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Diversity


Inclusive Excellence
Honoring Unique Perspectives, Developing New Relationships, Expanding Opportunities The College of Engineering, Sciences, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA) is on a mission to build an inclusive environment where every student, faculty, staff, and community members participating in our programs and activities can reach his or her full potential.


Diversity is our tradition. Inclusion is our practice.
Diversity is about more than just one element of a person’s identity like race, gender or ethnicity. People are members of multiple communities simultaneously and live varied layered identities. At the intersection of these identities is a unique individual that we welcome, respect and celebrate.


Learn more about CESTA and the Extension’s Cultural Diversity Council
The Equal Opportunity Council serves as a catalyst to foster inclusiveness within CESTA and the Extension. Consisting of administrators, faculty, students, and community members, the council develops strategies to recruit and retain outstanding students, faculty, staff and program participants from historically underrepresented groups. Our stakeholders’ input is invaluable to us, and we heed the Council’s recommendations for promoting these individuals’ success.


Partnerships
CESTA’s Cultural Diversity and Outreach Council partners with local and regional high schools and community groups to extend educational opportunities for talented, underrepresented students interested in pursuing degrees within CESTA. Students, along with a family member, participating in the one-day event can:


The Central State University Extension and The Ohio State University Extension Partnership
The Central State University Extension and The Ohio State University Extension work in tandem to deliver research-based educational programs and activities to diverse Ohio communities. As land-grant institutions, these Extensions share the purpose of extending knowledge and resources of both universities, and the USDA, that enable people to improve their quality of life and economic well-being. Read more about this partnership at: Central State University Extension Partnership with The Ohio State University Extension.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on Diversity, Equity, Equal Opportunity, Accessibility, Non-Discrimination, and Civil Rights
Our Commitment to Diversity
Our Commitment to Civil Rights