Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence (ODIEX)

To increase awareness of the diverse communities we have here at the university, it is crucial as a community we give thanks and appreciation to the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui peoples upon whose land we, the University of Arizona, are guests here in Tucson.


Inclusive Excellence — the systemic, institutional, cultural transformation approach to campus diversity — is designed to engage the rich array of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni in the work of embedding diversity and inclusiveness throughout the University of Arizona. The goal is to create an engaged university that creates a welcoming campus climate that capitalizes on diversity.

Inclusive Excellence is defined as a strategy for transforming the University of Arizona into an institution that conceptualizes inclusiveness and excellence as one in the same, makes inclusiveness ubiquitous, assigns responsibility for inclusiveness to everyone on campus, and utilizes a broad definition of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Office Staff

Student Advisory Board

Signature Programming

Voices of Discovery Intergroup Dialogue Program

Voices of Discovery is a program designed to structure interaction between undergraduate student diverse groups with the goal of creating greater understanding about intergroup/diversity issues.

Inclusive Excellence Symposium

This event is the UA's in-house diversity and inclusiveness conference and will be an opportunity to examine issues and solutions related to campus diversity.

UA Leadership Education and Ally Development Retreat

Come and experience two days of interactive diversity games and activities, team building, and cultural/group presentations designed to prepare you for leadership in a diverse world.


The UA is committed to maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for all members of our community.  Each of us are responsible for fostering a safe and inclusive environment, and we must take an active role in reporting incidents. Please visit the Dean of Students page for more information about Bias Incident Reporting at

Bias Incident Reporting 

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