Commitment to Diversity


Diversity supports the mission of Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark. Respecting and promoting diversity is vital to the education of our students and to the learning environment of our campus community. We foster an atmosphere where each of us is valued for our intellectual and cultural perspectives, increasing our ability to reflect critically and resolve challenges. We share a wealth of experiences that strengthens us individually and as a society. As students and educators, we commit to building a diverse and engaged community.

In today’s environment, diversity and inclusion permeates, and is the responsibility of all areas of the institutions. All departments and offices are expected to promote and develop an awareness of and sensitivity to multicultural and diversity issues in order to enrich the educational and work experience for our students and employees. The Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council of Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark works with and advises the COTC president and the Ohio State Newark dean and director and other senior leaders as appropriate concerning the promotion of diversity and the further development of a welcoming and inclusive campus climate. The advisory council consider matters that concern the campus/college community especially with regard to diversity. Its mission concerns the well-being of the community—its capacity for collegiality and the pursuit of the commonweal while preserving an excellent education for all students.

As institutions, we value mutual respect and diversity by building relationships that acknowledge the essential dignity of each individual and by valuing all races, genders, cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and abilities, and we are committed to creating and sustaining an intellectually stimulating environment for our collective growth.

Please visit the Intercultural Relations page for more information about the annual Community Intercultural Relations Conference.

For additional upcoming events and registration sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, please visit this page.