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Quality of University Life

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Quality of University Life

The quality of university life describes how the University's academic, administrative, cultural, physical and social environment impacts the students, faculty and staff. Enriching the quality of campus life is one of the six strategic goals of the Strategic Plan 2009-2014.

One goal of the university is to become a more vibrant residential campus with a multicultural community that respects individuality. Become known as a student-centered university. Expand residential life and co-curricular programs to enhance student learning and engagement outside the classroom. Intensify our commitment to bringing engaging arts, cultural, and athletic events to the campus and to the surrounding Hampton Roads communities. Strengthen intra-campus communication systems and attend to the campus community's overall welfare. Renew focus on the civility of personal interactions and deliver first-rate service to faculty, staff, students, and the public.



Work-Life Balance


Monarchs can take pride in a work-life experience where both personal and professional aspirations are valued and encouraged. Learn more

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs or affinity groups) affirm employee diversity and offer resources to enhance employee quality of life. Explore what the ERGs have to offer, or ways you can partner to offer your own skills to make ODU an excellent, diverse, and inclusive place to work! Learn More


Employee Wellness


Old Dominion University and the Commonwealth of Virginia are dedicated to providing employees with resources to help achieve optimal health and wellness. Physical, Social, Occupational, Emotional and Financial Wellness resources are available for employees here.

Own Your Wellness

ODU's Department of Recreation and Wellness offers programs, facilities, services and events for ODU students, faculty, staff, retirees, alumni and the community.


Policies & Best Practices