Central Ohio Diversity Consortium

We provide you with beneficial resources to help you positively advance and execute your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy within your organization.

Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?


Diversity includes all the ways in which people differ, encompassing the different characteristics that make one individual or group different from another. While diversity is often used in reference to race, ethnicity, and gender, a broader definition of diversity includes age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, physical appearance, communication styles, ideas, perspectives and values.  As we think of self-identity, we recognize that individuals have multiple identities.


Equity is the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. Improving equity involves increasing justice and fairness within the procedures and processes of institutions or systems, as well as in their distribution of resources. Tackling equity issues requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities within our society.


Inclusion is the act of creating environments in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate. An inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people. It’s important to note that while an inclusive group is by definition diverse, a diverse group isn’t always inclusive. Increasingly, recognition of unconscious or ‘implicit bias’ helps organizations to be deliberate about addressing issues of inclusivity.

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Membership Benefits

Diversity Knowledge Transfer

Knowledge Transfer

Participate and collaborate in experiences which share knowledge, advice, expertise and data to further guide and develop diversity, equity and inclusion strategies.

Diversity Resource Center

Resource Center

Have access to the CODC Online Resource Center. This is an archive of DEI experts presentations, guides and data.

CODC Co-Branding


As a member of CODC, we will add your logo to our site. 

Access to Members and Events


Access to hundreds of followers of CODC Social media pages via Linkedin & Facebook for sharing your DEI events, news and job openings.

Board Members in the Community

Our very own, Dr. Rhonda Talford Knight was featured in a Spectrum News Article advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion in the community.