Your voice is part of a shared story at OHIO
At Ohio University, our vision for Diversity and Inclusion is to celebrate all members of our University community and to broaden our collective understanding by uplifting diverse identities, cultures, experiences, and perspectives. We recognize that this requires a willingness to have hard conversations, to recognize and call out prejudice, to hear and respect vastly different points of view, and to do all this with civility and grace.
Our Make Respect Visible campaign provides the campus community with the expectations for engaging and celebrating our differences. The pillars of Make Respect Visible include:
• Encourage Dialogue, Not Division
• Every Voice Counts
• Listen More, Judge Less
• Spread Ideas, Not Hate
2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipient | INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine
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At OHIO we know that the work of building this 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 both intimate one-on-one conversations and bold systemic actions. To succeed we must be both relentlessly intentional and open to spontaneous opportunities for learning, growth, and change
The Multicultural Center serves as a place of cultural teaching and learning. All programming is designed to increase human understanding through the study and expression of culture.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center
Our LGBT Center serves and celebrates OHIO Bobcats of all genders and sexualities. Through trainings, educational collaborations, strategic communications, and campus-wide programming, we support LGBTQ+ learning, engagement, access, and well-being.
The Women’s Center promotes inclusion, honors difference, and promotes academic achievement, active global citizenship, and substantive leadership positions for women. The center works to build confidence within women’s personal lives.
Office of Multicultural Success and Retention
OMSAR provides access to quality academic support, enriching social experiences, and a sense of community for multicultural student populations at Ohio University.