Welcome to the School of Language, Culture, and Society, home to Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, World Languages and Cultures, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Formed in 2010 as part of the University’s strategic realignment, the School of Language, Culture, and Society offers undergraduate majors in Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, French, German, Spanish, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, as well as an MA and PhD in Applied Anthropology and an MA in Contemporary Hispanic Studies. All four disciplines participate in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) program, offering primary and secondary areas in various subfields.

The School of Language, Culture, and Society is committed to the values of social justice and fair and equal access to education is central to that spirit.

HB 2787, Undocumented Students, and Oregon State University

On April 2, 2013, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signed into law the tuition equity bill (HB 2787).   The bill allows undocumented students to attend Oregon's public universities as in-state residents if they meet the following qualifications: 

  • have studied in the United States for five years; 
  • attended an Oregon high school for at least three years;
  • graduated from an Oregon high school (or received equivalent certification);
  • enroll at a public Oregon University no more than three years after graduating from high school; and
  • show intention to become a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.

For more information on OSU's compliance and details for potential applicants, please see: http://oregonstate.edu/admissions/main/tuition-equity