Since 1913, the music program at Kent State University has made a significant contribution to the cultural life of the university, community, state, and nation. The special nature and function of music is unique to the School of Music as a division of the College of the Arts. Aside from consideration as an academic discipline, music has served as a means of aural communication and expression for as long as history records. It is from this broad consideration of music and the tradition of education and service that the mission of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music is derived.
Everyone in the School of Music is expected to join in creating a positive atmosphere in which the diversity of its members is understood, free from discrimination and harassment, so that all can learn and work in an environment that is respectful and supportive of the dignity of all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, identity as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, or other protected veteran. (Paraphrased from University Policy 3342-6-03)