Our Mission

The School of Language, Culture, and Society has a shared focus on community-based, culturally responsive and socially transformative scholarship and teaching. Our diverse programs prepare students for dynamic futures. Look at our programs to see the benefits of applied and experiential learning; equity, difference and social justice; community health and resilience; languages and intercultural communication.

Indigenous Recognition
Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, is located within the traditional homelands of the Mary's River or Ampinefu Band of Kalapuya.  Following the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855 (Kalapuya etc. Treaty), Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to reservations in Western Oregon. Today, living descendants of these people are a part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (https://www.grandronde.org <https://www.grandronde.org/>) and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians (https://ctsi.nsn.us <https://ctsi.nsn.us/>).