Mission

Enhancing diversity at LSU is a core institutional value.

The Office of Diversity (OoD) is a division of the Office of Academic Affairs committed to fostering inclusive educational opportunities and an equitable workforce environment at LSU. OoD provides leadership to ensure that diversity is a vital component in all decision-making processes on all administrative, academic, budgetary, and strategic planning fronts. 

To that end, OoD ensures that LSU as a whole is actively recruiting and supporting a diverse student body while simultaneously recruiting and supporting faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

OoD is also responsible for supervising and guiding professional units whose purpose and mission is to promote understanding and respect for difference. These units include the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the African American Cultural Center, and the Women’s Center. Similarly, OoD works closely with University committees, commissions, task forces, and affinity groups whose charge is to support underrepresented LSU community members.