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The MCBD program embraces diversity and seeks to promote an inclusive and supportive community for our students, faculty and staff.  We are proud of our positive and collegial culture and are committed to treating our students with dignity and respect regardless of race, ethnicity, cultural background, religious beliefs, gender identity, sexual orientation or physical ability.  We recognize and embrace the strength that such diversity brings to our laboratories and classrooms. 

We recruit students that are curious about the world around them, passionate about science, and committed to intellectual enquiry.  When you enter our program, we take an active interest in you as a person and become invested in your success.  We strive to train generations of scientists that reflect the diversity of the society around us.  We are proud of the diversity of our students and faculty but recognize that we still have work to do to achieve this goal. 

If you are passionate about science and studying the molecular basis of life and excited about the prospect of a cutting-edge interdisciplinary graduate training, then we are excited to welcome you into our family and guide you on that journey.

We encourage you to explore the following links and resources to learn more about our commitment and the commitment of Ohio State University to these principles.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI). One of the oldest and most prominent offices of its kind in the nation, ODI supports the recruitment, retention and success of students, faculty and staff who enhance the diversity of The Ohio State University. 

The Women's Place.  Serves as a catalyst for institutional change to expand opportunities for women's growth, leadership and power in an inclusive, supportive, and safe university environment consistent with the goals of the Academic and Diversity Plans.

LGBTQ at Ohio State University.  Ohio State University's one-stop resource for LGBTQ students and allies.

Multicultural Center.  A division of the Office of Student Life, the mission of the Multicultural Center is to facilitate the inclusive shared learning experiences of students where all can engage in dialogue, challenge barriers and build collaborative relationships.

Graduate and Professional Student Recruitment Initiative.  Ohio State University’s premier diversity recruitment program for students considering graduate studies at Ohio State, with the goal of enhancing the ethnic, cultural and academic diversity of Ohio State University’s Graduate School and Professional Colleges.

Ohio State University chapter of SACNAS.   The local chapter of Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists — from college students to professionals — to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.

Black Graduate and Professional Student Caucus.  The Caucus promotes academic, cultural, service, and social programs for the University community, the Black community, and for Black graduate and professional students in particular. The Caucus also provides a forum in which the Black graduate and professional student body may present, discuss, and act upon issues relative to its role in the academic and non-academic aspects of the University community.

Ohio State University Office of Disability Services.  An office within the Office of Student Life that is committed to creating an accessible educational experience for students with disabilities. We partner with students, faculty and staff to design accessible environments and to provide academic accommodations and support services.

Office of International Affairs (OIA).  An office of Ohio State University that provides assistance and support to international students.