The Office of Inclusion and Diversity supports Auburn University toward the most productive, vibrant, collaborative and welcoming environment for all. With an increasingly diverse campus, workforce and global economy, access and opportunity knowledge and skills are vital to maximize organizational performance, collaboration, innovation and outcomes. We use research-informed strategy to address challenges at varying scales and contribute to the organizational learning and strategic goals of our campus. We are committed to providing outstanding research-informed support that creates sustainable change. 

Please contact Dr. Rochelle Johnson, director, Diversity Education and Engagement, at for questions.

Diversity Education Services

The Office of Inclusion and Diversity offers educational sessions to increase the knowledge, skills and awareness related to access and opportunity for faculty, staff and students at Auburn University. These offerings use research-informed content and active learning strategies toward deep learning and skill development. We are proud to partner with the Human Resources Development to offer faculty and staff a number of courses that are open for registration here. We also offer a variety of asynchronous courses for students through Vector Solutions Learning Management Systems.  


Diversity Engagement

Diversity Engagement fosters enhanced and supported engagement with diversity, equity and inclusion at Auburn University. The work of Diversity Engagement works collaboratively with units to support programs and initiatives that deepen learning, provide opportunities and further development of diversity initiatives across Auburn University and surrounding communities.

For more information, please contact Dr. Rochelle Johnson, director, Diversity Education and Engagement at


Supplier Diversity

In an effort to include the most competitive, innovative and talented vendors, the Office of Inclusion and Diversity is working with Procurement and Business Services to promote awareness of the importance of Supplier Diversity. Providing equal opportunity to a diverse pool of vendors is a positive step in Auburn University's mission of Outreach. Supplier Diversity exists to serve the unique business needs of small, diverse and local businesses in the Alabama area. It provides support to these groups by:

  • Creating opportunities for Small Businesses and Business Enterprises that result in meaningful economic impact for Auburn University and the City of Auburn.

  • Developing partnerships between Small Businesses/Business Enterprises and Auburn University departments that result in lasting relationships.

  • Increasing diversification of the University's procurement vendor base through increased opportunities for Small Businesses and Business Enterprises.

How to do business with Auburn University

To learn how to become a supplier and to do business with Auburn University please visit the Office of Procurement and Business Services Web page by clicking HERE.

Employee Resource Groups (ERG's)

Employee Resource Groups are employee groups that come together either voluntarily, based on a common interest or background, or at the request of a company, (SHRM, 2022). ERG’s are vital for faculty and staff at Auburn University and OID supports the efforts of individuals to formalize ERGs.  

ERG events are designed with a spirit of flexibility to allow AU faculty and staff to make meaningful connections to grow their community and gain awareness of resources on campus. To learn more about available affinity groups and ERGs at Auburn, contact Jessica Agyin-Birikorang at jra0054.   


Last updated: 03/27/2024