Wilkes University

Office of Diversity Initiatives

Wilkes University Students


The Office of Diversity Initiatives (ODI) serves students, faculty, and staff from underrepresented groups to develop a nurturing and empowering support system at Wilkes University.

We serve persons from Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native, first generation, disabled, women and LGBTQ groups. The primary goal of the office is to foster appreciation for difference within the classroom and the community in three focus areas:

Diversity Student Services

The ODI provides support and services for undergraduate and graduate students to include advising on career and life issues, monitoring academic progress as well as advocating for their interests.

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The ODI provides programming to the campus and community to increase awareness and understanding of diversity that build skills for effectiveness in a diverse world, celebrate differences, and foster learning across social and group boundaries to build an inclusive community.

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The time is always right to do what is right.

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Theme: “Do the Right Thing! ”
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Henry Student Center, Ballroom

Join us we take the time to reflect and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through speakers and dances.