Diversity and Inclusion CouncilCalendar and events

The OSAS Diversity and Inclusion Council organizes monthly brown bag discussions on topics ranging from microaggressions and difficult conversations to LGBTQ+ pride. The council also organizes facilitated implicit bias trainings, a requirement for all OSAS employees.

You can also find upcoming events on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s racial justice page. Below are some upcoming events, along with a diversity awareness calendar. However, this is by no means an exhaustive list. If you have suggestions of other events or additions to the calendar you’d like to see here, please email OSASD&I@osu.edu.

Upcoming events

OSAS D&I Brown Bag

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022

Noon–1 p.m.

The latest event in the monthly OSAS Diversity and Inclusion Council Brown Bag series will feature a chat with Dr. James Moore and Dr. David Graham on the State of the University and Diversity.

Implicit Bias Deep Dive

Friday, March 25, 2022

1–3 p.m.

Join the OSAS Diversity and Inclusion Council for an implicit bias deep dive session. This session is designed for OSAS employees who have completed implicit bias training in the past. It will be led by Tracie Ransom, one of the signature speakers at last year's National Conference on Diversity, Race and Learning.

Implicit Bias 101

Thursday, May 26, 2022

10–11:30 a.m.

Join the OSAS Diversity and Inclusion Council for an introductory implicit bias training session. This session is designed for OSAS employees who have not completed implicit bias training before. The content for this session will be the same as the content for the Jan. 25 session.

Diversity awareness calendar


  • January 20 Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (Ohio State observed holiday)


  • Black History Month


  • Deaf History Month
  • Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
  • Gender Equality Month
  • Greek American Heritage Month
  • Irish American Heritage Month
  • Women’s History Month
  • March 8 International Women’s Day
  • March 17 St. Patrick’s Day


  • Arab American Heritage Month
  • Autism Awareness Month
  • Celebrate Diversity Month


  • Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month
  • Haitian Heritage Month
  • Indian Heritage Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • South Asian Heritage Month
  • May 5 Cinco de Mayo
  • May 25 Memorial Day (Ohio State observed holiday)


  • AIDS Awareness Month
  • Black Music Month
  • National Caribbean American Heritage Month
  • LGTBQ Pride Month
  • June 19 Juneteenth


  • French American Heritage Month
  • July 4 Independence Day (Ohio State observed holiday)


  • National Civility Month


  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • September 7 Labor Day (Ohio State observed holiday)
  • September 16–23 Bisexual Awareness Week
  • September 23 Bisexual Visibility Day


  • Filipino American Heritage Month
  • Italian American Heritage Month
  • Polish American Heritage Month
  • October 11 National Coming Out Day
  • Second Monday in October Indigenous People’s Day


  • National Native American Heritage Month
  • National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
  • November 11 Veterans Day (Ohio State observed holiday)


  • December 1 World AIDS Day
  • December 25 Christmas (Ohio State observed holiday)
  • December 26–January 1 Kwanzaa

Dates that vary

  • Lunar New Year (typically in January or February)
  • Passover (typically in March or April)
  • Easter (typically in March or April)
  • Eid al-Fitr (varies)
  • Eid al-Adha (varies)
  • Rosh Hashanah (typically in September or October)
  • Yom Kippur (typically in September or October)
  • Hanukkah (typically in December)