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.

Alex Leeder

Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Pronouns: he/him/his


Alex Leeder is a fourth year Theatre major from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This year marks Alex’s first year in USG. Outside of USG, Alex is involved in Residence Life and Trans*mission. On campus, Alex can commonly be found at the Drake Union and at select theatre performances throughout the year.

Alex 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

Noah Bidna

Yehosef Thomas

Lei Guo

Mallory Masarik