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  • Supporting a Diverse Community

    The Office of Diversity and Inclusion serves as a valuable resource to the university and students and is committed to building an inclusive campus environment through programming that fosters an appreciation and respect for the culture, history and traditions of all people.

    Learning opportunities are everywhere you look at Capital. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion does its part by:

    • Connecting you with diverse student organizations 
    • Helping student organizations network and collaborate with each other 
    • Expanding the in-class experience 
    • Fostering communities among Capital's students   

    Your participation in such a diverse community, combined with the academic rigor of your classes better prepares you for the complex world around you.


    ODI Newsletters

  • Alumni Spotlight: Samantha Montanez

    Samantha Montanez“While at Capital University, Sam was heavily involved within student organization life. She was a general member of Sister Network, Students for the Advancement of Afrikan-American Culture, and Soc-Crim Society. Sam was also an executive board member of Students of Latinx Affinity for 3 years (2x President and 1x Vice President), Student Life Chair and Junior Class Senator for Student Government and then served as the President of Student Government her senior year, and lastly she was the Ivy Leaf Reporter for her chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated©. Other campus involvements included campus jobs. She served as the Intern/Student Ambassador for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for 2 years, a Resident Assistant for the Office of Residential and Commuter Life for 3 years, and she was a Junior Intern for the Bonner Leader Program 1 year. She worked in admissions her first year as a tele-counselor and then interned in Adult and Graduate Admissions the summer going into her junior year. Outside of Sam's student org life and campus jobs, she served on various committees such as the MLK Jr. Day of Learning Committee, the Educational Excellence Committee (through her stake-holder position on the Board of Trustees as the SG President), the Homecoming Court Selection Committee (Fall 2018), and the Presidential Search Committee (Fall 2019-Spring 2020). Outside of applying for work in higher education and grad school, Sam is currently serving on the board of Young Latino Network as the Board Chair of Membership, which is a non-profit located in Cleveland. Additionally she still is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated© and currently a member of Alpha Sigma Omega Chapter (a graduate chapter located in Columbus). Lastly , Sam serves as Cochairmen of the Technology Committee.

    “My 4 years at Capital were some of the most impactful, inspiring, eye-opening, and hardest years of my young life. I am grateful for Capital and our community. It gave me memories that I will cherish until the end of time. I am grateful for the times I spent outside by the fountains, the time (a lot of my time) I spent in the ODI, the time I spent in the library, and simply for the time I spent on campus." - Sam Montanez


    2021 Martin Luther King Spirit Award: Cha’Noah Powell

    ChaNoah Powell insetCha’Noah is a dedicated student, majoring in business management and minoring in public relations. She is a member of Delta Phi Epsilon and also serves as Vice President of House Management and is a member of the Cystic Fibrois Gala committee in Delta Phi Epsilon. She impacts campus more than just through Greek life. Cha’Noah has served as an Orientation Leader, a Smooth Transitions Peer Mentor, an Alumni Engagement Outreach team member, and an intern in the Office of Student and Community Engagement.


    Contact Us

    Ralph Cochran 
    Ralph Cochran
    Director of Diversity and Inclusion
    Harry C Moores Campus Center
    Phone: 614-236-6181 Office: 614-236-6307 
    rcochran@capital.edu