Equity Action Plan | Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Kent State University

In fall of 2012, The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion created Kent State University’s first Equity Action Plan. The Equity Action Plan contained goals and measurable outcomes designed to promote fairness and inclusive values for all members of the Kent State family, and more specifically, to increase opportunities for underrepresented and underserved groups.

This plan shared expectations for institutionalized, sustainable efforts that were inclusive in nature and intermingled with unit, divisional and Regional Campus diversity goals. The EAP had a direct impact upon all colleges and divisions and across all constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni and the wider community.


Equity Action Plan Final Report 

In spring of 2017, the Equity Action Plan came to a conclusion. The Equity Action Plan provided the infrastructure for Kent State University’s pursuit of greatness. It brought together powerful initiatives that shaped the way we live and learn at Kent State. Through this action plan, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion led Kent State in implementing the university’s highest values: fairness and respect for individuals and their ideals; opportunities for underrepresented and underserved groups; an inclusive student body and work place; academic and research excellence by way of inclusive values; and measurable initiatives in place to ensure progress in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Read the 2012-17 Equity Action Plan Final Report