Diversity Resources

Fisher College of Business and The Ohio State University have a wide array of diversity resources including the college's Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services, many diverse student organizations and a Multicultural Center, located at the Ohio Union.

Diversity and Inclusion Student Services

Fisher’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services offers academic counseling, scholarships, need-based financial aid and tutoring services for minority undergraduate and graduate students. It also provides support to campus departments, corporations, companies and agencies which seek to help minority students succeed academically, financially, and socially.

Students Organizations

Student organizations and activities are as varied as our students themselves. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services provides advisement, encouragement and funding support to 15 minority business student organizations. These organizations are designed to give attention to the particular interests, concerns and challenges of minority students interested in business careers.

Minority business student organizations provide culturally and socially significant vehicles for the establishment of mentorship, career placement and networking opportunities with local businesses, corporations and Fisher alumni located nationally and internationally. Learn more about the diverse student organizations at Fisher.

Fisher Board Fellows

Fisher Board Fellows partners graduate business students with non-profit boards throughout Central Ohio. The students serve as non-voting board members and providing strategic business assistance while working on fixed-length, strategic projects. Each participating student receives the full support and partnership of a board member who also serves as a mentor.


FisherServes is a graduate student led organization that is committed to promoting awareness of civic and social responsibilities and to connecting Fisher with the surrounding community by leading service-based initiatives throughout the Columbus area.

Each year, Fisher Serves holds several signature events including the Fisher 5K, Fisher Golf Classic and a community service day.


FisherCARES aims to unite undergraduate business students through service and encourage students to volunteer. By giving back to the community FisherCARES seeks to make a difference in Columbus and throughout the world.

The group, which also provides tutoring for elementary, middle and high school students, helped Ohio State earn a spot on the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Both Fisher College of Business and The Ohio State University offer many diversity and inclusion related resources for the college's faculty and staff.


  • Francisco X. Gómez-Bellengé
    Associate to the Dean
  • David E. Harrison
    Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services
  • William Watercutter
    Director, Human Resources


Fisher College of Business faculty and staff may find the following resources useful.

College Diversity Committee

The College Diversity Committee addresses a number of college-wide diversity and inclusion issues proactively; maintains a dialogue on diversity and inclusion across the college, and selects the winners of the Annual Diversity Business Awards.

Diversity Committee Members
  • Isil Erel, Department of Finance
  • Francisco Gómez-Bellengé (Dean's Office)
  • David Harrison (Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services)
  • James Hill, Management Sciences, Chair
  • Nancy Lahmers, Graduate Programs Office
  • Jeff Rice, Office of Career Management
  • Tanya Menon, Department of Management and Human Resources
  • David Williams, Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems
  • Xiaoyan Deng, Department of Marketing and Logistics
  • Melinda McDonald, Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office
  • Mariah Scott, Undergraduate Student Representative
  • Kimberly Lawson, Master's Student Representative
  • Heeman Park, PhD Student Representative