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October 25, 2012 : O.U. Lancaster is First Regional Campus to Offer Diversity Studies Certificate

Starting spring semester, students on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus will be able to earn a Diversity Studies Certificate. Program Director Jaylynee Hutchinson was on campus this week working at a table in the North Lobby of Brasee Hall to talk to students about the certificate. The Lancaster Campus is the first O.U. Regional Campus to offer the certificate to its students.


"If you look at most job announcements across most fields, they almost all specify that experience with diversity is preferred," said Hutchinson.


The first course needed for the certificate will be offered spring semester in Lancaster.Dr. Jane Johnsen will teach "Intro to Diversity Studies."In order to earn the certificate, students need to take six courses or 18 credit hours.


"The Diversity Studies Certificate is an interdisciplinary University certificate program available to all undergraduate students that complements and enhances their general education, academic major, and career preparation," said Hutchinson.


Hutchinson said many of the courses in the certificate program meet other degree requirements, so students would not have to take extra classes to complete the certificate.


"We feel it's really important in our world today to have an understanding of diversity issues," said Hutchinson.


If you are interested in the Diversity Studies Certificate on the Lancaster Campus, contact Dr. Jane Johnsen at