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About Diversity and Inclusion

About the Division of Diversity & Inclusion

Furthering our inclusive campus efforts, the four centers within our Division: The LGBT Center, Multicultural Center, and the Women’s Center, continuously envision and work to institutionalize multi-faceted strategies that welcome and uplift all members of the campus community. We focus specifically on groups and individuals who have historically been excluded, underrepresented or marginalized within higher education settings.

Our university-wide efforts promote inclusive institutional policies, practices, and cultures through intersectional programs and initiatives, as well as strategic communications and advocacy. Our Division serves and celebrates all people by helping them explore productive ways to navigate intersections of diverse identities, experiences, and perspectives.


Ohio University is committed to diversity through inclusive practices, policies, curricula, and programs that lead to a welcoming, respectful, supportive, and affirming environment; especially for those who have been marginalized within higher education settings.


Ohio University will be recognized as a national leader in our diversity and inclusion efforts defined by our innovative approaches to designing an inclusive curriculum and educational programming, enacting comprehensive recruitment and strategic communication strategies, supporting students, crafting campus-wide mentoring initiatives, and focusing on continuous assessment.

To exemplify our University’s core values of diversity and inclusion and make good on OHIO’s strategic framework theme of access and inclusion, Ohio University will act affirmatively to assure equal opportunity in employment and in delivery of programs and offerings, consistent with both federal and state civil rights laws and affirmative action guidelines. Every campus, college, and administrative unit will continuously examine itself and identify strategies ways of foster inclusive and equitable institutional cultures. Faculty and staff will exemplify the principles of inclusion and respect for all people in fulfilling their responsibilities. All people (persons associated with Ohio University) will be accountable for their actions.