En Kent somos todos familia, In Kent we are all family
The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Kent State University has spearheaded a series of initiatives designed to offer culturally and linguistically appropriate support to students, faculty and staff who identify as Latinx/Hispanic as well as those with a special interest in the richness of this culture. These initiatives center around the idea of collaboration and collective impact with the goal of strengthening the voice and sense of belonging of all students, faculty and staff, including those with an affinity to the Latinx/Hispanic culture.
The Student Multicultural Center Celebrates 50 Years at Kent State University
Beginning in the Fall of 1968, the Office of Minority Affairs was created within the Human Relations Center to serve as a liaison with and provide consultative and special services to minority groups, students, and organizations. The overall goal of the Office of Minority Affairs was for the students they served to realize their full educational potential as noted by Dr. Wilson in April of 1970. The first person to head the office was Donald Thigpen, a political science student who also served as the co-chairman of Black United Students.
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.