Mission, Vision, Purpose


The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will lead Kent State community’s efforts to increase diverse representation, create and sustain equality of opportunity and intentionally foster an inclusive and equitable environment. 


We envision a Kent State that empowers individuals, expands opportunities and meaningfully honors all voices.


To cultivate a safe, diverse community and harness its power for change.

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.