The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion's (ODEI) fundamental mission is to facilitate the development, implementation and incorporation of programs, policies and practices that advance the educational benefits that flow from a diverse administration, faculty, staff and student body. Programmatic initiatives promote, cultivate and support respect for differences of culture, socioeconomic status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, race and ethnicity. ODEI actively supports a core value of the university-Inclusiveness and Diversity – and is committed to a campus environment that honors the individual, celebrates differences and fosters equal opportunities. ODEI creates and supports an optimal learning and working environment through diverse collaborations that focus on Affirmative Action directives and reporting and campus and community diversity outreach programming. ODEI incentivizes, rewards, and supports efforts to advance academic and community endeavors that enhance diversity across the UAH campus and in the surrounding communities and publics it serves.