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Diversity Initiatives

The College of Education has a 5-year Diversity Plan, which was first implemented in the 2001-2002 academic year. Per the College of Education Diversity Plan, the Director of each School will identify an Equity and Diversity committee at the School level, overseen by a Diversity Coordinator, to carry out the diversity initiatives for their School.

Equity and Diversity Committee

Cynthia Tyson - tyson.4@osu.edu
Diversity Coordinator / Chair
(614) 292-0194

Diversity Resources

Department of Teaching and Learning Multicultural/Diversity Lending Library

Over the past few years, various multicultural/diversity resources have been purchased and are available for faculty and students use. For further information about the library, contact Dr. Tyson.


Diversity and Empowerment Student Organization (DESO)

DESO aims to empower students in the College of Education and Human Ecology by creating a forum where students can advocate for change that strengthens scholastic endeavors and enhances diversity. We promote empowerment through various activities for diversity enhancement, professional development, and social action. Please contact President Brad Rowe - rowe.172@osu.edu - for more information about DESO or visit us at our website.


Equity and Diversity

The overall mission of Equity and Diversity is to increase the representation of persons of Color throughout the total educational system, and in addition, increase our knowledge and appreciation of this society's cultural and ethnic diversity.


The Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center is dedicated to empowering students through the creation of opportunities for engagement and leadership in an environment that celebrates the rich diversity of our campus and the communities we serve. The four principles of the Center that guide our work are building community, valuing social justice, contributing to the academic experience, and facilitating individual transformation. Come see us at 128 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive.


The Ohio State University Diversity Website

See how Ohio State is becoming a national model for diversity.