The Office of Intercultural Relations develops and provides a wide variety of programs, events, information sessions, cultural celebrations, festivals, and public performances.
Office of Student Activities & Leadership
The Office of Student Activities & Leadership (OSAL) is committed to sponsoring programs which complement academic excellence, to offering a supportive environment, to engaging students in various learning experiences, and to providing students with opportunities to interact with a diversity of groups and individuals. OSAL is primarily responsible for commuter services, clubs and organizations, Greek-letter organizations, leadership programs, service and volunteerism, Webb Center room reservations, and weekend activities.
The Office of International Programs
The Office of International Programs offers comprehensive support services to help stimulate and direct the accelerated internationalization of Old Dominion University. Central to this process is building a large and diverse international student and scholar community, providing varied opportunities for ODU students to study, intern or serve abroad and to enrich the campus with the traditions and achievements of many cultures.
International Student & Scholar Services
With more than 1,200 students from around the world attending Old Dominion, International Student & Scholar Services provides support programs and services needed to insure the academic and personal success of this community. ISSS is the principle resource of up-to-date information on the legal rights and responsibilities of international students and scholars. In addition, we provide advising on personal issues and concerns which occur when someone moves into a new culture.
ISSS also has a Facebook page you can follow.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services can serve as a valuable partner in your health and well being at Old Dominion University. Our office not only helps restore your health when sick, but serves as a resource in enabling you to make the best choices in taking care of yourself. We firmly believe in holistic health - treating the whole person. We do this by teaching students to be responsible health care consumers and by providing on going educational programs. A healthy lifestyle benefits you now and in your future.
Counseling Services is a unique, confidential, and collaborative relationship between a trained helper and a person seeking help in which both the skills of the helper and the atmosphere created assist people with learning to relate to themselves and others in healthier ways. Although you may handle many things on your own, sometimes a little outside help or a different and more objective point of view can help you with putting your problems in perspective and handling them more effectively.
Career Management Center
We provide students and alumni with exceptional academically and professionally related employment services. We take career decisions very seriously at Old Dominion University. The Career Management Center is here to help “explore options, experience success, and engage in your future.” The Career Advantage Program is designed to assist at every stage and whether you’re a student, alumni or employer, our virtual career center gives you access to programs and services any time, anywhere. To start, stop here!
Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation or sexual orientation or otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity is responsible for coordinating and monitoring Old Dominion University’s Affirmative Action Plans with the responsibility for advising, reporting and implementing all matters related to compliance with federal and state equal opportunity and affirmative action legislation. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to: monitoring the employment and educational policies, practices and procedures of the University; assisting with the resolution of discrimination and employee relations complaints; and providing education programming for students, faculty and staff.
Center for Major Exploration
The Center for Major Exploration (CME) provides academic and career advising to exploratory students. CME assists students in making a successful transition into the University and into their intended major. This is accomplished through informational sessions at orientation, major advising, teaching of University Orientation and Career Exploration courses, and workshops.
Academic Skills is comprised of Tutoring and Academic Achievement. These components provide courses, workshops, and services designed to help students achieve success in their undergraduate studies.
A component of Old Dominion University’s Academic Skills, the Writing Center staff aids students in fulfilling the University’s writing requirements.
The University Testing Center is part of Academic Skills. The department strives to meet the testing needs of Old Dominion University students, graduates, and the local community. The University Testing Center serves as the test administration center for admissions, placement, correspondence and national testing programs. The Testing Center administers University placement tests, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, DANTES, the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), and correspondence tests, and coordinates entrance and certification test administration. The department also administers institutional placement tests (COMPASS, WSPT), language tests, and AP programs. The department provides information and services for national testing programs (GRE,SAT,LAST,GMAT,MCAT), certification exams (PCAT, AART and others),licensing exams, and employment exams.