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Nearly 3,500 Old Dominion students received bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees during four ceremonies held May 10 and 11 at ODU's Ted Constant Convocation Center. Photos by Chuck Thomas/ODU

OIED Current Newsletter

May 2023 Issue

Supporting the campus and community to proactively promote diversity, inclusion, and equity through planning and programming.


Adopting "Inclusive Excellence" as Our Moral Compass

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ODU Hosts Diversity Dialogue Day

"Stopping Stereotypes in Schools"

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The Happenings

Dr. Cassie Glenn, second from left, receives the Overall 2023 John R. Broderick Diversity Champion Award.

Access and Success: 2023 Pathway Retention and Diversity Champion Awards

On April 19th, the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) celebrated seven student recipients of the Pathway Retention Award as well as 20 faculty, staff, students, and community members as Diversity Champions. (More)

photo of Heather McGhee

Climate and Intergroup Relations: Task Force Summer Reading!

Over the summer, the Monarch Task Force for Inclusive Excellence will read Heather McGhee's The Sum of Us: How Racism Hurts Everyone. We invite you to join us as we explore how damaging racism is, not only to people of color, but to all people. The future can be prosperous for everyone, but only if we address the problems of racial and economic inequality. (More)


Climate and Intergroup Relations: Vector Solutions/Safe Colleges

Summer is a great time to refresh or even learn a new skill. Check out our new curated collection of DEI courses for your professional development in Vector Solutions/Safe Colleges. Together we can build our collective capacity to promote inclusive excellence. (More)

Climate and Intergroup Relations: Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs or Affinity Groups) affirm employee diversity and offer resources to enhance employee quality of life. (More)

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