Multicultural Affairs


Antonio Saavedra
Associated Students of Oregon State University
Director of Multicultural Affairs
Office: Snell 149
Phone: 541-737-6366


Multicultural Affairs strives to educate and engage students about diverse communities and coordinate the advocacy and programming efforts of ASOSU on issues concerning students of color. Multicultural Affairs achieves this by providing volunteer support to cultural student organizations, representation in student government, event planning and OSU administration, as well as an annual Diversity Summit to increase unity in the student body. They also administer the OSU chapter of the Oregon Student of Color Coalition, and works with OSCC to represent OSU students of Color. 

Current Projects and Goals

  • Create collaborative programs pertaining to multicultural student and their issues
  •  Work closely with relevant faculty, administrators, directors and staff, as well as attend staff meetings of Intercultural Student Services, Diversity Development, the Cultural Centers, Ethnic Studies department, APASU, BSU, MASA, NASA and MEChA and other multicultural student resources.
  • Outreach to other student organization, academic colleges and administrative areas addressing similar issues including, but not limited to, ISOSU, INTO, University Housing and Dining Services
  • Communicate thoroughly, as well as bring all updates to the Executive Director of Diversity Programs on multicultural student issues on a weekly basis.
  • Support in the planning of the Oregon Students of Color Coalition Conference.
  • Work with other Task Force Directors to address issues of intersectional ties of identities.
  • Be a student advocate for multicultural affairs regarding multicultural students concerns.
  • Work closely with the Directors of Government Relation issues and policies concerning multicultural students in higher education.
  • Outreaching to high school students at the annual Cesar Chavez Leadership Conference at Western Oregon University.
  • Help register people to vote and work on Measure 88 awareness.
  • Engaging different cultures together at events.
  • Make the OSU campus more knowledgeable and accepting of diversity.
  • Supporting clubs and different organizations on their projects.
  • Outreach to Cultural Centers and ISOSU.

How to Get Involved

Internship programs are a great opportunity to advance the citizenship, co-curricular and academic potential of students. 

       1) Win real victories that improve the lives of students at OSU

       2) Help OSU students become more aware of their own collective and individual power

       3) Alter the relations of power to benefit OSU students.

Office Hours

Monday: 1:00-3:00pm
Tuesday: 3:00-5:00pm
Wednesday: 5:00-6:00pm
Thursday: 2:00-4:00pm 
Friday: 10:00-1:00pm