Kent State of Accessibility

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) celebrated disAbility Awareness Month, with the 2019 spotlight event Kent State of Accessibility: Sense of Belonging: In & Out of the Classroom, presented by the Kent State University Accessibility Committee, on Friday, Oct. 4.  

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2019 Agenda

  • Event: Kent State of Accessibility: Sense of Belonging: In & Out of the Classroom

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 4

  • Location: Kent Student Center (KSC)

Description Time Location
9:45 to 10:10 a.m. KSC Ballroom Balcony
Welcome 10:10 to 10:25 a.m. KSC Ballroom Balcony
Session A/B 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. KSC 313 & 315
Keynote 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. KSC Ballroom Balcony - Lunch Included
Session A/B 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. KSC 313 & 315

Event Details

Breakout A

Voices of Disability Experience at Kent State University
(KSC 313)

Students, faculty, and staff with a range of disabilities share their personal stories relating to their experiences at Kent State University which have both strengthened and challenged their sense of belonging within the University Community of identity and suggestions to promote inclusivity. 


Promoting a Sense of Belonging In & Out of the Classroom
(Ballroom Balcony)

10 minute presentations from colleagues representing the following areas: 

  • In the classroom: Center for Teaching and Learning 
  • In the online learning environment: Office of Continuing and Distance Education
  • In the co-curricular space: Center for Student Involvement and/or Residence Life
  • Across campus: Flashes take care of Flashes: Great Place Initiative Student Subcommittee

Followed by a group discussion and opportunity for questions.

Breakout B

Disability as Diversity
(KSC 315)

A sneak peek at the Disability as Diversity training from the Great Place Initiative Ad Hoc Committee on Disability. This session provides an opportunity to challenge assumptions about disability and to learn about disability from a first-person perspective. 

*Note: The 'd' in disAbility Awareness Month is intentionally lower case to emphasize people's ability, rather than disability.

2019 Event Partners

Thank you, to our 2019 event partners:  


Questions & Accommodations

For questions regarding this event, please contact the Student Accessibility Services Office at 330-672-3391 or

Special Accommodation Requests

  • Kent State University is committed to making its work environment, programs and activities accessible to those individuals with disabilities.
  • For employee, faculty and staff accessibility needs contact Pamela Fitzgerald, Director Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, at
  • For student accessibility needs contact the office of Student Accessibility Services, at 330-672-3391 or