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Contribute to Ohio University's #YouAreWelcomeHere video


Editor's Note: The below message has been modified to reflect the extension of the video submission deadline to Friday, April 21. 

Dr. Jenny Hall-Jones, senior associate vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students, Dr. Shari Clarke, vice provost for Diversity and Inclusion, and Dr. Lorna Jean Edmonds, vice provost for Global Affairs and International Studies, sent the following message to the Ohio University community on Friday, March 31, 2017. 

Dear Ohio University community,

Ohio University would like to spread the word across the globe that our campus is a warm, welcoming place for all students to pursue their academic dreams.
 
As one step of this initiative, we are planning to create a "You are welcome here" video, modeled after the #YouAreWelcomeHere hashtag campaign.
 
Here are examples of welcome videos from other universities:
Missouri
Arizona
University of Dayton
Temple
 
Our video would consist of small clips of people around the Ohio University campus giving a welcoming message such as saying directly, "You are welcome here." We would like to enlist your help to create this video.
 
If you are interested in contributing to this project, please submit a short video of you or your group giving a welcoming message. Feel free to use your cellphone or other simple device to record the videos as we want this to be as easy as possible.
 
You can say, "You are welcome here" as one option. However, we understand that the phrase ‘you are welcome here’ may not directly translate into some native languages. That said, we encourage you (or your group) in your native language to explain why OHIO, and the Athens community, is a warm and welcoming place.

However, if you do use a language other than English, we ask that you please provide a verbal English translation at the end of your video. Please submit your videos by Friday, April 21, through the box widget at the following link: https://www.ohio.edu/global/diversity/youarewelcome.cfm
 
Please note that all videos may not be used.
  
If you have any questions about the videos, please contact the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies at globalaffairs@ohio.edu.
 
Best regards to all our Bobcats,

Dr. Jenny Hall-Jones
Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students 

Dr. Shari Clarke
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
 
Dr. Lorna Jean Edmonds
Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies