Ohio University

A large group of OHIO students enjoying themselves outside of Scripps Hall on Athens Campus

Enhancing our collective experiences

OHIO Diversity Landing Page

Everyone matters here

Bobcats come from all backgrounds, and we welcome students with all points of view. Students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries choose OHIO. To us, “inclusion” isn’t just a buzzword; it’s an essential part of who we are!

Here, everyone has a voice. Everyone matters.

Understanding each other and celebrating our differences

Small children interact with an OHIO University student as she demonstrates a DSLR camera

We believe that there is no better way to learn about the world than to create an environment where students of diverse backgrounds from all over the globe study, live, learn, and socialize together. In those connections, OHIO excels.

Photo from 2018 of the Athens, Ohio annual Pride Parade

At OHIO, we welcome and celebrate different cultures and perspectives, enhancing the ability to foster community and to create the experiences necessary for success in an increasingly diverse and complex society.

A laboratory photograph where a female student uses a pipette

Students at OHIO have big dreams for a better world, and we work together to achieve them. Our students do more than just graduate. They go on to succeed as well-educated global citizens, ready to make the world a better place.