Simply stated, diversity is "Any Difference that Makes a Difference."
Everyone is a part of diversity. There are many identities that define each person as a unique individual, such as age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, education, gender, language, religion, sexual orientation, marital status and physical and mental abilities. The Diversity Wheel illustrates some of the diversity dimensions that make us all a part of diversity.
Gardenswartz, L., and A. Rowe. 2003. Diverse Teams at work: Capitalizing on the power of diversity. Alexandria, VA: Society for Human Resource Management
What We Do
Sponsor/Co-sponsor workshops and speakers related to various diversity topics
Provide information about scholarship opportunities
Provide educational material, brochures, flyers, and posters on diversity events and topics
Educate on slurs and microaggressions
We Share Novel Experiences!
Encourage an open dialogue among students, staff, and faculty related to diversity issues
Sponsor diversity discussions/events
Provide scholarship information for diverse summer experiences
We Create Community!
Encourage input from student, staff, and faculty for diversity initiatives
Support events sponsored by student organizations
Recognize/commemorate holidays of many cultures
Encourage everyone to utilize ODA as a resource
We are a Comforting Physical Presence!
ODA personnel are Safe Zone trained
Promote a friendly office environment where all are welcome
Encourage an environment of open feelings and open minds
We Establish a Presence!
Sponsor ongoing projects to promote and encourage diversity at Brody and in the community
Maintain and regularly update the ODA website with events, announcements, and opportunities
Office of Diversity Affairs
600 Moye Blvd | Greenville, NC 27834 USA