Division of Diversity Equity and Inclusion

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...

Kent State University’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is presenting the inaugural issue of a new peer-reviewed, academic online journal called Trends in Diversity.   Trends in Diversity is an open-access, online journal that provides a platform for intellectual dialogue and exploration of emerging and transformative issues of...

A Kent State University student proudly displays an award certificate during the university’s Lavender Graduation ceremony, which honors the achievements of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students. An inclusive campus acknowledges and respects diversity, and offers a welcoming environment for all community members regardless of their differences. Kent State University is making strides in creating a more inclusive campus and the university’s efforts are being recognized nationally. Kent State has been ranked 4.5 out of 5 on the Campus...

Lisa Givan (left), Alfreda Brown (middle) and Dana Lawless-Andric, all from Kent State Kent State University is receiving national recognition for its mission to support a climate that welcomes and supports diversity in all of its forms. The Society for Diversity is presenting the university with the distinctive Innovation + Inclusion Leadership Award.   For the past eight years, the Society for Diversity has recognized the work of...

Lisa Givan (left), Alfreda Brown (middle) and Dana Lawless-Andric, all from Kent State Kent State University is receiving national recognition for its mission to support a climate that welcomes and supports diversity in all of its forms. The Society for Diversity is presenting the university with the distinctive Innovation + Inclusion Leadership Award.   For the past eight years, the Society for Diversity has recognized the work of...

Lisa Givan (left), Alfreda Brown (middle) and Dana Lawless-Andric, all from Kent State 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. The office, which works closely with student, faculty and staff...

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Kent State transgender student Emily Grubb (left) stands with Ken Ditlevson, director of the university’s LGBTQ Student Center. The LGBTQ Student Center is located on the lower level of the Kent Student Center. For Emily Grubb, all it took was looking through a magazine to decide where to go to college. A high school friend shared a copy of Fusion magazine, Kent State University’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) magazine, which led Grubb to the university. Now a sophomore majoring in social geography with a minor...

College of Communication & Information

Kent State transgender student Emily Grubb (left) stands with Ken Ditlevson, director of the university’s LGBTQ Student Center. The LGBTQ Student Center is located on the lower level of the Kent Student Center. AJ Leu, CCI Diversity Director  Luke Armour, JMC Full-time Faculty  Belinda Boon, INFO Full-time Faculty  Deanna Burritt-Peffer, EMAT Special Assistant  Danielle Coombs, JMC Full-time Faculty  Kevin Dilley, Director of Kent State Student Media Kristin Dowling, Director of Ideabase Nzinga Hart, CCI Graduate Academic Program Coordinator Larrie...

Kent State transgender student Emily Grubb (left) stands with Ken Ditlevson, director of the university’s LGBTQ Student Center. The LGBTQ Student Center is located on the lower level of the Kent Student Center. For Emily Grubb, all it took was looking through a magazine to decide where to go to college. A high school friend shared a copy of Fusion magazine, Kent State University’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) magazine, which led Grubb to the university. Now a sophomore majoring in social geography with a minor...

A Kent State student listens to a speaker during the university’s 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Kent State University held its 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. This year’s theme was “Testament of Hope: Past, Present and Future of Diversity.” The keynote speaker for the event was David Anderson, D.Phil. He is founder and president of the BridgeLeader Network...