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

Important Update! The deadline for the STEP application has been extended until May 6th! This means there's still time t...
05/02/2019

Important Update! The deadline for the STEP application has been extended until May 6th! This means there's still time to submit your application for a chance to be a part of the STEP 2019 family! Apply through the odime website as soon as you can, or risk missing out on this incredible program!

Important Reminder for incoming first generation students! The regular deadline for the STEP application is Monday April...
04/28/2019

Important Reminder for incoming first generation students! The regular deadline for the STEP application is Monday April 29th! The STEP program is an incredible opportunity for first generation students to live on campus over the summer, meet other first generation students, and take a summer class for college credit! It's a truly life-changing experience for any new college student, so don't forget to apply through the ODIME website!!

Today at 3! Join us and CAPSMason For a two part event where you can learn how to turn creating art as into a self care ...
04/25/2019

Today at 3!

Join us and CAPSMason For a two part event where you can learn how to turn creating art as into a self care tool and find answers to self care questions you may have!

Today will be a good day for you :)

Hey incoming first generation students! The deadline for the First LLC is coming up soon on May 1st!! This is an amazing...
04/24/2019

Hey incoming first generation students! The deadline for the First LLC is coming up soon on May 1st!! This is an amazing opportunity to live in a close knit and supportive community of other first generation students just like you, while living in traditionally upperclass housing at Piedmont Hall! Be sure to apply as soon as possible through the housing portal! Upperclass first generation students can still apply too on a rolling basis! Just email [email protected] to complete the application process!

Hey undocumented, DACAmented, and TPS students!Don't forget to submit your applications before the April 30th deadline! ...
04/23/2019

Hey undocumented, DACAmented, and TPS students!

Don't forget to submit your applications before the April 30th deadline! Applicants will be notified in June!

Any question? Email us! [email protected]

Today marks two weeks away from Night Market! Make sure to follow 2nd Annual Mason Night Market for updates and announce...
04/16/2019

Today marks two weeks away from Night Market! Make sure to follow 2nd Annual Mason Night Market for updates and announcements of vendors, booths, and performers!

Can't wait to see you all :).

Are you a first generation transfer student that wants to live on campus? Do you also want to live in community with oth...
04/16/2019

Are you a first generation transfer student that wants to live on campus? Do you also want to live in community with other first generation students just like you? Then apply for the First LLC! It's an amazing opportunity to connect with fellow first generation students, so make sure not to miss out by applying through the housing application portal!

Attention incoming first-generation students! The priority deadline for the STEP application is tomorrow! Be sure to sub...
04/15/2019

Attention incoming first-generation students! The priority deadline for the STEP application is tomorrow! Be sure to submit your application as soon as possible to become a part of this amazing program!

Don't forget, the initial deadline for incoming freshmen students to join the First LLC is coming up on May 1st! By join...
04/11/2019

Don't forget, the initial deadline for incoming freshmen students to join the First LLC is coming up on May 1st! By joining the First LLC you'll get to live and hang out with other first generation college students just like you. It's an amazing opportunity, so be sure to sign up!

Join us, Student Support and Advocacy Center GMU, and Getting to Zero Alexandria, tomorrow across several locations tomo...
04/08/2019

Join us, Student Support and Advocacy Center GMU, and Getting to Zero Alexandria, tomorrow across several locations tomorrow for HIV education, free HIV testing, and pizza!

Starting at 1:30 we will be tabling downstairs patriot's lounge, where you can learn more about HIV. We will also be offering HIV tests at SUB 1 simultaneously.

Get tested and grab your free pizza lunch!

Interested in volunteering? https://bit.ly/2IpS3lL

#gettingtozero
#hivtesting
#hivprevention

Please join us in celebrating the legacy of the Black Panther Party! This event is designed to inform our campus about t...
04/08/2019

Please join us in celebrating the legacy of the Black Panther Party! This event is designed to inform our campus about the impact of the Black Panthers' multiple Survival Programs aimed at community uplift. We will be conducting a reenactment of their first initiative, the Free Breakfast for School Children Program, catered by Golly Waffles. This event will debunk the false narratives about the Black Panther Party and inform the Mason Community of their service to the Civil Rights Movement and Black Liberation!

RSVP: https://bit.ly/2TOKCvcJoin us tonight for an evening of reflection, and giving gratitude to the resilient Original...
04/06/2019

RSVP: https://bit.ly/2TOKCvc

Join us tonight for an evening of reflection, and giving gratitude to the resilient Original Dreamers!

Stories will be shared, applauds will be given, and food will be served! Formal attire is recommended. doors open at 6:00 pm, event begins at 6:30 pm.

#originaldreamers #gmu #roamfree #dreamweek #dreamweek2019 #dreamweek19

Are you a first generation student looking to live with other first generation students during the next academic year? I...
04/03/2019

Are you a first generation student looking to live with other first generation students during the next academic year? If you are, then you should apply to be a part of the First LLC. The Initial Deadline for freshmen is May 1st, and you can apply on the housing portal. Upperclass students can still apply on a rolling basis by emailing [email protected]. Apply today!

Hey First Generation students! The priority deadline for the STEP application is coming up on Monday April 15th. The STE...
04/02/2019

Hey First Generation students! The priority deadline for the STEP application is coming up on Monday April 15th. The STEP program is a wonderful opportunity for incoming first generation students at Mason, so make sure to get your application in as soon as possible!

Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! The theme for this month is “Our Faces, Our Voices”. We chose this them...
04/01/2019

Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! The theme for this month is “Our Faces, Our Voices”. We chose this theme intentionally because among the many challenges within the Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American communities, a lack of representation within U.S. institutions and erasure of contributions from U.S. history remain most salient to our student body in the present climate. This APAHM, our community has chosen to celebrate the importance and power of our faces and voices: past, present, and future 💪🏽!
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There will be an opportunity to take pictures on April 8th in JC Room G at 1:30-4:30PM!

DREAM WEEK IS HERE! Please join us as the week advances! We will be watching a film, designing t-shirts, engaging in con...
04/01/2019

DREAM WEEK IS HERE! Please join us as the week advances! We will be watching a film, designing t-shirts, engaging in conversations about the complexities of immigrants, and round off the week with the 4th annual Original Dreamers Dinner!

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03/29/2019

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April is around the corner which means it Asian American Pacific Heritage Month here at Mason! Visit https://odime.gmu.e...
03/29/2019

April is around the corner which means it Asian American Pacific Heritage Month here at Mason!

Visit https://odime.gmu.edu/apida for a full list of events and to keep updated.

ODIME + LGBTQ+ Resources's annual Drag Show is here! Join us tonight in the JC Atrium for a night full of amazing perfor...
03/29/2019

ODIME + LGBTQ+ Resources's annual Drag Show is here! Join us tonight in the JC Atrium for a night full of amazing performers (bring cash tips!), music, dancing, and queer empowerment! See you tonight at 8 PM to 10:30 PM, and don't forget the KiKi afterparty!
#masonprideweek2019

Calling all first generation students! Here are some amazing opportunities to sign up for!STEP Priority Deadline: Monday...
03/28/2019

Calling all first generation students! Here are some amazing opportunities to sign up for!
STEP Priority Deadline: Monday, April 15th, 2019
STEP Regular Deadline: Monday, April 29th, 2019
Intial Deadline for the LLC: May 1st, 2019

Calling all Middle Eastern, North African, Central Asian, South Asian, South West Asian, West Asian, MENA, and SWANA stu...
03/27/2019

Calling all Middle Eastern, North African, Central Asian, South Asian, South West Asian, West Asian, MENA, and SWANA students! Focus group tomorrow! Free tea and refreshments, we would love to hear your voice!

On Saturday, March 30th, ODIME + LGBTQ+ Resources is honoring 50 years since the Stonewall Riots with our first ever pro...
03/26/2019

On Saturday, March 30th, ODIME + LGBTQ+ Resources is honoring 50 years since the Stonewall Riots with our first ever prom! The Golden Ticket Prom will be held on Arlington Campus in the Founders Hall from 2 to 6 PM. Golden tickets are available in SUB I, in both the ODIME and LGBTQ+ resources suites, as well as in the Mason Career Services and the Student Support and Advocacy Center suites!
See you then!

The 2019 Drag Show is this Friday! We have 14 amazing performing giving you their best versions of the latest and greate...
03/26/2019

The 2019 Drag Show is this Friday! We have 14 amazing performing giving you their best versions of the latest and greatest hits! This year’s show is hosting by @shiqueeta of Shiqueeta’s palace! She is a legend in the game! DRAG yourself to the show on Friday! You don’t want to miss this! Tag someone you know who is performing! Shout out to our partners in planning @gmu_pac

Last day for the 2019 Drag Show Auditions is tomorrow WEDNESDAY, March 20th from 🔟am to 2️⃣pm in the ODIME MPR! W...
03/19/2019

Last day for the 2019 Drag Show Auditions is tomorrow WEDNESDAY, March 20th from 🔟am to 2️⃣pm in the ODIME MPR! We are accepting first time performers and professionals! See you tomorrow!

Today in the HUB Ballroom Meeting Rooms 3-5!
03/18/2019

Today in the HUB Ballroom Meeting Rooms 3-5!

03/17/2019

MEDICAL APARTHEID: The Misdiagnosing of Black Women! Tomorrow! 💊💉🔬🦠🧬
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This event will address the major disparities that Black Women and Femmes experiences in medical treatment and service under the tyranny of pseudoscience, racism, and sexism. This event will feature professionals from a wide range of medical fields, healing, and spiritualities discussing the historic and present day mistreatment and misdiagnosing of Black Women’s illnesses and pain. 🔬🦠🧬💉💊March 1️⃣8️⃣th!

💊💉🔬🦠🧬This event will address the major disparities that Black Women and Femmes experiences in medical tre...
03/08/2019

💊💉🔬🦠🧬This event will address the major disparities that Black Women and Femmes experiences in medical treatment and service under the tyranny of pseudoscience, racism, and sexism. This event will feature professionals from a wide range of medical fields, healing, and spiritualities discussing the historic and present day mistreatment and misdiagnosing of Black Women’s illnesses and pain. 🔬🦠🧬💉💊March 1️⃣8️⃣th!

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03/05/2019

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‼️Calling all DRAG KINGS AND QUEENS! ‼️Amateurs and Professionals! Beginners and Vets! We are hosting auditions for the 2019 Pride Week Drag Show. If you are interested in performing, please CLICK THE LINK IN THE BIO for more information! If you have more questions, please email [email protected] @gmu_lgbtq @gmupride #PrideWeek2019 #DragShow

‼️Calling all DRAG KINGS AND QUEENS! ‼️Amateurs and Professionals! Beginners and Vets! We are hosting auditions ...
03/05/2019

‼️Calling all DRAG KINGS AND QUEENS! ‼️Amateurs and Professionals! Beginners and Vets! We are hosting auditions for the 2019 Pride Week Drag Show. If you are interested in performing, please CLICK THE LINK IN THE BIO for more information! If you have more questions, please email [email protected] @gmu_lgbtq @gmupride #PrideWeek2019 #DragShow

📍Save the date📍: we are officially 1️⃣ month away from the 2nd Annual Mason Night Market, our kickoff to the 2...
03/02/2019

📍Save the date📍: we are officially 1️⃣ month away from the 2nd Annual Mason Night Market, our kickoff to the 2019 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration! We will have music, food, performances, booths, and so much more for you to experience. See you on April 1st!

#ourfacesourvoices #apahm #apahm2019 #aapi #nightmarket

Photo by Veeraj Modi Photography

The 2019 Hyperbole, the largest individual poetry slam for high-school and college students in the Mid-Atlantic region! ...
03/01/2019

The 2019 Hyperbole, the largest individual poetry slam for high-school and college students in the Mid-Atlantic region! This 6th Annual event is held in the Johnson Center where activism breakout sessions and slam poetry competition will take place, leading to the Grand Slam Finals. The winner of the Competition will win a scholarship.
Sponsored by School of Conflict Resolution (SCAR), Student Involvement, Patriot Activity Board, and Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education

The Hidden Truths: The Black Panther Party event has been postponed and rescheduled to April. Stay tuned for an update i...
02/26/2019

The Hidden Truths: The Black Panther Party event has been postponed and rescheduled to April. Stay tuned for an update in the date, time, and location.

What will you do with your snow day!? ❄
02/20/2019

What will you do with your snow day!? ❄

On Wednesday, February 20th, classes are canceled, and administrative offices are closed across all campuses of George Mason University due to inclement weather. Please visit our website for further information regarding Mason shuttles, dining services, recreation, and events. Stay safe, Patriots! ❄️

Join us next Monday at 6:00 PM in Dewberry Hall.2019 marks 400 years since enslaved Africans were taken from their home ...
02/19/2019

Join us next Monday at 6:00 PM in Dewberry Hall.
2019 marks 400 years since enslaved Africans were taken from their home continent to the East Coast ports of the United States. With their capture, Africans were stripped of their identity, names, and religion. In an effort to connect Mason students and Staff back to their African Lineage, the African Student Association, Black Student Alliance, and Caribbean Student Association have collaborated with AfricanAncestry.com to conduct 10 DNA tests. Company CEO Gina Paige will be speaking with us on campus to explore the results. Join us and you may be selected to have a free AfricanAncestry.com DNA test done!
Sponsored by African Student Association, Black Student Alliance, Caribbean Student Association & Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education + LGBTQ Resources

Mark your Calendars! This March is #MasonBecoming for Women's History Month. This calendar is filled with ways to connec...
02/19/2019

Mark your Calendars! This March is #MasonBecoming for Women's History Month. This calendar is filled with ways to connect and celebrate! Visit http://bit.ly.com/masonbecoming for all the details.

We want to hear from you! On March 28th, we will be partnering with Volition (Student Media), WGST, and others to host a...
02/18/2019

We want to hear from you! On March 28th, we will be partnering with Volition (Student Media), WGST, and others to host an open mic. At the open mic we will have a grassroots 'zine, focused on amplifying Queer and Trans People of Color. We are taking submissions now through March 5th! Go to http://bit.ly/PrideEdition for the details.

The LEAD Office at George Mason University
02/14/2019

The LEAD Office at George Mason University

Check out our awesome hoodies for this year's First Gen Leadership Summit at Mason!! EXCITING NEW PROGRAM!!! Join us for Mason's first ever First Gen Leadership Summit hosted by The LEAD Office at George Mason University and Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education GMU specifically designed for Mason students who identify as first generation college students. The summit is a one-day program focusing on leadership skill development through both large and small group experiences. Participants will have a chance to engage and connect with other first generation college students around leadership, ethics, diversity, identity development, inclusion, and well-being. Register today for this incredible program! For more info and to RSVP, visit: https://lead.gmu.edu/firstgen/. The summit will take place on March 2nd.

Two more days until the final ticket release for BAHM's Black Excellence Gala. The Gala will be hosted on February 22nd....
02/14/2019

Two more days until the final ticket release for BAHM's Black Excellence Gala. The Gala will be hosted on February 22nd. This event ALWAYS sells out so please act fast! A link to tickets is in our bio. Visit odime.gmu.edu/bahm for updates.

Join us on Fridays at 2pm in the SUB I, 2400 (ODIME Multipurpose Room) for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM)...
02/13/2019

Join us on Fridays at 2pm in the SUB I, 2400 (ODIME Multipurpose Room) for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) planning meetings! All are welcome.
Questions? Contact Danny Le at [email protected].

02/11/2019

We are still celebrating Black/African Heritage Month! We have a lot of opportunities for you connect and celebrate. Please visit odime.gmu.edu/bahm for all the details.

STAY WOKE! As we ended the MLK Commemoration: Dream and Nightmares: We Must Speak. Let us be reminded that we cannot aff...
02/04/2019

STAY WOKE! As we ended the MLK Commemoration: Dream and Nightmares: We Must Speak. Let us be reminded that we cannot afford to be silent or ‘asleep’ in the face of injustice, hence our Stay Woke Silent Party! Thank you to everyone that was able to join us at the Kickoff event as we counted down to February 1st!

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02/04/2019

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Join us tonight at the Kickoff event as we countdown to February 1st with at Midnight Countdown! There will be snacks, s...
01/31/2019

Join us tonight at the Kickoff event as we countdown to February 1st with at Midnight Countdown! There will be snacks, sounds provided by Live Life Silent Headphones, and family-style fun and games for all to enjoy. See you at 10PM in the HUB Ballroom. For more information visit odime.gmu.edu/bahm #BAHM2019

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Tuesday 08:30 - 21:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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