Ohio State welcomes you, regardless of race, class, culture, gender, orientation or identity. See where the university will have great success and achievement.
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: Ohio State welcomed the most talented and diverse class in its history, while being recognized in 2015 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.
Ohio State is changing lives, at home and around the world.
Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers, or I-DOC, is an intensive three-day residential program that introduces underrepresented minority students to careers in optometry.
Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award honorees are chosen for advancing inclusive excellence through curriculum, mentorship, programs or policies; exemplifying the university’s core values; and making diversity part of Ohio State’s best practices.
Meet Buckeyes who work to further diversity at Ohio State.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”