January 2010: The Hispanic and Latino Employee Association is established

2010: The Gay Cultural Studies Program endowment is established to create a unique interdisciplinary LGBTQ program focusing on the research and instruction of issues related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities

2010: The student population during the 2010-2011 academic year is approximately 45% male and 55% female with approximately 36% of the student identifying themselves as non-Caucasian. International students make up approximately 4% of the student body

2012: The Caribbean Student Association is formed

2012: Lavender House, a floor in Virginia House dedicated to the LGBTQ community, opens during the Fall 2012 semester

October 2012: October: The first annual Pridefest, a celebration of the LGBTQ community and diversity at Old Dominion, takes place.

April 2013: The Confucius Institute, designed to promote better understanding between the U.S. and China through language, teaching, and learning, opens. More information about the opening of the Confucius Institute in the Mace & Crown

April 2014: The "1ODU" campaign, an initiative sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) to recognize the positive impact of diversity at Old Dominion, is launched. More information about "1ODU" campaign can be found in the Mace & Crown

December 2014: Students hold a protest in front of Webb Center as part of the "Black Lives Matter" campaign. More information about this sotry can be found in the Mace & Crown

2015: The European Students Organization is established

August 2015: The student newspaper, Mace & Crown, initiates a new column dedicated to LGBTQ issues. More information about this story can be found in the Mace & Crown

December 2015: Augustine (Austin) O. Agho is selected as the first African American Provost at Old Dominion to start on July 1, 2016

January 2016: Old Dominion initiates a pilot program to implement gender-neutral housing for the Fall 2016 semester; Old Dominion establishes gender-neutral restrooms across campus. More information about this story can be found in the Mace & Crown

March 2016: Stephanie G. Adams, professor and head of the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech, is selected as the first female, and first minority, Dean of Engineering at Old Dominion

April 2016: Old Dominion celebrates its first student-led Unity Day, a celebration of the rich and varied background of its faculty, staff and students

April 2016: The Board of Visitors approves the naming of a new residence hall, to be located at 49th Street and Powhatan Avenue, as the Hugo A. Owens House in honor of the first African American Rector of the Board of Visitors

Fall 2016: The Old Dominion chapter of Brother2Brother, which provides mentors and support to minority males to help them succeed at college, is established. The first meeting takes place in the spring of 2017

April 2017Andrea Brzoska becomes the first female and youngest person elected as speaker of the Student Senate 

April 2018: Old Dominion inaugurates its first pinning ceremony for first-generation students graduating from the university

June 2018: Lisa B. Smith, member of the Old Dominion Board of Visitors since 2014, is elected the first African American female Rector of the Board of Visitors