March 28th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter

March 28, 2017 

We Want Your Feedback!


“Diversity Updates!” Email Feedback Survey: CLICK HERE

The CCI Office of Academic Diversity Outreach has been distributing the “Diversity Updates!” emails for two semesters now, and we would love to hear your honest feedback. Please consider participating in this very brief survey. We want to ensure that we are providing you with current and accurate information in the best possible way!


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“They” as a Singular Pronoun


In its latest edition, the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook -- a widely used reference for journalists -- is embracing the use of "they" as a singular pronoun. For the full NBC News story, please click here. For more information about the use of singular “they,” please click here. To learn more about LGBTQ+ issues, please consider attending a Safe Space Ally Training.

I know that this can be a confusing topic, so please let me know if you have any questions!


Safe Space Ally Training

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Hillel/Cohn Center | 1-5PM


If you were unable to attend the CCI Safe Space Ally Training this semester, please consider attending this one in April. This training aims to equip students, faculty, and staff with the tools for creating welcoming environments for LGBTQ+ students on campus. You have the opportunity to sign an Ally Pledge at the end of the training and receive a rainbow placard for your office. For more information about the training, please visit the website.

To register for the training on April 19thCLICK HERE



CCI Diversity Week

Monday, April 24th, 2017 - Friday, April 28th, 2017


Join the College of Communication and Information for the first CCI Diversity Week! We will be doing an interactive display in the Kent Student Center, a #CCIDiversity social media campaign, and a student social event! For event details, please click here


Lavender Graduation

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Kent Student Center Ballroom | 5:30-8:00pm


Lavender Graduation builds on the university-wide commencement events as an officially-supported ceremony honoring the achievements of graduating LGBTQ+ and Ally undergraduate and graduate students at Kent State University.

Everyone is welcome to attend to support our students, and registration is free!

To register, please click here


Karamu Ya Wahitimu / Celebracion de los Graduados

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MACC) | 6PM


Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebracion de los Graduados is a pre-commencement ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of all graduating African American, Native American, and Hispanic and/or Latino/a undergraduate and graduate students.

Mark your calendar now, and look for registration information in future update emails