Ohio Business Competes is a nonpartisan coalition of businesses committed to achieving nondiscrimination policies at the state level in order to attract the best talent, to increase business-to-business and business-to-consumer relationships, and to grow Ohio’s economy.
In 21 U.S. states, consumers and employees are protected from being denied jobs, housing and services based upon perceived sexual orientation/gender identity. Ohio is not one of these states.
President Michael V. Drake said the university is dedicated to building and maintaining an inclusive community to reflect human diversity and improve opportunities for all.
The university does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment and admission.
Ohio State joins more than 200 businesses, universities and organizations that are part of the coalition.