News & Announcements
Action steps to address racism and racial inequities
Racism and racial inequities must be addressed with sustained action, and we stand united in our commitment to create lasting change. While these problems are persistent, the terrible events that have taken place this year have reinforced the need to act now and into the future to bend the arc of history toward justice.Learn More
Information for instructors: Pass/No Pass (PA/NP)
The deadline for students to request Pass/No Pass grading is April 17.See the guidance to instructors
Teaching for Student Success in Autumn and Beyond: Integrating Resources and Pathways For Support
Students are struggling with a number of issues, including food insecurity, access to technology and internet connection, transitions to virtual learning, loss of income, uncertainty about housing and mental health challenges. Students in these circumstances will certainly struggle in unique ways in their courses as they encounter gaps in their basic needs. This Integrating Resources and Pathways For Support on Tuesday, August 11 from 3 - 4 PM will showcase resources and pathways for support that when integrated into courses can make a powerful difference for students.
Office of Diversity and Inclusion Hall of Fame Award
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Ohio State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), ODI will honor members of the Ohio State community who have contributed through exemplary and sustained leadership the ideals of diversity, equity, inclusion, and community engagement. Nominees for the Award should demonstrate outstanding achievements and contributions in the community and/or the private, non-profit, and public sector. Nominations are due Tuesday, September 8, 2020.Learn More and Nominate
Statement on federal restrictions on international students
The Ohio State University disagrees with the federal guidance issued this week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement about the autumn 2020 semester. We are committed to our international students and will work to develop a solution that ensures that students who attend our campuses can successfully complete their academic work this autumn.
Interim Title IX coordinator
Molly Peirano, director of education and engagement in the Office of Institutional Equity, has been appointed to the additional role of interim Title IX coordinator. She succeeds Kellie Brennan, who has accepted a position at the University of California, Berkeley.
Ohio State soil scientist awarded World Food Prize
A soil scientist at The Ohio State University whose research spans five continents has been awarded this year’s World Food Prize for increasing the global food supply by helping small farmers improve their soil. Over five decades, Rattan Lal, a Distinguished University Professor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), has reduced hunger by pioneering agricultural methods across the globe that not only restore degraded soil but also reduce global warming.
Focus on racial justice
Ohio State is a comprehensive university, and our response to racial injustice and inequities is similarly wide ranging, with contributions to knowledge, understanding and action. In addition to action steps being taken across the university, Ohio State has university-wide initiatives, events and resources.