Student Diversity Resources
The University of Oregon is a place where a great variety of people come together. This can be an exciting time for students to branch out and meet new people with very different experiences and perspectives than your own. It can also be overwhelming. Being away from the people who know you well and have supported you, it may be important to form new connections to your own communities. On a campus this large, it can sometimes be challenging to find people who share your background, values, and experiences. For many, this is compounded by the fact that disproportionately fewer members of their community are visible or attend the university.
All Are Welcome Here
All are welcome at the Counseling Center. We recognize there are many challenges faced by students of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, genders, sexualities, ability statuses, ages, social classes, and spiritual or religious affiliations. For many, finding opportunities to connect with people of shared identities is a powerful and supportive experience. To facilitate this, we have curated a range of resources and organized them by particular groups and identities to whom they seem most relevant. For many it is also helpful to have a safer place to talk about their concerns and the challenges of finding your place at UO. So the Counseling Center also provides a range of support services such as individual and group therapy, workshops, and educational presentations. For more information about our services, check out our Getting Started section.
While we strive to be inclusive, we recognize it is an ongoing process of growth, which means we will occasionally miss things or make mistakes. If you know of resources we have overlooked, or feel we have committed offense, please don't hesitate to let us know.