At The Ohio State University College of Medicine, we strive to be a national leader of inclusive excellence by delivering on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging among all faculty, staff and learners. To that end, we are committed to ensure that our students experience learning environments and curricula that are antiracist and free of bias. We are committed to continuing to improve along this journey.
We invite you to consider accessing any of these as additional resources as sources of support:
The Student Advocacy Center is committed to helping students navigate Ohio State's structure and to resolving issues that they encounter at the university. Their purpose is to empower students to overcome obstacles to their growth both inside and outside the classroom.
The Student Life Multicultural Center (MCC) offers hundreds of programs each year. The dialogues, trainings, workshops and intercultural programming offered by the MCC touch on a wide range of identity development and social justice issues. The scope of these programs adapts to address the changing culture and climate related to campus, local and national contexts. The MCC also facilitates heritage and awareness programs, including identity-based cohorts.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) advances diversity, equity and inclusive excellence throughout the university enterprise by implementing student recruitment, retention and success programs, supporting faculty and staff initiatives, and partnering with campus and community stakeholders in the United States and beyond.
The Office of International Affairs supports academic programs and research, coordinates international partnerships, administers grants and scholarships for global engagement and contributes to enriching the Ohio State experience for the university’s international student and scholar population.
Student Life's Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS) provides counseling and consultation to all students enrolled at OSU. Students’ spouses/partners who are covered by the Comprehensive Student Health Insurance are also eligible for services. CCS offers counseling and therapy to help students address personal, academic and career concerns. Both individual and group counseling are available. Their diverse staff specializes in a number of issues, including (but not limited to) substance abuse, eating disorders, sexual assault, relationship violence, international student concerns, LGBTQIA issues and multiculturalism. Call 614-292-5766.
The Buckeye Peer Access Line (PAL) is a non-emergency talk line that provides a space for students to engage in brief phone conversations in order to gain support and learn about campus resources. Student volunteers are available to provide peer-to-peer assistance that promotes and enhances student development and wellbeing.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available 24/7/365 for Ohio State benefits-eligible faculty, staff, and family members. They provide life assistance for a wide array of personal, work-related, and daily living challenges such as stress, marital/family challenges, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, legal consultation, identify theft support, financial consultation and much more. All EAP services are personalized to fit your specific needs and are provided by The Ohio State University Health Plan, Inc.
Civil Rights Intake Coordinators in the Office of Institutional Equity assist faculty, staff, and students, in understanding their rights and options for support and investigation of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, provide referrals to campus and community resources, and arrange interim and protective measures. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-292-2121.