The University of Oregon has a wide array of resources for students, faculty, and staff to seek support and express concerns. Where to start? The History Department Diversity Committee suggests the following:
If you have experienced sexual violence:
The 24-hour UO SAFE hotline 541-346-7233 provides comprehensive support services not only in the immediate aftermath of violence, but also in pursuing university reporting procedures for those who wish to do so.
If you have experienced discrimination or harassment:
You can file a report (with your name, or anonymous) with the UO Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance. The GTFF (graduate student union) can also provide support if you are a graduate student.
What if you have experienced a form of discrimination that may not be strictly illegal, but does make you feel upset or uncomfortable? What if you have concerns about diversity climate in the History department as a whole?
That’s where the History Department Diversity Committee comes in. While the committee is not equipped to directly handle concerns about violent and/or illegal behavior, it is their charge to work with staff, faculty, and graduate employees to make the department a more comfortable and intellectually stimulating place for everyone. If you have a concern, no matter how small, you are encouraged to share it with the Diversity Committee if you are comfortable doing so. There are several ways to do this:
• Fill out this online form (can be anonymous)
• Email one of the members of the Diversity Committee:
Steve Beda, committee chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
Arafaat Valiani, faculty representative (winter/spring 2022) – email@example.com
Fela McWhorter, staff representative – firstname.lastname@example.org
Madelyn Brown, graduate student representative – email@example.com
Sydney Duncan, undergraduate student representative – firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you prefer to go straight to the History Department Head, that works too: Vera Keller, email@example.com
We promise we’ll get back to every inquiry we receive within one week. Thank you in advance for working with us to create a better department!
Specific contacts for reporting concerns within the Department of History