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Welcome to the Office of Social Equity
The mission of the Office of Social Equity is to promote and sustain an environment of diversity, equity, respect and inclusiveness for all members of the University community through education, intervention, compliance, training, assessment, programming and support services. The office works to promote and advance the efforts of the University towards adhering to the laws of the country and state regarding equal opportunity, affirmative action, as well as developing and sustaining a diverse learning, living and working environment. The Office of Social Equity is also the office of the Title IX Coordinator for the university.
Who We Serve
In addition to compliance with federal regulations, OSE is responsible for the development of a positive campus environment for all students, faculty, and staff from various cultures. OSE also assists the University in the recruitment and retention of students from diverse cultures.
A Message from the Director
Welcome to the website for the VSU Office of Social Equity. The features of our website are designed to acquaint you with the office, our mission, and our staff. Our mission is “Achieving Excellence through Diversity” and it is based upon the 3 central tenets of Diversity:
- Inclusion promotes diversity
- Diversity promotes enrichment
- Enrichment promotes opportunity
The Office of Social Equity recognizes that the changing global environment requires an educated and enlightened populace to thrive in the 21st century. What does this mean for you?
First, it means the Office of Social Equity is committed to providing activities which foster a respectful educational environment. A positive campus recognizes the intrinsic value of every participant. Secondly, the Office of Social Equity encourages the development of policies which improve the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body and faculty.
You are very important to us. VSU’s Office of Social Equity actively seeks your input. You are welcome to drop by our office, email, or call with your diversity concerns.
Again, welcome to a positive campus experience.
Maggie J. Viverette
The Office of Social Equity
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