At The Ohio State University College of Dentistry the concept of diversity encompasses both acceptance and respect. Diversity is more than simple tolerance. It means understanding that each individual is unique and that we accept our individual differences, including race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. Age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, political viewpoints and other ideologies also contribute to our differences.
- Our Cultural Awareness Committee brings speakers and programming to the college to promote intercultural learning, further our faculty, staff and students’ understanding of diversity and to help our students understand how diversity should function within their careers. We also join together with other offices from around campus to promote diversity throughout our college, including Ohio State’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Multicultural Center.
- The College of Dentistry received a grant through the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) to establish a program to recruit and serve a diverse student population.
- The College of Dentistry is one of the few dental schools in the U.S. that offers a post baccalaureate program geared toward underrepresented minorities and those from economically challenged backgrounds. Find out more.
- Students are recruited from colleges and universities that primarily serve underrepresented student populations.