Since 2016, our team has grown from 4 to over 20, with offices now leading the campus in student research and leadership development, workforce equity, and faculty recruitment, engagement, and retention work.
he Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) was founded in 2016. Previously, the college was primarily focused on enrolling students from different backgrounds and supporting student affinity groups. Since the Office’s founding, we have increased our scope to include learning and development opportunities for faculty and staff, engaging alumni of color, searching to give voice to issues of student equity inside and outside the classroom, and encouraging data-driven decision-making in our planning and program design.
Working against forces who would seek to erase the contributions of underrepresented and marginalized communities, we collaborate with partners across the campus community to tell a fuller history of the College.
Mission & Principles
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) works collaboratively to support and sustain the growth of a just, equitable, vibrant, and intellectually challenging educational environment, and a culture of critical and compassionate campus engagement.
We are dedicated to improving the accessibility of our shared physical and virtual campus environment and to reducing the harms of ableism on persons with disabilities. We are dedicated to the important work of environmental sustainability and justice and the impact of human behavior on our shared space.
Areas of Focus
ODEI focuses on the following areas of engagement and development: a thriving community; bridging theory & practice; inclusive recruitment and retention; and systemic and progressive change.