Office for Inclusive Excellence

The Office for Inclusive Excellence (OIE) serves as an impetus for positive interactions with all cultures while also providing academic and social support through diverse learning opportunities.

OIE is established in an understanding of diversity that welcomes people of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, nationalities, races, religions, spiritual traditions, socio-economic classes, and sexual orientations. OIE consists of the student transition programs, campus-wide diversity programming, Women’s Center, Pride Center and the Veterans Center.

Our goal is to practice inclusive excellence so that it is implemented and accomplished consistently throughout the institution.

The Office for Inclusive Excellence:

  • Provides mentoring and coaching designed to offer academic and social support, build individual capacity and self-efficacy, and connect students to the University community
  • Creates opportunities for all students to explore and celebrate cultures and identities in a safe and supportive atmosphere
  • Gives voice to the needs of students while teaching them to be positive advocates for change

The Office for Inclusive Excellence has four primary concentrations:

Student Transitions Mentoring Inclusion Advocacy
  • Jumpstart
  • Summer Bridge
  • HS Pipeline
  • Sophomore Initiatives
  • Transfer Initiatives
  • Multicultural Student Organizations
  • Informal Mentoring Activities
  • Student population workshops for faculty/staff (i.e., Safe Zones, Green Zones, etc.)
  • Addressing institutional barriers