The Ohio State University at Lima

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

• The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Lima is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion for students, faculty, and staff. Research shows that diversity enhances the learning experience for all students and prepares students for a global society that is diverse and interconnected for 21st century leadership. Ohio State Lima aspires to create a cultural environment that is inclusive, and a safe haven for the campus community to authentically share ideas to achieve excellence in higher education.

• The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at Lima Inclusive Excellence Plan is positioned to support the values of The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, The Ohio State University Strategic Plan, and The Ohio State University at Lima Strategic Plan.


The Ohio State University at Lima builds the future of western Ohio by developing leaders and providing access to the resources and strength of the state’s top university.


The Ohio State University at Lima will continue to be both the destination of choice for some students and a gateway for others to the opportunities on the Columbus campus. Upon graduation, students will be well-prepared for the workforce and ready to serve as leaders in their professions and communities. The campus will serve as a catalyst for economic development, the arts, and lifelong learning. By exceptional research, teaching, and service, faculty will encourage innovation while preserving the best of a traditional campus-centered experience. Together, faculty and staff will foster a culture of excellence. The campus community will meet the diverse needs of our students and provide them with a sound foundation for success, extending the global recognition that equates Ohio State with distinction and quality.


The Ohio State University at Lima is a land grant institution committed to serving diverse populations, training leaders, and brining the opportunities of an Ohio State University education to western Ohio.

  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Social Justice and Equity
  • Respect and Civility
  • Leadership and Partnerships