Graduate and Professional
Student Resources


The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers a number of opportunities for graduate and professional students at Ohio State to stay engaged and complete their degree, providing students with a holistic experience from pre-college to graduation.

Bell Fellows Program
This program is for Ohio State doctoral students who show promise of becoming productive scholars on topics related to African American males. It includes ongoing professional development and mentorship that prepares students for the academic rigors of the academy. Bell Fellows contribute to current and new research initiatives and writing projects designed by the Bell Resource Center.

Corporate and ODI Scholar Symposium
This symposium presents ODI Scholars with a unique opportunity to network and mingle with role models who have “sat where they sit” and are now in successful careers. The symposium also offers ODI’s corporate partners the opportunity to meet ODI scholars.

Dissertation Boot Camp
This writing retreat provides PhD candidates from underrepresented populations with the space to work on their dissertations with other Ohio State students and faculty. It is specifically designed for those students who seek to kick start their dissertations or to continue writing chapters on their dissertation.

Student Orientation and Reception

New and returning graduate and professional students, in addition to faculty, staff and other Ohio State community guests, are formally welcomed to campus on the second day of fall semester.

Graduate/Professional Student
Recruitment Initiative

The Graduate/Professional Student Recruitment Initiative (GPS) is The Ohio State University's premier diversity recruitment program for students considering post-baccalaureate studies at Ohio State. It serves as a conduit for specialized information and helps to contribute to the ethnic, cultural and academic diversity of Ohio State's Graduate School and Professional Colleges.

Preparing for the Professoriate Retreat
The Preparing for the Professoriate Retreat (formerly the Future Faculty Retreat), is designed to prepare current Ohio State doctoral students for graduate school admission and the demands that accompany the professoriate experience.

Spring Convocation & Corporate Reception
for Graduate & Professional Students

This is an opportunity for graduate and professional students to meet and network with those in different fields of study as well as with alumni, faculty, staff and administrators at Ohio State and key area corporate representatives.

Additional Opportunities for
Professional Growth
Other annual events offer graduate and professional students additional opportunities to become involved outside of the classroom such as the President and Provost’s Diversity Lecture and Cultural Arts Series, the National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning, and ODI’s Dialogue and Discussion Series.