Cultural Resource Centers
Oregon State University is home to seven cultural resource centers that provide support services to students, faculty and staff to learn about different cultures and communities in a risk-free environment.
The centers are committed to social justice and liberation for all people, regardless of racial/ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic class, age and/or physical abilities.
Several programs and initiatives that support the needs of diverse student communities are offered through the centers, including events and activities such as national history and heritage month programs, social justice workshops, cultural holiday celebrations, cooking demonstrations, craft nights and more.
The centers are managed by the Diversity and Cultural Engagement (DCE) department within the Division of Student Affairs. DCE is a hub for engagement outside of the classroom that builds community and supports students’ personal growth, development and abilities to change the world.
In an effort to foster an inclusive community committed to equity and social justice at Oregon State, DCE events and programs are inclusive to all who are committed to transformative learning.
Asian & Pacific Cultural Center (APCC)
The Asian & Pacific Cultural Center is a space to engage students and members of the community around the Asian and Pacific Islander experience.
Asian & Pacific Cultural Center
Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center (BCC)
The Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center complements the academic program of studies and enriches the quality of campus life for African and African-American students at Oregon State.
Centro Cultural César Chávez (CCCC)
The Centro Cultural César Chávez informs the community about issues central to the Chicano/Latino/Hispanic culture and heritage. The center provides an environment where all are able to appreciate their differences, and is a place that encourages a sense of purpose and unity.
Centro Cultural César Chávez
Ettihad Culture Center (ECC)
Oregon State’s newest cultural resource center, the Ettihad Cultural Center, is a cross-cultural resource for OSU students who have a cultural or ethnic background in Central and Southwestern Asia and Northern Africa. It is also open to those who are interested in learning more about those cultures and religions.
Ettihad Culture Center
Native American Longhouse (NAL)
The Native American Longhouse Eena Haws (NAL) builds a bridge of understanding between the region’s tribes and visitors of all cultures. It is a hospitable environment and a source of support honoring the cultures of the first people of this land.
Native American Longhouse
Pride Center (PC)
The Pride Center provides programs and support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex members of the OSU community and their allies. The PC affirms the identities and empowers the lives of LBGTQQI people by providing education, outreach, program support, consultation, community development, visibility and advocacy. The PC is a safe space for all members of the community to explore aspects of sexual orientation and gender identity in an open and non-judgmental atmosphere.
Women’s Center (WC)
The Women’s Center is a bright, cozy meeting place and study spot where students of all genders can gather for lively discussion or quiet contemplation. The WC serves as a campus focal point for projects directed at addressing women’s issues on campus, in the community and globally. The goal of the WC is to provide advocacy, support, programs, resources and opportunities to transform ideas into positive action.
For more information on all Cultural Resource Centers