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To show support and gratitude for health care workers, first responders, and other essential workers keeping communities safe during the COVID-19 emergency. Old Dominion University is illuminating its Education Building blue during May, as part of the national #LightItBlue campaign. Photo Chuck Thomas/ODU

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Community Wellbeing & Support Clinic  

The CHS Community Wellbeing and Support Clinic provide short-term counseling and case management services to ODU students at no extra cost. Counseling services are provided by Master's level counselors or undergraduate human services trainees in the advanced training phase of their programs of study. All counselor and human services trainees are supervised by doctoral site supervisors, who are supervised by a licensed clinical director.

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Career & Advising Resource Center  

The Career and Advising Resource Center (CARC) provides career and academic advising services for students in the Darden College of Education & Professional Studies. Students who visit CARC are encouraged to plan for their academic program and investigate career opportunities through exploration and engagement with an academic advisor.

Learning Resource Center

Learning Resource Center  

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is an interdepartmental resource center where students design, collaborate, and extend learning to drive innovative solutions within their field of study. At the LRC, students will find a variety of tech tools, resources, and available study space locations to support learning.


Office of Clinical Experiences  

The Office of Clinical Experiences in the Darden College of Education & Professional Studies supports students who want to become teachers as well as the teacher education programs in the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Science, and the Darden College of Education & Professional Studies.

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The Alliance for Equity-Based Research & Practice

The Alliance for Equity-Based Research and Practice (AERP) is intended to function as a collaborative network of scholars, practitioners, and community members that draw from critical emancipation theories and research methods with the goal of identifying and overcoming the undergirding barriers to equity and social justice. Through the participation of the various communities of practice represented in the Darden College of Education we seek to overcome the traditional power dynamics that can promote a narrowing of what forms of knowledge and which knowledge claimants are deemed credible. This is critical to equity and social justice because knowledge has material, economic, social, political, civic and symbolic value; and the perceived credibility of a given knower shapes their access to and use of these knowledge resources.

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Office of Faculty Diversity & Inclusion  

The Office of Academic Affairs is dedicated to systemically building and maintaining a culture of inclusive excellence that values and embraces diverse faculty. Such dedication includes aligning our efforts through the university's strategic plan, evaluating our progress annually and adjusting our efforts to meet the needs of our changing campus. Through evaluation we are dedicated to ongoing enhancement of our mission and efforts. We are committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and supporting the scholarly efforts of faculty. Diversity and inclusion are essential to Old Dominion University's strength as an institution of higher learning. We strive to create a climate of innovation, creativity and collaboration across disciplines and cross culturally.

Research & Training Centers

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Center for Movement, Health & Disability  

The Center for Movement, Health, & Disability (CMHD) is a training and research center engaged in evaluating and understanding health disparities among persons with disabilities and other health conditions, and to implement research-based trainings/programs to enhance well-being among these populations.

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Children's Learning & Research Center  

A program that focuses on the early care and education of ODU's youngest students while serving as a training facility for our students in early childhood and elementary education.

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Center for Implementation and Evaluation of Education Systems  

The Center for Implementation and Evaluation of Education Systems (CIEES) is ODU's first center to focus extensive grant funds on the comprehensive improvement of education systems for K-12 students with diverse learning needs. With over 60 million dollars in grant awards from state and federal agencies and not for profit organizations, CIEES is uniquely situated to create meaningful change in the outcomes of students with and without disabilities. CIEES provides leadership, evaluation, and implementation support for initiatives addressing positive behavior interventions, multi-tiered systems of support, social-emotional learning, teacher preparation programs, and professional learning. Our goal is to support education as a platform for social change: change that ensures equitable opportunities for all individuals.

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International Institute for the Advancement of Counseling Theory  

Developed by Dr. Ed Neukrug, the Batten Endowed Chair of Counseling in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies (DCEPS), the International Institute for the Advancement of Counseling Theory's (IIACT) main goal is to advance the understanding of counseling theory globally through research, grants, and resources.


Virginia Early Childhood Policy Center  

The Virginia Early Childhood Policy Center at ODU believes that ensuring the wellbeing of Virginia's children is crucial to the long-term success and vitality of our Commonwealth. To that end, our work focuses on developing and sharing with lawmakers, business leaders, and the general public resources related to important early childhood issues.

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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!