Social Responsibilities

As an advocate of minority business development for more than two decades, equal opportunity is a basic philosophy at The Ohio State University. The Stores Department supports the University's ongoing commitment to encourage business opportunities and diversity among its suppliers. Suppliers should make sure their vendor profile set-up with Unviersity Purchasing is up-to-date.

In 1981, State of Ohio Appropriations Bill 694 set the stage for the University to structure its approach to bring more minority suppliers into the OSU marketplace. It is the University's goal to procure approximately 15 percent of its goods and services from state-certified minority vendors.