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Diversity & Inclusion
The Office for Diversity & Inclusion 
Inspiring and Transforming Community

A Message from the Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Jason Pina Headshot

The character of the Ohio University community cannot be fully captured in words. We identify as citizens of the world. We embrace our differences. We celebrate the multitude of cultures, religions, sexual orientations, abilities and socioeconomic levels that exist on our campuses. And we feel a deep-seated responsibility to address inequities, hatred and exclusionary practices.

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion supports these community values by advocating for the inclusion of all people. We believe that a learning experience reflective of our diverse global community is the best way to prepare students to make a difference in the world. And we seek to address societal issues that prevent anyone from being their authentic selves.

We look forward to working with you to ensure that all people are accepted and respected—on OHIO’s campuses and beyond.


Jason B. Pina


Dr. Pina was named Interim Chief Diversity Officer effective Aug. 1, 2017. 



A Joint Letter from the Executive Director of University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance and the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

OHIO University is committed to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for every member of the Bobcat community. When joining the University community, Bobcats commit to OHIO’s values, the 5 C’s – community, character, civility, citizenship, and commitment.

Diversity in all of its forms enriches the distinct educational experience of OHIO Students. It equips OHIO students with the experiences and skills necessary to successfully achieve in today’s increasingly diverse and complex society. The Bobcat community is a microcosm of the larger world. Empathy, compassion, and
the ability to interact positively with people of all backgrounds and experiences are skills that will be required of our students to succeed in today’s world.

We thank our LGBTQAI+ Bobcats for sharing their experiences with their fellow Bobcats. We stand with you. We support you.

To report discrimination in any form, contact ECRC, Lindley 006, 740‐593‐9140, equity@ohio.edu.

- Sara L. Trower, Executive Director, University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance
Dr. Shari Clarke, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Download the letter