Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Access



About the DEIJA Group

The Oregon Sea Grant DEIJA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Access) Committee was formed in 2020 and works to identify ways to advance the program's guiding principles. Additional resources are available for Oregon Sea Grant personnel here.


Guiding Principles

Oregon Sea Grant's vision is one of thriving coastal communities and ecosystems in Oregon. This vision cannot truly be realized in a world where systems of oppression, injustice, and inequity persist. Therefore, as an organization, we are committed to abiding by the following Guiding Principles that will be reassessed annually and will evolve as needed:

Oregon Sea Grant is committed to:

  • Listen to and learn from communities historically underserved by Oregon Sea Grant and others to more effectively amplify diverse perspectives and ensure culturally responsive and inclusive practices in our organization.
  • Recognize the ways in which we as individuals and as an organization benefit from privilege and systems of oppression that perpetuate injustice, and take action to address bias and injustice within our organization.
  • Advance greater equity and address all systems of oppression (e.g. sexism, racism, ageism, ableism, and others) through our programs.
  • Do the work, hold ourselves accountable for change, and make progress toward the goals articulated in these guiding principles. 


Solidarity Statement

Oregon Sea Grant stands in solidarity with Black communities and commits to creating safe and inclusive spaces throughout our work. Learn about our commitment to addressing systemic racism.