Ohio University has made a commitment to become a national leader for diversity and inclusion.
Former Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis named Gigi Secuban to lead the charge as the university’s first vice president for diversity and inclusion. The Division of Diversity and Inclusion oversees the Multicultural Center, Office of Multicultural Success and Retention (OMSAR), the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center, and the Women’s Center.
All multicultural programming for the Multicultural Center is designed to increase human understanding through the study and expression of culture.
From Greek life to Hip Hop Congress, OHIO is home to many multicultural student organizations.
The Office of Multicultural Success and Retention (OMSAR) assists in providing access to a quality academic and enriching social experience at Ohio University for diverse students, while leading the institution's efforts to successfully retain and graduate them.
LINKS is a peer-mentoring program for first-year multicultural students. LINKS helps first-year students navigate the college experience by making students aware of the available university resources, services, and offices.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center works to create a community environment (on and off campus) that is truly safe and celebratory of people of all genders, orientations, and expressions of identity. As an academic support unit, the center strives to enhance students' learning and engagement as well as increase the retention of LGBT students.
Ohio University’s LGBT Center was the first in the state of Ohio, and OHIO is one of only 55 universities nationwide to offer gender-neutral housing.
The Women’s Center promotes awareness, education, and advocacy about women, gender, and diversity among faculty, staff, and students at Ohio University and its surrounding communities. Among other programs, the center provides leadership and professional development opportunities, recognizes women who are making a difference, and helps pair students with female mentors.