Commissions: Minority Affairs
The Minority Affairs Commission represents students traditionally underserved by the university community, including, but not limited to, students of various ethnicities and nationalities, non-traditional students, and students with disabilities. The Commission assists minority students who may have grievances with the university; serves as a liaison with offices, departments, committees and organizations involved with the concerns of minority students; gathers and publicizes information of importance to minority students and minority student organizations; informs students of relevant legislation; and promotes cultural awareness and increases multicultural programs available to the student population.

Our commission consists of myself—the Commissioner, a Vice-Commissioner, a Non-Traditional Student Delegate, a Multicultural Student Delegate, a Students with Disabilities Delegate, and several interns. Our Students with Disabilities Delegate position has yet to be filled this year. Please email me if you, or someone you know, might be interested. I would be more than happy to send you more information and an application.

In the past our commission has planned discussions for non-traditional students, held forums on the campus climate toward individuals with disabilities and Islamophobia, organized events for Diversity Awareness Week, and sponsored resolutions calling for the reconvening of the President’s Advisory Committee on Disabilities. These are just a few samples of the many things our commission has been involved in the past year. If you have concerns you would like us to address or project ideas for the future, we welcome your feedback. We’re working on setting winter quarter goals, and it would be helpful for us to have input from you!

Please, feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at If our commission is unable to help you, we will do our best to put you in contact with someone who is able. You can also stop by our office, Baker 305, or attend our “Student Speak Out” Wednesday at 7:15pm in Walter 235.


Kayla Gaug
Minority Affairs Commissioner
Ohio University Student Senate

Student Senate
305 Baker University Center • 740.593.4050

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