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About ODU


... In Teaching

Learning the modern way - the ODU way - isn't one dimensional. It sparks your imagination, taps all of your senses, and makes use of today's technologies. Our professors bring classrooms to life. They are the recipients of 26 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards, the highest honor for teaching and research in the state, and numerous other teaching recognitions. Nearly 95% of our classrooms and modern buildings are packed with 21st century teaching technology. From our award-winning Career Management Center to our study abroad, Honors College and Center for Service and Civic Engagement, learning happens in and out of our classrooms. One thing is for certain, what you learn at ODU will prepare you to succeed anywhere.

... In Scholarship

ODU professors are masters in their fields, recognized by peers, organizations, businesses, and industries across the country. More than 75 professors have been named Fellows in national societies and professional organizations, and nearly 400 professional and academic journals are edited by ODU faculty.

Ted Constant Convocation Center

... In Research

Our research teams generate $88 million in annual funding through more than 400 ongoing projects. Supported by grants from NSF, NIH, Department of Energy, and DOD, among others, we've already made ground-breaking advances in several fields.

Mission of the University

Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a dynamic public research institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement.

Innovation Research Park

Partnership: Creating Solutions

Our philosophy is simple: Knowledge should be productive. Research-driven solutions that make sound business sense. Our world-class researchers are partnering with business, industry, government, and investment leaders to create answers for society's most pressing challenges. We've brought together the key components for success: Expertise, cross-discipline collaboration, public and private funding, partnerships, facilities, and experience. The result? More than $1 billion in annual impact to the regional economy.

Quick Facts

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Office of the President

The highest administrative office, the President's Office is responsible for supporting the activities of the President and the Chief Operating Officer.

Board of Visitors Room

Board of Visitors

A 17-member board appointed by the Governor, the Board of Visitors is the governing body for the university.

President Broderick with Students

Administration & Organization

ODU has a leadership team that is dedicated to serving the constituents of the university as well as advancing the university's mission.

Governmental Relations

Advocacy for ODU at the state and federal levels is a must for the university to continue to support its students and surrounding communities. Learn about the university's legislative efforts.

Monarch Citizenship

Being a Monarch has its privileges! Monarch citizenship also comes with certain rights and responsibilities. Responsible Monarchs follow these guidelines and enjoy the privileges!

Equity, Accessibility & Diversity

Monarchs of all backgrounds are encouraged and supported to strive for the highest academic and social standing.

Strategic Planning & Initiatives

Strategic planning helps shape the present and future course of the university. This planning works best when all members of the university community take an active role.