Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Oakland Center, Suite 150
312 Meadow Brook Rd
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3496

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesdays with extended hours 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


In keeping with OU’s mission to “exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment,” the OU Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides a collaborative, advisory context for sharing information across academic and non-academic units, devising overarching strategies, making recommendations, and raising the visibility of the University’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.


  • Provide a collective and coherent voice and serve as a resource for all stakeholders on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Provide the institutional leadership pertaining to the development of short and long-term strategies for structure, policies, processes, curricula and engagement in response to the climate survey and other matters concerning diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Provide direction and oversee the implementation and assessment of short and long-term strategies in response to the climate survey.
  • Support the engagement and key cultural change initiatives that further promote, enhance and improve the knowledge, skills and competence of the University and the community it serves.