Frequently Asked Questions

Buckeye Portal for Inclusive Excellence FAQ

What is the portal?

The Buckeye Portal for Inclusive Excellence is a central repository of Ohio State University activities, events, and programs and strategic planning efforts that support the university's efforts toward inclusive excellence. As stated in Ohio State's Strategic Plan, “diversity and inclusion are core principles in everything we do at this institution, from academic programming and resources to the hiring and promotion of faculty and staff.” Through the portal, we help our university succeed by creating and managing an inventory of our engagements and investments. By using this tool, staff, faculty, and students can share promising practices, find collaborators, and generate new opportunities to further enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Why was the portal developed?

The portal was developed to allow Ohio State to capture its efforts and investments in diversity, equity, and inclusion. The portal archives information so that we can build on successes and address new opportunities on Ohio State's campus in order to enhance student, staff, faculty, and post-doctoral researcher diversity, and to build an inclusive environment for everyone.