The Ohio State University at Newark

Diversity & Inclusion


Graphic showing 34 percent diverse student body

The Ohio State University at Newark promotes the respect and equitable treatment of all who learn, work and socialize upon our campus. Ohio State Newark values diversity in people and ideas. We truly embrace the inclusive sentiments of our mantra, “one campus, one university”.

We are committed to providing all students with optimal opportunities for academic and social success. We offer programs to appeal to unique and varied groups while working towards an all-embracing, inclusive campus. This is a supportive community where students can comfortably join in or confidently stand out! Every student, staff and faculty member has something to contribute – every Buckeye counts!

Diversity refers to the variety of differences and similarities/dimensions among people, such as age, class/caste, culture, education, disability, gender identity or expression, generation, geography, language, nationality, race/ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, tribal/indigenous origins, work style, work experience, job role and function, thinking style, personality type, veteran status, and military status.

Diverse script Ohio logoInclusion

Inclusion refers to how diversity is leveraged to create a fair, equitable, healthy and high-performing organization or community where all individuals are respected, feel engaged and motivated, and their contributions toward meeting organizational and societal goals are valued.

Brianna Davis Johnson, PhD
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer

Hopewell Hall #104
Phone: 614.247.7112

Ohio State Newark is a supportive community where students can comfortably join in or confidently stand out!

"The Newark campus has allowed me to develop true relationships with faculty and staff, which I have been able to cultivate into incredible career enhancing opportunities."
Emily Heeralal

photo of Abdi Farah

"In my first year of college, I was struggling how to balance life, work and school. I asked one of my professors how can I be successful in school. She said I would recommend reading Who Moved My Cheese. After reading it, I discovered the power of resilience with a bright outlook, great expectations and enthusiasm. My life changed after that. I completed three internships, two pre-Law programs and graduated from Ohio State."
Abdirahman Farah

"I came to this country at the age of eleven with very little understanding of the United States and limited knowledge of English. While high school provided a basis for me to expand my limited faculties, it was when I came to Ohio State Newark that I gained a feeling of inclusiveness and community. The campus is welcoming ready to students with any kind of need. It helped me boost my confidence and made me realize that no matter where I came from, what language I speak, what my background is, if I work hard enough toward my goals, I can be successful."
Yamuna Sharma
Health Sciences

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Bias and Discrimination

Due to the nature of these type of incidents, Ohio State Newark partners with their co-located Central Ohio Technical College campus for reporting of bias complaints. Once a complaint is received, it is forwarded to the cost-shared COTC and Ohio State Newark Office of Student Life for review and investigation.

To report Bias, Harassment or Discrimination please fill out this form. This form documents incidents or alleged violations of harassment and/or discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, disability, gender
identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status.

Office of Student Life, Warner Center #226, 740.364.9578

For more Multicultural Affairs information and events please visit,

Ohio State Newarks Multicultural affairs website