Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Building upon its commitment to combating racism and to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, the College of the Arts has initiated a twice-monthly Safespace meeting for BIPOC students, faculty and staff. The meeting is scheduled to take place virtually on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. and is open to all BIPOC...

Kent State students walk to and from class. The nation watched in anger and shock as a white police officer in Minneapolis nonchalantly knelt on the neck of George Floyd, an African American man, who had been accused of passing a counterfeit $20 bill until he uttered the words “I can’t breathe.” Floyd’s brief encounter with the police, which was recorded and subsequently...

Celeste Dawson credits Kent State’s EXCEL program for making the Kent Campus feel like a second home. Celeste Dawson had made up her mind. She was not going to attend college and that was her final decision.  Her story could have ended there, but the support of her parents and a program at Kent State University opened up a new chapter in her life – one filled with opportunities she never imagined. Ms. Dawson’s journey began shortly after high...

Celeste Dawson credits Kent State’s EXCEL program for making the Kent Campus feel like a second home. As part of Autism Awareness Month on April 27, Kent State University presents a student speaker with a panel discussion and a fundraiser for student scholarships to benefit Kent State students enrolled in the autism spectrum disorder graduate certificate. Faculty, staff, students and the entire community are invited to learn more about autism...

Celeste Dawson credits Kent State’s EXCEL program for making the Kent Campus feel like a second home. The Kent State University Women’s Center presented 12 female students with its Sage Project Award for overcoming barriers and finding balance in following their path and making their mark at Kent State. The Sage Project Award reception took place on March 11 in the Moulton Hall Ballroom. When a student first steps on a Kent State campus, the...

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Celeste Dawson credits Kent State’s EXCEL program for making the Kent Campus feel like a second home. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who are accepted to Kent State University have the intellectual capacity to learn, develop a career and be contributing members of society. However, many possess a unique learning style, social difficulties, and/or secondary diagnoses that negatively impact the ASD. These students continue to learn how...