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The Office for Diversity & Inclusion 
Inspiring and Transforming Community

A Message from the Interim Chief Diversity Officer

The character of the Ohio University community cannot be fully captured in words. We identify as citizens of the world. We embrace our differences. We celebrate the multitude of cultures, religions, sexual orientations, abilities and socioeconomic levels that exist on our campuses. And we feel a deep-seated responsibility to address inequities, hatred and exclusionary practices.

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion supports these community values by advocating for the inclusion of all people. We believe that a learning experience reflective of our diverse global community is the best way to prepare students to make a difference in the world. And we seek redress societal issues that prevent anyone from being their authentic selves.

We look forward to working with you to ensure that all people are accepted and respected—on OHIO’s campuses and beyond.


Jason B. Pina

Dr. Pina was named Interim Chief Diversity Officer effective Aug. 1, 2017. 

A Joint Letter from the Executive Director of University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance and the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

OHIO University is committed to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for every member of the Bobcat community. When joining the University community, Bobcats commit to OHIO’s values, the 5 C’s – community, character, civility, citizenship, and commitment.

Diversity in all of its forms enriches the distinct educational experience of OHIO Students. It equips OHIO students with the experiences and skills necessary to successfully achieve in today’s increasingly diverse and complex society. The Bobcat community is a microcosm of the larger world. Empathy, compassion, andthe ability to interact positively with people of all backgrounds and experiences are skills that will be required of our students to succeed in today’s world.

We thank our LGBTQAI+ Bobcats for sharing their experiences with their fellow Bobcats. We stand with you. We support you.

To report discrimination in any form, contact ECRC, Lindley 006, 740‐593‐9140, equity@ohio.edu .

- Sara L. Trower, Executive Director, University Equity and Civil Rights ComplianceDr. Shari Clarke, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

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Highlights and Happenings

Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis shares audit findings to improve diversity and inclusion

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Updates on Immigration Executive Orders and OHIO Actions

Visit Global Affairs and International Studies for Executive Orders and OHIO Actions. This website serves as a resource for the Ohio University community. Read More

Stand For Her Right To Cover! #worldhijabday

World Hijab Day (WHD) is an annual event in its fifth year. On February 1st of every year, WHD asks global citizens of all faiths to observe Hijab (head-covering) for a day in solidarity with Muslim women worldwide. The overall mission of WHD is to create a more peaceful world where global citizens respect each other. Particularly, WHD focuses on fighting bigotry, discrimination, and prejudice against Muslim women. This is most crucial in these times where Hijab is being banned in some countries while in other countries, Muslim women are being targeted and harassed verbally and physically. Click to read more! Read More

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