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Summer Institute for Diversity Education


Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee


The Ohio University Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee consists of faculty, student, staff and community representatives who are committed to developing a comprehensive set of University and local activities to honor and commemorate the contributions and work of Dr. King, as well as promote the service mission that has evolved as part of the MLK Holiday and provide opportunities for students and community members to learn about the appreciation of difference and social justice. Appointments to the committee are annual and can be renewed for up to three years.

Contact: Stephanie Sanders, sanders1@ohio.edu
Phone: 740.593.0006




Celebration of Diversity


Celebration of Diversity Committee consist of faculty, staff and student representatives. Their goal is to reconizethe importance of Diversity and Inclusion as an institutional value for new members of the OHIO community during the fall semester. They aim to stir excitement among students, faculty and staff of the OU community about diversity and inclusion initiatives for the coming year,recognize diversity advocates and champions on campus. The committee hopes to eventually serve this event as a fundraising event for DI.

Contact: Tyrone Carr,  carrt@ohio.edu
Phone: 740.597.1900



President's Advisory Committee on Disabilities


President's Advisory Committee on Disabilities. The committee is charged to "review, analyze, prioritize and recommend such actions which are necessary and appropriate to maintain Ohio University's compliance with both the letter and spirit of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The committee will ensure that the University develops and carries out all policies of program accessibility as well as vigorously pursuing the elimination of architectural and attitudinal barriers."

Contact: Laura Myers,  myersl@ohio.edu
Phone: 740.593.9132



University Diversity Commission


The Ohio University Diversity Commission (UDC) is a standing committee to advise and make specific recommendations to the President, the Provost and the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion on campus-wide diversity issues. The UDC will assist the vice provost in strategizing about policies, programs, activities, and initiatives across all Ohio University campuses to enhance university progress in diversity, particularly in the areas of campus climate and recruiting a diverse and talented faculty, staff and student body. The UDC will provide recommendations on assessment of campus diversity efforts, review university diversity policies and efforts, assist in the development and implementation of new policies and initiatives, and promote diversity as a core university value.

The Commission will have representatives from across the university and will include community representatives as well, and is chaired by the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion. The commission will meet monthly during the academic year. Appointments are biennial and can be renewed for up to two terms.

Contact: Not Available
Phone: 740.593.2431



Pregnancy / Infant Care Task Force


Ohio University recognizes the importance of our diverse workforce and student body, and seeks to provide an environment that is inclusive and responsive to our changing needs. As Ohio University strives to become a more "family friendly institution, the Task Force on Pregnancy/Infant Care will provide guidance and assistance to faculty and staff about how they can best respond to the needs of students, faculty, and staff related to pregnancy, maternity leave and early infant care.