Multicultural Initiatives | Kent State University

Multicultural Initiatives

The Office of Multicultural Initiatives (OMI) supports the campus community in its understanding and celebration of an inclusive student experience.


Speak Your Truth 

The Way We Talk about the "Other Side" 
Spring 2018 topics listed below.

Thursday, April 12, 2018
1 - 2 p.m.
Campus Center Lounge
This Speak Your Truth conversation is about sexual harassment: how to identify it, how it affects others and how one can obtain resources.

Welcome from omi

It is my privilege to welcome you to Kent State University at Stark. I hope that you are excited to not only succeed academically, but get plugged in and engaged with all that our wonderful campus has to offer. The Office of Multicultural Initiatives is new to this campus, and I am really excited for what we have to offer our students. 

I have spent the last ten years working with college students. I am passionate about issues of diversity, multiculturalism, reconciliation and helping to see this next generation succeed and thrive in life. I am excited to not only support our student body holistically, but to help promote and celebrate the beauty of diversity on this campus. Check out the exciting programs and events that the OMI will be hosting this year. Feel free to stop by my office in 133B Main Hall (across from Student Services) and introduce yourself. Know that while you’re on this journey here at Kent State Stark, you do not travel it alone. I, along with the many others at Kent State Stark, are here to help you along the way.

I look forward to meeting you. Best wishes on an amazing year!

Kathy Kinzer-Downs
Outreach Coordinator
Office of Multicultural Initiatives


The Office of Multicultural Initiatives (OMI) exists to support the campus community in its understanding and celebration of an inclusive student experience. OMI seeks to educate the campus body on matters of diversity and to help the community develop cultural competency. OMI will act as an educational resource that supports diversity and inclusion, allowing students to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally as they pursue their academic goals at Kent State Stark.