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ACCESS Collaborative Office of Diversity and Inclusion The ACCESS Collaborative Program is a comprehensive college experience for single-parent students that strives to increase the retention and graduation rates of all low income single parent students (with full physical custody of their children) by minimizing the barriers that may prevent their full participation. ACCESS provides academic and social support by coordinating university and community services to meet single parents’ needs as students and heads of household, helping them earn a degree and find employment in their field. odi.osu.edu/access/
APS 2016 Conference on Undergraduate Women in Physics Arts and Sciences The second link is to the APS 2016 Conference on Undergraduate Women in Physics to be held at Ohio State in January. There is stiff national competition among institutions to be allowed to hold one of these on their campus. It truly signals Ohio State physics’ commitment to supporting women in the field. u.osu.edu/cuwip/
The Barbara K. Fergus Women in Leadership Lecture Series John Glenn College of Public Affairs Established in 2005, the series brings together leaders from all walks of life – corporate and political, non-profit and higher education – to The Ohio State University campus to engage faculty, staff, students, and community members on leadership and public policy. glenn.osu.edu/fergus-lecture/
College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Gender Initiative College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences The mission of the CFAES Gender Initiative is to identify and create a support structure that will lead to retention and advancement of women's careers in the agricultural and natural sciences. equityandinclusion.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/gender-initiatives
Critical Difference for Women The Ohio State University Critical Difference for Women (CDW) is a scholarship/grant-offering program for women seeking advanced education and enhanced professional lives at Ohio State. CDW reflects the university's commitment to generate support for the specific needs of women, as these individuals seek to realize their goals and dreams, both personally and professionally. CDW is comprised of three funds:
  • Professional Development Grants: For women staff, faculty, sophomore level and above full-time undergraduate students, and full-time graduate/professional students to help facilitate professional development and career mobility.
  • Re-entry Scholarships: For women who have interrupted their education due to unforeseen obstacles and who are seeking undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees.
  • Research on Women Grants: For faculty members and doctoral students (both male and female) who are conducting research on any areas of women's lives.
Diversity Scholarships in Arts and Sciences The College of Arts and Sciences Many scholarships and grants that are specifically for women students are available. artsandsciences.osu.edu/academics/current-students/scholarships-grants/diversity
Professional Development Grants for Women Critical Difference for Women, The Women’s Place Professional Development Grants for Women: facilitates the professional development and career mobility of women through funding opportunities. criticaldifference.osu.edu/development-grants/
Re-Entry Scholarships Critical Difference for Women, The Women’s Place Re-Entry Scholarships: a scholarship fund and support program for non-traditional women students who have interrupted their education, at any level, for at least two years and who intend to earn a degree at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional school level. Application for this scholarship can be accessed through the Special Scholarship Application on the Student Financial Aid website. criticaldifference.osu.edu/re-entry-scholarships.html
Research on Women Grants Critical Difference for Women, The Women’s Place Designed to support research by OSU graduate students that explore women's lives, gender equity, or gender broadly conceptualized criticaldifference.osu.edu/research-on-women-grants/
Rising Stars Buckeye Careers Rising Stars is a pilot initiative at Ohio State through the Forte Foundation. This initiative consists of a curriculum for undergraduate women of all majors to compete for top jobs. The curriculum includes career exploration, networking opportunities and advice, resume building and job search support, career guidance, etc. There are ten universities involved in the pilot and numerous sponsor companies. www.fortefoundation.org
Undergraduate Business Women’s Association Fisher College of Business To bring together students interested in business and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and community service. ubwa.org.ohio-state.edu
Women in Engineering College of Engineering The Women in Engineering (WiE) Program at The Ohio State University was established in 1979 in order to increase the participation of women within the engineering profession. The WiE program fosters a supportive learning environment and culture within the College of Engineering and beyond. In partnership with corporations, faculty, students and alumni, educational and community organizations; WiE’s mission is to work as a change agent to increase the number of women pursuing engineering degrees and entering the workforce as engineering professionals. The WiE network includes innovative and exciting programming to introduce girls to engineering opportunities and to support women in reaching their full potential. wie.osu.edu
Women in Math and Science Arts and Sciences Unite women! Build camaraderie! Mentor the Girl Scouts & School Girls to further science interest! facebook.com/WomenInMathAndScienceAtTheOhioStateUniversity
Women in Physics Arts and Sciences Physics has a vibrant mentoring program for women, undergraduate and graduate. u.osu.edu/swip/

Women's, Gender

and Sexuality Studies


Arts and Sciences

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) is an interdisciplinary field of research and teaching that places gender and its intersection with sexuality at the center of inquiry. It raises many questions about gender and sexuality as socially and culturally constructed phenomena that affect our personal lives, artistic expression, social relationships, and the ways we think about ourselves and the world.


Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies considers the ways gender and sexuality and other social categories such as class, race, ethnicity, nationality, dis/ability, and age shape our experiences. Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies is one of the fastest growing fields of inquiry to emerge in higher education in the past forty years.