• Foster equitable retention and graduation rates among all students, including members of racial/ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented at Gallaudet.
  • Promote equity, inclusion, diversity and social justice.
  • Facilitate an affirming and supportive atmosphere for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions.
  • Increase student awareness of diverse cultural heritages and identities.
  • Foster the development of advocacy skills among students.
  • Facilitate cross-cultural interaction opportunities.
  • Develop informational resources, including a Diversity Resource Library, programs and presentations, films, materials for intergroup dialogues, diversity training opportunities, curriculum materials, and other relevant resources.
  • Integrate ODES programs into the classroom and residential life experiences.