Our Mission

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement works to achieve the university's commitment to inclusive excellence and uphold it as a priority across the campus.

We demonstrate inclusive excellence by:

  • Partnering across campus to facilitate equitable learning, teaching, research and creative work opportunities for all students, faculty and staff.
  • Building a culture of belonging and engagement that fosters educational and personal success for all students, faculty and staff.  

Human diversity includes, but is not limited to ethnicity, race, gender, age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, religion, disability, political viewpoints, veteran status, gender identity or expression, and health status.

ODECE addresses key campus DEI issues as outlined in the Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence in Academics (IDEA) Plan through our office programs, scholarships and partnerships