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The Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University seeks not only to educate its students about today's communication industry but to produce innovative leaders who will shape the future of communication and its methods of delivery in a rapidly changing technological landscape.

Scripps provides leadership in communication by preparing students to be effective and responsible communicators in a global society, and by advancing the field through creative activity and research on communication concepts, issues and problems.

The Scripps College of Communication fosters multicultural awareness within a diverse community. It strives to create a climate of civility where leadership and innovation are prized, and responsibility and accountability are understood. The College values curriculum, research and creative activity that provide benefits to people regionally, nationally and internationally.


The Scripps College of Communication's concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It is an understanding that each individual comes with a unique set of life experiences shaped along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic status, age, abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is about understanding one another and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions contained within each individual. Diversity enables the exploration of varied life experiences in a safe, positive and nurturing environment.

In addition to its own commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Scripps College of Communication and the Scripps College Diversity Committee support the five goals of the Diversity Strategic Plan as put forth by the University’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion:

  • Senior and Executive Leadership will promote, encourage and communicate a commitment to diversity
  • Attract recruit and retain a diverse faculty and staff
  • Attract and retain a diverse student body
  • Provide rich learning experiences that prepare students for global leadership
  • Create a campus climate that embraces, respects and values the equality of all individuals