Commitment to Diversity

The Ohio State Math Department Diversity and Departmental Climate Committee was founded in 2018. The Committee includes representatives from all sectors of the department (Faculty, Associated Faculty, Postdocs, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Staff/Academic Advisors).

Beyond the Classroom: Girls Exploring Mathematics



The committee works with faculty, staff, students, and constituents in the Mathematics department towards the following interconnected goals:

1. Diversity: Promoting Equity and Inclusion at all levels of the Mathematics department.

2. Departmental Climate and Culture: Improving the day-to-day experience of being a member of the Mathematics department.

Members of the department can make suggestions towards these goals by submitting our contact form.


Hidden Figures: Ranthony Edmonds & John Johnson


Statement of Values

As a department of The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences, we share the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The 2018-2019 committee unanimously endorsed the axioms described by Federico Ardila:

Axiom 1: Mathematical talent is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.
Axiom 2: Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.
Axiom 3: Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.
Axiom 4: Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

The Ohio State Office of Postdoctoral Affairs issued a statement on BLM, with links to reading and resources.

Association of Women in Mathematics Integral Bowl


Featured Mathematician

We will feature a member of the department each semester. Our first featured member coming soon.


In Support of Diversity in the Mathematics Department


Association of Women in Mathematics

Association for Women in Mathematics
Local chapter:


Ohio State is a Gold Member of the Math AllianceMath Alliance




Ohio State Math OutreachOhio State Department of Mathematics Outreach Group


Ohio State Women in Math and ScienceOhio State Women in Math and Science

Mathematically Gifted & BlackMathematically Gifted and Black

Ohio State National Society of Black EngineersOhio State National Society of Black Engineers