The Office of Intercultural Relations celebrates the wide diversity on ODU’s campus. Here you can find links to information regarding on-campus organizations, local and global initiatives, and scholarship opportunities.
R.E.A.L. Conversation Series and the Human Experience Film Series
As one of the most diverse universities within the region, it is important to have opportunities for diverse groups to engage in meaningful dialogue and interactions that respect and value our unique perspectives. The R.E.A.L. Conversation Series and the Human Experience Film Series are innovative programs that bring students together to explore issues from a global perspective. Over the past three years, more than 1,000 faculty and students have viewed films and engaged in riveting discussions that bring us closer to the different experiences of others.
Diversity Series: Reality Dialogues
Reality dialogue provides opportunities for diverse individuals to discuss issues that impact a cultural group as revealed by panelists/speakers who are part of that group. Topics have included “What is it like to be transgender?” and “Dating Across Racial Lines”.
Student Leadership Retreat
Provides a cohesive venue whereby student leaders can enhance leadership skills, address emerging campus issues, and network/collaborate with other organizations in conjunction with the Office of Student Activities and Leadership.
Provides an active learning environment whereby student leaders can address and enhance their level of cross-cultural competence in conjunction with the Office of Student Activities and Leadership.
Student Services Award Ceremony
The Division of Student Services honors and celebrates the accomplishments of ODU student organizations and leaders.
Emerging Professional 101
Provides assistance and feedback to students to enhance successful professional preparation (resume writing, application process, interviewing techniques, etc.).