Welcome to the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We share with you our motivation, our passion, and our drive to reach new heights in diversity and inclusive excellence at Kent State University.


First Annual Anti-Racism Conference

Registration is now open! Kent State University Anti-Racism Conference invites its students, faculty, staff and administrators to attend panels, roundtables, workshops, and arts and performance presentations that address the conference goals and themes as part of its first annual conference on anti-racism.

The conference will examine, through an intersectional lens, how racism intersects with other forms of oppression based on gender and other identities such as LGBTQ+, disabilities, languages, veteran status, international/ immigrant /refugee backgrounds, socio-economic status, religion, and first-generation students, among others. This conference is primarily virtual, with the exception of some events. 

Learn More and Register for the Conference


Empowering Kent State: Valuing The Strength of Diversity Town Hall Series

Thank you to everyone who has joined the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences, for this year's town hall series. Titled "Empowering Kent State: Valuing the Strength of Diversity," this series furthered our dedication to advancing and transforming our community’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Use the link below to access recordings of the town halls.

Watch a Recording of a Town Hall


Diversity Dashboard

Kent State University is committed to being an inclusive and equitable place for all who live, work and study here. The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion created an interactive diversity dashboard that provides a detailed breakdown of our community. 

View our Diversity Dashboard


How You Can Help Our Students

Contribute to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Foundation Funds

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion oversees development funds which are used to support diversity initiatives at Kent State University. Additionally, scholarships are awarded directly from these accounts as an effort to ensure students are given every opportunity to succeed. Please consider contributing today!

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