Rich diversity

We're an inclusive, supportive community where you can comfortably join in or confidently stand out.

​At Ohio State, we consider the rich diversity of our students, faculty and staff to be both a defining characteristic and an essential source of our institutional strength.

Diversity is a passion

Learn about Ohio State's anti-racism efforts.

Decades of research have shown that diversity, nurtured in a welcoming and respectful environment, encourages critical thinking, reduces harmful stereotypes and strengthens the ability to communicate, work and play across lines of identity and difference.

Founded in 1970, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is one of the oldest and most comprehensive offices of its kind in the nation. Through a broad range of programs, ODI supports the success of students who enhance the diversity of the university.

An intellectually vibrant and socially just community

The Multicultural Center (MCC) designs programs that bring students together to engage in dialogue, challenge barriers and build collaborative relationships. Plan to attend cultural and intercultural events like the African American Heritage Festival and Drums and Dough (an intercultural journey through music and bread), among many others. Read more about resources for specific constituency groups, including African and African American, Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA), American Indian/Indigenous, Latino, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Women, Men and Faith communities.

Take a stand, make a difference

Buckeyes are civically engaged on a global level. At Ohio State, you'll learn how to use your passion for purpose on campus and well beyond. We know you can do it because students here are doing it every day.

Find your mentors among your faculty; among staff in offices such as ODI, MCC, Military and Veterans Services and University Housing; and among student peers engaged in student organizations.

If you’re actively engaged in diversity-based leadership, social justice and service, the Morrill Scholarship Program (MSP) offers scholarships and an amazing range of enrichment opportunities.

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