All Bobcats have a responsibility to make sure our community is free of discrimination and harassment. And when you see or hear it, you stop it, you report it.
Education and Response: Campus Climate Concerns, Discrimination, and Harassment
Ohio University is committed to creating a safe and welcoming campus where we work together to engage, support, and advance a living, learning and working environment that fosters values of character, community, citizenship, civility, and commitment. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes.
To achieve this goal, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values in support of an inclusive campus and commitment to diversity.
VISIBLE: Uniting our Work to Build an Inclusive Community
The work of building a diverse and inclusive community is far more than a set of boxes to check or a series of events to attend. It happens in small steps and in big leaps, in one-on-one conversations, and in massive demonstrations. To succeed, we must be both relentlessly intentional and open to the spontaneous opportunities for positive change.
VISIBLE is about shining a light on all of it – the good work, the hard truths, the differences we easily embrace and those that make us uncomfortable, the barriers, the opportunities, and most of all of the people who are or strive to be a part of our Bobcat community.
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. Learn what every Bobcat can do to build a University-wide culture of respect.
Give it. Get it.
The Division of Diversity & Inclusion has compiled a set of resources regarding bystander intervention, implicit bias and privilege, allyship, identifying and responding to microaggressions, reporting discrimination and bias, and anti-racism.
Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Training
Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity Policy
There shall be no discrimination against any person in employment or educational opportunities because of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information, except as explicitly provided for in this policy.
University faculty, staff, students, or volunteers may not retaliate against a person who has made a protected disclosure under this policy.
Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct Policy
Ohio university is committed to providing a workplace, educational environment, and programs and activities that are free from sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct.
To affirm its commitment to fairness and equity, and to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, Ohio university has developed this policy and related processes that inform members of the university community about prohibited behavior; provide supportive measures designed to remediate the effects of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct; and provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process to address alleged violations of this policy.
Interim Campus Freedom of Expression Policy
Ohio University is committed to maintaining the campus as a marketplace of ideas for all students and all faculty in which the free exchange of ideas is not suppressed because the ideas put forth are thought by some or even by most members of the institution's community to be offensive, unwise, immoral, indecent, disagreeable, conservative, liberal, traditional, radical, or wrong-headed.
To support this commitment and ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, Ohio University has developed this policy and related processes that inform members of the university community about prohibited behavior and provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process to address alleged violations of this policy.