About Us

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion aims to create and maintain an accessible, inclusive and supportive community for all who learn, work and teach in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and Extension at The Ohio State University. students talking to each other in class

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion serves as a resource to CFAES students, staff and faculty to enable them to: 

  • Create a college-wide culture that is welcoming and inclusive of all students, staff and faculty 
  • Proactively mitigate bias and discrimination through education and outreach
  • Be culturally competent to facilitate understanding of diverse individuals
  • Utilize inclusive hiring practices to increase diversity and realize equity and inclusion in the college

students walking togetherWe are becoming more diverse as a college, but there are areas where diversity is lacking. Increasing the number of underrepresented populations is another goal of our office. However, increasing numbers is meaningless if we have an environment where faculty, staff, and students do not feel like they have a valued and respected voice at the table. If the environment is not inclusive, CFAES will not be a place where students, faculty, and staff want to study and work. Our college is on a journey to create the best place to work, learn and grow.  

Explore our website to learn more about the programs, events, and resources that support our mission.