Diversity Section

About Us

The OIST Graduate University is committed to increasing the diversity of its employees and staff.  The  Diversity Section promotes an institutional culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion.  We strive to create a working environment that is attractive to everyone all employees and students regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, medical condition, race, ethnicity, ancestry, culture, national origin, religion, or marital status.

What We Do

In collaboration with the Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee members, the Diversity Section develops OIST policies on gender, equity, diversity and inclusion as well as strategies to implement them.  Our activities are guided by the OIST mission (PRP 1.2) and Core Values (PRP 1.3). 

In addition, the Diversity Section serves as the central information clearinghouse at OIST for those looking for policies, practices, programs, facilities and other resources that are relevant to OIST’s efforts to promote gender equality.  We also represent OIST in interactions with other universities and organizations interested in promoting gender equality in the science locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.