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Commitment to Diversity

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry promotes a welcoming an inclusive environment for all students and staffs, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.  Our progress toward the goal of full diversity has been noted in Chemical and Engineering News [vol.92, issue 14, pp.41-44 (April 7, 2014) and vol.93, issue 20, pp.37-39 (May 18, 2015)].   The department's plan for further progress is available for download [link to pdf version of 2014 diversity plan].

There is no tolerance for hateful speech or actions within our department.  All violations of this policy should be reported to the OSU Bias Assessment and Response Team (BART).

The Department encourages diversity at all levels, particularly among the next generation of scientists.  Students are encouraged to participate in organizations that provide support specifically for science and engineering students who are African-American, Asian, disabled, Hispanic, LGBTQ or women.  These organizations are listed on the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Engineering web sites, and some are also listed below.