Diversity and inclusion

Ohio State strives to be a model for inclusive excellence.

“We must be a leading light along the long arc toward greater inclusion and justice.”
— President Michael V. Drake, MD

Think forward: A group of Ohio State thought leaders will look broadly at diversity issues on campus. They will develop meaningful recommendations making the university a model of inclusive excellence.

Hire inclusively: Ohio State is developing university-wide diversity training for search committees. The university has also entered into an innovative partnership to recruit and retain individuals with disabilities.

Show results: For several consecutive years, Ohio State has welcomed the most talented and diverse classes in its history, while being recognized by the Education Trust as one of the top five nationally for improving graduation rates of underrepresented minority students. The university is further recognized as a top 10 institution for LGBTQ students and a top veteran-friendly school.

Best of the best
Ohio State was named among the “Best of the Best” LGBTQ-friendly colleges by Campus Pride, receiving five out of five stars in the 2018 rating.

Career vision
Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers, or I-DOC, is an intensive three-day residential program that introduces underrepresented minority students to careers in optometry.

Christine O'Malley

“I encourage other women to get involved at Ohio State. There are so many ways to be a part of this university and let it be a part of you.”

Christine O'Malley

Jason Allen

“What stands out most to me about my time at Ohio State is the amount of opportunity there is to meaningfully contribute to the lives of others.”

Jason Allen

LaRazia Tolbert

“My dream of going back to my community and actually trying to make it better would not be possible. My being a Young Scholars Program scholar and a future Buckeye was honestly the answer to my prayers.”

LaRazia Tolbert

Give
Alumni and friends: Support the Ohio State Fund for Diversity and Inclusion.
Find Support
Students, faculty/staff and alumni: Ohio State offers support and resources for diverse communities.
Learn
Community members: Attend multicultural events at Ohio State.
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