campus, people and other resources that will make your event a success.

Information and referral
If you would like to know what is happening at the cultural centers, who to talk to about facilitation, what certain holidays or observations are, come to us. We also share events and discussion topics through campus communication channels such as the Campus Living eNewsletter, social networks and posters.

What We DON'T Do

Although there are lots of programs and other resources we provide, there are some things that go beyond our scope of ability. Below are some areas that we will be happy to find other people on campus for you that would better serve your needs.

  • Conflict management
  • Crisis management
  • Reactive programming