Anti-Racism Task Force

The purpose of the Anti-Racism Task Force (ARTF) is to examine the ways that racism, particularly anti-Black racism, exist and persist at Kent State University.

The ARTF will work to deepen efforts to make Kent State an anti-racism institution. It will report on the challenges and barriers that students, faculty and staff have faced at the University, paying particular attention to anti-Black racism which has impeded the success of Black students, faculty and staff.

The ARTF will begin with a focus on anti-Black racism, and future initiatives will explore other forms of racism. The committees will offer recommendations that will be implemented and monitored as part of the ongoing work of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The ARTF will examine, document and make recommendations to address racism at Kent State University in the following areas:

  • Academic Curriculum
  • Accessibility
  • Admissions and Prospective Students
  • Business Practices
  • Community Engagement
  • Faculty Recruitment and Retention
  • Graduate and Doctoral Student Life
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Learning and Education
  • Mental Health Support and Services
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Safety and Security
  • Staff Recruitment, Retention and Promotion
  • Undergraduate Student Life
  • Education for our faculty and staff