Buckeye Inclusion

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February 2023

Black History Month

Honoring past and present African-American student-athletes, coaches and staff members

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Black History Month

MLK Day Event

Role of sports in advancing social justice

Panel discussion: Malcolm Jenkins, Gene Smith, Kevin Warren, and Nicole Auerbach

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2022-23 Diversity & Inclusion Social Media Campaign

The annual NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Social Media Campaign first launched in 2018, in partnership with the Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee and the National Student-Athlete Advisory Committees, to use social media to create a dialogue around diversity and inclusion and communicate the benefit of inclusive environments in college sports.

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Who We Are

Read the mission statement of Buckeye Inclusion

Buckeye Inclusion is here to support The Ohio State University mission by providing quality programs that facilitate inclusive and share experiences of all those participating, engaging, and assisting in athletics/business advancement programs. The committee of departmental staff is committed to recognizing our remarkable diversity and utilizing our core values to ensure everyone attending or participating in an athletic event feels safe and welcome.


Core Values

Buckeye Inclusion Resources

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Click here for more information on Anonymous Reporting.

Click here to learn more about the campus resources available to members of the Ohio State University.

Click here to learn more about the community resources available to members of the Ohio State University.

The following expectations have been established regarding behavior & fan conduct:

  • Guests should be a positive role model for those around them. Guests will expect and encourage good displays of sportsmanship from fellow fans.
  • Guests should conduct themselves in a manner that represents their University, their Conference, and the NCAA with honor, dignity, and respect. Guests shall not exhibit behavior that interferes with the enjoyment of the game or event by those around them.
  • Guests should cheer positively for their team and refrain from taunting, threatening, vulgar, abusive, racist, sexist, or demeaning remarks or gestures directed towards the coaches, student-athletes, fans, staff and game officials. Threats include statements, actions and behaviors that could reasonably be foreseen as having a purpose to inflict physical harm, even if the person making the threat doesn’t have the ability to carry out the threat. State of Ohio Disorderly Conduct Law
  • Guests shall comply with all facility policies.
  • Guests should sit only in their ticketed seats and show their tickets when requested, should not stand on seats, should not stand in the aisles, should not enter the playing area and should not throw any items onto the playing area.
  • Guests should follow all local, state, or federal laws and will follow the instructions of event staff. State of Ohio Open Container Policy
  • Guests appearing intoxicated, inebriated or showing other signs of impairment related to alcohol consumption or drug use may be denied entry and may be subject to ejection. Intervention with an intoxicated or impaired guest will be handled in a prompt and safe manner.
  • Guests should wear clothing without obscene or indecent messages. Guests will remove or cover up such clothing deemed offensive or obscene upon request.
  • Guests should be responsible for their own conduct and the conduct of others who use their tickets.
  • The Ohio State University and the Ohio State Athletic Department do not discriminate basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law. The Ohio State Athletic Department is committed to adherence to this policy. Click here for more details.

The event staff has been trained to intervene where necessary to help ensure that the above expectations are met. Guests are encouraged to report any inappropriate behavior to the nearest event staff member.

Examples of prohibited behavior include, but are not limited to: throwing objects of any kind; demonstrating unruly behavior; attempting to enter the field of play; engaging in behavior that endangers the safety of student athletes, coaches, officials or other guests; attempting to climb the goal posts; removing Ohio Stadium turf; and/or taunting event staff, visiting teams and/or public safety officials. Nudity is not allowed, and all patrons must be attired in accordance with all state and local laws governing liquor permit premises.

Guests that do not adhere to stadium policies, the Code of Conduct, those exhibiting prohibited behavior, those that violate policies on multiple occasions, are subject to the following consequences: seat relocation, loss of ticket buying privileges, ejection from the facility without refund, letter of warning, and/or arrest. Students involved in such activities or other disruptive behavior will also be subject to disciplinary action through The Ohio State University Student Code of Conduct. The University reserves the right to not enforce, within the sole discretion of the University, prohibited behaviors based on the interests of public safety, operational or staffing considerations or any other consideration.

Click here for more information on The Ohio State University Athletics’ LGBTQIA+ Resources page.

Click here for more information on The Ohio State University’s Non-Discrimination Notice.

Click here for more information on The Ohio State University’s Racial Equality Resources page.

On January 25, 2022, the Sexual Misconduct policy was renamed the Non-Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct policy. The current policy can now be found at this link: go.osu.edu/non-discriminationpolicy.

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