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Diversity Development


CFAES Diversity Mini Grant-Guidelines and Application-click here


CFAES Professional Development Fund Guidelines and Applicaiton-click here



CFAES Community Dialogues

August 13, 2013

"White Power, Privilege, and Supremacy: Roadblocks to Eqitable

(Extension) Education"

Click here for article

Click here for connection information

May 21, 2013

"A Post-Racial Era in the US?"

Click here for connection information and articles


March 19, 2013

Generations-click here for article and connection information

January15, 2013
Does more ($) mean more green (trees)?

November 20, 2012
How Unethical are You?
Discrimination and Prejudice: Is it all in your head?

CFAES Diversity Professional Development Modules


Diversity is differences among people including age, class, ethinicity, gender, ability, race, sexual orientation, spiritual practices, size and many other human differences. The diversity development section of this Extension HR website is a resource for OSU Extension and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences staff, faculty and students. Send diversity related facts or community events to Kathy Lechman.

Why "Diversity Unity Community"?

  • Diversity: CFAES values a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • Unity: CFAES faculty, staff and students are committed to each other
  • Community: CFAES offers a sense of belonging for all
  • Slogan and logo offer a visual identity for diversity efforts and were developed with student, faculty and staff input

Five Year Accomplishments

2012-2013 Team Members

2014-2015 Membership Application

CFAES Diversity Professional Development Opportunities 2013-2014 Academic Year

Lunch and Learn Opportunities 2013- 2014, 11:30 - 1:00, Room 214, 4-H Center

(CFAES faculty, staff and students only, lunch is provided so you must register)


Click here for archived CFAES Speaker Series and Lunch and Learns 2009-2012


CFAES Diversity Catalyst Team

  • 20+ faculty and staff from departments throughout the college including OARDC and ATI make up the team.
  • The team's mission is to "Create a climate of inclusion and inspire an appreciation of diversity"
  • Click here to view members of the team

What does the Catalyst Team Do?

  • Provide recommendations to VP Cabinet addressing issues raised in the climate survey and concerns from the University Diversity Plan Analysis
  • Serve as role models and ambassadors of diversity and inclusion to CFAES
  • Develop professional development opportunities for faculty and staff

For more information see the Change Agent States Project


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