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Our Vision

To be recognized as a leader in human resource practices by providing exceptional customer service, impeccable delivery of human resource programs and services, and by fostering a work environment which promotes optimum management of self and staff.

Our Mission

To support the University's mission by providing exceptional human resource services through effective partnerships that meet our internal and external customers' needs; to encourage and maintain an environment which values and appreciates differences; and to foster a work ethic that displays respect, cooperation, fairness, and a commitment to excellence.

Our Guiding Values

 Respect for Individuals

We treat each other with respect and dignity, valuing individual and cultural differences. We practice fairness and are impartial and ethical in all our business dealings.


We provide exceptional quality in the delivery of human resource products and services, and continually strive to improve, become more efficient, cost-effective and knowledgeable.

 Customer Service

We consistently provide positive and responsive customer service by understanding and anticipating customers' needs, and taking the initiative to ensure impeccable customer service that exceeds expectations.


We support all employees through honest communication, listening to each other regardless of level or position. We foster effective work relationships by courteous, cooperative and professional interactions, and by rewarding both individual and team achievements.

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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!