Ohio University Spring 2023
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Audit

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Audit

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Audit 2023 

In Spring 2022, President Hugh Sherman made a commitment to OHIO students to conduct a diversity audit of Ohio University. After a thorough review process, the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center was chosen for the audit. The nationally-recognized organization will conduct a comprehensive review of OHIO’s current diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, policies, practices, and overall campus climate.

Audit Timeline

  • Spring 2023

    USC consultants conducted several in-person and online listening sessions that were open to students, faculty, staff, University administrators, alumni, and Athens community members.

  • June 2023

    USC will complete initial data collection and present preliminary findings and recommendations to University leadership. 

  • Summer-Fall 2023

    The College of Arts and Sciences and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will receive a deeper dive assessment by USC.  

  • Summer 2024

    Upon completion of the audit, USC will produce a final report that details findings and final recommendations. 

About the Consultants

The USC Race and Equity Center has worked with colleges and universities across the country to assess student learning from an equity standpoint and advance racial equity; they also assist to empower faculty and staff members to strategically develop and achieve equity goals through climate studies, high-quality learning experiences, substantive partnerships and workshops built to improve racial literacy on campuses. 

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