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

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Noon–1 p.m.

The OSAS Diversity and Inclusion Council invites you to join the next event in the monthly D&I Brown Bag Lunch Series on December 14, from noon to 1 p.m. The session will provide a chance for the council and OSAS staff to talk about how the council can best serve OSAS when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion. Please come ready to share your thoughts and engage in discussion as this event is intended for the council to better understand the needs and wants of our colleagues within OSAS and hear directly from you!


Diversity awareness calendar

January

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

February

  • Black History Month

March

  • 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

April

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

May

  • 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)

June

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

July

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

August

  • National Civility Month

September

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

October

  • 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

November

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

December

  • 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)