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Diversity and International Affairs

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Diversity and International Affairs (DIA) is to provide quality programs, educational services for all students and scholars with diverse cultures. We serve as the chief advocate for these groups and play a key role in efforts to encourage a global perspective for all in our campus community.

Our Core Values

DIA works to offer cross-cultural programming and information to enhance the global mission of the University. Students, scholars, faculty and staff continue to be involved in a variety of inclusive programing and intercultural dialogue with affiliated student organizations and the broader community.

Programs and Services

ASU’s Office of Diversity & International Affairs is responsible for many programs and services, including:

  • Coordinating a separate orientation program for all new minority and international students (in addition to our regular orientation program for all students)
  • Serving as supplemental counselor to assist minority and international students with regard to social, financial, emotional and personal problems
  • Serving as a supplemental academic adviser to all minority and international students
  • Serving as supplemental career counselor to all minority and international students
  • Serving as ombudsman for resolving problems that minority and international students may encounter in ASU administrative units
  • Assisting international students in resolving problems with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)

Latest News: Study Abroad Fellowship for Sophomores

Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship NewsthumbApplications Now Being Accepted for Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship
ASU sophomore student scholars interested in studying abroad are encouraged to apply for the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship by Sept. 15, 2016.

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Contact Us

Diversity and International Affairs
Room C-164
J. Garrick Hardy University Center


Dr. Linwood Whitten,

Director of Diversity and International Affairs

Phone: 334-229-4713


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