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Vice President for Student Engagement and Enrollment Services

The Vice President for Student Engagement and Enrollment Services at Old Dominion University (ODU) focuses on recruitment, engagement, active learning, and student success. It is responsible for all aspects of the university regarding students including admissions and registration, housing and residence life, student organizations, counseling, and academic support. History The administrative function of student affairs activities began in… read more »

Convocation

Convocation is a tradition at Old Dominion University (ODU) that welcomes the freshmen class into the Monarch community each August. The students are greeted by the president, faculty, and staff. Each new student receives a graduation pin with their class year. History In the early days of the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary,… read more »

Homecoming

Homecoming is a tradition at Old Dominion University (ODU) where alumni return to campus and take part in a number of activities to connect with other alumni throughout ODU’s history. The current Homecoming celebration is chiefly organized by the Alumni Association and includes painting paws or crowns on Kaufman Mall, dyeing the water blue in… read more »

Gay and Lesbian Student Union (GLSU)

The Gay and Lesbian Student Union (GLSU) was a student organization at Old Dominion University (ODU) dedicated to raise awareness for the gay and lesbian communities on campus. History The Gay Alliance, an organization founded in 1977,  was the first organization at ODU dedicated to raising awareness of LGBTQ issues but was not an official student… read more »

Webb University Center

Webb University Center is the main community center at Old Dominion University. Known familiarly as “The Webb,” the building was named in honor of Lewis W. Webb, Jr., the first president of Old Dominion. The center also houses offices for Student Engagement and Enrollment Services, Auxiliary Services, Office of Intercultural Relations, Women’s Center, student organizations, dining options, meeting rooms,… read more »

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity

The Iota Zeta Chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Old Dominion University (ODU) was established in 1965 as a colony and was confirmed as a chapter the following year. History Delta Omega Phi was established at the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary in 1937 and was the precursor to the Pi Kappa Alpha… read more »

Kent Bazemore

Kent Bazemore was an all-conference basketball star at Old Dominion University (ODU) from 2007-2012. A native of Kelford, North Carolina, Bazemore was recruited by head coach Blaine Taylor for both his shooting and defensive skills. Accomplishments A redshirt his freshman year, Bazemore moved into the starting lineup in 2009 and was a key player in the… read more »

Margaret Simmons

Margaret Simmons was the first African American to earn a degree from Old Dominion. A student in the Master of English program at Old Dominion, Simmons received her degree in 1966 among the first graduates to received their master’s degrees. After graduation, Simmons received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and was a professor… read more »

University Seal

  When Old Dominion University (ODU) became independent in 1962, one of the first orders of business was to create a seal for the new college. Adopted in 1963, the seal incorporates the history and origin of Virginia. The central portion of the seal is a modified version of the royal arms of the Stuarts,… read more »

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