Mission Statement

The purpose of the Diversity Admissions Program is to increase the diversity of Multnomah Athletic Club membership to better reflect the community in which we live.

The program is an avenue used by the Board of Trustees to invite qualified individuals to apply for Multnomah Athletic Club membership.

For more information:

Email the Membership Department

Criteria for Diversity Admissions Nominees

Nominees must meet both criteria to be eligible for recommendation for an invitation to apply for membership.


Diversity, as outlined by the Multnomah Athletic Club Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee is evolving. The Diversity Admissions Committee is committed to an ongoing review of these criteria areas at no less than an annual basis.

Diversity refers to race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation as defined below:


  • Black or African American – A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.

  • American Native or Alaskan Native – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North, Central or South America.

  • Asian, Pacific Islander or Middle Eastern – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Middle East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands.


  • Hispanic or /Latino (a/x) – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Central or South America, or other Latin American countries.


  • Trans– A person whose gender identity or expression does not conform to what is expected based on the sex they were assigned at birth.

  • Gender Non-Conforming – A term used to describe some people whose gender expression is different from conventional expectations of masculinity and femininity.

Sexual Orientation

  • LGBTQ+ Spectrum (applicant self-identifies) – A person whose sexual orientation is other than heterosexual.


Nominees must demonstrate involvement within the local community through voluntary or professional activities, including leadership roles, that develop relationships and connections that give them a sphere of influence to increase awareness of the Diversity Admissions Program and Multnomah Athletic Club. This is not a measure of volunteer service, but of relationship building. Involvement may include current or recent participation in at least one of the following:

  • Charitable organizations or other non-profit entities,

  • Cultural organizations,

  • Professional organizations,

  • Faith-based organizations,

  • Educational institutions,

  • Similar activities that demonstrate community involvement.

If the candidate has not lived in the Portland metro area for at least two years, recent community involvement from a prior community will be considered.


For further information on Diversity Admissions, please email: membership@themac.com.