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