We’ve Merged! As of September 2023, the divisions of Human Resources and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) merged to create the new Division of People, Culture and Belonging.
 

Welcome to the Division of People, Culture and Belonging. We share with you our motivation, our passion, and our drive to reach new heights in diversity and inclusive excellence at Kent State University.

In September 2023, the divisions of Human Resources and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) merged to create the new Division of People, Culture and Belonging. Under the leadership of Vice President Amoaba Gooden, this division will enhance Kent State’s focus on the well-being of people and organizational culture while elevating the work of both units. The Division of People, Culture and Belonging will strengthen efforts geared toward Kent State’s institutional mission and vision and advance the university’s culture of care, kindness and respect.

Join us for the Juneteenth Jubilee

Kent State University will commemorate Juneteenth with a community celebration that combines the rich history of Black Americans with an assortment of festivities.

Juneteenth Jubilee will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, from 11 a.m– 1:30 p.m. on the Kent Campus, Student Green/Risman Plaza. Enjoy live performances, music, great food, vendors and more. This event is free and open to the public.

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Diversity Dashboard

Kent State University is committed to being an inclusive and equitable place for all who live, work and study here. The Division of People, Culture and Belonging created an interactive diversity dashboard that provides a detailed breakdown of our community.

View our Diversity Dashboard

 

How You Can Help Our Students

Contribute to People, Culture and Belonging Foundation Funds

The Division of People, Culture and Belonging oversees development funds which are used to support diversity initiatives at Kent State University. Additionally, scholarships are awarded directly from these accounts as an effort to ensure students are given every opportunity to succeed. Please consider contributing today!

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