About Us

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion works with students from all backgrounds to provide meaningful, cross-cultural interaction through a variety of events throughout the year. ODI promotes respect for cross-cultural awareness. Our number one goal is to develop our students to become active, productive and collaborative within the University community.

ODI provides activities that recognize diversity on multiple levels including, but not limited to, race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability and religious/spiritual diversity. We help to bring a wide range of programming to meet the needs of the diverse Lamar University student population.

Student organizations that need assistance planning cultural events can receive help from our office. Assistance may include marketing, funding and planning.

Evolution of the ODI

As it exists today, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion owes its outstanding reputation and emergence as a key department in the social welfare of Lamar University to the diligent efforts of people with vision and the determination to create such a space.

We began as a small unit in what was then called the Office of Student Involvement, and we have evolved today into a division that encompasses many key academic and cultural groups around the university.