Equity and Inclusion Staff and Students in the Animal Sciences building
Weekly Events for Fall 2019 Semester

CFAES and EEOB Graduate Student Support Group

Every Friday - 4:30-5:30PM

Are you a current or incoming graduate student looking for a supportive community during this stage in your academic career? The CFAES and EEOB Graduate Student Support Group* serves as a safe and confidential network to help graduate students manage the challenges that arise during this exciting, but stressful chapter in their lives. 

If you are interested in attending a support gorup meeting and would like to meet with the Columbus support group remotely via Zoom, please emeail Alicia Baca ( so that she can send you a Zoom link. 

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Events

Spring 2020 Professional Development Workshops

The CFAES Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers monthly workshops to support members of the CFAES community in their efforts to create a welcoming and collaborative environment for people from all walks of life. All workshops are facilitated by Dr. Leo Taylor, Program Director for Equity and Inclusion. Please contact Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s Program Director, Dr. Leo Taylor (, or Program Assistant, Alicia Baca (, if you have questions or would like more information. These workshops are free and open to all CFAES faculty, staff (including postdocs), and graduate students.

Other Events Around Campus and in Our Community 

Webinar: Federal Farm Program Access for Farmers of Color and Historically Underserved Groups

Wednesday, January 15, 12:00-1:30PM, via Zoom Webinar (webinar will be recorded)

Join our first Farming for Justice Discussion Group of 2020 with Ariana Taylor-Stanley, Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Coalition CNY Chapter, owner of Here We Are Farm, will be leading a discussion on Federal Farm Programs and how to access them. She will be highlighting programs for Farmers of Color and other historically underserved groups.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Tuesday, January 21, Time and Location TBA

A highlight of Black History Month for the entire Ohio State community is the annual MLK Celebration. Held in late January near the birthday of the late Martin Luther King Jr., the tribute to the civil rights icon includes remarks from a special guest lecturer, scholarship presentations as well as a stirring musical performance from the African American Voice Gospel Choir. This celebration of Dr. King's life serves as a time for reflection and a renewed call to action for students, staff faculty and community members.


Thursday, January 23, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, Barbie Tootle Room

Join Women Student Initiatives and APIDA Student Initiatives for a discussion on mental health: barriers, access, stigmas associated with seeking help. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To ask questions about accessibility or request accommodations, please contact Madison Eagle at 614-688-8449 or At least two weeks' advance notice will help us to provide seamless access.

Teaching Today's Learners

Launching in January 2020

Throughout the upcoming year, and beyond, the college will be hosting a series of professional learning experiences for the CFAES teaching community.* This series is designed to address learning goals established by FAES faculty and staff:

  • Appreciate and understand that embracing diversity, in its many forms and contexts, and creating an inclusive environment enhances the teaching and learning exchange
    • The focus of this goal may take the perspective of: who are our learners and how do we identify their needs; “diversity” in all of its forms in terms of the learner, the educator, ways of knowing, ways of interacting, etc.; or simply “meeting the learner where they are”
  • Become familiar with methods, strategies, and best practices for effectively navigating the teaching and learning exchange
    • The focus of this goal may be viewed as what are the approaches and techniques, we, as educators, can employ to best assist our learners in acquiring and utilizing new knowledge, awareness, skills, and attitudes
  • Become aware of and utilize resources and opportunities for strengthening the teaching and learning exchange
    • The focus of this goal may be explained as sharing the resources we have within, across and beyond our institution which we can capitalize upon for support as we teach

With these goals in mind, programming is being designed to create some developing, delivering, and engaging opportunities that will contribute to our teaching community as we strive to enhance our quality educational experiences for our learners. To register visit

2020 Dissertation Boot Camp

January 31-February 2, Deer Creek State Lodge

Co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion and The Graduate School, the three-day event provides Ohio State ABD students with the space to work on their dissertations/EdD projects. In a stimulating environment, participants develop a plan to complete their degree work in a timely fashion, and receive valuable one-on-one coaching and feedback from experienced faculty. The boot camp serves to create a strong support system across academic disciplines. For more information, please contact Jackie Lipscomb at

Tax Info Session for International Postdocs

Wednesday, February 12, 2:00-3:00PM, Research Commons Room 350

Topics that will be covered in this session will include when and what to file, online tax return options, definition of tax residency, exemptions and benefits for non-residents, local taxes for non-residents, and more. To sign up for this, register here.

ASFW Winter Luncheon: Human Trafficking: Know the Signs 

Thursday, February 20, 11:30AM-1:00PM, Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Road

Speaker Candace Miller 
Candace is a nurse at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, and she also works on a human trafficking committee “where we have worked on changing the hospital policy as well as helping to spread awareness about human trafficking to heal care workers." Candace also runs a non profit outreach called Local Outreach Volunteers that helps homeless and sex trafficking victims. ​
$10 for members, $20 for potential members. Register here

President and Provost's Diversity Lecture

Wednesday, March 25, 5:00PM, Speaker and Location TBA

President Michael V. Drake and Provost Bruce A. McPheron invite you to attend the annual Diversity Lecture & Cultural Arts Series at The Ohio State University. This program offers the campus and the Columbus community opportunities to benefit from some of the most eminent scholars, artists, and professionals who discuss and exemplify inclusive excellence through diversity.