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.


Call for Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Programming

In preparation for honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Kent State’s Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee is requesting that university divisions, departments and student organizations submit programming, activities and events (scheduled Jan. 25-31, 2021) to the MLK Events Calendar. We recommend that programming follows the university’s Events and Activities Guidelines.

Please click here to a submit a program for inclusion to the MLK Events Calendar by Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Direct inquiries regarding program submission to Shana Lee (slee@kent.edu) and/or Katie Mattise (kmattise@kent.edu).

More details on Kent State’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration program will be announced shortly.


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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Kent State Together

Community Engaged Learning has organized "Kent State Together," a collection of virtual volunteering opportunities that enable all of us to make a difference while staying safe and healthy. Some opportunities are tailored to Kent State University and the surrounding region and others are more national in scope.

Learn more about Kent State Together

The mission of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality is to advance the interdisciplinary scholarly exploration of gender and sexuality and to create and share knowledge with students, scholars and the public.

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality


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