Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) leads Kent State University's community efforts to increase diverse representation, create and sustain equality of opportunity and intentionally foster an inclusive and equitable environment. DEI envisions a Kent State that empowers individuals, expands opportunities and meaningfully honors all voices. The division's purpose is to cultivate a safe, diverse community and harness its power for change.

DEI Strategic Priorities

  • Enhance Climate – To ensure a climate where all students, faculty and staff can thrive, survive and flourish.
  • Cultivate Equity – Cultivate attitudes, systems and structures that promote equitable decisions and practices.
  • Promote Inclusion – Engage all members in building an inclusive community where everyone knows that they are valued.

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Office of Global Education

The Office of Global Education’s primary mission is to internationalize the Kent State University experience for the benefit of all students, faculty, and staff. In practice, we achieve this by:

  • Attracting, admitting and retaining a diverse and talented international student body;

  • Offering effective, professional immigration services to our international student and scholar community;

  • Promoting and administering education abroad opportunities and programs;

  • Supporting faculty and staff through professional development and outreach initiatives;

  • Liaising with universities worldwide through partnerships, agreements, and exchanges; and

  • Fostering cross-cultural relationships.

Learn more about the Office of Global Education