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Mission, Values and Vision

Mission, Values and Vision

Our mission for embedding equity, access and inclusion

Our mission is to create a multi-faceted view of what success looks like ensuring all scientists or science educators have equitable access to succeed in science, work to dismantle systems of oppression and embed equity in everything we do, and create a climate of trust, understanding and inclusion that allows for productive conflict while acknowledging inequities that exist.

Our values for embedding equity, access and inclusion

We value academic freedom, freedom of expression, freedom of conscience, constructive criticism, the use of evidence in reasoned arguments and free inquiry that seeks to understand objective reality. We value diversity of thought and welcome divergent views, including minority and unpopular viewpoints, on how to achieve inclusive excellence.

Our vision for embedding equity, access and inclusion

We envision a collaborative and innovative community in which ALL students, faculty and staff have equitable opportunities to enable success in their endeavors at OSU. We envision shared governance through dialogue that is inclusive of all voices that aim to achieve inclusive excellence.