Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will honor Peter Bhatia, editor of the Detroit Free Press, with the 2018 Robert G. McGruder Distinguished Award for his accomplishments in media diversity.
Kent State Earns Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for Fifth Consecutive Year
Kent State University’s commitment to maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus has received acknowledgement from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, for a fifth consecutive year. INSIGHT Into Diversity hasselected Kent State as a recipient of the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.
The Society for Diversity Honors Kent State for Serving as a National Model for Workplace Inclusion
Kent State University is receiving national recognition for its mission to support a climate that welcomes and supports diversity in all of its forms. The Society for Diversity is presenting the university with the distinctive Innovation + Inclusion Leadership Award.
Transgender Students Find Home, Security and Support at Kent State
For transgender students like Emily Grubb, Kent State is home.
Grubb and other students have found an inclusive, welcoming environment that offers resources for the transgender community, such as the student organization Trans*Fusion and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Student Center. Transgender students also receive support from Kent State’s faculty, staff and administrators.
Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training Lab Wins Award from Kent City Schools
Kent City Schools awarded its March Collaborative Organization of the Month to Kent State University’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s Diversity Education and Training Lab.
The Diversity Education and Training Lab promotes dialogue and helps develop inclusion in various environments. The lab also touches on topics such as microaggressions, cultural competency and discrimination. Lisa Givan, associate director of diversity training, oversees and serves as lead facilitator within the lab.