IDEAL Framework

June 1, 2016

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to share with you the University of Oregon’s “IDEAL Framework: A Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” This document represents more than two years of work by the university, and encompasses efforts of the University-wide Diversity Committee and the Division of Equity and Inclusion.

This framework is designed to help guide the University of Oregon as it works to make diversity, equity, and inclusion a reality for all students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. In order for this important work to be successful, the IDEAL Framework must be integrated into both the 2016 Strategic Framework and the presidential priorities of excellence, access and experience.

The IDEAL Framework directly complements other strategic efforts in that it builds upon previous diversity plans. The current goals and objectives incorporated into the IDEAL Framework are aspirational and vital to enhance the diversity excellence of the university.

We are proud of the UO’s commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and look forward to watching the IDEAL Framework come to life.

Additionally, we wish to say a heartfelt “Thank you!” to all of the members of our campus and community who contributed to the IDEAL Framework process, especially those who served on the University -wide Diversity Committee.


Michael H. Schill
President and Professor of Law

Yvette Alex-Assensoh
Vice President for Equity and Inclusion