Welcome to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity Week ("Unity in our Community") book drive a success!
Thank you for participating in our Spring 2013 Diversity Week. We recently dropped off the piles of books donated during our spring children's book drive (in partnership with Tarleton Professional Educators). Please read about the donations, and hear from the recipients, on our blog: http://tarletondiversityinclusion.blogspot.com/
Mission & Goals
Welcome to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), part of the Center for Global and Multicultural Initiatives (CGMI). Our mission is to create a campus environment that embraces diversity and encourages inclusion. This environment is fostered through leadership, education, training, and interaction in which all people can be creative, access opportunities, and reach their fullest potential. ODI wants to affirm and promote the value of diversity and inclusion through the cultivation of mutual respect, acceptance, and understanding.
Our goals are aligned with the Tarleton State University goals known as the "4 E's."
- Expand student horizons
- Encourage diversity awareness
- Excel through leadership
- Extend cultural boundaries
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion's overarching goal is to cultivate a strong tradition of a welcoming and inclusive campus;informed understanding of diverse groups, ways of life, and points of view;civil discourse characterized by mutual respect; and, an active global and multicultural awareness.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has 4 major areas of emphasis in its service to the students, staff, and faculty:
Spring 2013 Calendar
Explore our calendar and learn about our upcoming events!
- While the national goals of certain events are focused on certain perspectives, the campus goals are focused on inclusion and tolerance among all groups.