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 at Rutgers—New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
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.
Explore our Programs page.
Search the Rutgers Speakers Bureau database.
Check out the Collaborative Center’s Community-based Research Assistant Program
Become a mentor to local teens to help them stay on a path to college. Serve the New Brunswick community as an AmeriCorps member.