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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) recognizes and embraces visible and invisible differences, including age, ideas and perspectives, disabilities, veteran status, ethnicity, national origin, race, religious and spiritual beliefs, creed, sex, gender identity and gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, and the socioeconomic and geographic composition of its faculty, administrative professionals, staff and students. As a health college, we are dedicated to the promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion in health care and in the education of our students, clinical services, community collaboration and scholarly activity.

CHSP Points of Pride

  • Assisting ongoing University and college-wide efforts to create and foster opportunities for inclusive curriculum and educational programming.
  • Helping to prepare all CHSP students (both traditional and online) to work with individuals from different backgrounds and experiences.
  • Engaging with faculty and staff who express interest in learning more about and/or improving CHSP's DEI initiatives.
  • The CHSP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has hosted a series of Diversity Dialogues which have included:
    • Famous Women in Healthcare
    • Confronting Hidden Bias in Healthcare
    • Gender
    • Diversity related to politics and healthcare
    • LGBTQ+ (Pride Week)
  • Social Work: Engaging in and learning from anti-racist assessment of social work curriculum. Exploring the real history of social work in the country.
  • Environmental Health: EH 3200 class, The Built Environment and Health, inspected buildings on campus for compliance with ADA as a fieldwork assignment.
  • Online programs: Improving student preparedness to work with people with different abilities for both traditional and online students.
  • The college curriculum committee reviews all new courses, course changes, program changes, and new programs.   In doing so, the members identify opportunities to incorporate more DEI topics or depth into course content.
  • Faculty are willing to learn and improve with DEI initiatives (though lacking accreditation standards presents limitations for supporting faculty growth in DEI).

CHSP DEI Spotlight

DEI Spotlight offers the opportunity for CHSP faculty, staff, and students to learn and change together through conversation.

Do you have an idea for a prompt or question to discuss at DEI Spotlight? We'd love to hear it!

Submit an Idea

2023/2024 Events

April 15-19, 2024: Environmental Justice

Results from Environmental Justice

March 18-22, 2024: Invisible Disabilities

Results for Invisible Disabilities

February 2024: Black History Month

Results for Black History Month

November 2023: Sensitivity and Communication

Results for Sensitivity and Communication

October 23-27, 2023:  Implicit Bias

Results for Implicit Bias Spotlight

September 20-24, 2023: Accessibility

Results for Accessibility Spotlight

OHIO's Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Ohio University's Division of Diversity and Inclusion serves and celebrates all people by helping them explore productive ways to navigate intersections of diverse identities, experiences and perspectives.

Learn More About the Division of Diversity and Inclusion

The Division furthers inclusive campus efforts through three centers: The Pride Center, Multicultural Center and the Women's Center.

CHSP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Members

The CHSP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee aims to facilitate and promote diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within the college.

Current DEI Committee Members


  • Sally Marion-Fetty – Associate Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Dean's Office,

Committee Members

  • David Agbunag - Physician Assistant,
  • Rachel Bican – Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator of the Pediatric FUNctional Mobility (FUN) Lab, Physical Therapy,
  • Julie Brown - Associate Profession, Social and Public Health,
  • Kimberly Ephlin – Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Dean's Office,
  • Terri Hood-Brown – Assistant Professor of Instruction, Nursing,
  • Seonghee Hong-Assistant Professor of Instruction, HSLS,
  • Eric Johnston - Assistant Professor of Instruction. Social Work,
  • Sharon Perry – Associate Professor, Exercise Physiology,
  • Logan Waldie - Director of Advising and Retention, Student Services,