Welcome to the Office of Social Equity

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Social Equity is to promote and sustain an environment of diversity, equity, respect and inclusiveness for all members of the University community through education, intervention, compliance, training, assessment, programming and support services. The office works to promote and advance the efforts of the University towards adhering to the laws of the country and state regarding equal opportunity, affirmative action, as well as developing and sustaining a diverse learning, living and working environment.

Who We Serve

In addition to compliance with federal regulations, OSE is responsible for the development of a positive campus environment for all students, faculty, and staff from various cultures. OSE also assists the University in the recruitment and retention of students from diverse cultures.


  • We are proud to announce the proposed VSU Strategic Diversity Plan for 2015-2020. Check it out here

  • Congratulations to our Student Assistant, Juwan Andrews, for being awarded Student Assistant of the Year by the university. 

VSU adds all-gender RESTROOMS

Valdosta State University (VSU) is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe campus environment for everyone. There is no tolerance for discrimination against anyone based on race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identification. Per a request from the VSU Pride Connection committee, VSU is pleased to announce the designation of several campus restroom facilities as “All-Gender.” These restroom facilities are single occupancy and are located in the following locations on campus:

Nevins Hall- 2nd floor, 2017 and 2019. 3rd floor, 3017, 3019.

Odum Library- 1st floor, 1626, 1627. 2nd floor, 2623.

Ashley Hall- 1st floor, 1109, 1111, 1207, 1211. 2nd floor, 2207, 2211, 2107, 2111.

Centennial Hall East- 1st floor, 136, 134.

Bailey Science Center (Addition)- 1st floor, 1205. 2nd floor, 2205.

Thaxton Hall- 2nd floor, 204A, 204B. 3rd Floor, 301B, 301D.

University Center Building 2- 1st floor, 2120, 2121.

Sustella Parking Deck- 1st floor, 1001, 1002.

Oak Street Parking Deck- 2nd floor, 2901A, 2901B.

The VSU Pride Connection is a committee that works to create a tolerant and inclusive campus for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender faculty, staff, and students. The committee serves as a sounding board for VSU’s LGBTQ community, while also assessing the campus culture, advocating for LGBT rights, and hosting social events.


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