Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Welcome to ODI

As one of the nation’s most diverse universities, Rutgers draws strength from the rich variety of perspectives and life experiences of our community. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) advances, promotes, and advocates for inclusiveness, diversity, and equity as key elements to achieve Rutgers’ strategic vision to be preeminent in research, excellent in teaching, and committed to community. 

Explore ODI’s programs and learn how you can become involved. Read the stories of faculty, students, and staff and the diverse communities we serve. Learn about the ODI I.D.E.A. and how we support diversity initiatives on all campuses—New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark, and Camden.

Diversity begins at home. Vice Chancellor Jorge Reina Schement hosted a family-style Thanksgiving dinner for several international students at his home. Watch and find out what it's like to experience the traditional American holiday for the first time.