The Office for Diversity and Inclusion seeks to facilitate an infusion of diversity embedded into the fabric of the institution with inclusive practices, institutional policies, curricula and programs leading to a supportive and affirming environment that welcomes and respects all persons specifically those individuals and groups who have historically been excluded, not represented and or rendered voiceless in society.
Ohio University is committed to the value and intrinsic worth of each individual. We desire to create an environment that enables each person to achieve their full potential. Ohio University will be the nation’s best transformative University. Ohio University is committed to the inclusion of all cultures and racial groups, socioeconomic groups, traditional and non-traditional students, in the academic community, the Athens and regional campus communities and society.
Every campus, college, and administrative unit will continually examine itself and identify ways of assuring that a comprehensive approach to achieving diversity is attained and sustained. 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.
In its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Ohio University exemplifies its essential elements of culture, community, character, civility, citizenship and commitment. Faculty and staff will exemplify 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.
The cornerstone principles provide strategic guidance in the University's quest to promote and value diversity. Our four cornerstones are: Respect, Inclusion, Community and Excellence. These principles guide institutional diversity initiatives that promote mutual understanding, cognitive and character development, global engagement, social justice, and preparation for our evolving society; and support Ohio University's values of Character, Civility, Citizenship, Commitment, Community, and Culture.
is essential in all University pursuits and necessary to demonstrate the principle that promoting inclusion increases quality.