Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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

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

University Departments

This office seeks to improve the retention and graduation of a culturally diverse student body by developing strategies that engage all students in the attainment of academic excellence and social success.

This office seeks an international campus through service, support and advocacy to nurture global citizenship and multicultural appreciation.

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine promotes respectful, innovative exchanges between students, staff and faculty, analytical reflection and compassionate, ethical decision-making while recruiting, training, promoting and retaining the best individuals to deliver high quality medical care to an increasingly diverse patient population as part of an increasingly diverse work force.

Oakland University Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups are volunteer, employee-managed groups that strive to create a bridge between the university and its employees by promoting awareness and enthusiasm for diversity inclusion.

An initiative of the Department of Linguistics supported by the College of Arts and Sciences and administered in cooperation with Catholic Social Services of Pontiac, the Hispanic Outreach Program seeks to teach English to members of the local Hispanic community so that they can become fully participating members of American society.

The Women in Science and Engineering at Oakland University program works to create a comprehensive program in recruitment, retention and career development of women and under-represented populations in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math.

The Gender and Sexuality Center provides services and education on issues of gender and sexuality through resources, referrals, programs and advocacy. It strives to strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus community that supports and welcomes people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

The Office of Disability Support Services seeks to ensure that all students with disabilities participate fully in university life, maximize their educational potential and benefit from a high level of awareness among all members of the university community.

The Office of International Education seeks to increase and intensify the University’s involvement in global education and to affirm the importance of a global outlook as an essential part of the university’s overall mission..

Pre-College Programs strives to inspire and prepare pre-college students for post-secondary educational opportunities. This mission is accomplished by making available academic, social, career and cultural enrichment programs and activities to student participants and their families.

Project Upward Bound, a federally funded program that seeks to provide students academic, social, cultural, and career enrichment that prepares students to succeed in higher education, aspires to expand participants' knowledge of diverse groups of people.

Dedicated to academic excellence in graduate education, Graduate Study and Lifelong Leaming works with faculty, academic departments and the deans of
the College and schools to recruit and develop a graduate student body reflective of academic strength and the University's commitment to diversity.

Striving to integrate academics and residential living to cultivate learning, personal well-being and social experiences that enhance student life on campus, University Housing promotes a sense of community, civic responsibility and an appreciation for individual differences and multicultural understanding.