The Spice of Life: Celebrating Our Diversity
Diversity in the Nutshell
- Acknowledging the Humanity of Persons Representing a Variety of Backgrounds
- Celebrating Individual Differences Comprising the Human Family
- Identifying the Unique Contributions Adding to the Richness of the Human Experience
Diversity at CCS
The Ohio State University Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS) seeks to provide a safe, welcoming, and affirming environment for those within the university community and beyond. We believe that all humans are bonded not only by universal longings for justice, peace, growth, and identity, but also, paradoxically, by our diversity. The range of human diversity we value includes, but is not limited to, age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, language, nationality, physical appearance, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and political ideology. It is our belief that diversity enlivens, challenges, and ultimately strengthens the human spirit, thereby enhancing our resilience and ability to thrive individually and collectively. We recognize that there is variance societally in the extent to which aspects of human difference is embraced. With this in mind, we feel a special obligation as a mental health agency to affirm multiple identities, to respond to oppression in all forms and to educate students about the innovative, culturally sensitive, services we have designed to nurture their physical, intellectual, social, spiritual, emotional and creative wellness.
Diversity on Campus
Diversity: This site provides links to academic departments, centers/offices, reports, resources, scholarships/funding, student organizations, plans/policies and programs that focus on the many facets of diversity at The Ohio State University.
Diversity as Captured by Dr. Maya Angelou’s Poem entitled “Human Family”