Ohio University

Employee Affinity Organizations

Council of Employees and Staff of African Descent (COESAD)

COESAD is an informal volunteer group geared towards faculty, staff, and graduate students of African descent at Ohio University. While there is not a formal meeting schedule, COESAD hosts various themed events throughout the year at both lunch and dinner times on various days, to accommodate schedules for all faculty and staff.  Programming covers a wide array of events and typically includes a Welcome Roundup in early fall and end of the year celebration in spring; supporting other campus events such as the BAR (Black Alumni Reunion), MLK Celebration, Women’s Appreciation Dinner hosted by the Women’s Center; and additional community service and engagement opportunities throughout the year.

For more information, please email co-chairs, Dr. Jennifaye Brown, at brownj18@ohio.edu, and Tamika Williams, at williat8@ohio.edu.


Latino Caucus

Ohio University's Latino Caucus promotes the equitable participation of Latino/a/x faculty and staff at Ohio University and generally in higher education, provides a network of support for Latino/a/x faculty and staff to assist their professional advancement and success, and supports and encourages Latino/a/x students' access to and success at Ohio University and beyond. All faculty and staff members who support this mission are welcome and invited to join.

For more information, please email Michael Rodriguez, at rodrigum@ohio.edu



Out OHIO is an affinity organization for employees of Ohio University who share our focus of welcoming and engaging LGBTQ+ faculty and staff through a variety of opportunities for social gatherings, professional networking, and inclusive community involvement.

For more information, please email OutOHIO@ohio.edu


The Ohio University Women's Club

The Ohio University Women's Club is a social organization for women who work at Ohio University and the spouses/partners of Ohio University employees. The Women's Club provides a unique support system to members of all ages, sharing passion for and support of the Ohio University and Athens communities. With interest groups offering monthly wine tastings, lunch uptown, dinner parties, book clubs and movie nights, there is something for everyone.

For more information, please email ouwc@ohio.edu.

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University Interfaith Association

University Interfaith Association (UIA) is an association of clergy and campus ministers from the Athens religious community committed to meeting the religious and spiritual needs of Ohio University students, faculty and staff. Members of UIA provide advice and counsel to the Dean of Students on matters of campus religious activity and student spiritual development. UIA members are eligible to serve as advisors to registered student organizations at Ohio University.

For more information, please email current chair, Rev. Evan Young, at younge1@ohio.edu