Student Multicultural Center | Kent State University

Student Multicultural Center

Welcome to the Student Multicultural Center (SMC)! In the SMC, we value growth of the individual student, cultural affirmation, empowerment of students, creating a sense of belonging and connecting communities that affirms appreciation for difference. There is power within education and the Student Multicultural Center offers the opportunity for everyone (students, faculty, staff and administrators alike) to have experiences outside of the classroom that will enhance their awareness of social and cultural differences. The SMC is a center that operates as a community, family and a village. We look forward to supporting each student on their journey here at Kent State!

How You Can Help Our Students

The Student Multicultural Center supports students of color and ensures our students have cultural affirmation and a sense of belonging here at Kent State University. Please donate to help us develop an emergency fund to support students through scholarships and other financial support. 



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Academic STARS

Academic S.T.A.R.S.(Students Achieving and Reaching for Success) is a six-week cultural transition and retention program designed for newly admitted African-American, Latinx American, Hispanic, Native American and Multiracial freshmen. The program helps to prepare students to achieve academic success,enrich their college experience and affirm their cultural identity and awareness.

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Kupita/Transiciones (K/T)


Kupita/Transiciones (K/T) is a free four-day cultural orientation and year-long mentoring program for newly admitted and transfer African American, Latinx American,Native American and Multiracial students. K/T kicks-off with the four-day cultural orientation which begins on Thursday, August 16th and concludes on Sunday, August 19th, 2018. 

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Male Empowerment Network (M.E.N.)

The Male Empowerment Network (M.E.N.) mission is to support the academic, professional, social, and personal development of our men of color  at Kent State University.

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Sister Circle

Sister Circle is an initiative that aims to establish a strong support for women of color that focuses on social, cultural, personal and professional development.