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.


Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

The annual MLK celebration will take place on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. This ticketed event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available now.

Kent State University welcomes Dr. Bernice A. King as the program keynote. Dr. King is a global thought leader, strategist, solutionist, orator, peace advocate, and CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center For Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), which was founded by her mother as the official living memorial to the life, work, and legacy of her father. In this position, Bernice continues to advance her parents’ legacy of nonviolent social change through policy, advocacy, research, as well as education & training through the Kingian philosophy of nonviolence, which she re-branded Nonviolence365™️ (NV365).

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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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