Office of the Vice President for Institutional Diversity
Cleveland State University is a leader in the state in enrolling and graduating minority students and is a top producer of African American masters graduates. CSU has been recognized nationally in Diverse Issues in Higher Education Top 100 and highly recommended by the Hispanic Outlook. CSU is recognized as a leader in workforce, broad, senior management and supplier diversity by the Cleveland Commission on Economic Inclusion and has the largest percentage of diverse faculty among Ohio public universities.
The Division of Institutional Diversity has university-wide responsibility to advance diversity, opportunity and positive race and community relations. Program initiatives focus on enriching the campus environment through educational experiences that enhance positive race and human relations; retaining minority students, faculty, and staff; supporting academic and non-academic diversity initiatives; identifying and responding to issues and concerns related to minority groups; reviewing institutional policies, procedures, priorities and programs related to serving the diverse university community; and collaborating with the urban community through outreach and service.
The Division of Institutional Diversity is comprised of the Office of the Vice President and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODAMA). Major retention, achievement and student support programs include the AHANA Peer Mentoring Program (African American, Hispanic American, Asian American and Native American), STARS (Student Achievement in Research and Scholarship) undergraduate research program, and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Student Services.
The Vice President for Institutional Diversity is the chief diversity officer for the university. The Office of the Vice President focuses on the advancement of institutional diversity, community relations, diversity training, diversity outreach and retention and campus climate. For more information, please visit us in Rhodes Tower 1201 or contact us at 216-687-9335.
Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs (ODAMA)
The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs focuses on advancing the retention, achievement and graduation of multicultural students and offers multicultural programming. Major annual events include Hispanic Awareness Month, Native American Heritage Celebration, Urban Community Forum, and Asian Awareness Celebration, the Salute to Black Graduates and Celebration of Latino Graduates. The office is administratively responsible for the AHANA Program (African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American), STARS (Student Achievement in Research and Scholarship), an undergraduate research program, and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Student Services.
The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is located in Rhodes Tower 1254 and may be reached by calling 216-687-9394.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Student Services (GLBT)
GLBT Student Services, located in Rhodes Tower 1254, provides innovative and select programming to the CSU community and serves as a resource and information center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students and their allies. The Safe Space program enables faculty, staff and students to show support for GLBT students by displaying the Safe Space symbol. A student listserv keeps students informed and connected. For more information on GLBT Student Services or any of its programs contact us at 687-9265 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/odama/glbt/.