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Foster Diversity and Inclusive excellence
Empower students to embrace the intricacy of our diverse, global community in the 21st century

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to excellence, which includes building a diverse, equitable and inclusive community. When entering our classrooms and learning spaces, students expect a world-class educational experiences inclusive of a broad range of ideas, backgrounds and experiences. We prepare students for engaging and interacting in the real world with all its complexity and diversity.

When you support the College of Arts and Sciences’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Enhancement Fund, you help create a 21st century educational experience that equips our students to address the intricacies of an increasingly diverse and global culture. As our world becomes more integrated and complex, it is essential that we offer students learning experiences across our classrooms, labs and studios that allow opportunities to collaborate with those who offer visions of the world far different from their own. It is through such rich collaborations that we see our best problem solving come to life.

Fostering diversity directly enhances student learning and enables our students to be more competitive and successful in the job market. Employers seek graduates who understand diversity and who are able to work as part of diverse teams. Through our research, teaching, outreach and educational opportunities, our students will become thought leaders and integral contributors to the diverse communities of the 21st century.

“With the pandemic striking, our nation has suffered. However, like never before, I have seen our nation rally together for a call for justice against the systemic oppression endured by minorities for centuries. I am a minority at a predominantly white institution, yet, I have never been made to feel less than. The Ohio State University is a school of diversity, inclusion, engagement, innovation and so much more.”

– Troylonda Bachus, BA Political Science 2023

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