DEI Fellows

DEI Fellows

Update: Applications are no longer being accepted for spring semester.

OHIO University Communications and Marketing with support from the Division of Diversity and Inclusion has developed a new DEI Fellowship program, launching at the beginning of 2023’s spring semester. Seven OHIO students will be selected as paid DEI fellows; these student employees will work closely with UCM team members across disciplines and departments to create content and develop marketing strategies that help to inform and bolster our DEI efforts across the University. Fellows will also collaborate on and launch a special team project with a focus on diversity and inclusion.

By incorporating a broader range of student backgrounds and perspectives, OHIO will strengthen our ability to create authentic, inclusive and relevant marketing and messages that resonate with every member of our University community. This collaborative work will provide creative and talented individuals from historically underrepresented demographics the opportunity to gain paid, real-world experience with an award-winning team, while also helping every Bobcat continue to fulfill our ongoing mission to Make Respect Visible across campus and beyond,


Do You Have?

  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion: Bring your passions with you!
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to learn: You will be doing real work that will make a difference.
  • Enthusiastic interest in communications, marketing, and/or branding: These transferable skills will serve you well in any career.
  • Strong background in one or more of the following areas:
    • diversity studies, intergroup dialogue, cultural and intercultural consciousness, global mindset
    • written and verbal communication (journalism or English composition courses, experience interviewing people and writing news or feature-type articles)
    • visual communications (graphic design, photography, videography)
    • digital communications (web design/development, social media strategy, content marketing, web edits in content management system)
    • project management (workflow, team leadership, delegation, charting milestones and meeting deadlines)
    • media planning (paid search, social media strategy, data analytics)


Students walking together

Representation Matters

Students work together as part of the Make Respect Visible initiative.

Political Science Professor Susan Burgess

Recognition Matters

Political Science Professor Susan Burgess is presented with the Distinguished Professor Award, the highest award a professor can recieve, and her portrait is unveiled on Feb. 25, 2019 in Baker Ballroom. Photo by Hannah Ruhoff

Stephanie Moore

Remembering Matters

Stefanie Moore, an OHIO master’s student studying counselor education, is a descendent of the Mingo nation. Her identity has made a substantial impact on her, and she finds great meaning in her Native American heritage.

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Dancing Wheels Troupe

Inclusion Matters

Members of the Dancing Wheels Dance Troupe perform in Ohio University’s Baker Theater on October 13, 2015 as part of the month-long series of events at the University and in Athens, Ohio to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Photo by Emily Matthews

Holi Color Celebration

Culture Matters

Ohio University students gather to celebrate the Holi Festival of Color on Saturday March 15, 2014. The traditional Indian festival is to celebrate harmony and unity through diversity. Photo by Ohio University / Jonathan Adams

UCM staff paints the Make Respect Visible Graffiti Wall

Collaboration Matters

The UCM staff works together to paint the Make Respect Visible Graffiti wall.

Your Work Matters

As a UCM DEI Fellow, you will gather new images, videos, and stories to build our content so that all student groups and diverse cultures are recognized and celebrated. Connect with student organizations and affinity groups around campus and in the OHIO community.

Help Create New Content

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Highlight New Programming and Events

View All Current D&I Events

Friday, June 9 Walk, Talk & Roll 11:30 AM — 1:00 PM Passion Works Studio
Saturday, June 10 Appalachian Pride Heritage Walking Tour 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM United Campus Ministry
Saturday, June 17 Juneteenth Celebration 3:00 PM — 6:00 PM Wilson Hall (College Green)
Friday, August 25 LINKS Welcome 8:00 AM — 4:00 PM Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
Wednesday, August 30 Mutlicultural Student Expo 6:00 PM — 9:00 PM Baker University Center