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Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


About Us

Mission Statement Students walking together in a group on campus

We are a diverse team of change agents serving the CFAES community, the broader university, and residents of the state of Ohio through our connection to OSU Extension. We celebrate and honor all identities through educational webinars, workshops, on-line resources, and individual communication/consultation. We are allies for marginalized groups, upholding the highest standards to achieve equity and inclusion and act as catalysts to reshape College culture so that we all can enjoy the same opportunities with all our intersecting identities. 

Vision Statement

We exemplify a transformed college where diversity, equity, and inclusion are institutionalized values that are embraced, practiced, and celebrated and all members of the CFAES community are supported in developing to their highest potential.  

CFAES Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Values

We value: 

  • Accountability  
  • Authenticity  
  • Collaboration/teamwork  
  • Communication  
  • Diversity 
  • Empathy 
  • Empowerment  
  • Equity  
  • Having boundaries  
  • Honesty  
  • Inclusion  
  • Integrity 
  • Intellectual flexibility  
  • Lifelong learning  
  • Mutual respect  
  • Quality/Excellence  
  • Self-improvement 
  • Social justice  
  • Validating everyone’s lived experience