Making a Difference
Through Giving

ODI scholars on first day of shcool

Donor contributions provide essential support for students served by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. ODI welcomes gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations, and facilitates the use of those critical resources to assist our student body in a myriad of ways.  Scholarships, student programming, education abroad opportunities, and enhancing our modern learning environment are some of the chief ways that private support provides students with the opportunities they need to be successful in today’s ever-changing, global environment.

We look forward to working with you to align your personal gift interests to the programmatic needs within ODI.

Please consider supporting Excellence through Diversity at The Ohio State University by supporting the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. 

Questions? Please contact Development Director Kimberly Lowe McCalla at

Ways to Give

If you are interested in:

  • Establishing an endowment in support of scholarships or programming for any area within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Making an estate gift such as including ODI in your will or the beneficiary of your charitable gift annuity or trust
  • Making a gift of stock, property or an in kind donation 

To make an online, secure gift to support scholarships and programmatic priorities of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, click here 

Programmatic Giving Priorities

The Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male
Supports scholarships and programming aimed at growing the retention and graduation of Ohio State’s African American male students

Young Scholars Program
Supports pre-collegiate and collegiate programming for underserved, first generation students from nine Ohio cities 

The Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center
Supports target objectives to enhance student programming and upgrades to the Center’s infrastructure

Sexuality and Diversity Initiatives
Supports programming for LGBTQ students

ACCESS Collaborative
Support for low-income single parent students who are heads of their household and attending Ohio State University

Latin and Latino American Space for Enrichment and Research
Sponsors activities and events that study Latinos within and across the Americas  and supports a mentoring system from high school through undergraduate and graduate school for Latinos and those focused on the studies of the Latin/o Americas.

Minority Scholarships
Supports need and merit-based scholarships for students served by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion