Diversity & Inclusion is the Monarch way!
At Old Dominion University, diversity and inclusion are a major part of our DNA. We are proud to be part of a local, state, and international community, where our student workers, faculty, researchers, administrators, and staff hail from more than 100 countries. This rich diversity makes us a stronger educational institution by enhancing our learning and engaging us in meaningful dialogue and problem-solving. Because we know that maintaining our climate of employee diversity and respect is an indispensable part of our institutional success, we remain committed to increasing our workforce diversity to become a national exemplar in higher education.
Student Workers, Researchers, Administrators, Faculty, and Staff
Heed award Winner
Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT
Top 100 Best Employers for Diversity
In the United States, according to Forbes magazine
Top 10 Military Friendly Institution
Top 10 school for military & vets by militaryfriendly.com
Our mission is to empower each employee to promote excellence and become an engaged citizen who uses their acquired knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the campus and the world.
ODU is deeply committed to the success of our entire workforce. All employees at every rank and classification are a critical part of the Monarch community, and deserving of the best possible experience, regardless of their:
- national or ethnic origin
- religion or religious creed
- political affiliation
- income/economic status
- educational background
- sex or gender
- gender identity and/or expression
- sexual orientation
- military or veteran status
- genetic information
For this reason, increasing faculty and staff diversity has been and remains a top priority at ODU.
EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUPS
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!
Association for University Administrators
Coalition of Black Faculty and Administrators
Employees with Disabilities Association
Hourly and Classified Employees (HACE)
Hispanic and Latino Employee Association
ODU Diversity In the News
ODU Named One of America's Top 100 Employers for Diversity
Forbes magazine recognizes the University in its 2019 rankings.
Old Dominion Only Virginia Institution in Top 30 'Best for Vets' Rankings
The ranking marks the fifth year in a row ODU has been recognized by the national publication Military Times.
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