The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has had an impact on all of us, and we have had to change the way we live. But we can’t let it change who we are.
At the University of Oregon, we stand firmly against any form of discrimination or creating a stigma about our international friends and partners. We support all campus groups that stand with us to denounce coronavirus-related hate, and we fully support the Asian, Desi, Pacific Islander Strategies Interest Group's Denouncement of Anti-Asian Discrimination. As we all respond to the pandemic, we should recognize that we are all in the same boat.
The UO’s Division of Global Engagement consulted with Chinese students, scholars, faculty, and others to develop a message of inclusion in Chinese. We translated that message into many languages that are spoken at our global university and created a poster for the entire community.
Anyone, near or far, is welcomed to save the poster on a device or print it for display. We ask that you share it as widely as possible to spread the word.
Even as we switch to a temporary remote way of teaching, it’s important for our international students to know that they are welcome and fully appreciated at the UO now and in the future.
“We equally value our entire community of students, scholars, professors, and staff. We need to look out for each other, care for each other as human beings, and realize that this virus knows no boundaries. It doesn’t care what country we are from, or notice our race or ethnicity or religion. We know we will be safer and healthier as a community if we treat everyone with respect and fairness.”
- Patrick Phillips
Provost and Senior Vice President
University of Oregon
Read Provost's Phillips Message to UO Students in:
Making a More Global University of Oregon
The Division of Global Engagement connects the University of Oregon to the world through wide-ranging support for our international students and scholars, by enriching study abroad and international internship programs, and through more than a dozen global research centers and programs led by faculty. We build new partnerships with public and private institutions across the planet, inspire and connect with global Duck alumni, and manage grants, contracts, and other fundraising to support UO’s global engagement mission. We do this because we know that a truly excellent university must be a global university and because we know that global experience is essential to the personal, professional, and academic success of all of our students.
Learn More About the University of Oregon Response to COVID-19
To learn more about the Division of Global Engagement, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-346-3206. For general questions or concerns about anything related to the university and its response to COVID-19, please submit this web form.