Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

LGBTQ participants at homecoming 2018 Wednesday, May 29 at 9 am - 2:30 pm the LGBTQ Student Center will host the LGBTQ+ Center’s Summer Summit at the Kent Student Center. Cost is $30/participant, which includes breakfast, lunch and parking. Contact kditlevs@kent.edu for the registration link and/or any questions. Learn more and register for the LGBTQ+ Center’s Summer Summit ...

Training Lab individuals participate in group activity The Diversity Education and Training Lab serves as a conduit for Kent State’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s mission to “empower individuals, expand opportunities, and meaningfully honor all voices” both within the university system and beyond. This vision is accomplished through collaborative efforts that lead to...

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

2018 assure students For the past two years, the Office of Faculty and Graduate Student Retention, Inclusion and Success has conducted an eight-week multidisciplinary summer research experience for undergraduates called the ASSURE (Access and Support for Successful Undergraduate Research Experience) program. Participating students conduct research under the guidance of...

Senior Chemist Hari Krishna Bisoyi (left) and Senior Research Fellow Quan Li (right) conduct an experiment in Kent State University’s Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute, located on the campus in Kent, Ohio. Kent State University has the distinction of ranking among the top five companies nationwide in Forbes recent list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2019. Kent State ranks No. 4 among 250 companies in 25 industry sectors and No. 1 among universities in the 2019 ranking, which was released last week. Kent State was the only public or...

Kent State President Beverly J. Warren and Vice President Alfreda Brown give the Diversity Trailblazer Award to Dean Tondiglia, director of public safety and Kent State police chief. Kent State University’s Director of Public Safety and Police Chief Dean Tondiglia was honored with the university’s 2019 Diversity Trailblazer Award for his years of promoting inclusion and diversity within public safety. Chief Tondiglia was nominated for the award by Mark Polatajko, senior vice president for finance and administration, who...

Angela Rye meets with Kent State students prior to her keynote speech at the university’s 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Angela Rye, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, lawyer, political strategist and former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, served as the keynote speaker at Kent State University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.  Angela Rye, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, joined the university in celebrating the life and...

Kent State students listen to the keynote speaker during the university UPDATED 1/16/19: Please note that registration for the Jan. 23 keynote address is now closed. The registration limit has been met. View the full list of celebratory events at www.kent.edu/diversity/mlk-celebration-calendar-events. Angela Rye, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, lawyer, political strategist and former executive director of the...

Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services

Groups of students This fall a majority of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) leadership team attended the skill-based workshop for Green Dot, a bystander movement at Kent State. After attending the workshop, the USG leadership team allocated $15,000 for the promotion of bystander messaging with students. The Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence...

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

female students congregate around table  While the Williamson House was scheduled to be torn down during the first phase of the Kent State master plan, the Women’s Center is thrilled to share that the Williamson House will remain and the Women’s Center, Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Leadership are staying in this...

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Upward Bound students pose for group photo Each Kent State TRIO Upward Bound Program received a 4.25% increase this year. This increase will be used to augment educational opportunities and diminish social, academic, cultural and socio-economic barriers for our participants seeking entrance into and success in post-secondary education. Additionally, our team was awarded two supplemental...