Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date Jan. 22, 2016
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STARS v2.0

The Ohio State University
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Tayo Clyburn
Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships and Mission
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support underrepresented groups on campus?:

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups:

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides academic support programs targeting underrepresented minorities, first-generation and low-income college students, students with disabilities, single-parent students, LGBTQ students, and students from Appalachian counties in the State of Ohio. Our programs serve pre-collegiate student pipelines, undergraduates, graduate and professional students, and faculty. In addition, there are many programs to support underrepresented groups located in the colleges and in other non-academic units such as the Office of Student Life and the Women’s Place. The Women’s Place serves as a catalyst for institutional change to expand opportunities for women’s growth, leadership, and power in an inclusive, supportive, and safe university environment consistent with the goals of the university.

The website URL where more information about the support programs for underrepresented groups is available:

Does the institution have a discrimination response policy and/or team (or the equivalent) to respond to and support those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination or hate crime?:

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team:

Ohio State has an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity & Non-Discrimination/Harassment Policy. This policy not only identifies Ohio State’s commitment to build and maintain a diverse community with equal opportunity, but it also outlines the procedure to make a complaint of discrimination. One such method is through Ohio State’s Bias Assessment Response Team (BART) is a resource for anyone who needs to report an incident of bias or wants to explore and better understand issues like bias and discrimination, and how to effectively respond. BART receives, monitors, refers, and as necessary, coordinates university responses to hate and bias-related incidents that impact all or a significant portion of the university community. Incidents may involve bias or hate as a result of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. BART is not intended to replace or subordinate any existing processes for reporting and addressing acts of discrimination, harassment, or violence, including but not limited to, processes of the Office of Human Resources, OSU Police, and Office of Student Conduct.

The website URL where more information about the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team is available:
Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:

Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender neutral bathrooms on campus?:

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