The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) supports the strategic goals, mission, and values of the University of Missouri-St. Louis by providing support, leadership, and services that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, as well as ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws and regulations.

We provide professional development, organize and support events, shared resources, provide strategic support and leadership for Inclusive Excellence, as well as resources for faculty hiring.


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Our Mission

As one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse institutions in Missouri, our work is guided by the Inclusive Excellence Framework and the University's commitment to maintaining a climate where all students, faculty, staff and visitors can thrive. To this end, we endeavor daily to help foster a campus community where all members:

  • feel valued and respected by peers and superiors;
  • 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 veteran status;
  • have opportunities to engage, learn, and grow through interactions with people from different backgrounds; an
  • develop a deeper understanding, respect, and appreciation for diversity in our society.


Our Collaborations

Through partnerships and collaborations, we leverage the knowledge, talents, and energy across campus and in the community to organize events, develop strategic initiatives, provide education and resources, and help ensure that programs, policies, and initiatives are inclusive of all members of our campus community. Below is a partial list of our current partnerships, sponsorships, and collaborations:

Annual MLK Celebration
Trailblazer
Black History Month
Women’s History Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
Cambio de Colores
Chancellor’s Cultural Diversity Council
Access and Advocacy Committee

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Contact Us

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd.
127 Woods Hall
St. Louis MO 63121-4400
Phone: (314) 516-5695
Fax: (314) 516-5673
odei@umsl.edu

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