Diversity Outreach | Office of Continuing and Distance Education | Kent State University

Diversity Outreach

Academic S.T.A.R.S. (Freshman)

Academic S.T.A.R.S. (Students Achieving and Reaching for Success) is a cultural transition and retention program designed for newly admitted African-American, Latinx American, Hispanic, Native American and Multiracial freshmen. The program helps to prepare students to achieve academic success, enrich their college experience and explore their cultural heritage. As a result of participating in the program, we hope students will: develop academic, personal, professional and social skills, establish a community with peers, faculty, and staff at Kent State University,  and enrich their cultural identity and self-awareness.

Dates: June 10 - July 20, 2018
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For additional info, contact: The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at 330-672- 3560 or STUDENT_MULTICULTURAL_CENTER@kent.edu

Bridges Summer Program (Incoming First-Year Students)

The Bridges Summer Program in the College of Education, Health and Human Services (EHHS) is an exciting opportunity designed to prepare incoming first-year students from historically under-represented groups for college. 

Dates: June 9 - July 14, 2018
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For additional info, contact: The Office of Diversity Outreach and Development at 330-672-2537 or ehhsdiversity@kent.edu

Summer Advantage (Undergraduate Students)

Summer Advantage is an educational journey based on Career Exploration, Success Coaching and Academic Coursework. The program is designed to assist underrepresented students to graduate in four years and envision a path for the future by building a support network of peers and professional staff.

Dates: June 4 - July 13, 2018 
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For additional info, contact: Academic Diversity Outreach at 330-672-1837 or uc-ado@kent.edu