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Recruitment and Diversity Services
The Recruitment and Diversity Services office has a dual mandate to provide both support on matters of general recruitment to the College of Arts and Sciences and to strategically link underrepresented minorities to campus resources.
154 Denney Hall
164 W. 17th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210
Tel: (614) 688-4394
Fax: (614) 292-7068
Recruitment Services for Staff and Faculty
As the office within the College of Arts and Sciences tasked with undergraduate and graduate recruitment, we serve as the college liaison to Undergraduate Admissions, organize college-specific events, coordinate divisional academic sessions for daily visits and represent and coordinate participation at off-campus events.
We offer a number of other services to our faculty, staff and community partners including webinars, workshops and print and digital recruitment materials at the college, department and major level.
If your department would like assistance with recruitment efforts please get in touch.
Student Diversity Resources
We're not a microcosm of the real world. We are the real world. Academics. Career preparation. Leadership development. Community building. Service. These are our values and what you can get through Recruitment and Diversity Services (RDS).
Academics - We offer workshops on topics ranging from graduate and professional school preparation, summer internships, and study abroad to undergraduate research and staying healthy on campus. Additionally, we help identify funding opportunities for students such as the Morrill Scholars Program. Sponsored by Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Morrill Scholars Program (MSP) rewards academically exceptional students who are actively engaged in diversity-based leadership and service activities and eager to serve as student ambassadors and champions of academic excellence and diversity.
Career Development - We work closely with Arts and Sciences Career Services to provide you events and programs specifically designed to aid your internship and career search. Through these workshops, we help you develop the skills and experiences you need to get a competitive edge.
Community Building (PASS) - The Program for Advancing in Scholarship & Service (PASS) is a selective first-year community for Arts and Sciences students who have a shared interest in the benefits of diversity. PASS uniquely links you with academic advisors, faculty, community, and peers to promote academic success and engagement. PASS offers you all the benefits of a small college experience — personalized guidance and support — with the great opportunities available only at a large university.
Leadership - Great leaders aren’t born — they’re made, and RDS takes an active role in helping create these leaders of the future. We accomplish this through sponsoring training and leadership workshops for those who want to take a more active role in the world around them.
Service - Giving back to the community is just one of the many ways you can become active and involved in the world around you. RDS gives you opportunities to participate in multiple community service events, both locally and in other major
RDS Staff Directory
Patrice Dickerson, Assistant Dean for Strategic Recruitment and Diversity
Chinwe Okpalaoka, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment and Diversity
Michael Waite, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Recruitment and Diversity
Marcela Hernandez, Graduate/STEM Diversity Director
Angelett Anderson, Program Manager
Keith Powell, Recruitment Marketing Manager