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Kent State’s College of Communication and Information was recognized with the 2018 Unity Award for Diversity for implementing a variety of diversity courses as part of its curriculum, creating successful diversity programs, and dedicating faculty and staff to diversity initiatives within the college and the university.

The Kent State University College of Communication and Information (CCI) will host its first-ever Diversity Week from April 24 – 28. The week-long event is the culminating activity to come out of CCI’s new Office of Academic Diversity Outreach headed by coordinator Amanda Leu.

CCI Diversity Team

The CCI Diversity Team (the Team) serves as an advisory board for the CCI Diversity Director. The Team is comprised of dedicated faculty, staff and students from all schools within the College of Communication and Information who have volunteered to assist in the development and implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives in our college.

Initiatives to promote and support diversity and inclusion in CCI include:

McNair Scholars in CCI

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 151 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.

To become a McNair Scholar, a student must:

CCI Diversity Week

CCI Diversity Week 2019


The College of Communication and Information (CCI) celebrates CCI Diversity Week every spring semester to promote the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community. CCI Diversity initiatives advocate for and provide diverse support (EMBRACE), education (EDUCATE), and resources (EMPOWER) to the students, faculty, and staff in CCI.

The Kent State University College of Communication and Information (CCI) has created a new office and position in its college in an effort to better support the needs of its underserved and underrepresented students.

Diversity Scholarships

The following list is just a small sample of the many scholarship opportunities available at Kent State University, in the College of Communication and Information, and through outside organizations. Our students with diverse identities and backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply for all scholarships available to them. This list only highlights the university and outside scholarships that were created specifically to assist our diverse students.

Please click the name of each scholarship category for more information and to apply.