Rich diversity

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Diversity is a passion  

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.

Learn about Ohio State's racial justice resources.

An intellectually vibrant and socially just community

Guiding our way: the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Founded in 1970, the university's Office of Diversity and Inclusion 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.

For graduate and professional students specifically, ODI offers engagement opportunities, including an annual student orientation and networking reception and annual career fair. ODI runs a number of programs and centers, and its Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center is considered one of the finest in the country.

Diversity and inclusion resources

We make it a priority to connect you with the resources, support and communities that will help you thrive. Some key examples:

LGBTQ at Ohio State

LGBTQ at Ohio State is a one-step resource for LGBTQ students and allies.

Center for Belonging and Social Change

Student Life's Center for Belonging and Social Change works in partnership with students, campus partners and community stakeholders to cultivate an inclusive, empowering and equity-minded campus community. The center offers hundreds of programs a year — celebrations, heritage events, awareness training and more.

College and school diversity resources

The college or school your graduate or professional program is housed in offers diversity resources and support specific to your field of study. They're ready to welcome you!

Office of Institutional Equity

There is no room for hate in our home. In support of the Shared Values we agree to uphold when we become part of Ohio State, the Office of Institutional Equity coordinates the university's response to all complaints of harassment and discrimination, and works to build and maintain an environment that is equitable, fair and just.

Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs helps international students achieve their academic, personal and professional goals during their time at Ohio State.

Office of Military and Veterans Services

Ohio State is committed to cultivating a positive campus and community experience for veteran and military students. Visit to learn about affirmative action assistance, the GI Bill and other financial aid issues, housing, and resources.

Student organizations

A huge range of student organizations (over 1,400 and counting) means you'll find ways to learn, play, serve and belong that are meaningful to you. Don't see what you're looking for? Start your own!

The Women's Place

The Women's Place strives to be a 21st century leader in equity and advancement of all women in higher education. The initiatives and programs of TWP support women on campus and catalyze change.