Culture of Respect

In January 2021,  Kent State embarked on a 2-year self assessment at part of the NASPA Culture of Respect Collective.

"The Collective is an ambitious two-year program which brings together institutions of higher education who are dedicated to ending campus sexual violence and guides them through a rigorous process of self-assessment and targeted organizational change.

Each diverse cohort relies on an expert-developed public health framework, cross campus collaboration, and peer-led learning to make meaningful programmatic and policy changes. Participating institutions receive strategic support and technical assistance throughout the process, as well as detailed documentation of campus-initiated changes that support survivors, prevent sexual violence, and communicate that violence is unacceptable.” (NASPA Website, 2020)

Collective Leadership Team

  • Co-Chairs: Marquis Davis – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Co-Chairs: Jennie O’Connell – SRVSS, Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Advocacy
  • Dr. Suzy D’Enbeau – Faculty, Communication Studies
  • Dr. Talea Drummer-Ferrell – Dean of Students / Sr Administrator 
  • John Hummell - Residence Services
  • Chris Jenkins – Kent State Police Department
  • Brent McNulty – Student Conduct
  • Tiffany Murray – Title IX, Compliance
  • Cassie Pegg-Kirby – Equity, Identity and Success Centers Rep
  • Nancy Shefchuk – Kent State Police Department
  • Katie Schilling – Intercollegiate Athletics 
  • Dr. Laurie Wagner – Faculty, Health Education and Promotion
  • Dr. Pam Wind - Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • Marvin Logan – Alumni
  • Emani Mickens - Prevention Student Org/SRVSS Student
  • Eva Nikolai - Student Athlete

Get more information about the Culture of Respect Collective.