A Commitment to Diversity
Ohio University is committed to promoting an atmosphere where understanding and acceptance of cultural and ethnic differences are ensured.
Diversity is philosophically essential to the nature and wellbeing of any university; as a practical matter, diversity is an essential condition for excellence in higher education.
Diversity, in all of its forms, serves to enrich the distinct educational experience of Ohio University students, faculty and staff. There is no better way to learn about the world than to create an environment where students of diverse backgrounds—and indeed, students from all over the world—study, live, learn and socialize together.
Ohio University is committed to equal opportunity for all people and has pledged to take direct and affirmative action to achieve that goal. In upholding its commitment, Ohio University will not accept racism, sexism, homophobia, bigotry or other human rights violations. Such actions are inconsistent with, and detrimental to, the values that we hold essential as an institution of higher learning.
Ohio University is committed to the value and intrinsic worth of each individual. We desire to create an environment that enables each person to achieve their full potential. Then, and only then, can Ohio University achieve its vision of becoming the nation’s best transformative learning community.
Ohio University is committed to the inclusion of all cultures and racial groups, socioeconomic groups, traditional and non-traditional students, in the academic community, the Athens and regional campus communities and society. Through its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Ohio University exemplifies its values of community, character, civility, citizenship and commitment.
Every campus, college and administrative unit will continually examine itself and identify ways of assuring that a comprehensive approach to achieving diversity is attained and sustained.
Ohio University will act affirmatively to assure equal opportunity in employment and in delivery of programs and offerings, consistent with both federal and state civil rights laws and affirmative action guidelines.
Faculty and staff will exemplify principles of inclusion and respect for all people in fulfilling their responsibilities.
All persons associated with Ohio University will be accountable for their actions.