Roles & Responsibilities

The committees will examine and document the ways in which racism is a barrier to the success of students, faculty, staff and administrators face at Kent State. The Task Force will make recommendations on how Kent State can become a more equitable, inclusive and diverse institution.

Routine updates on the progress of the Task Force will be shared with the Kent State community throughout fall 2020 and we will focus in the 2021-2022 academic year on a clear plan of action to address racism on Kent State’s campuses.

The Steering Committee members will meet biweekly, the Task Force will meet monthly and the subcommittees will meet biweekly.

The Task Force will host a Town Hall meeting in Fall 2020 to report on the progress of the work. A brief report will be presented at the end of the Fall 2020 semester and a final report will be submitted in April 2021. The reports will include substantive short, mid-term and long-term recommendations. Recommendations will include steps for implementation.