A&S International, Diversity, and Outreach Programs
The A&S Office of International, Diversity, and Outreach Programs (IDOP) was established in July 2009 when the Office of International Programs was combined with A&S Diversity and Outreach. IDOP’s mission is to support the College in its efforts to transform the teaching, learning, and working environment into one of full inclusion and equity for all, to promote and advance the value of global citizenship, and to develop and sustain outreach programs that empower the community and build knowledge while integrating scholarship with real life experience.
To this end IDOP coordinates faculty-led study abroad programs and facilitates faculty and student international exchanges, joint research and joint publications. We offer programs, workshops, and seminars aimed at increasing cultural competency and developing a campus climate that respects the full range of human diversity. We collaborate with community organizations to identify areas of need that can be addressed with the support of human and financial resources from the College of Arts and Sciences with particular focus on linking students, faculty, and staff as respectful partners in community development efforts.