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Welcome to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UMSL!

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is committed to an inclusive campus community that values and respects all its members and achieves educational excellence through diversity.

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) supports the teaching, research and service missions of the University of Missouri-St. Louis by providing services to the campus community which will ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws and regulations and promote campus diversity. Download the ODEI Brochure

What we do:

  • Promote equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the university community.
  • Provide information and assistance to faculty, staff, students, and others who believe they have experienced discrimination or retaliation.
  • Conduct Professional Development workshops to educate the campus community on equal opportunity laws and issues and cultural competency.
  • Coordinate programs to celebrate and promote understanding and respect for cultural diversity and equal opportunity.
  • Implement and monitor academic search procedures.
  • Prepare and implement the campus affirmative action program.
  • Provide consultative services to campus administrators, faculty, staff, students and others concerning equal opportunity and diversity.
  • Serve as the campus liaison with equal opportunity regulatory agencies.
  • Coordinate Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.

What's Happening Now:


The 23rd annual UMSL Women Trailblazers Ceremony honoring UMSL women will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 in the MSC, Century Rooms B & C at 2 p.m. This year’s theme is “NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED:  Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”

Members of the UMSL campus community are invited to nominate UMSL women - faculty, staff, students, alumnae or university supporters - for this award who:

  • were the first to occupy positions traditionally held by men; or
  • have worked to forge new pathways for women; or
  • have contributed significantly to UMSL and/or the St. Louis community


We strive to promote a campus community where:

All individuals can pursue their employment, educational, and service goals without bias based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or status as a Vietnam era veteran, and have an opportunity to increase their understanding and develop a deeper respect and appreciation for diversity in our society.