The Student Multicultural Center at Kent State University thanks you for your interest in our training sessions.  

An SMC staff member facilitates live and engaging workshops on different topics. These occur either on a) pre-determined dates which individuals or groups can register to participate or b) by requesting a workshop for groups on dates other than those already scheduled.  To learn more about the workshops that we cover, please click on the links below. 

Allies, Advocates and Accomplices Workshop

Duration: 2 hours

Description: This training will allow participants to develop an understanding of their roles as bystanders, as it relates to people of color. Although someone may not identify with a particular culture or racial/ethnic identity, this does not mean you cannot demonstrate support in some way. We are all in different places as it relates to the way we show support. This training will help participants identify where they are in their journey and tangible ways to demonstrate support as an Ally, Advocate or Accomplice.

Outcomes: As a result of participating in this workshop participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of the different roles of supporting others with different racial identities
  • Develop an understanding of the value of each role (Ally, Advocate, Accomplice)
  • Identify at least one tangible way to support in their current role (Ally, Advocate, Accomplice)
  • Develop the ability to identify the different roles (Ally, Advocate, Accomplice)

Date Offered: TBA

Register or Request Allies, Advocates and Accomplices Workshop 


SMC Overview Workshop

Duration: 1 Hour

Description: Sometimes you just need a quick run down of what culture is and how it is valuable. This session gives a brief background and explanation of the SMC and its function as well as general concepts relevant to culture, cultural awareness and multiculturalism.

Outcomes: As a result of participating in this workshop participants will:

  • Develop the ability to define culture as it relates to the Student Multicultural Center
  • Develop an understanding of the value of cultural identities  
  • Develop an understanding of the Student Multicultural Center’s function in supporting ULI 1.4
  • Develop an understanding of the Student Multicultural Center’s function in supporting ULI 5.3

Date Offered: TBA

Register or Request SMC Overview Workshop 


Inclusive Leadership Workshop

Description: In this training, participants will examine their own social identities and to what extent these identities determine their access to various forms of power. We will also discuss how privilege and oppression inform how we engage with others. Finally, we will discuss concrete ways to practice inclusive leadership among peers. This workshop is designed for current KSU students. 

Duration: 90 mins – 120 mins 


  • Develop meaningful relationships with other student leaders through community building 
  • Recognize their role and responsibility in relation to the overall university  
  • Reflect on leadership identity including values, strengths, and goals with the intent of implementing within leadership roles  
  • Examine the systems of privilege and oppression with the intention to create a more humane and equitable system for others  
  • Assess the value and importance of diversity, including intersectionality to develop strategies to create more inclusive environments 

Date Offered: TBA 

If you are interested in requesting a workshop for a group on dates other than those already scheduled, please click on the Training Request Form Link below. 

Before filling out the request form, please note:  

All training requests must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the desired training date. Please allow one week to hear back from a staff member about your request. Custom workshops require a 1 month notice and a 10-person minimum. All workshops require PowerPoint capability, internet access, and sound. Please be sure equipment is set up at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time to ensure that the workshop starts on time.  
SMC staff lead all training workshops. Completing this form does not guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all requests. Trainings are available on a first come first serve basis. If you have questions, please email Ilianna Velez

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