Black Initiatives

The Office of Intercultural Relations (OIR) is dedicated to fostering Black students' cultural expression and development. OIR promotes and enhances cultural diversity on campus and in the surrounding community through a variety of programs that foster appreciation and understanding of the African Diaspora's diverse cultures. We invite you to explore our website and hope that you will be inspired to get involved.

Cultural Engagement

Explore diverse Black cultural programs and involvement opportunities.

Academic Success

Enhance your Monarch experience and success through Black academic initiatives.

Campus Engagement & Leadership Opportunities

Enrich your campus life, build connections with the Black community, and gain leadership experience.

Debuted at the Richmond International Film Festival, Tilt's Birth of a Planet provides cultural context to the notion "that representation in media matters in the news, culture and advertising."

Family/Alumni Connection

ODU strives to promote student success, learning, and development through family/alumni communication and support. Students and family members are encouraged to join:

Explore Black History Month Events