GLBT Student Services | Kirwan Institute | Office of Diversity & Inclusion | African American and African Studies | American Indian Studies | American Sign Language | Asian American Studies | Comparative Ethnic and American Studies | Disability Studies | Latino/a Studies | Scarlet & Gay
The Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Student Services provides support, advocacy, and programming for GLBT students, staff, and faculty at Ohio State University. These services also seek to educate the wider OSU community about heterosexism and homophobia in order to create a more inclusive and welcoming campus climate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex individuals and their allies. GLBT-related activities and educational programming are provided throughout the year.
The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity is a university-wide interdisciplinary research institute with the goal to deepen our understanding of the causes of and solutions to racial and ethnic disparities. The Institute brings together a diverse group of scholars and researchers from various disciplines, all of whose hopes and goals are that the Institute gives transformative meaning to both our diversity and our common humanity.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion promotes a welcoming climate and serves in an advocacy role for minority individuals both at Ohio State and in the larger community. The office directly serves and celebrates the contributions of African Americans, Appalachians, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and Hispanic Americans. It primarily focuses on recruitment, retention, and timely graduation of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University is the proud product of the 1960s Black freedom movement. The primary mission of the department is to stimulate teaching and research about the Black experience in the U.S., Africa and throughout the African diaspora. Also, the department hopes to encourge students and others to assess various strategies for advancing human progress through the examination of the worldwide struggle for Black freedom.
The Ohio State University¹s American Indian Studies in The Colleges of Arts and Sciences offers a minor to students who desire to explore Native histories, issues, and perspectives from a local, regional, and global level within multiple disciplines. The vision is to ground OSU in its native Ohio history, assist campus departments with recruiting American Indian faculty and students, supporting research by students, staff, and faculty.
The American Sign Language Program at The Ohio State University is an interdisciplinary program offered through the Colleges of the Arts and Sciences (Department of English), the College of Social and Behavioral Science (Department of Speech and Hearing) and the College of Education (Education: Teaching and Learning). The Ohio State University is among a growing number of colleges and universities to view American Sign Language as a “foreign language” that fulfills second language General Education Credit (GEC) requirements.
Asian American Studies (AAS) is an interdisciplinary and comparative field that focuses on the experiences, cultures, and significance of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent living in the United States. Our goals are to help students acquire knowledge and skills that will prepare them to live and work in an increasingly multicultural and global society; to offer comparative and intersectional approaches to understanding race, migration, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and citizenship; and other critical studies.
The undergraduate concentration in Comparative Ethnic and American studies (CEAS) provides a course of study that engages interdisciplinary and comparative understanding of ethnicity and race in the Americas. Like other concentrations in Comparative Studies, CEAS places "comparison" at the heart of its mission: we analyze processes of racialization in relation to gender, sexuality, and class that have shaped ethnic American experiences, cultural production, and relations to citizenship.
Disability Studies at The Ohio State University examines the nature, meaning, and consequences of disability in global culture from an integrated social, political, cultural model. It incorporates historical, phenomenological, political, cultural, medical, sociological, technological, educational, and legal perspectives in order to provide an enriched and coherent view of disability as part of universal human experience. In 2006, OSU began offering a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Disability Studies.
Latino/a Studies at Ohio State University is a cross-disciplinary program, offering coursework from more than 12 departments. Across courses students will encounter an emphasis on the perspectives of Latino/as who have shaped historical events, produced written, musical and visual arts, reformed educational practices and policies, and changed the landscape, economy and politics of US cities. The work of Latino/a Studies is explicitly anti-oppressive as it relates to the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality.
The Ohio State University Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Alumni Society's mission is to promote the best interests of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender alumni and students of The Ohio State University. The Society sponsors a scholarship program, social events for students and alumni and collaborates with community organizations regularly to promote awareness and education of GLBT issues.