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: 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.

Unprecedented achievement
For the first time, three colleges at one university were named recipients of the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award: Ohio State's College of Medicine, College of Nursing and College of Veterinary Medicine.

Partner of the year
Fisher College of Business was named the Educational Partner of the Year by the National Black MBA Association. The award recognizes Fisher’s exceptional support for the past 24 years.

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

Kenneth White

“The financial planning industry is dominated by white males, and I would like to help diversify the profession.”

Kenneth White Jr.

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

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.
Community members: Attend multicultural events at Ohio State.