Welcome to the Office of the Vice President for Antiracism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer 

The Vice President for Antiracism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer leads the Southern Illinois University System Office for Antiracism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (OADEI). The office is responsible for coordinating System efforts to develop and maintain an antiracist, equitable, diverse and inclusive community in furtherance of the mission of excellence in teaching, research, and service.  

The OADEI coordinates all system diversity and equity programs, non-discrimination policies and equal opportunity compliance matters, including affirmative action and Title IX. In addition, the office oversees initiatives leading the system to become an antiracist organization, including community engagement and other involvement with local social justice issues. 

The vice president works closely with each SIU campus chancellor and provost in a cooperative manner to position the OADEI as a center of excellence and collaboration that drives visionary change across the System’s campuses and locations in Carbondale, Edwardsville, Springfield, Alton, East St. Louis, and Grayslake. 

Through informed and respectful discourse, the OADEI collaborates with system stakeholders at all levels to allocate resources for measures that foster a sense of belonging within the SIU community.