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The Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) at SIU Carbondale is dedicated to promoting Inclusive Excellence- a system where everyone has the opportunity to learn and contribute to our highest potential.  Our office nurtures and supports diversity  among faculty, staff and students by providing consultation and training on: 

  • cultural and professional competency- the ability to understand the value of difference and using it to set and reach our highest goals by working productively with all people
  • inclusion- as reflected in practices of recruitment, retention and success of students, faculty and staff
  • diversity in the classroom-dealing effectively with perceptions of difference among students; educating students about the ways in which they will interact with diversity in the workplace in this growing global market
  • sexual harassment- the laws (Title IX and Title VII) that define what is and what is not sexual harassment in higher education and employment settings; what supervisors (faculty and TAs included) need to know about reporting, and how everyone associated with the University is affected
  • dating, drinking/drugs and sex- what most students need to know and the surprises that may keep you safe and safely away from being expelled or having other disciplinary action taken against you

The Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) offers a variety of services:

  • Trainings: A variety of topics, designed for our students, staff, and faculty populations.  Please visit the Workshops, Seminars, and Trainings link on the right side menu for a full list and description of trainings.
  • Consultation regarding possible concerns experienced in the classroom or workplace site.  Call 453-4807 to make an appointment.

The Office of Diversity and Equity processes complaints of violations of Title IX and Title VII and conducts investigations.  This includes complaints of sexual harassment; gender, race, age, disability, veteran status, religious or other discriminationbias; and retaliation.  

If you wish to report a bias incident, complete the Crime Reporting Form and click Yes on the bias section or call the office (453-4807) to schedule an appointment to discuss the incident.

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