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 CommunityJuan Armando Rojas

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

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy Statement

Our task is crucial, as we are challenged to demonstrate how diversity, equity and inclusiveness in all areas can directly and in the long-term influence the character of the University.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy Statement

Antiracism Actions & Statements

We must act vigorously and immediately to end racism in every facet of university life. OWU's antiracism action plan is designed to help provide the type of welcoming, accepting, and just environment that we want to epitomize the Ohio Wesleyan experience.

OWU Antiracism Statements & Actions

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) News