Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

Inclusive Excellence

The Ohio State University values diversity in people, as well as ideas. As such, we are committed to creating a community that is inclusive of all individual, group and social identities, including, but not limited to, race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin and ability as well as cultural, political, religious or other affiliations.  

Our goal is that all members of our community will grow in their understanding of their own identities, engage in experiences that broaden their awareness and appreciation of identities different from their own and recognize biases they, and other members of the community hold, while developing strategies for combatting incidents of bias that may otherwise divide us. Each individual matters, and our priority is for each member of our community to experience a sense of belonging and feel valued at Ohio State. 

The Office of Student Life’s Housing Administration and Residence Life staff are committed to creating a safe, inclusive space for all residents through supportive staff, educational programs and events.

If you are seeking additional resources on campus, please see the list below for offices and departments who offer additional educational and supportive services. 

Campus Resources

Office of Institutional Equity

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Office of International Affairs 


Student Life Resources

Counseling and Consultation Service

Disability Services 

Multicultural Center 

Find a Student Organization  

Student Wellness Center's Buckeye Peer Access Line

Student Wellness Center's Student Civility Program