The Ohio State University | Multicultural Center

The Ohio State University | Multicultural Center
The Ohio Union Ste. 1000
1739 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43210 
Tel: (614) 688-8449
Fax: (614) 292-4462
Alliance Group: Education, Mentoring & Youth 
Type: Governmental Agency 
Region: Central 

Mission Statement:
To facilitate the inclusive shared learning experiences of students where all can engage in dialogue, challenge barriers, and build collaborative relationships.

Description of Services:
We will build community by cultivating an inclusive and positive university climate through
 operating a safe and welcoming space on campus that serves as a center for dialogue, learning and community;
 partnering with individuals, groups, academic affairs and other student life units to offer initiatives that connect people through community service, social engagement, cultural celebration and shared understanding;
 working with the university to continuously track and address issues of discrimination and bias that affect university members; and
 maintaining an interactive website that is a comprehensive, useful resource.
We will contribute to the academic experience by fostering students' ability to think critically through
 collaborating with academic units to create dialogue, inspire reflection and arouse new viewpoints for intellectual growth within the Ohio State community; and
 implementing co-curricular programs to explore and teach concepts around privilege, oppression and intra- and inter-group relations.
We will provide students with resources to promote social justice at Ohio State and around the world through
 creating innovative tools to raise awareness about established and emerging social identities; and
 facilitating collaborative campus-wide initiatives that promote intercultural exchange, civic involvement, equity and access.
We will facilitate students' individual transformation through
 offering advocacy and outreach to address students' cultural, educational, emotional, physical and spiritual needs;
 supporting and challenging students to explore their ethics and values on personal, social and professional levels; and
 providing leadership development opportunities for students to build community, contribute to the academic experience and empower others to become change agents for social justice.

OLAnet Admin Contact                                            
First Name: Indra                                                        
Last Name: Leyva-Santiago                                      
Title: Intercultural Specialist, Latino Student Initiatives       
Phone: (614) 688-8449                                                 

Organization President/CEO
First Name: Todd
Last Name: Suddeth
Title: Senior Executive Director
Phone: (614) 688-8449