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Welcome to the CARE Office

The Community, Access, Retention, and Empowerment Office (CARE) plays a unique role in strategic enrollment planning, supporting student persistence in STEM, and providing educational opportunities for staff and faculty. The CARE Office was developed to support the University's land-grant mission, shared values and the College of Engineering's commitment to creating an environment where everyone thrives.  

The CARE Mission: Through shared responsibility and collaboration with university and college-wide partners, we advance inclusive excellence by:  

  • integrating the University's mission and shared values into the daily operations of the college    
  • supporting student motivation for entering and persisting in engineering, architecture, and planning
  • implementing inclusive and equity-centered initiatives for students, staff and faculty 

Please use the links below to explore the programs, activities, events, services and resources available to our community.


K-16 Outreach and Engagement
Electrion students in workshop
Undergraduate Student Success
Graduate being hooded
Graduate Student Resources
DOI Student Orgs Logo
Student Organizations and Networks


Inclusive Excellence Pillars
Inclusive Excellence
Employee Resources
Learning Opportunities
Calendar of Events
ASEE bronze award for Diversity Recognition Program

Bronze-level Recognition for the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program 2023. The American Society of Engineering Education recognized the CARE office for our inclusive excellence work and for implementing equity-centered practices that broaden participation. The Ohio State ENGR is one of only 69 engineering programs in the country holding this distinction.