The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

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Undergrad Diversity

Support for all students

At Ohio State, we believe that when we celebrate the thoughts, experiences and practices of others different from ourselves, we strengthen the university, the student experience and all we might achieve together. 

We’re dedicated to helping students come together and build community around shared backgrounds and identities—as a student here, you’ll connect with students, faculty and staff from all regions of the nation and world who are equally committed to academic excellence and a culture of engagement, inclusion and service.

And whether it’s through our Office of Diversity and Inclusion or our Center for Belonging and Social Change, you’ll have access to programming, mentorship, global education, academic exploration and professional development—all skills and experiences that will help you embrace Ohio State’s vibrant community and develop to your fullest potential.


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Ranked #1 among Ohio public institutions and #17 among all public institutions nationwide | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked #7 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” among national public universities | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked #12 for “most sought-after graduates” | Wall Street Journal’s survey of corporate recruiters

More to explore: 

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
ODI is one of the oldest and most prominent offices of its kind in the nation, offering a wide range of services, programs and resources to students at all levels.

Center for Belonging and Social Change
CBSC has a mission to cultivate an inclusive, empowering and equity-minded university community.

Hale Black Cultural Center
The Hale Center is considered one of the finest Black cultural centers in the country. Open seven days a week, the center offers supportive programs and activities for the development and advancement of all students and particularly Black and African American students.

Latine Student Success
LSS cultivates Latine-centered communities for academic, social and professional support, and promotes inclusion and visibility of Latine students on campus. Explore programs that focus on empowerment, leadership and service.

Student organizations
In addition to the above offerings, getting involved is one of the best ways to find a sense of belonging at Ohio State. And with over 1,400 student organizations to choose from, you’re sure to find others who share your interests!

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “An unforeseen benefit of a predominantly white institution is the fierce advocacy and amplified voice within the Black Ohio State community.”

    • Emmanuel Long
      medical anthropology
  • “I chose to be a Buckeye because I could get the skills and experiences I need to be successful as a communicator and advocate for the communities I work in. And I love the atmosphere and sense of community at Ohio State and in my college!”

    • Kylie Ramirez1
      agricultural communication
  • “My best advice to new students is to get involved right away and say yes to the opportunities that come your way.”

    • Jasmine Mathis
      nursing and Spanish
  • “Getting involved made all the difference for me. There are so many ways at Ohio State to find community inside and outside of the classroom.”

    • Pedro Tula
      accounting and economics