DEJAI - Department of Mathematics 

Our Values and Acknowledgement Statement 

The Oregon State University Department of Mathematics sees its role within the framework of a public research, land grant university as helping to create and promote knowledge in mathematics and to prepare all students with mathematical literacy necessary to succeed in the modern world. As such, we acknowledge systemic failures within higher education, at OSU, and the Mathematics community, to engage Black, Latinx, and Indigenous peoples, as well as other traditionally underrepresented groups in mathematics.

We commit to listen, learn, and evolve so that we can identify and change the systems and structures that contribute to this lack of inclusiveness. Our goal is to create a climate in which people from any background feel invited and welcome to join in creating and promoting knowledge and the appreciation of mathematics. By establishing a welcoming community of faculty, staff and students, in all their departmental roles, that draws on the diversity present in the state, the country, and the world, we can develop and share meaningful mathematical ideas that equip and empower our students with the tools for success at OSU and beyond.

Adopted on May 4, 2021

DEJAI - Resources 

The Diversity Equity Justice Access and Inclusion Committee has generated a list of resources for personal learning about DEJAI work, collected links to organizations dedicated to increasing diverse representation in mathematics, professional development opportunities in DEJAI work including conference opportunities, and resources for DEJAI teaching.

This committee work is situated in a larger effort by the College of Science to enhance diversity, racial justice, and inclusion in science. You can read more about broader College of Science initiatives here.
Oregon State University as a whole is also dedicated to institutional diversity and combating system racism. You can read more about work across Oregon State College through the Office of Institutional Diversity here.


Department Resources

DEJAI Personal Learning DEJAI Representation/Organizations
DEJAI Professional Development DEJAI Teaching

Committee Members:

  1. Mary Beisiegel
  2. Radu Dascaliuc
  3. Adel Faridani
  4. Elizabeth Jones
  5. Branwen Schaub
  6. Enrique Thomann (chair)
  7. Vrushali Bokil (co-chair) (Sept. 2020 - March 2021)
  8. Dan Rockwell (Sept. 2020 - March 2021)