ODIME Welcomes the Class of 2027!

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Welcome to WPI,  

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) is excited to welcome the Class of 2027 and new transfer students into our student identity centers and to our events and workshops! We have highlighted below who we are and how you can best utilize us as you begin your journey at WPI. All ODIME programs, services, and events are open to all WPI students.

 

What is ODIME? 

ODIME promotes and oversees all student facing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) experiences, programs, services, trainings, and initiatives for WPI. 

Our vision is to support and equip both undergraduate and graduate students with the language, skills, and competencies to be agents of change. ODIME is committed to producing global citizens who are willing to use their knowledge and expertise to effectively address social, political, economic, and climate issues faced by society. We work with students through identity development, skill building, cultural competency, civic engagement, advocacy, and action-oriented student research. 

 

What do we do? 

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Training and Development​ 

  • Social Justice Education​ 

  • Culturally-based Programming​ 

  • Affinity Month Programming​ 

  • Advising and Mentoring​ 

  • First Gen Resources​ 

  • Women Resources​ 

  • BIPOC/ALANA Resources​ 

  • LGBTQIAP+ Resources​ 

  • Religion and Spiritual Life Resources​ 

  • Community Outreach and Engagement 

 

Where are we located? 

  • Our professional offices and reservable spaces are located at the OASIS Multicultural Center (OASIS House) at 20 Schussler Road and the Collegiate Religious Center (CRC) at 19 Schussler Road.  

    • Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM EDT 
    • Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT 

  • We also have student identity centers in the Rubin Campus Center:  

    • Center for Black Excellence (Suite 219-225, Room 222): gathering space and identity resource center for Black students at WPI. 

    • Lavender Lounge (Suite 219-225, Room 225): gathering space and identity resource center for Queer and Trans students at WPI.  

 

What can ODIME do for me? 

  • Provide you with identity-based and culturally competent resources and support.

  • Equip you with the language, skills, and competencies to be agents of change through workshops and programming.

  • Serve as a resource for undergraduate and graduate students at WPI through our ODIME Request Form, which provides: 

    • Individual Student Funding Requests 
    • DEIB Training Requests 

    • Student Organization Funding Requests 

    • Menstrual Hygiene Product Requests 

    • Prayer Space Requests 

    • Clothing and Food Pantry Requests 

  • Offer conference, kitchen, prayer, and meeting spaces that you can reserve in advance through 25 Live.

    • We also have a religiously sensitive and dietary restriction safe kitchen in the CRC
  • Connect you with mentors to guide you through your experience at WPI 

  • Supply you with a direct connection to diverse students through our programs and events.

 

How will I know when ODIME has events? 

 

Where can I find more information and resources? 

Check out our website and resources page! 

 

We look forward to meeting you this year! 

 

The ODIME Team 

Arnold Lane, Jr. (He/Him) | Director of Multicultural Education and Community Engagement  

Mia-Kay Fuller (They/Them) | Assistant Director for Gender Equity and Sexuality  

Kalvin Cummings (He/Him) | Assistant Director for Religion and Spiritual Life  

Alesia LeSane (She/Her) | Assistant Director for Multicultural Education  

Nikita McKay (She/Her) | Administrative Assistant 

 

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) promotes and oversees all student facing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) learning experiences, programs, services, trainings, and initiatives for WPI.