Open Doors Training
Open Doors program is an awareness and educational program out of The Ohio State University Office of Student Life Multicultural Center. The program is designed to create a more inclusive campus by increasing participants’ knowledge about bias, its effect on the campus community, how to address bias, and how to best support those experiencing bias.
The intent of this program is to acknowledge that acts of bias occur at Ohio State and help individuals and communities find support, resources, and education on bias. People in the Ohio State community will be certified as Open Doors Partners after participating in a four-hour training and signing The Open Doors Partner Agreement.
Open Doors is also the first step to maintaining the Ohio State Bias Assessment and Response Team (B.A.R.T) reporting system. Open Doors seeks to normalize reporting of bias on campus so that B.A.R.T. can utilize that information to better serve the campus-wide community in addressing bias as an institution. By teaching community members to report to B.A.R.T. through Open Doors, we are able to better assess campus climate and ongoing trends and make Ohio State a supportive and inclusive community. In a world where issues of diversity and inclusion are constantly in flux, Open Doors provides a flexible and adaptable platform for the Ohio State community to learn to confront bias.
Open Doors is an active commitment on the part of the Ohio State University community to provide an atmosphere of unqualified acceptance and assistance.