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We are here for you. Whether in-person or online, the Office of Institutional Equity is committed to creating an environment that is equitable, fair and just. Harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct will never be tolerated.

As always, even while our staff is teleworking, if you need to make a report or seek support resources, please reach out to us.

Contact Us

If you need immediate help, call 911.

Have questions about the office or resources? Call 614-247-5838 or TTY 614-688-8605, or email equity@osu.edu.

File an anonymous concern through Ethicspoint.

Report Discrimination, Harassment or Sexual Misconduct or Child Abuse and Neglect

The Office of Institutional Equity exists to help the Ohio State community prevent and respond to all forms of protected class harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct. This centralized office houses the university’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Youth Activities and Programs, and Title IX functions. University policies and changes to the Student Code of Conduct were updated effective Aug. 1, 2019, to reflect the Office of Institutional Equity. The Office of Institutional Equity's duties and activities align with Ohio State's Shared Values Initiative, which reflects essential components of Ohio State’s culture and excellence.

The Ohio State University is committed to building and maintaining a diverse community to reflect human diversity and improve opportunities for all. The university is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating harassment and discrimination. Ohio State will not tolerate retaliation in any form. The university is also committed to providing the best experience possible for youth/minors while entrusted to our care. These commitments are both a moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as a matter of law.

Ohio State does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law, in its activities, academic programs, admission, and employment.

Harassment and Discrimination Response

The Office of Institutional Equity also coordinates the university's response to all complaints of harassment and discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.

Report Discrimination, Harassment or Sexual Misconduct or Child Abuse and Neglect

News

Within the past few weeks and months we have seen examples of antisemitism, racism, and other hateful behavior in the national news and on the Columbus campus (more).

The following message was shared with all Ohio State students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

A more accessible and inclusive Columbus campus experience is now available in the palm of your hand.