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Make Respect Visible
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Make Respect Visible

OHIO strives to celebrate each person who makes up our University community. We are here to learn from each other, to do the work that narrows divides and broadens understanding. It’s about equity and humanity. It’s about having the hard conversations and recognizing and calling out prejudice. It’s about being willing to engage with others thoughtfully and respectfully, even when we hold vastly di­fferent points of view.

The purpose of the Make Respect Visible campaign is to provide the University community with expectations for engaging across difference. These expectations include:

Encourage Dialogue Not Divison
Every Voice Counts
Listen More Judge Less
Spread Ideas Not Hate


Established in 1998, Passion Works Studio is a collaborative community art studio. It remains a trailblazer in the Athens, Ohio community where people investigate their own talents and interests while participating in community-based programming and creative employment opportunities. Since its inception, the studio has partnered with OHIO faculty and students to offer experiential learning opportunities. 

During the spring, 2022, OHIO’s Diversity Leadership Ambassadors and Dr. Duane Bruce visited the studio, met artists, and explored ways to partner with the studio in OHIO’s Make Respect Visible Initiative. Design elements from the studio have been integrated in initiative messages now appearing around the OHIO campus and local Athens community.