Equity and Diversity

About Us

The College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) at The Ohio State University prepares professionals who ensure every human fulfills their potential and contributes to society’s well being. The college provides a stimulating and welcoming environment for faculty, staff, and students to collaborate with, learn from, and engage across diversity in ways that nurture creativity and innovation, which are essential ingredients for creating solutions to problems that affect the human condition. The college’s curriculum emphasizes multicultural issues and much of the research conducted by EHE faculty, staff, and students provides invaluable insight into issues related to equity and diversity in broader society. Our long history as a college is marked by significant progress and notable gains in the recruitment, retention, and promotion of diverse faculty, staff, and students. We firmly believe that the foundation of any great academic unit is reflected in the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. And thus we are committed to continued success in equity, diversity, and excellence, in consonance with the university’s vision of rising from excellence to eminence.

Goals

The College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State prepares professionals who ensure every human fulfills their potential and contributes to society’s well being. We are engaged in this work, both nationally and abroad, at a time marked by complex challenges. Chief among those challenges is the critical need to prepare educators and other professionals to serve an increasingly diverse population situated within equally diverse settings, neighborhoods, and schools. To overcome such challenges and excel in achieving our mission, the college’s diversity officer provides administrative oversight and support for:

  • Promoting recruitment, retention, and success of all faculty, staff, and students in the college, especially those from historically underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Maintaining a supportive and inclusive environment for all members of the College of Education and Human Ecology, including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
  • Monitoring the college’s continued commitment to and success in equal opportunity in both employment and educational settings for all faculty, staff, and students regardless of race/ethnicity, sex, citizenship, sexual orientation, religion, or ability status, to name a few.
  • Increasing the number of high-quality professional development opportunities provided for faculty, staff, and students to enhance their appreciation and understanding of equity and diversity issues.
  • Providing expertise and resources to members of the college about issues of equity, diversity, and excellence, including print-, online-, and social media.