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Diversity and Inclusion

Summer Institute for Diversity Education

Welcome to the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. At Ohio University we believe diversity is dictated by demographic and cultural shifts at home and abroad, and reflected in the combination of offices and initiatives within Diversity and Inclusion.


A Message from the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion


Dr Shari Clarke Vice Provost


On behalf of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Ohio University. The richness of the community reflects diversity of culture, region, age, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, ability and a myriad of cultural backgrounds. You will find Ohio University is a microcosm of a global society.

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion serves as a leader and advocate for awareness, understanding and inclusion of all people. Ohio University offers you the opportunity to experience the richness of diverse cultures, communities, and societies through a culturally educated view of the world.

I urge you to step outside of your comfort zone and get to know someone different from yourself. Enhance your knowledge through program participation, attendance at a cultural celebration or by taking a course that explores Women's issues, Latin American Studies or Jewish history. Ohio University provides the opportunity for you to expand your view of the world.

- Dr. Shari Clarke, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion



Click here to see the 2004 Faculty Staff Diversity Initiative