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What is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

At Ohio University we offer personal support to all of our diverse students. Diversity for us means students from underrepresented and marginalized groups like those of color, international, LGBTQ+, Appalachian, women, those with disabilities, as well as students with other intersecting lived experiences and identities. As one of the only business schools with a dedicated office of Diversity & Inclusion, we want our actions to speak louder than our words.

Required Student Experiences

Our curriculum requires that students learn about different perspectives, history, and how they can individually impact DEI on-campus today and in the business world tomorrow.

The College of Business and Athens are home to a broad spectrum of students and faculty. In everything we do, our North Star is always focused on embedding inclusive practices, policies, curricula, and programs to promote a supportive and affirming environment that welcomes and respects all persons.

6 Specific Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshops for Students

25%+ Student Body Identifies as Ethnically Diverse and/or First-generation

Supporting Women

We support the women that study here every step of their journey to begin their career in business. The Ohio Women in Business (OWIB) student organization brings in women alumni as speakers and hosts social events. At the institutional level, Ohio University's Women's Center provides resources to women across campus.

Multicultural Inclusion

Our support for multicultural students extends far beyond the classroom. The College of Business semesterly mix and mingle events provide a social space for diverse students to support one another and hear each other’s stories. Ohio University's Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention and the Multicultural Center also host events throughout the year to build a social, academic, and professional support network for students across the campus.

First-Generation Students

We know how challenging the transition to college is for students who have parents with degrees. For first-generation students, you face unique challenges that we are ready to help you overcome. From a network of first-generation faculty to individualized advising and career coaching, we ensure your success from Athens bricks to wherever life takes you.

PRIDE in Business

The College of Business has close ties to Ohio University's LGBT Center to ensure all of our Bobcats feel welcomed. With inclusive policies on preferred pronouns and a process to ensure gender-inclusive housing, the College of Business and Ohio University strive to be a caring environment for all of our rainbow Business Bobcats.

From staffing support to student organizations, alumni efforts, and scholarships, the College of Business Office of Diversity and Inclusion proudly supports all our Bobcatswhether they're in Copeland Hall now or it's been years.