Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Department of Speech and Hearing Science Diversity Statement

The Ohio State University’s Department of Speech and Hearing Science affirms the importance and inherent value of diversity in the student body, faculty, staff, and clients served by our clinic. Our didactic curricula, clinical education, and research programs reflect our multicultural society and seek to provide opportunities for students to learn more about people who are different from them. We are committed to promoting a community that: recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among each member of our departmental community and the patients and families whom we serve; and encourages each individual to strive to reach their own potential. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.

DEI Committee Members (2022-2023):

DEI committee

From left to right: Dr. Rachael Frush Holt (faculty), Dr. Stacy Harnish (faculty), Dr. Evelyn Hoglund (faculty), Maria Roth (staff), Sarah Wendel (staff), Christopher Holt (PhD/MA-SLP student); not pictured: Stephanie Xin (AuD student)

We are proud to be members of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee in the Department of Speech & Hearing Science, established in 2015.

Our committee consists of academic faculty, clinical faculty, staff, and students across our undergraduate and graduate programs. We thank you for your interest, and we welcome feedback about our committee and diversity within the field of Speech & Hearing Science!

Some of our recent work includes:

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Scholarships through the Office of Equity & Inclusion

PASS mentoring program for first year undergraduate students

Latinx/e Student Success Center

Acoustical Society of America (ASA) paid summer internship for underrepresented students

OSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship & Supplemental Academic Services

OSU’s Multicultural Center connects students through cohort groups, mentorship programs, and leadership groups

Buckeye Portal for Inclusive Excellence aggregates equity and inclusion events and resources across the university

Racial Justice Resources from Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Crisis Response, Counseling and Support

ODI Embedded Therapist (mental health support)

LGBTQ+ resources

National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH) 

OSU's NBASLH affiliate 

ASHA’s Multicultural Office includes links to practice resources