2010-2019

January 2010: The Hispanic and Latino Employee Association is established

April 2010: The Chinese Language Club is established

2010: The Gay Cultural Studies Program endowment is established to create a unique interdisciplinary LGBTQIA+ 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

November 2011: The Persian Student International Association is established

November 2011: The South Asian Student Association is established

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

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

December 2012: The Chinese Language Club is renamed the Chinese Cultural and Language Club

February 2013: The Caribbean Student Association is established

April 2013: The Confucius Institute, designed to promote better understanding between the U.S. and China through language, teaching, and learning, opens. The Confucius Institute would later close in the fall of 2019. More information about the opening of the Confucius Institute in the Mace & Crown

July 2013: The African Caribbean Association changes its name to the African Student Association

September 2013: The Vietnamese Student Association is established

February 2014: The Global Monarch Club, which brings together students faculty and staff from all cultures through a mentorship program, is established

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

April 2014: The Old Dominion University Russian Club is established

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 LGBTQIA+ issues. More information about this story can be found in the Mace & Crown

September 2015: The Nichi Bei Kai student organization changes its name to the Japanese and American Student Association

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October 2015: The Ethiopian and Eritrean Students Association is established

October 2015: The National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing is established

October 2015: The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers is established

October 2015: The ODU Bangladeshi Students Association is established

November 20, 2015: ODU Safe Space Committee observes the Transgender Day of Rememberance for the first time. The observance, created in 1998, acknowledges the trans individuals who have been murdered over the past year

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

February 2016: The European Students Organization is established

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 the Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion

March 31, 2016: ODU Safe Space Committee observes the Transgender Day of Visibility for the first Time. The observance serves as an opportunity for trans people to be seen in a positive light, their presence normalized and their contributions to society recognized

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

May 2018: Nikki McCray-Penson becomes the first African American Head Coach of the ODU Women's Basketball team

Spring 2018: ODU Out changes its name to become ODU Sexuality and Gender Alliance (ODU SAGA)

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

March 2019: After an almost 20-year absense, Breaking the Ice, an event to celebrate pride in the LGBTQIA+ community, is revived by ODU SAGA

Fall 2019: The Office of Faculty Diversity and Retention is established with Dr. Narketta M. Sparkman-Key as its first director.