Resources for Special Populations



  • Human Rights Campaign: Corporate Equality Index
    Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees. 
  • Pride at Work
    Pride At Work is a nonprofit organization that represents LGBTQ union members and their allies. Pride at Work organizes mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBTQ Community to further social and economic justice. There are more than 20 Pride at Work chapters across the country. Resources are also available on the site for issues related to access and discrimination in the workplace 
  • Bloomberg Gender-Equity Index
    The GEI measures disclosure and performance in female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, sexual harassment policies, and pro-women brand. 
  • DiversityInc: Top 50 Companies for Diversity
    To be ranked in the top 50, companies have to demonstrate diversity related to talent pipeline, talent development, leadership accountability, and supplier diversity. Additional lists feature top companies for LGBT employees, people with disabilities, veterans, executive women, women of color, diversity leadership, and specific industries and initiatives. 
  • Zippia: LGBTQ Workplace Resource Guide
    Half of LGBTQ+ employees remain closeted at work. Many fear that they will face discrimination and mistreatment if they come out. From finding inclusive companies, getting comfortable with the interview process, to coming out at work, here is a resource guide to help you navigate the corporate landscape as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. 




    Networking and paid internship programs for people of color. INROADS reports that 82% of their graduating seniors accept a job with their sponsoring company. 

Individuals with Disabilities

  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
    Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the state agency that empowers Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence. Visit the link above to enter OOD's OOD Works website, part of the College2Careers initiative. Ohio University has a dedicated OOD representative, Hanna Jadwisienczak who can be reached by email at Hanna is available to meet with students individually to discuss employment needs, accommodations, and more.