CCI Diversity Week 2019


The College of Communication and Information (CCI) celebrates CCI Diversity Week every spring semester to promote the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community. CCI Diversity initiatives advocate for and provide diverse support (EMBRACE), education (EDUCATE), and resources (EMPOWER) to the students, faculty, and staff in CCI.

CCI Diversity Week March 11-15, 2019

Join us for our full week of great events!

Get Down with Diversity

March 12 @ 4-6pm in Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE)

Join CCI Student Organizations and Kent State Student Media for a fun evening of networking and making new connections. This is a great way to break out of our comfort zones and start interacting with other groups on campus. This is also an opportunity to recruit new members to your organizations. We will have giveaways, free food, and fun group activities! All students, faculty, and staff in all colleges are welcome to attend to network and get to know all of the amazing groups we have here in CCI.

McGruder Diversity Lecture and Awards

March 13 @ 2:15-3:30pm in Kiva Auditorium

The 15th Annual Robert G. McGruder Lecture and Awards program honors champions of diversity in media. This year’s honoree is Tanzina Vega, host of NPR’s The Takeaway. We also will give a special award honoring the late international journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Diverse Voices – How to Find Yours

March 14 @ 5:30-7pm in 226 Taylor Hall

Come talk with fellow students who have tackled diversity topics in classwork, internships, Student Media work, and other aspects of their life. They’ll share their motivations and tips for handling diverse topics with respect and authenticity. Bring your own stories and join the conversation!

Diversity Discovery Day

March 15 @ 11am-2pm in 024 Kent Student Center (LGBTQ Center)

Join CCI for the Diversity Discovery Day! 5 Teams will compete in a campus-wide Scavenger Hunt that focuses on educating, embracing, empowering CCI students by encouraging direct interaction with campus wide diversity- activities, resources, landmarks, and representatives. The team to win the most points, will win bragging rights and a $5-Starbucks gift card for each team member!  

CCI Diversity Week 2018

Lend a hand - Be the change

How can you make a positive impact?

For CCI Diversity Week 2018, students, faculty, and staff around the university were asked to reflect on how they could make a positive impact in the world. They wrote their impact on a little hand and added it to the display to show how they could lend a hand and be the change they wish to see.


CCI Diversity Week 2017

Tear down the wall of oppression

For CCI Diversity Week 2017, students, faculty, and staff across campus added paper “bricks” to the Wall of Oppression to represent their fight against different types of oppression. At the end of the week, students were invited to make a pledge against oppression and help us tear down the wall.