Office of Diversity Education

The Office of Diversity Education provides culturally responsive educational opportunities through systematic education, training, coaching, consulting an community-building for the CMU Community.

Soup and Substance meets virtually during the COVID-19 "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order by the governor. Pictured from top to bottom: students Munif Hakim, Kriti Gopal, Helen Egwu, Ahsha Davis and ODE Director, Dr. Nikita Murry - March 25, 2020.


Expand your view of the world and improve your cultural competence by participating in programs and services offered through the Office of Diversity Education at Central Michigan University.  You'll learn how to communicate with diverse groups of people and use differing experiences, backgrounds and perspective to uncover creative solutions to personal and professional challenges.

The Office of Diversity Education offers opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to enhance their cultural competence by:

  • Providing intercultural education
  • Facilitating campus wide interaction
  • Building collaborative partnerships to advance diversity and inclusion
  • Implementing educational opportunities that cultivate and sustain a supportive and inclusive campus community


  • Cultural Competency Workshops for faculty and staff
  • Diversity & Inclusion Annual Symposium
  • Conversations that Matter Series - Our CMU article about the series
  • Soup & Substance Series featuring themes around Hispanic Heritage Month, Native-American Heritage Month, LGBTQ+, Black History Month, Arab American Heritage and Asian Heritage Month
  • Customized Intercultural Communication Workshops/Seminars
  • Classroom Lectures, managing cultural differences, and conflict resolution
  • Film Series

28fcb87a-b767-46c6-8e24-ef343218ec08.sized-1000x1000.jpgTHE "MISEDUCATION OF BLACK HISTORY"

Director of the Office of Diversity Education, Dr. Nikita Murry, joined professor Sterling Johnson during Bryce Huffman's Michigan Radio interview during Black History Month. Read the CMLife coverage here:  CMLife - "Same Same Different" Panel.