Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education GMU

Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education GMU ODIME leads the university in creating an inclusive learning environment through identity development and cultural competency.

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education (ODIME) leads the university in creating and sustaining inclusive learning environments where all members of the Mason community are welcomed, valued, and supported.

Mission: Our mission is to assist the university in retaining, actively engaging and successfully graduating students with specific attention to historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. We achieve our mission by: * Creating opportunities for student engagement and retention * Conducting research and implementing emerging trends in the areas of multicultural education and social justice * Increasing cultural competency and multicultural relations within the Mason community * Implementing programs which critically examine social justice issues within and across identity groups * Expanding the number of diversity training models utilized at Mason

11/06/2018
November 2018 Events and Trainings

While it is hard to believe that it is November, ODIME + LGBTQ Resources still has a lot to offer. We are celebrating Native American & Indigenous Heritage Month and have an on-going crowdfunding campaign for First Gen, Next Gen Scholarship. Watch this video to see how to connect with our events and trainings!

For more information visit our website https://odime.gmu.edu/

Join George Mason University today, Tuesday, November 6th for theWomen's and Men's Basketball Double Header at 4:00 PM a...
11/06/2018

Join George Mason University today, Tuesday, November 6th for the
Women's and Men's Basketball Double Header at 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM at Eagle Bank Arena. #StrongerThanHate

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Thank you to everyone that came out to the Native American and Indigenous Heritage Month Kick Off and Dia de los Muertos...
11/02/2018

Thank you to everyone that came out to the Native American and Indigenous Heritage Month Kick Off and Dia de los Muertos celebrations on the SUB I Quad, and Personalize Your Drum this evening! To see more events for NAIHM please visit https://odime.gmu.edu/naihm/.

We will be celebrating all month!

11/01/2018

It is November 1st, and Mason is kicking off the month with a brand new crowdfunding platform TODAY! For the next thirty days we are taking donations!

The purpose of the First Generation, Next Generation Fund is to provide scholarship assistance to Mason students whose immigration status might otherwise hinder them from accessing and graduating with a degree from George Mason University. Our hope is to keep this scholarship going strong and we need your help!
Visit http://bit.ly/FGNG2018 to donate. (Link in our bio)

November is right around the corner, and Mason is kicking off the month with a brand new crowdfunding platform on Novemb...
10/31/2018

November is right around the corner, and Mason is kicking off the month with a brand new crowdfunding platform on November 1st. For the next thirty days we are taking donations!
http://bit.ly/FGNG2018

The purpose of the First Gen, Next Gen Fund is to provide scholarship assistance to Mason students whose immigration status might otherwise hinder them from accessing and graduating with a degree from George Mason University. Our hope is to keep this scholarship going strong and we need your help!

Donation link http://bit.ly/FGNG2018

When Cultural Competency➕ Student Programming=XROADS!! We are seeking a collective of innovative and creative students...
10/31/2018

When Cultural Competency➕ Student Programming=XROADS!! We are seeking a collective of innovative and creative students with a heart and mind for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion! If that’s you, meet us at the XRoads THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1️⃣st! #gmu2022 #gmu22 #georgemasonuniversity

10/31/2018

Drop by for our Native American and Indigenous Heritage Month Kickoff event! We recognize that the land we are on originally belongs to the Kinwaw Paskestikweya or Piscataway Conoy and Dogue/Doeg Peoples, and we invite the GMU community to drop by in recognition of NAIHM. Community members can come and put their handprint on a poster featuring this year’s theme: Reindigenize: Remember, Question, Resist. By placing their hand on the poster, community members are sharing their commitment to reindigenization in support of NAIHM 2018. We hope you will join us! For more information please visit ODIME.gmu.edu/naihm

Starting on November 1st we will celebrate Native American and Indigenous Heritage Month (NAIHM) in partnership with GMU...
10/31/2018

Starting on November 1st we will celebrate Native American and Indigenous Heritage Month (NAIHM) in partnership with GMU Native American and Indigenous Alliance. Please join us for our Kick-Off Event and Dia de los Muertos on November 1st. For more information please visit https://odime.gmu.edu/naihm/

10/25/2018

Join us October 25th in the SUB I Patriot’s Lounge at 6:30 PM for The Spot. Featuring @brandonshowell
The Spot is aimed at celebrating all forms of artistic expression such as poetry, live instrumentation, live painting, and sculptures.

This event is for the Mason Community at large! Hosted by @themumunupes and brought to you by @bsa_gmu @gmu_nphc

SEE YOU TOMORROW!!

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10/23/2018

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Regardless of national news, Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education (ODIME) + LGBTQ Resources will continue to...
10/23/2018

Regardless of national news, Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education (ODIME) + LGBTQ Resources will continue to support and affirm the identity and experiences of our trans, gender nonconforming, non-binary, intersex, queer, and questioning community at George Mason University and beyond.

If you or someone you know is in distress due to current events, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) accepts walk-ins and now has an online counseling platform called TAO.

Nationally, Trans Lifeline is a support hotline that is staffed by and for Trans people. They are available from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM at 877–565–8860.

We are here for you to find community, provide a safe space, talk, and decompress.

#wontbeerased

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10/23/2018

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Today! We will be having the AAPI Community Lunch Table. Bring your lunch and join us in room 240A Robeson Room in the J...
10/23/2018

Today! We will be having the AAPI Community Lunch Table. Bring your lunch and join us in room 240A Robeson Room in the Johnson Center. This is a great place to connect and create community. Women and Gender Studies Program at George Mason University

10/23/2018

Join us October 25th in the SUB I Patriot’s Lounge at 6:30PM for The Spot. Featuring @brandonshowell
The Spot is aimed at celebrating all forms of artistic expression such as poetry, live instrumentation, live painting, and sculptures. This event is for the Mason Community at large!

George Mason University, we hope you're ready for the Freedom and Learning Forum this Saturday!It's going to be A M A Z ...
10/20/2018

George Mason University, we hope you're ready for the Freedom and Learning Forum this Saturday!
It's going to be A M A Z I N G! If you still haven't RSVP'd, what are you waiting for? https://lead.gmu.edu/freedom/

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10/19/2018

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10/19/2018
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Check out our newest video highlighting our upcoming events for the rest of October and a teaser of what is to come in November! We have so many ways to connect during midterms. We hope to see you soon!

On Thursdays, we wear #purple to support Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, e...
10/18/2018

On Thursdays, we wear #purple to support Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.
#webelievesurvivors

RSVP for Mason's Freedom & Learning Forum, feat. Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize Journalist, Filmmaker, & Undocument...
10/10/2018

RSVP for Mason's Freedom & Learning Forum, feat. Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize Journalist, Filmmaker, & Undocumented Immigrant. Hosted by @CabreraAngel, @MasonULife, @ODIME_GMU, @LGBTQMason, [email protected] Join us for a dialogue focusing on the human rights of immigrants. https://lead.gmu.edu/freedom/

Mark your calendars for October 25th from 6:30PM until 9:00PM in SUBI, Patriots' Lounge. The Spot is aimed at celebratin...
10/10/2018

Mark your calendars for October 25th from 6:30PM until 9:00PM in SUBI, Patriots' Lounge. The Spot is aimed at celebrating all forms of artistic expression such as poetry, live instrumentation, live painting, + sculptures. It will foster a sense of community for students of Black and African Heritage and the Mason community at large.

Thank you to everyone who came out to our first Indigenous Peoples' Day Gathering on Merten Lawn! Tag yourself in the ph...
10/09/2018

Thank you to everyone who came out to our first Indigenous Peoples' Day Gathering on Merten Lawn! Tag yourself in the photos if you would like :) Please use #IndigenousPeoplesDay and tag Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education GMU and GMU Native American and Indigenous Alliance in your photos that you post from the day! See you in November for Native American and Indigenous Heritage Month!

Shoutout to our special guests, Uptown Boyz, Anaya, Dr. Wood, T, and Joe for joining us today!

Join us  🎉T O D A Y 🎉  from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM on the Merten Hall Lawn. We will be honoring Native American and Indig...
10/08/2018

Join us 🎉T O D A Y 🎉 from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM on the Merten Hall Lawn. We will be honoring Native American and Indigenous heritage community members on Indigenous People's Day. The land Mason exists upon originally belongs to the Kinwaw, Paskestikweya, or Piscataway Conoy and Dogue/Doeg Peoples. This gathering will include various aspects of indigenous culture, dance, and music. Uptown Boyz, an intertribal drum group based in Washington, DC, will also be joining us! Admission to the Indigenous People’s Day Gathering is free, so please join us in honoring and celebrating our Native American and Indigenous community members! This event is co-sponsored by the Native American and Indigenous Alliance, ODIME + LGBTQ Resources, the Department of Integrative Studies, School of Integrative Studies, and University Life.

Indigenous People's Day Gathering is tomorrow! Join us T O M O R R O W from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM on the Merten Hall Lawn. We ...
10/07/2018

Indigenous People's Day Gathering is tomorrow!
Join us T O M O R R O W from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM on the Merten Hall Lawn. We will be honoring Native American and Indigenous heritage community members on Indigenous People's Day. The land Mason exists upon originally belongs to the Kinwaw, Paskestikweya, or Piscataway Conoy and Dogue/Doeg Peoples. This gathering will include various aspects of indigenous culture, dance, and music. Uptown Boyz, an intertribal drum group based in Washington, DC, will also be joining us! Admission to the Indigenous People’s Day Gathering is free, so please join us in honoring and celebrating our Native American and Indigenous community members! This event is co-sponsored by the Native American and Indigenous Alliance, ODIME + LGBTQ Resources, the Department of Integrative Studies, School of Integrative Studies, and University Life.

Only ONE day until our Indigenous People's Day Gathering. It will be tomorrow, Monday, October 8th from 2:00 PM until 6:...
10/07/2018

Only ONE day until our Indigenous People's Day Gathering. It will be tomorrow, Monday, October 8th from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM on the Merten Hall Lawn. We will have feature performances by @uptownboyzdc, drum making ceremonies, and sage bundling. @ George Mason University

Our student staff is bonding over Jo Kata at today's meeting. Thank you Jennifer Crewalk for leading this wonderful expe...
10/05/2018

Our student staff is bonding over Jo Kata at today's meeting. Thank you Jennifer Crewalk for leading this wonderful experience!

Today is a special day! Today we got our 1,000 likes  on our page! Not only are we growing our social media presence, we...
10/05/2018

Today is a special day! Today we got our 1,000 likes on our page! Not only are we growing our social media presence, we are also growing support for historically marginalized students, staff and faculty at George Mason University

Thank you engaging with us and stay tuned for more events, trainings, and advocacy.

Did you know? ODIME + Mason LGBTQ Resources has a new Director! Dr. Van Bailey has been serving the Mason Community sinc...
10/04/2018

Did you know? ODIME + Mason LGBTQ Resources has a new Director! Dr. Van Bailey has been serving the Mason Community since August. We are so happy to have such an inspirational leader in our space! #welcome2mason #WeAreMason

10/04/2018
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Uptown Boyz will be on campus in a few days to help us celebrate Indigenous People's Day Gathering on October 8th from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM on the Merten Hall Lawn.

This event is sponsored by GMU Native American and Indigenous Alliance, ODIME + Mason LGBTQ Resources, Social Action and Integrative Learning, George Mason University Life, and School of Integrative Studies at George Mason University.

Live tonight on Millennium Stage: The Beat That Binds Us is a multi-genre performative and visual piece curated by the 2018-2019 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellows: Shaw Pong Liu, Donney Rose, Justus Harris, Rulan Tangen, and Omar Offendum.

10/03/2018
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We are all looking forward to the Indigenous People's Day Gathering on Monday, October 8th! This celebration will honor and highlight local tribes and have performances by @uptownboyssingers. Here are a few rules of engagement that we request you follow for the event on 10/8 from 2-6 PM on the Merten Hall Lawn

Only 5 days until Indigenous People's Day Gathering! Join us October 8th, 2018 from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM on the Merten Hall L...
10/03/2018

Only 5 days until Indigenous People's Day Gathering!
Join us October 8th, 2018 from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM on the Merten Hall Lawn. We will be honoring Native American and Indigenous heritage community members on Indigenous People's Day. The land Mason exists upon originally belongs to the Kinwaw, Paskestikweya, or Piscataway Conoy and Dogue/Doeg Peoples. This gathering will include various aspects of indigenous culture, dance, and music. Uptown Boyz, an intertribal drum group based in Washington, DC, will also be joining us! Admission to the Indigenous People’s Day Gathering is free, so please join us in honoring and celebrating our Native American and Indigenous community members! This event is co-sponsored by the Native American and Indigenous Alliance, ODIME + LGBTQ Resources, the Department of Integrative Studies, School of Integrative Studies, and University Life.

As you know #HHM2018 is starting its' October Programming! Thank you to all the students, RSOs, faculty, and staff that ...
10/02/2018

As you know #HHM2018 is starting its' October Programming! Thank you to all the students, RSOs, faculty, and staff that supported our September events.

We have more events this month to celebrate and empower Latinx identities, like the Freedom and Learning: Jose Antonio Vargas and 8th Annual Immigration Monologues: Liberation Not Separation.

Please join us October 8th, 2018 from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM on the Merten Hall Lawn for Indigenous People’s Day Gathering. W...
10/01/2018

Please join us October 8th, 2018 from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM on the Merten Hall Lawn for Indigenous People’s Day Gathering. We will be honoring Native American and Indigenous heritage community members on Indigenous People's Day.

The land Mason exists upon originally belongs to the Kinwaw, Paskestikweya, or Piscataway Conoy and Dogue/Doeg Peoples. This gathering will include various aspects of indigenous culture, dance, and music. Uptown Boyz, an intertribal drum group based in Washington, DC, will also be joining us!

Admission to the Indigenous People’s Day Gathering is free, so please join us in honoring and celebrating our Native American and Indigenous community members! This event is co-sponsored by the Native American and Indigenous Alliance, ODIME + LGBTQ Resources, the Department of Integrative Studies, School of Integrative Studies, and University Life.

The official flyer for Indigenous People's Day Gathering is here. Next Monday, October 8th, we will have a very special ...
10/01/2018

The official flyer for Indigenous People's Day Gathering is here. Next Monday, October 8th, we will have a very special event on the Merten Hall Lawn from 2:00PM -6:00 PM.

This celebration will have featured musical guest UptownBoyz a local intertribal PowWow drumming group, sage bundling, a drum making ceremony, and much more!

We will learn, and celebrate the numerous tribes whose land is now where GMU resides, their legacy and future! See you there in 7 days!

09/27/2018

TONIGHT! Live Instrumentation, Live Vocals, and Live Energy! Join us September 27th The MIX at 7 PM for The Spot MarQ Soul (Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Mercy Band!

The Spot is aimed at celebrating all forms of artistic expression such as poetry, live instrumentation, live painting, and sculptures. This event is for the Mason Community at large!

The game we played at our Consent Carnival Booth is called Hair Nah. We thought this game was ideal to express the need ...
09/25/2018
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The game we played at our Consent Carnival Booth is called Hair Nah. We thought this game was ideal to express the need to respect personal space. Here is a link to the game so you can share and play with your friends.

http://hairnah.com/

Hair Nah. A new travel game about a black woman tired of people touching her hair.

Join us September 27th The MIX at 7 PM for The Spot.The Spot is aimed at celebrating all forms of artistic expression su...
09/25/2018

Join us September 27th The MIX at 7 PM for The Spot.

The Spot is aimed at celebrating all forms of artistic expression such as poetry, live instrumentation, live painting, and sculptures. It will foster a sense of community for students of Black and African Heritage and the Mason community at-large.

An #HHM2018 Update:This Friday's UndocuAlly Training will be cancelled.
09/25/2018

An #HHM2018 Update:
This Friday's UndocuAlly Training will be cancelled.

As you know, it is Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) 2018 ! Check out our calendars for the latest events to celebrate and b...
09/23/2018

As you know, it is Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) 2018 ! Check out our calendars for the latest events to celebrate and be in community! Check out https://odime.gmu.edu/hhm/ for more information and updates!

#HHM2018

Join The First Living Learning Community (LLC) in the SUB I Quad (near the benches) on Friday, September 29th from 4:00 ...
09/23/2018

Join The First Living Learning Community (LLC) in the SUB I Quad (near the benches) on Friday, September 29th from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM to register for the November elections in Fairfax City/County!

We are so proud to announce that Mason LGBTQ Resources has been recognized as a LGBTQIA friendly campus thanks to a deep...
09/21/2018

We are so proud to announce that Mason LGBTQ Resources has been recognized as a LGBTQIA friendly campus thanks to a deep commitment from students, faculty + staff.

https://www2.gmu.edu/news/571551

🎉Calling all #MasonGrad students! 🎉Please join Graduate Student Life at Mason this Thursday, September 20th from 3...
09/18/2018

🎉Calling all #MasonGrad students! 🎉
Please join Graduate Student Life at Mason this Thursday, September 20th from 3:30-5:00PM in SUB I, Patriots' Lounge.

This event is co-sponsored by ODIME + Mason LGBTQ Resources

Graduate Student Life has great events planned for the rest of September, including Building Community: A Networking Event for Graduate Students of Diverse Identities, Grad Night In, and more! Go check out the newsletter to learn how you can participate!

https://t.e2ma.net/webview/rhmn3/cc8cddfe32fbcbc679c02be3f7bda738

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