2000-2009

African Caribbean Association Group Photo

African Caribbean Association Group Photo, 2007. Source: Laureate, 2007.

2000: The Saudi Student Association is established

2000: Sharifa Charlery, class of 2000 and a recipient of the Kaufman Award for leadership and service to the Old Domination community, becomes the first female African American Student Body President

2001: The African Caribbean Association is established

Introducing Roseann Runte

Roseann Runte being introduced as the 7th President of Old Dominion University, 2001. Source: ODU Photographic Collection, RG 32, Special Collections and University Archives.

July 2001: Roseann Runte, President of Victoria University in Toronto, Canada, becomes the seventh and first female president of Old Dominion

2002: The Institute of Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding is established. The institute seeks to foster knowledge of Jewish history and cultures, and through scholarship, education and community outreach

2002: The Gay Lesbian Bisexual Students and Allies organization changes its name to the ODU Out Student Alliance, and later to ODU Out

 

Sigma Lambda Upsilon Group Photo

Sigma Lambda Upsilon Group Photo, 2007. Source: Laureate, 2007.

2002: The Omega chapter of Sigma Lambda Upsilon becomes the first Latina sorority on campus

2004: A major and minor in Asian Studies is offered for the first time

Latino Student Alliance Group Photo

Latino Student Alliance Group Photo, 2007. Source: Laureate, 2007.

2005: The Latino Student Alliance is established as a multi-ethnic organization dedicated to unifying students from all backgrounds while appreciating and connecting with the Hispanic ethnicity.

2005: The Global Student Friendship organization, aimed at welcoming international students and scholars to the Old Dominion campus by providing events, tours, and other services, is established

2006: The Safe Space Committee, aimed at raising awareness and tolerance for the LGBTQ community at Old Dominion, is established

F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S. Student Organization Group Photo

F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S. Student Organization Group Photo, 2007. Source: Laureate, 2007

2006: F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S., a student organization created to help welcome the international community to Old Dominion, is established during the 2006-2007 academic year

2007: Lambda Upsilon Lambda becomes the first Latino fraternity on campus. The Old Dominion chapter, however, is a multicultural chapter.

2007: Old Dominion unveils a new Bachelor of Arts degree in African American and African Studies (AAST) program

2008: The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action restructures into the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity to adequately prioritize Old Dominion's commitment to diversity and inclusion. ReNee Dunman serves as the office's director

2008: The Office of Intercultural Relations, geared toward creating a community that is supportive of and values all cultures at Old Dominion, is created with Lesa Clark as the first Assistant Dean of Intercultural Relations