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Diversity and Inclusion

The mission of the Mercy College of Ohio Office of Diversity and Inclusion is to promote the academic and personal growth of all students regardless of variations in thoughts, experiences, values and traditions.

To fulfill this mission, programs and services are offered that promote, enhance and strengthen diversity awareness, inclusion, high student retention, persistence, and graduation.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion collaborates with other campus constituencies to encourage the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students from underrepresented groups, incorporation of diversity in the curriculum and identify and remove barriers to student success.

Mercy College Diversity Statement

Mercy College of Ohio strives to be an inclusive environment in which faculty, staff, students and the greater community are respected and embraced regardless of variations in thoughts, experiences, values, and traditions.

Multicultural Center

The Mercy College of Ohio Multicultural Center, located in Madison 5617, was created to provide a welcoming and inclusive space for students, faculty, and staff to gather, celebrate and support all persons regardless of variations in thoughts, experiences, values, and traditions. The Multicultural Center offers programs and services that promote and enhance multicultural awareness, respect, and appreciation.

Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Statement

Mercy College of Ohio is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the bases of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, religion, pregnancy, genetic information, and any other legally-protected class in admissions and educational programs, services and activities, in accord with applicable federal and state law.


Inspiring Diverse Leaders

The Inspiring Diverse Leaders Scholarship Program aims to engage, educate, and empower first-generation and underrepresented* students who have a passion and commitment for healthcare and service to others.

Through direct engagement with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and other campus partners, participants will engage as a cohort and partake in the following:

  • Social Justice Education
  • Identity Development
  • Leadership Development

*Underrepresented students at Mercy College of Ohio are identified as people who hold any of the following identities: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), low SES, and males.

Who is eligible?

The Inspiring Diverse Leaders Program is designed for students who meet the following criteria:

  • First-generation College Student
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or GED Score of 530
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $7,000 or less
  • Member of Underrepresented Population*

With a plan to pursue a land-based Associate or Baccalaureate Degree in the following:

  • Nursing (AAS, BSN)
  • Health Sciences (AS)
  • Biology (BS)
  • Radiologic Technology (AAS)

Application Requirements:

  • Completed Application - Application opens Monday, June 27
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Written Essay – Part of the Application

Deadline to apply for the Inspiring Diverse Leaders Program is Monday, July 18, 2022

Inspiring Diverse Leaders Program Application