A Welcoming Environment
ODI Green Day
In front of the library

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

About the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The primary mission of the Office Diversity and Inclusion is to educate our campus community on issues relating to social identity development— in terms of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, socioeconomic status and ability — and how those factors can impact one's college experience. Through compassionate education, our office is invested in partnering with various offices, departments and student groups to provide programs, training and workshops to further inclusive excellence on our campus.

Housed in the Cross-Cultural Center, or the Tri-C, our office is a safe space open to all university students, faculty and staff. We are home to the:

  • Multicultural Student Council — comprising of nine student organizations and a student-led executive board
  • WISE Program — facilitating academic fortitude, social awareness, and financial growth through mentoring underrepresented student populations
  • Gender and Sexuality Resources — educating and developing awareness for LGBTQ+ identities through Safe Zone training and the Gender and Sexuality Diversity Conference hosted with the Department of Counselor Education at Stetson University

Welcome Letter From the Director

As the Interim Director of Diversity and Inclusion, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Stetson University. Whether you are a current or prospective Hatter, alum, colleague or family member, my hope is that the information contained within this site provides a comprehensive overview of the programs and resources offered through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI). The initiatives that are sponsored by the Cross Cultural Center (Tri-C) are geared towards educating our campus community on issues relating to social identity development— in terms of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, socioeconomic status and ability — and how those factors can impact one’s college experience.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion aims to foster the university’s values through serving as a catalyst that intertwines diversity and inclusion efforts into the experiences at Stetson University and ensuring our students possess the necessary skills to be successful in a global society. As you explore our website, we invite all Hatters to consider how ODI’s mission intersects with your interests. With various skills and expertise, we welcome opportunities to partner with students, faculty, staff, and others excited about creating a more diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible Stetson. 

For more information, stop by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Cross Cultural Center. We also invite you to connect with us through social media to learn about the ever-growing programs, trainings, workshops, and services that we offer. 

Akeem Todman (he/him/his)
Interim Director of Diversity and Inclusion