Business Affairs & Finance

Supplier Diversity Initiative at CSU

CSU is a diverse campus doing business in a diverse region. By seeking to have our supplier base reflect our customers, employees, and regional population, we:

  • Establish ourselves as a community institution that is inclusive in its business practices;
  • Put money back into communities from which we are seeking customers;
  • Potentially realize gains in pricing and innovation by introducing new suppliers;
  • Create a potential competitive advantage in diverse communities – buy from us because we buy from you!

We will advocate for small, women-owned, and minority-owned business enterprises that have the track record and/or capacity to serve our needs and provide the best overall value to the University.

It is the shared responsibility of the entire University to contribute to CSU’s goal of purchasing from diverse suppliers.

Our success will provide a positive economic development impact within the community, which benefits the University's students, faculty, and staff.  

Contact SupplierDiversity@csuohio.edu for more information.