Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Welcome to the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We share with you our motivation, our passion, and our drive to reach new heights in diversity and inclusive excellence at Kent State University.
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About Us

Inclusive Excellence is achieved when all individuals on all Kent State campuses feel welcomed, respected, free to express their views, and encouraged to achieve their fullest potential.

Learn more about DEI and read a personal message from Vice President, Dr. Alfreda Brown.

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How You Can Help Our Students

Lester A. Lefton Persistence Award

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion oversees two scholarship accounts, the Lestor A. Lefton Persistence Award and the Vice President for DEI Development Fund. Scholarships are awarded from these accounts to help ensure students are given every opportunity to succeed by providing funding for tuition and books. Please consider contributing to these accounts!

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