Diversity & Inclusive Excellence

The diversity and inclusive excellence staff provides the campus with a multitude of ways to discover the value of diversity and inclusive excellence at ODU and the community. Browse our site and learn about the Monarch Plan for Inclusive Excellence, find resources, engage in professional learning in DEI, and gain tools to implement DEI across campus. 

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

At ODU we believe that diversity and inclusion is an indispensable part of the experience for members of our campus community. Since the inception of the Inclusive Excellence Framework (IEF) and the establishment of the President's Task Force on Inclusive Excellence (PTFIE or Task Force) in 2014, a series of initiatives have been implemented to advance diversity and inclusion on our campus and throughout the Hampton Roads community. As a result of the institutional commitment toward diversity and inclusion, as well as intentional strategic planning, ODU has become an exemplar in higher education.




The Understanding and Confronting Racism Guide presents a collection of resources to understand and address structural racism and inequities.


If you have questions concerning ODU Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, please contact:

AVP for Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Equity & Diversity