Diversity and Inclusion | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


Diversity and Inclusion

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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.

    Contact Us

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

    • A Place Where Everyone Belongs

      ODI Dedication

      A Place Where Everyone Belongs It's Friday afternoon on the Bexley campus of Capital University. By 1:30, about 25 students have trickled into The Denvy A. Bowman Diversity and Inclusion Center at the Harry C. Moores Student Union. After a few minutes of small talk and the chance to dive into a s...

    • #CapFam Profiles: Remembering why I chose Capital

      Amber Hampton

      Having since gone on to complete her Masters at NYU and now working as an associate director in the Center of Leadership and Social Change at Florida State, Amber Hampton acknowledges that getting around a campus via bus is not so uncommon anymore. However, from the eyes of an young, introverted high school senior, an overnight stay was all it took to seal the decision....

    • Living to serve. Leading with purpose.

      Naima and mother

      Living to serve. Leading with purpose. Naima Ilmi recalled her seventh grade self writing answers to the test questions she diligently prepared for. After thinking more deeply and staring into the question with thoughtful discernment, uncertainty began to manifest in her brain and she opted to e...

    • Student Profile: Stephen Spottswood

      Student Profile Stephen Spottswood

      For most people, the journey from musician to orchestra conductor is a long one. But Stephen Spottswood has held the baton for nearly three years as director of Urban Strings Columbus Youth Orchestra, a group that offers underprivileged musicians the chance to hone their skills and perform in a variety of private and community events. Spottswood moves easily among musical roles: from performing violin, viola and cello, to rearranging classic compositions with modern themes, to recording clever music videos with his twin brother, also a gifted musician at Capital....

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