Commitment to Supporting Students from Diverse Backgrounds

Housed within the KSU College of Education, Health, and Human Services, the KSU School Psychology Program is dedicated to actively recruiting and supporting students from a variety of under-represented groups. The program’s efforts incorporate both institutional-level initiatives and program-specific efforts. Prospective and current students interested in learning more about programs and supports for students from a variety of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to explore the hyperlinks embedded in the following descriptions:

  • Division of People, Culture and Belonging: This website serves as a gateway to information about diversity conferences, student involvement, recruitment and retention, scholarships, student supports, and experiences geared toward students from diverse backgrounds. 
  • KSU Student Multicultural Center: This website contains information about academic excellence, cultural celebrations, and student groups such as the Sister Circle and the Male Empowerment Network (M.E.N.), both of which are dedicated to supporting and empowering students of color. 
  • Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA): The KSU-BGSA is dedicated to “…the promotion of academic excellence, mentoring, professional guidance, and social support that will enhance the scholarship of Black graduate students at Kent State University.”
  • LGBTQ Student Center: The LGBTQ Student Center is a dedicated safe space for students and their allies that provides programs and events throughout the year focused on support and action pertaining to gender and sexuality issues on campus. 
  • Office of Diversity Outreach and Development: Located within the College of EHHS, the office oversees a variety of community outreach and support programs aimed at increasing and retaining the number of students from African American, Latino American, and Native American backgrounds.