Our Vision

The School of Business Diversity Initiatives Office formerly known as the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) focuses on the development of strategic partnerships to create and sustain a diverse and inspiring environment for excellence in teaching and learning. The office enhances the School of Business’ outreach to high-quality student applicants and prospective faculty/staff through its initiatives with high schools, colleges, universities, and minority businesses and professional organizations.


The Business Diversity Initiatives Office supports an institutional framework that acknowledges the importance of a diverse community and an inclusive environment.  The Business Diversity Office also promotes initiatives and programs that increases awareness, understanding and sensitivity to the needs of all individuals regardless of age, class, physical ability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. Our mission is to support and promote an inclusive environment that embraces and celebrates the diversity of all people.   The office serves to provide students, faculty, and staff with a cooperative, safe and supportive environment and assists in preparing them with an education that will help them maximize their opportunity to compete in a global economy.

The Business Diversity Intiatives Office is a division under the School of Business, Dean’s Office