OSU is proud to be recognized as a leading institution for diversity and inclusion. For the seventh year in a row, it has been given a 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award and 2018 Diversity Champion award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The magazine is a prestigious Higher Education publication and the award celebrates institutions dedicated to creating and maintaining educational spaces which are exceptionally inclusive.
The OSU campus has seen a construction boom in recent years with new state-of-the-art educational buildings for several academic colleges. Currently under construction is the Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music, which will feature a range of music laboratories and teaching studios, all outfitted with top technology. The new music school sits alongside the McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2019, which includes a world-class concert hall and will allow students to learn and perform side-by-side with renowned artists from across the globe.
In 2018, the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology unveiled its Endeavor Lab featuring 23 interdisciplinary engineering science and project laboratories, millions of dollars’ worth of cutting-edge instruments and a hands-on learning experience not available anywhere else. The Spears School of Business moved into its new home, a magnificent crescent shaped building full of collaborative spaces that replicate modern corporate facilities, including real-time tracking of the stock exchange.
The College of Human Sciences added a new wing to its building in 2016 to enhance learning opportunities for students studying hospitality and tourism management, as well as fashion and interior design. The space features both full-service and quick-service restaurant teaching labs, a beverage education center, a sewn products lab and virtual and augmented reality laboratories.