Community of Inclusion

In The Ohio State University College of Public Health, we understand that diversity promotes a culture of inclusion that understands and appreciates the world beyond our own individual perspective. The CPH Community of Inclusion Program was developed by the CPH Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence Committee to demonstrate the college's commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion within the college, the profession and the communities we serve.

CPH Community of Inclusion Experience Submission Form

Program Goals

  • Support and acknowledge individual efforts to gain awareness of topics related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Develop skills in cross-cultural communication through college dialogues.
  • Members of the college have increased knowledge of various cultures and backgrounds as measured by completion of 'experiences'.
  • Increased willingness to develop skills in cross-cultural communication as measured by participation in college dialogues.

Experience refers to any of the types of opportunities below. A list of opportunities can be found here however you may also (and are encouraged to do so) identify other opportunities within these categories. If you are not sure whether it qualifies or it is an opportunity outside of the college that we should raise awareness of and include in our list, you may submit the experience to the committee at CPH-Diversityatosu [dot] edu.

6 experiences total

  • 3 or more learning experiences
  • 1 or more dialogue /engagement experience

*Only one level may be earned per academic year

6 experiences beyond Level One for 12 experiences total

  • 2 or more learning experiences
  • 2 or more dialogue engagement experiences
  • 1 or more facilitation/development experiences

*Only one level may be earned per academic year

6 experiences beyond Level Two for 18 experiences total

  • 1 or more learning experiences
  • 1 or more dialogue /engagement experiences
  • 2 or more facilitation/development experiences

*Only one level may be earned per academic year

Click here for a list of learning experiences.

  • Participate in CPH Community of Inclusion Brown Bag discussions. CPH discussions will use the Multicultural Center Community Kit model and resources
  • Host your own small group or brown-bag discussion with at least three members using a Multicultural Center Community Kit
  • Summarize an article/video or other learning experience and submit a guest blog for CPH Community of Inclusion
  • Participate in a CPH volunteer activity
  • Other dialogue/engagement experiences as identified by the CPH Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence Committee or approved following submission to CPH-Diversityatosu [dot] edu

  • Organize a diversity and inclusion session (seminar, dialogue, training, panel, etc)
  • Develop a Community Kit for the Multicultural Center
    • Includes identification of article, video or other media and 3-5 questions relevant for small group discussions 
    • May work independently or in small groups of up to five members to develop
  • Organize a diversity or heritage awareness event or activity
  • Organize a community engagement event
  • Serve on or moderate a diversity and inclusion panel
  • Organize and lead a small group discussion within the college or community
  • Other dialogue/engagement experiences as identified by the CPH Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence Committee or approved following submission to CPH-Diversityatosu [dot] edu