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Our Commitment to Diversity

Guided by our vision to “Embrace Difference. Seek Justice. Be the Change.” we are charged to teach our students about diversity, oppression, marginalized populations and social justice.

In early 2016, the college appointed Dr. Carla M. Curtis as its Chief Diversity Officer in an effort to further demonstrate its commitment to diversity. Curtis is leading the college, with the aid of a Diversity Workgroup, in continuing to create a supportive climate that not only reflects a focus on diversity, but also enables the college to achieve the aspirations articulated in its Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan.

We recognize that our efforts are not a “one and done” approach but a commitment to consistent, ongoing engagement and action to create change. As a college, we proudly accept this as a significant part of our mission.

For more information about the college’s commitment to diversity, contact our Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Curtis at Curtis.60@osu.edu.

Calendar of Religious and Cultural Events and Holidays


EVENTS PROMOTING DIVERSITY AT THE COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK

IMMIGRATION BAN IMPACT ON THE SOMALI COMMUNITY

The CSW Culture and Environment Team of our Diversity Workgroup invites you to an information session and conversation Monday, February 6, at noon on the topic: Executive Action Immigration Ban and  Impact  on the Somali Community.

Featured speakers are:  Ms. Khadra Mohamed, OSU College of Social Work alumnae and social/political activist in the local Somali community; and Mr. Jibril Mohamed, lecturer of Somali language and culture in the Department of African & African American Studies at OSU and a graduate of the CSW.   The speakers will address how students and staff will be impacted, as well as family members, friends and associates who currently reside in the 7 countries identified in the Executive Action.

Date: Monday February 6, 2017

Venue: Room 400 Stillman Hall

Time: 12pm-1pm

Conversation Flyer


NETFLIX: 13TH

The College of Social Work invites you to a free screening of the Netflix produced documentary, 13th. This powerful film engages scholars, activists and politicians to trace the history of race in the United States, which has led the country to hold the largest prison population in the world.

Following the film, a facilitated discussion will focus on the role of social work practice and advocacy around race and mass incarceration.

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Venue: Room 100 Stillman Hall

Time: 5:30-8:30 PM

Event Flyer


Check back regularly for upcoming events that advance our commitment to diversity.

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK EVENTS ARCHIVE 

Know Your Rights September 14, 2016
Speak Out July 18, 2016
Continuing the Conversation  July 13, 2016