The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at UNC Charlotte was created in the fall semester of 2020 by Chancellor Gaber as a culmination of (a) the collective and ongoing efforts of engaged members of our campus community advocating for diversity and inclusion leadership, (b) institutional surveys and self-studies among campus stakeholders to identify needs, and (c) a continued multi-year university-wide effort to address diversity, equity and inclusion at UNC Charlotte. Since ODI’s inception, we have worked to guide our campus toward inclusive excellence by developing and supporting programs and initiatives that enhance capability, build community and leverage diversity and inclusion to guide innovation in education, training, research, practice and service to help everyone thrive academically, socially, and professionally.
our office works to serve as a:
We work to facilitate strategic partnerships across the campus and coordinate communication around shared language to drive inclusive excellence.
We identify strategies and metrics to spark, standardize, and advance DEI work and serve as consultants to help colleges, schools, departments, and units do the same.
We provide resources and technical assistance to engage employees and students in DEI work and use data to highlight or improve upon promising practices.
We center asset-based thinking to guide student and employee success and leverage inclusion to strengthen our outreach to sustain our efforts.