The History Department is committed to creating an inclusive environment, welcoming to all, where a student's success and prestige are not based on their background or biology, but rather on their achievements. The History Department is committed to gender equity and full participation by all, regardless of sexual orientation. The History Department is committed to the success of first generation college students, not only as undergraduates but also as Ph.D. students and future faculty. The History Department is committed to providing an environment for diverse intellectual opinions and perspectives, as well as reaching out to international students within a global environment.
We believe that diversity enhances both the intellectual community at Ohio State and the quality of the scholarship and teaching that we engage in. Our commitment to diversity extends to offering a range of opportunities for our students and faculty to engage with the Columbus community. Ultimately, the History Department is committed not only to excellence in performance, but also to racial, ethnic, and gender equity throughout higher education.