Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity

The Ohio State University is a diverse community of people and ideas. As part of the university’s commitment to diversity, Ohio State aims to be a standard of excellence for employment equity in higher education.

The Office of Institutional Equity oversees the university’s strategies and compliance efforts related to employment equity, including Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. This oversight includes coordination and enforcement of the Ohio State’s Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and Non-Discrimination/Harassment policy.

Affirmative Action is the university’s proactive employment efforts to recruit, hire, retain, and advance all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans, as required of federal contractors. (OSU is a federal contractor.)

Below are links to helpful resources both within the university and external organizations. Human Resource Professionals should contact the university’s Affirmative Action Coordinator for more information related to employment equity at Ohio State.


University Organizations and Departments
Federal Laws
Federal Organizations and Resources


View the Statement of Policy (PDF)


Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

To assist us with our affirmative action programs, we are asking you to self-identify any disabilities you may have.

Learn how to Self-Identity a Disability

Equal Employment Opportunity Recruitment, Selection, and Hiring Tips

Learn how to apply Affirmative Action (“AA”) and Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) requirements in the recruitment, selection, and hiring processes.

Learn more