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Ohio University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
Undergraduate Admissions, Chubb Hall 120
1 Ohio University Drive
Athens, Ohio 45701
(740) 593-4100
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School Information
"The OHIO experience is unique and transformative, not only for students, but for the entire southeast region of the state. With nearly 40,000 students enrolled across seven regional campuses and the residential campus in Athens, OHIO is recognized as one of the top character-building institutions in the country... OHIO is rated a High Research Activity Institution by the Carnegie Foundation, and researchers hold more than 250 patents worldwide. The Chronicle of Higher Education lists OHIO among the top producers of Fulbright Award-winning students in the nation, and currently the university ranks among the top in the state for nationally competitive awards won by its students... The first university in the state to offer level-rate tuition, housing, dining and fees locked in for 12 consecutive semesters, OHIO has expanded its original Guarantee program to include graduation plans that ensure on-time graduation, and has expanded access to alumni-only scholarships for continuing education as well as career counseling for life in a new program, OHIO Guarantee+." The university enrolls over 34,800 students, it has 250 academic programs, and a 16:1 student-faculty ratio. (Source: (Source: (Source:
General Information
Ohio University has provided anti-racist resources to its students. As part of its MLK Jr. Day programming, the university hosted a "Conversation with Young Leaders", featuring activists, to discuss their experience on being "anti-racist". No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The university’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion will host the 2022 Diversity Leadership Institute on April 13, 2022. The event is co-sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) with featured speakers and numerous anti-bias training workshops.
  • The Division of Diversity and Inclusion issued the 2021 Annual Report highlighting the diversity and inclusivity efforts at the university which include numerous inclusivity and racial equity trainings, increased recruitment and retention of diverse staff, multiple committees and task forces, participation in book clubs of Ibram X. Kendi’s books, and offering of diversity and inclusion segments as part of fall orientation for all students.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • At Ohio University College of Business, the “curriculum requires that students learn about different perspectives, history, and how they can individually impact DEI on-campus today and in the business world tomorrow” with “6 specific diversity, equity, and inclusion workshops for students.”
  • The university offers a Diversity Studies Undergraduate Certificate program that focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusivity from numerous course offerings.
  • As part of the degree requirements from the university, “two credit hours of Intercultural Exploration coursework is required.”
Disciplinary Measures
  • Ohio University has an "Equity and Civil Rights Compliance" report form, their version of bias reporting.
Program and Research Funding
  • Awards totaling $30,000 were presented to 15 undergraduate students who demonstrated their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at Ohio University’s March 2021 Diversity First Showcase.
  • As part of its MLK Jr. Day programming, the university hosted a "Conversation with Young Leaders", featuring activists, to discuss their experience on being "anti-racist".
  • The Ohio University Libraries offers Anti-racism and Black Lives Matter Resources to the campus.
  • In January and February 2023, several Ohio University School of Theater students spoke at the “Creating Your Anti-Racism Toolkit for Middle Schoolers” workshop, an initiative devised to give Athens Middle School students tips on how to respond in instances of bias.
Symbolic Actions
  • The university was “awarded the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine for the fourth consecutive year” for its “ongoing initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusivity.”
  • The university’s Career Network partnered with the Division of Diversity and Inclusion at the February 2022 Diversity First Showcase to connect students with employers by highlighting companies’ diversity initiatives with their open positions.
  • The Office of Global Opportunities partnered with Amizade, a Fair Trade Learning organization that works with communities in more than 10 countries, to create a video about anti-racist movements, the impacts of racism, and what it means to celebrate Black culture.
Last updated January 26th, 2024
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