University Statement in Response to Recent Painting of the Rock

We are appalled that some continue to use the Rock to convey vile, hurtful messages that are threatening to our Kent State community, specifically our Black community, and against our core values. Because of the repeated nature of these messages, we are investigating several potential actions, including fencing off the Rock, installing security cameras and even the Rock's removal. Now more than ever we commit to inclusion, respect and kindness as the most authentic expressions of who we are as a university and who we are as a family.

POSTED: Monday, September 7, 2020 - 7:36pm
UPDATED: Monday, September 7, 2020 - 7:54pm