About Us

Hours of Operation

The Moore Center Office and Student Work Area: 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
206 Kent Student Center

SMC Lounge:

Open to all 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday 
206 Kent Student Center

After 5 p.m. and weekends the space is reservable by filling out this form.

Welcome

Welcome to the E. Timothy Moore Student Multicultural Center! The Moore Center provides advocacy, mentoring, guidance, education, and other support necessary for educational retention and degree completion. Additionally, we provide direct support services for students, and training for faculty and staff.

In October 2022, we had the distinct honor to be renamed The E. Timothy Moore Student Multicultural Center due to a generous gift from Dr. D’Andra Mull and the blessing of the Moore family. Tim Moore passed away Feb. 1, 2021, at the age of 68. Dr. Mull wanted to honor the legacy of a person who had a positive impact on her time as an undergraduate student at Kent State as well as recognize the reputation of one of the staunchest advocates for students this campus has ever known. E. Timothy (Tim) Moore was an associate dean emeritus in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences and associate professor emeritus in the Department of Pan-African Studies. He was considered the “go-to” person for underrepresented and underserved students across the entire Kent State campus, and more importantly worked to ensure all students were successful.

Moore was the first African American at Kent State to receive the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Additionally, Moore was awarded Kent State’s annual Diversity Trailblazer Award in 2015 in honor of more than 40 years of contributing and advocating for diversity at the university. Due to Moore’s outstanding efforts to Kent State and personal accomplishments, Kent State created two awards to celebrate his life and carry on his legacy: the E. Timothy Moore Outstanding Faculty-Staff Award and the E. Timothy Moore Scholarship.

Dean Moore, as he was affectionately known across campus, had a pivotal role within this very program. Tim was heavily involved in the planning and implementation of some of our major programs and initiatives including Kupita/Trancisiones (K/T), Karamu Ya Wahitimu, and the Male Empowerment Network, just to name a few. Many people have shared that his presence at these events made it that much more special because majority of the students had experienced the support of Tim’s dedication to their success.

Mission 

The mission of The Moore Center is to cultivate a sense of belonging and cultural affirmation for our students. We value growth of the individual student and strive to connect communities that encourage and support an appreciation for difference. To support students, we collaborate with on-and off-campus stakeholders which allows us to operate as a community, a family, and a village. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What is the E. Timothy Moore Student Multicultural Center?

The Moore Center is a center that consist of full-time staff dedicated to students. The staff are responsible for developing programs and providing services in order to support students’ success. Additionally, many people also know the Moore Center to be a space equipped with offices, student study areas, and a lounge open to all to come in, hang out and engage with others.

 

Where is the Moore Center located and what are the center hours?

The Moore Center is located on the Kent Campus of Kent State University on the 2nd Floor of the Kent Student Center, Suite 206. The office is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5p.m., and by appointment.

 

Why should I engage with the Moore Center

We are a space that can support, affirm and empower you. Engaging in the Moore Center and programs sponsored by the Moore Center can provide you opportunities to deepen your self-awareness while building community through learning about others. This center works to prepare students to interact with people with similar and different backgrounds and experiences.

 

Do I need to be a student of color to interact with and visit the Moore Center?

No. While the Moore Center works with underrepresented populations, it is designed to serve all students regardless of skin color, race, sexual orientation, religion, gender, ability, or cultural heritage.

 

What kind of programs does the Moore Center host?

The Moore Center sponsors events that engage students in opportunities to share their own experiences and learn about others' experiences. We believe in supporting our students during their entire journey of college. This starts being there when they enter into college, walking with them throughout their journey until, and celebrating them as they walk across the stage at graduation. We host a cultural orientation program, diversity training and education workshops, guest speakers, student initiatives for male and female identifying students of color and a cultural pre-commencement ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students called Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebracion de Los Graduados.

 

What clubs and organizations are affiliated with the Moore Center?

The Moore Center directly oversees the Kupita/Transiciones Mentorship Program, the Male Empowerment Network (MEN) and Sister Circle. In addition to these student groups the Moore Center invites opportunities to work with all student organization; either within the student organization or co-sponsoring a program for the larger campus community.

 

Multicultural, that’s for international students, right?

Actually, the programs and services offered by the Moore Center are mostly designed to focus on the experiences of domestic students but we do work with our campus partners to support our international students. KSU has two offices dedicated to serving the unique needs of our international students. International Student Affairs Office  is located on the 2nd floor of the Kent Student Center.

And the International Students and Scholars Services  is located in Van Campen hall.

 

What scholarships does the Moore Center offer to students of color?

The Moore Center does not house any scholarships specifically, but we do work directly with several key areas on campus that assist with scholarships and financial aid.