The Office of Diversity Education (ODE) at Indiana University Bloomington is a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs. The ODE works in cooperation with various support units to consult with, advise, evaluate and develop diversity education programs with teams and individuals in various academic and non-academic units.
To be a positive change agent to and for students and faculty via the advancement of cross-cultrual dialogue and collaboration in order to promote greater awareness of issues related to cultrue and diversity. Additionally, the ODE will assist other units in preparing IU setudents to enter an ever increasingly divers work force and society. Ultimately, the mission is to provide quality services and programs to as many students and faculty as possible.
The vision of the ODE is to transform the campus climate at IUB by attacting thousands of students and hundreds of faculty to diversity education programs and to truly change their attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors towards diverse populations. Furthermore, I envision the ODE at IUB to have a reputation as a nationally recognized leadder in best practices for diversity education among colleges and universities.
To promote a welcoming, respectful and professional environment by helping groups and individuals to see culture beyond gender, ethnicity, orientation, race, and religion through the facilitation of a greater awareness of the benefits of diversity.
Advance the mission and goals of Indiana University, the Office of the Vice President for Institutional Development and Student Affairs and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Support and Diversity through the design, implementation, and assessment of programs and activities that explore differences in race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, social class, spirituality, and nationality.
Provide educationally structured learning opportunities for social, personal, and intellectual/academic development.
Engage members of the University community in personal and professional development through training sessions, seminars, workshops, and reflective learning activities that challenge stereotypical modes of thinking.
Provide appropriate evaluation of programs presented.
Compile and disseminate current information and literature about diversity education programs as they impact cultures within institutions of higher education.
Work cooperatively with other units, departments, and divisions within the University community.