We are an academic community that believes in continuously building a campus culture that values every form of diversity and welcomes all people. Furthermore, we believe in fostering an inclusive campus where all of its members can thrive.
Creating and Embracing a Diverse and Inclusive Community
Since its inception, Ohio Wesleyan has longed to create an embracing, learning, living, and working community that engages individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities and helps them connect with their community and with the the world. This is why OWU’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goal strives to allow students, faculty, and staff to connect in ways that enhance their inclusivity awareness, knowledge, experience, and empathetic understanding to achieve exceptional results.
An engaged group effort is essential to creating an inclusive environment, and there will always be work to be done. Along with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, I invite every single member of Ohio Wesleyan to continue making our community one where we all are valued and respected for our differences, skills, and abilities, where there are equal growth opportunities for its members, and where the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion is a daily commitment.
Juan Armando Rojas Joo, Ph.D.
Chief Diversity Officer
Read our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy Statement for more information.
Travel-Learning Courses, Theory-to-Practice Grants, Interfaith Service Teams, semester-long off-campus programs - all provide you with opportunities to immerse yourself in another culture through the OWU Connection program.
You will be better prepared to live and work in today's global marketplace after spending a semester living with a family in Spain or going to school in Tanzania, traveling to Central America to explore social and political issues, or volunteering in a mission trip to New Orleans or the Lakota Nation.
Interfaith Service Trips
Theme Houses & SLUs
Students may choose to live in a theme house or Small Living Unit (SLU), each with about 12-16 students. Many of these residences, are focused on various cultural perspectives, including the House of Black Culture, Sexuality and Gender Equality House, Interfaith House, and Citizens of the World House.
The students in these houses conduct programs and events for the entire campus.
Citizens of the World
House of Linguistic Diversity
House of Black Culture
Cultural Clubs & Events
Choose from nearly 100 campus clubs and organizations representing a vast spectrum of interests. Some are based on political, cultural, or religious ideas or affiliations.
These clubs and other campus organizations host events throughout the year that celebrate cultures from around the world - and from across the campus.