Diversity and Inclusion

We, the Department of Philosophy at Ohio State, are committed to ensuring a safe, respectful, and supportive environment for both work and study for all members of our community, regardless of their sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, health or disability status, citizenship status, political affiliation, age, or socio-economic background.



Philosophy Resources:


Best Practices for the Inclusive Philosophy Classroom

The result of an inter-departmental effort, started by MAP, to create an easily accessible launching pad for teachers who want to make their philosophy classrooms more inclusive. 

Minorities and Philosophy (MAP)

MAP is a collection of students in English-speaking philosophy departments that aims to examine and address issues of minority participation in academic philosophy. Ohio State Chapter Contact: Lavender McKittrick-Sweitzer

APA Resources on Diversity and Inclusion

Provides strategies and best practices for improving the climate in the field for women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups.

Data on Women in Philosophy

Provides new data on approximately 100 departments over the past 10 years and faculty at all ranks in Philosophical Gourmet Report (PGR) ranked and unranked programs for 2015. The site also shows the proportion and numbers of women published in Leiter survey ranked top 20 journals.


Directory of philosophers from underrepresented groups in philosophy

Ohio State Resources:


University Policies for Diversity and Inclusion

A list of diversity-relative Ohio State policies, reporting procedures, and contacts.

List of diversity units and resources at Ohio State

A one-stop shop for diversity initiatives at Ohio State

BART (Bias Assessment and Response Team)

BART is a resource for anyone who needs to report an incident of bias or wants to explore and better understand issues like bias and discrimination, and how to effectively respond.

The Women’s Place at Ohio State

The Women's Place works to catalyze change at Ohio State by focusing on these four areas: policy, culture, leadership and reporting the status of women.

Multicultural Center at Ohio State

The MCC offers several hundred programs a year all focused on teaching students personal and interpersonal skills necessary to be most effective in a diverse world. 

Office of Disability Services

Student Life Disability Services collaborates with and empowers students who have disabilities in order to coordinate support services and programs that enable equal access to an education and university life.

Undergraduate Student Government Diversity Committee

The mission of the Diversity and Inclusion committee is to not only represent all diverse groups of students, but to work as hard as possible to make Ohio State inclusive to everyone.