Office of Diversity & Inclusion
The mission of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) is to provide leadership and accountability that fosters an inclusive educational experience and equitable workforce environment.
ODI’s goal of inclusive excellence is to merge D&I in university operations and processes which will continuously improve the experiences and outcome for underserved and marginalized students, faculty, and staff. ODI’s priorities include student success, faculty recruitment and retention and education and scholarship focused on inclusive teaching, research and professional development.
To accomplish our priorities, ODI supervises and guides professional units whose purpose and mission is to promote mattering and belonging. These units include the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center, and the Women’s Center. Lastly, ODI works closely with University committees, commissions, task forces, and affinity groups whose charge is to support underrepresented LSU community members.