Programs and Services
The Meetup (formerly Multicultural Student Welcomes) is hosted during the first couple weeks of fall, spring, and summer semesters. This event provides an informal and relaxed space to assist multicultural students in building a sense of community from the onset of their collegiate experience. Students are invited to mix and mingle with multicultural students, faculty and staff from across campus, as they learn about resources and programs specifically designed to address their needs.
Cultural Competency Pursuit Program
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides professional development opportunities for faculty, staff and students seeking to expand their working knowledge and understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Cultural Competency Pursuit Diversity Education Program is comprised of 8 courses.
ODI Graduation Activities
ODI Graduation Cords
Graduating seniors are honored with a unique diversity cord to be worn at graduation. Students who wish to showcase their commitment to diversity at graduation must apply for a multicolored graduation cord.
End of the Year Celebration
This annual celebration brings the campus community together to recognize the outstanding achievements of dynamic Ospreys, student clubs & organizations and campus partners who uphold the standards of inclusive excellence.
The Lounge & Lounge 2.0
ODI houses two areas for students to come hang out, do homework, socialize, or even take a nap: The Lounge and The Lounge 2.0!
The Lounge is located in Building 2, Suite 2100. It houses hundreds of books on gender issues and feminist theory, which students can check out similar to the Thomas G. Carpenter Library. The Lounge is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
We also have a second lounge, called The Lounge 2.0! Located just downstairs from The Lounge in Suite 1400, The Lounge 2.0 also features a small library of interfaith and intercultural resources that students may also check out, as well as a Reflection Room for prayer, meditation, or thoughtful reflection available to students of all faiths or non-faiths. The Lounge 2.0 is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.