Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides support for underrepresented student populations. The director of diversity and inclusion advocates for populations such as students of color, veteran students, students with disabilities and LGBTQ+ students. The office also advocates for social justice and equity for all students, faculty, staff and guests through campus policy review and reform and the inclusion of best practices. Throughout the year, students are provided with a variety of services to help foster a more inclusive community. Such services include diversity training, workshops, seminars, referrals, on- and off-campus resources and professional staff who support and advocate for issues of awareness, equality and inclusivity.

Cultural student organizations including the Black Student Union, the Feminist Student Union, La Comunidad (Latinx Student Union), and the Queer Student Union are advised within this office. Support is also provided to the Muslim Student Association, Hillel (Jewish Student Union), Sisters Aspiring for Success, and the Delta Lambda Pi Honor Society. All organizations supported through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are invited to participate in the Diversity Coalition, a council of students that is advised by the director. The Diversity Coalition is chaired by the Diversity Chair, a voting member of the Student Government Association executive board. Programs coordinated by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are History/Heritage Months, World AIDS Day, cultural awareness days, campus community standards education during orientation, a Diversity Leadership Recognition Ceremony, and a Donning of the Stoles Graduation Ceremony.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is located in the Student Life Suite on the second floor of the Whitaker Campus Center. We can be reached at 301-696-3563 or by emailing