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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM)

oSTEM logooSTEM provides support for LGBTQ and straight ally students, faculty and staff by educating peers and connecting students, faculty and staff with professionals in industry.

oSTEM Vision

oSTEM envisions a world where LGBTQ+ people in the STEM community are empowered to achieve success in a safe and supportive environment that celebrates their diversity and unique contributions.

oSTEM Mission

oSTEM empowers LGBTQ+ people in STEM to succeed personally, academically, and professionally by cultivating environments and communities that nurture innovation, leadership, and advocacy.

oSTEM Values

  • Integrity: We establish trust through honesty and transparency by maintaining the highest standard of ethics.
  • Intentionality: We carry out our work with mindfulness, focus, and self-awareness.
  • Respect: We create and maintain openness and inclusion, appreciating individual contributions and fostering diversity and equity.
  • Passion: We are dedicated to the relentless pursuit of our vision.
  • Grit: We push forward with courage and determination, regardless of the circumstances, to achieve our mission.

The oSTEM chapter at OSU meets on Mondays at 5:30 PM at 140 W 18th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.

For more information about oSTEM at OSU or to learn about upcoming meetings, please email To stay connected, consider joining the oSTEM at OSU Facebook Group.