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French and Italian, Department of


200 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Sarah-Grace Heller

The Department of French and Italian (FRIT) is a multicultural and international department with a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are engaged in groundbreaking research, multi- and cross-disciplinary endeavors, curricular innovation, and service and outreach efforts with the aim of enhancing the well-being of members of the department, Ohio State students and staff, the university more broadly, the Columbus community, and the many disciplines with which we enter in dialogue. We aim to manifest the utility and indispensable nature of foreign languages in a vibrant university ecosystem as well as foster plurilingualism and multiculturalism in Ohio and beyond.