Office of Student Life : Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Diversity & Inclusion

Role and Mission

The mission of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to support, protect, and advocate for the safety and success of all students, with a strong emphasis on marginalized groups; we will work to ensure that The Ohio State University promotes these same principles through policy and programming.

Lei Guo

Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Lei is a fourth year from Guangzhou, China studying Political Science and Public Affairs. She has previously been involved with USG as a deputy direction in the Diversity & Inclusion committee, as well as the Vice Chair for Diversity & Inclusion for Shared Governance.

Outside of USG, Lei is involved in International Student Council, and works as a University Ambassador. On campus, she is most often found in Express OH or Crane Cafe -- but you might spot her literally anywhere on campus if its during the time window for campus tours! Her favorite Ohio State tradition is signing Carmen Ohio. When she is not on campus, she enjoys spending her time in her room, painting. 


Lei can be reached at

Projects & Policy

  • Diversity Requirements in First Year Success Series

  • EndHateOSU

  • Gender-Inclusive Housing Expansion

  • Increased Funding for the Multicultural Center

  • Bias Training

  • Student Organization Forums

  • Diversity Discussions

  • Faith-Friendly Dining Options

Deputy Directors

Jacob Chang.1728 (he/him)

Veda Mathur.79 (she/her)

Caroline Karwisch.2 (she/her)

Alex Bumgarner.187 (he/him) 

Ose Arheghan.1 (they/them)

*Denotes the committee’s legislative coordinator with the General Assembly