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Diversity and Inclusion

The mission of the Mercy College of Ohio Office of Diversity and Inclusion is to promote the academic and personal growth of all students regardless of variations in thoughts, experiences, values and traditions.

To fulfill this mission, programs and services are offered that promote, enhance and strengthen diversity awareness, inclusion, high student retention, persistence, and graduation.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion collaborates with other campus constituencies to encourage the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students from underrepresented groups, incorporation of diversity in the curriculum and identify and remove barriers to student success.

Mercy College Diversity Statement

Mercy College of Ohio strives to be an inclusive environment in which faculty, staff, students and the greater community are respected and embraced regardless of variations in thoughts, experiences, values, and traditions.

Multicultural Center

The Mercy College of Ohio Multicultural Center, located in Madison 5617, was created to provide a welcoming and inclusive space for students, faculty, and staff to gather, celebrate and support all persons regardless of variations in thoughts, experiences, values, and traditions. The Multicultural Center offers programs and services that promote and enhance multicultural awareness, respect, and appreciation.

Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Statement

Mercy College of Ohio is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the bases of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, religion, pregnancy, genetic information, and any other legally-protected class in admissions and educational programs, services and activities, in accord with applicable federal and state law.

Pathway to Success

The Pathway to Success Scholarship Program serves to educate, engage, and empower first-generation, multicultural, and underrepresented* students who have a passion for healthcare and service to others.

Through campus partnerships and open-dialogue, scholar-participants will take part in an integrated approach to their education through:

  • Identity Development—Scholars will define who they are and what they see as their contribution to society.
  • Leadership Development—Scholars will explore various forms of leadership and identify ways to apply this in on-campus and in their local communities.
  • Academic Progress—Scholars will explore and use academic resources that lead to success in the classroom.

*Underrepresented populations at Mercy College of Ohio are identified as low-income, first-generation, and/or males, as well as individuals who are Black or African American, Hispanic or Latin-X, Asian or all other Race/Ethnicities not identified as White/Caucasian.

Who is eligible?

The Pathway to Success Program is designed for scholars that meet the following criteria:

  • First-generation college student with less than 30 credit hours
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or GED Score of 530
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $7,000 or less
  • Member of underrepresented population*

With a plan to pursue a land-based Associate or Baccalaureate Degree in the following:

  • Nursing (AAS, BSN)
  • Health Sciences (AS)
  • Biology (BS)
  • Radiologic Technology (AAS)

Application Requirements:

  • Completed Application - Apply now!
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Written Essay – Part of the Application

Deadline to apply for the Pathway to Success program is Friday, July 16, 2021!