Office of Diversity and Inclusion


Our Purpose Is Our Passion

  • Three students pose for the Women's History Month photo booth holding signs that say We Can Do It, Empowered Women Empower Women, and Equality Now.
  • Volunteers pose with MLK Day of Service Tshirts at the Southeast Texas Foodbank. Some hold up the LU hand sign.
  • Four people standing in front of a photo booth with red and white star balloons and a red and white flag banner that says First Gen Proud
  • 2020 Black/African American graduates stand for a group photo.
  • Panelists sit at the table for a REDtalks discussion. From left to right, the panelists are Victoria Lindsey, Sahar shahzad, Caleb Love, and Jasmine Patin
  • Timeline exhibit in the Setzer Student Center hallway, angled closeup of first slide, which has six images from different moments in Hispanic/Latinx history; Slide says Celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month; A Timeline into Latinx/Hispanic US History and has the Lamar University Office of Global Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Logo
  • Closeup of Portraits of Survival photo gallery featuring photo, name, and story of each Holocaust survivor
  • AKA Grad Chapter at Lupus Walk
  • Asian American Pacific Islander Graduates
  • Lavender Award Luncheon
  • Lavender Award Recipient
  • Firs Gen Reception

Partnered Initiatives



Our mission is to provide university-wide leadership and direction in developing, implementing, and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that promote diversity and inclusive excellence within a campus community that is welcoming and conducive for learning, working, or living.


Excellence: Whatever we do, we will do it to the best of our ability and set the standard.
Inclusion: We promote active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity - in people, curriculum, research, and in the community we serve.
Learning: We embrace creativity, personal growth and new knowledge.
Collaboration: We will work together to realize shared goals and objectives.

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.